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Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Firoz Nadiadwala
Written by Anand Vardhan (dialogues)
Story by Robin Bhatt,
Akash Khurana
Based on Nikita by Luc Besson
Starring Sanjay Dutt
Jackie Shroff
Manisha Koirala
Music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Anu Malik
Bally Sagoo
Cinematography Bhushan Patel
Edited by Waman Bhonsle
Base Industries Group
Release date
  • 7 May 1998 (1998-05-07)
Country India
Language Hindi

Kartoos is a 1999 Indian Hindi action film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starring Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala. It is the last release of Mahesh Bhatt as a director. The film borrows its plot idea from the 1993 film Point of No Return, which in turn is a remake of the French film Nikita, where Bridget Fonda essays a role very similar to that of Sanjay Dutt.[1] The film did decent business at the box office, after the film's success it was remade in Tamil as Paramasivan (2006).


A cop ACP Jay Suryavanshi (Jackie Shroff) trains a criminal Raja (Sanjay Dutt) to eliminate underworld don Jagat Jogia (Gulshan Grover).[2] Jay performs a surgery and implants a transmitter in Raja's leg when he meets with an accident. So whenever Raja travels, Jay can track his movements (even when he is in the UK). Raja falls in love with Mini (Manisha Koirala), even though he was not 'allowed' to fall in love by Jay. Raja kills Jagat Jogia and his gang and is finally set free by Jay and lives with Mini happily.



Given by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Anu Malik and Bally Sagoo and all the songs are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.


  1. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: The Last Hurrah". Rediff.com. 1999-05-07. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Making of Kartoos and other tidbits — The Times of India". Cscsarchive.org:8081. 1999-05-23. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

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