Inferno (1997 film)

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Directed byFred Olen Ray
Written bySean O'Bannon
Produced byAshok Amritraj
Andrew Stevens
Roger Corman
StarringDon Wilson
Deepti Bhatnagar
R. Madhavan
CinematographyGary Graver
Music byJeff Walton
Royal Oaks Entertainment
Release dates
  • April 22, 1997 (1997-04-22)
  • December 5, 1997 (1997-12-05)
  • February 24, 1998 (1998-02-24)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

Inferno (also released as Operation Cobra) is a 1997 feature film directed by Fred Olen Ray starring Don Wilson, Deepti Bhatnagar and R. Madhavan. Evan Lurie, Michael Cavanaugh and Tané McClure appear in other pivotal roles. This is the debut film of R. Madhavan.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Don Wilson plays Kyle Connors, an Interpol agent who travels to India on a mission of revenge against the terrorist that killed his partner.[1]



Don Wilson worked on the script of the film with director Fred Olen Ray and producers Ashok Amritraj and Sunanda Murali Manohar during early 1996, before beginning the shoot at MGR Film City in Chennai, India in July. Filming for the first time in India, Ray recruited local Indian actors including actor R. Madhavan and actress Deepti Bhatnagar to portray roles in the project.[2]


The film is reported to have done average business as a result of its video release.[3]

The film was later dubbed into Tamil as Vegham in 2001, to capitalize on Madhavan's new-found fame after Alaipayuthey.[4] Madhavan expressed his disappointment at film distributors for trying to pass the project off as a straight Tamil film.[5] Golden Lotus Entertainments dubbed and released the film in Telugu as Secret Agent 786, with dialogue by Malluri Venkat and editing by Trinath.[6]


  1. ^ "Operation Cobra (1997)". MonsterHunter. 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ Making of OPERATION COBRA -- Don "The Dragon" Wilson - Fred Olen Ray - Roger Corman. Vimeo.
  3. ^ Direct to Video Connoisseur. "Direct to Video Connoisseur: Inferno aka Operation Cobra (1997)".
  4. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு". Archived from the original on June 4, 2006.
  5. ^ "Filmography of R Madhavan". Archived from the original on 5 June 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Entertainment News: Latest Bollywood & Hollywood News, Today's Entertainment News Headlines". Archived from the original on 2002-02-21.

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