Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002 film)

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Maa Tujhhe Salaam
Directed byTinu Verma
Written byK. K. Singh (dialogues), Santosh Mishra (ass. writer)
Screenplay byShyam Goel
Story byTinu Verma
Produced byMahendra Dhariwal
StarringSunny Deol
Arbaaz Khan
Narrated byOm Puri
CinematographyRaju Kaygee
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Music bySajid–Wajid
Indian Movies
Release date
  • 25 January 2002 (2002-01-25)
Running time
139 minutes
Budget₹13 crore[1]
Box office₹22.84 crore[1]

Maa Tujhhe Salaam (transl. Salute to you, mother) Is a 2002 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Tinu Verma. The film stars Sunny Deol, Tabu and Arbaaz Khan. It was released on 25 January 2002. called the film a "below average grosser" at the box office.[1]


An Indian military officer, Major Pratap Singh, aborts a terrorist infiltration attempt of the enemy country single-handedly with the help of a few local civilians, at an area that's located near the border of India.

Zhonabad is the name of the area that is located at the high-altitude mountain ravines. In this area lives a man called Lala. Since his ancestors were landlords before independence, Lala is a much respected and influential man there. But behind the curtain, he is a Pakistani agent who helps infiltration of terrorists and ammunition through the passes in mountains known to him and his men only. In the winter season, the weather conditions become unfit for inhabitants of the area, who are forced to shift to other places from there. Lala takes advantage of this situation and carries out his activities.

Albaksh is an illiterate person. He works like a slave for Lala, without knowing that Lala is indulging in anti-national activities. He is Lala's main henchman.

Captain Sonia, a military intelligence officer, discovers Lala and Albaksh's anti-national activities and informs the military. The military authorities order Major Pratap to go to Zhonabad to keep an eye on Lala and Albaksh. In the meanwhile, Albaksh learns of Lala's activities. He opposes Lala, but invites his wrath in turn. Lala frames and portrays Alabksh as a traitor and terrorist in the eyes of law. The police arrest Albaksh.

Subsequently, Major Pratap meets Albaksh, who reveals Lala's activities and also how he is all set to help the infiltrators into the country through Zhonabad. Since there isn't much time for the Indian military force to reach Zhonabad, Major Pratap decides to fight the battle alone with the help of Albaksh and the local people.

In the final scene, Major Pratap, arming himself with an arsenal of firearms, attacks a large terrorist force of Gul Mastan and Lala and with the help of Albaksh and some Indian soldiers, manages to wipe out the entire force. Major Pratap incapacitates Gul, while Albaksh thrusts a knife through Lala, ending the terrorist threat. Major Pratap, despite being mortally wounded, manages to survive thanks to the prayers and well wishes of the Indian army, who belong to various faiths and religions.



1."Maa Tujhhe Salaam"Shankar Mahadevan 
2."Chham Chham Bole Payal Piya""Kavita Krishnamurti, Udit Narayan 
3."Dekhne Ko Tujhko"Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan 
4."Sone Ke Jaisi Hai Meri Jawaani"Asha Bhosle 
5."Oye Ranjhana"Sunidhi Chauhan 
6."Chhodh Ke Na Jaa Ooh Piya"Alka Yagnik 


Radhika Rajamani of The Hindu wrote, "The film salutes the motherland and its soldiers but at the cost of a slow-paced, non-gripping and expected narrative which does not infuse much enthusiasm or interest".[2] Sukanya Verma of said, "Call it a sham, an action-packed masala potboiler, a revenge drama, a love story. Contrary to its title, Maa Tujhe Salaam is anything but a patriotic film".[3] Sify said, "There are many aspects that should make it a success, especially the INDO-PAK theme and the hard-hitting dialogues that are sure to be remembered for years".[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Maa Tujhhe Salaam - Movie - Box Office India".
  2. ^ Rajamani, Radhika. "Review of the week – Maa Tujhe Salaam". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2022 – via
  3. ^ Verma, Sukanya. "Saluting Sunny's misplaced patriotism". Archived from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Maa Tujhhe Salaam". Sify. Archived from the original on 1 February 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

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