Mission Kashmir

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Mission Kashmir
DVDcover missionkashmir.jpg
Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Written by Vikram Chandra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Abhijat Joshi
Suketu Mehta
Atul Tiwari
Starring Sanjay Dutt
Hrithik Roshan
Preity Zinta
Sonali Kulkarni
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematography Binod Pradhan
Edited by Rajkumar Hirani
Distributed by Vinod Chopra Productions
Destination Films
Release dates
27 October 2000
Running time
161 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 995.5 million (US$15 million) (Domestic gross)[1]

Mission Kashmir is a 2000 Indian action drama film directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Jackie Shroff appeared in the main roles. The film follows the life and tragedy of a young boy named Altaaf after his entire family is accidentally killed by police officers. He is adopted by the police chief who is responsible for this, and when Altaaf finds out, he seeks revenge and becomes a terrorist.

The film also deals with terrorism and the tragedy of children suffering from war. Its screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta. It was rated R in America due to violence. The film was screened at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

Upon release, Mission Kashmir became a critical and commercial success. Despite releasing on the same date as Mohabbatein it took a record opening and went on to become the third biggest domestic grosser of that year.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Mission Kashmir received generally positive reviews from critics. Mohammad Ali Ikram of Planet Bollywood gave it an 8.5/10 rating, praising the film's technical quality and the lead actors' performances.[3] Saisuresh Sivaswamy of Rediff.com wrote, "This is a story from the director's heart, not his head, and the sincerity comes across in frame after frame."[4] Giving the film 4 out of 5 stars, N K Deoshi of apunkachoice.com wrote, "Beneath all the drama that goes on in the movie there lurks the aspiration to get across to people the message of what actually people of Kashmir are going through."[5] Savitha Padmanabhan of The Hindu stated, ""Mission Kashmir" might have its faults but it is definitely a cut above the rest of the commercial Hindi films that have been made on terrorism." She also praised the cast's performance and the film's production values.[6] Film journal Screen praised the performances, but further wrote, "Chopra makes a sincere effort in his latest film Mission Kashmir to bring to the fore, the turmoil in the valley. But one feels disappointed, all the same, that there is very little of Kashmiriyat in the story, which is more of a personal conflict between the victim of a police shoot-out and a police officer."[7]


Mission Kashmir
Studio album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
2000 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy chronology
Bhopal Express
Mission Kashnir

The soundtrack of the film contains seven songs. The music is conducted by the award-winning trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, performing separately. Ehsaan Noorani composed three songs, while Shankar Mahadevan and Loy Mendonsa composed two songs each.

Song Singer(s) Composer
"Bumbro" Shankar Mahadevan, Jaspinder Narula, Sunidhi Chauhan Ehsaan Noorani
"Chupke Se Sun" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Shankar Mahadevan
"Rind Posh Maal" Shankar Mahadevan Loy Mendonsa
"Socho Ke Jheelon Ka" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik & Shankar Mahadevan Ehsaan Noorani
"Maaf Karo" Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik Ehsaan Noorani
"So Ja Chanda" Mahalakshmi Iyer Loy Mendonsa
"Dhuan Dhuan" Shankar Mahadevan Shankar Mahadevan


  1. ^ http://www.ibosnetwork.com/asp/filmbodetails.asp?id=Mission+Kashmir
  2. ^ As recalled by journalist Anupama Chopra (wife of Mission Kashmir director Vidhu Vinod Chopra) when introducing industry superstar Hrithik Roshan as her primary guest for that evening's show -- "The Front Row with Anupama Chopra" on Star World India TV, broadcast 25 Oct 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xqRV5ql4xpY (Starts at 08:10 of the broadcast.)
  3. ^ "Review (Planet Bollywood)". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Review (Rediff.com)". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Review (apunkachoice.com)". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Review (The Hindu)". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Nair, Padmaraj (3 November 2000). "Sanjay, Hrithik, Jackie excel". Screen. Archived from the original on 9 February 2001. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 

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