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Directed byTigmanshu Dhulia
Produced byKarma Network Productions
Written byTigmanshu Dhulia
StarringJimmy Sheirgill
Hrishita Bhatt
Irrfan Khan
Ashutosh Rana
Music bySongs
Jatin Lalit
Background Score
Abhishek Ray
CinematographyRafey Mehmood
Edited byAseem Sinha
Karma Network
Release date
  • 16 May 2003 (2003-05-16)
Running time
161 minutes
Budget4 crore[1]

Haasil is a 2003 Indian film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Irrfan Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for his portrayal of Ranvijay Singh in the movie.[2] The film is set and shot in and around Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The movie has developed a cult following in the following years.


The background of the movie is student politics in the University of Allahabad and the dirty turn it takes. When Anirudh (Jimmy Sheirgill) meets Niharika (Hrishitaa Bhatt) at university, they quickly become romantically involved. Unfortunately, their relationship can't escape the political battles between two rival gangs of students headed by Gaurishankar Pandey (Ashutosh Rana) and Ranvijay Singh (Irrfan Khan). When Anirudh meets Ranvijay, who has eliminated Gaurishankar Pandey, the former believes that he is merely helping his fellow student.

Anirudh gets involved in violent politics and shoots Niharika's cousin accidentally. Ranvijay Singh helps him escape to Mumbai with the help of his aide (Rajpal Yadav). Anirudh later learns the truth of Ranvijay Singh whose ultimate aim is to marry Niharika.

Badrishankar Pandey (Murad Ali), the brother of slain Gaurishankar Pandey, helps Anirudh kill Ranvijay in order to avenge the loss of his brother. A fierce gun battle takes place at the Kumbh Mela between the gangs of Ranvijay and Badrishankar Pandey before Anirudh kills Ranvijay. The Chief Minister, Kamalnath Tiwari (Sudhir Pandey) helps them escape the crime scene and gets Anirudh discharged from all the cases as he was also blackmailed by Ranvijay.



Soundtrack album by
Released27 February 2003 (2003-February-27)[3]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelTimes Music
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack features 7 songs composed by Jatin Lalit, with lyrics from Israr Ansari, Kausar Pandey, Vindo Mahindra, Satyaprakash and Devmani Pandey. The background score of the film was composed by Abhishek Ray.

1."Aankhen Bhi Hoti Hai Dil Ki Zuban"Israr AnsariAbhijeet04:51
2."Aankhon Mein Tumhari"Kausar Pandey, Vindo MahindraShaan, Shweta Pandit, Shraddha Pandit04:25
3."Zindagi Ko Nayi Zindagi"Israr AnsariUdit Narayan, Sonali Bajpai04:45
4."Kisi Ne Mera"Kauser PandeyShaan04:28
5."Ab Ghar Aaja"SatyaprakashJaved Ali04:49
6."Police Case Na Ban Jaye"Devmani PandeyRicha Sharma04:39
7."Tu Hi Tu"Israr AnsariRoop Kumar Rathod, Javed Ali07:29
Total length:35:26


2004 Filmfare Awards[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Kanchana Suggu of Rediff praised the acting performances of Ashutosh Rana, Tinnu Anand, Jimmy Shergill, Hrishita Bhatt and Irrfan Khan and said that, "Haasil is powerful, honest, real; it makes you cringe in your seat."[4] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "Though the film has several gripping moments and a power-packed performance by Irfan Khan, the outcome is hampered when the movie drifts into predictable zone, post-interval."[5] Shahid Khan of Planet Bollywood praised the acting performances of all actors and gave the film a rating of 8 out of 10 saying that, "Tigmanshu Dhulia directs the film with great skill. It is admirable the way he handles the scenes of violence. They make you sit up and take notice."[6]

Haasil was featured in Avijit Ghosh's book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed


  1. ^ "Times Music launches music album of Haasil". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2004". Awards and Shows.
  3. ^ "Haasil Soundtrack - Jatin-Lalit". Saavn.
  4. ^ "'Haasil' is not for everybody". Rediff.
  5. ^ "Haasil Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama.2/5 stars
  6. ^ "Haasil Movie Review". Planet Bollywood.8/10 stars

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