Shoot on Sight

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Shoot on Sight
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Directed by Jag Mundhra
Produced by Aron Govil
Written by Carl Austin
Starring Brian Cox
Sadie Frost
Naseeruddin Shah
Om Puri
Mikaal Zulfiqar
Music by John Altman
Distributed by Aron Govill Productions
Release date
  • 15 December 2007 (2007-12-15) (Dubai International Film Festival)
  • 22 August 2008 (2008-08-22) (United Kingdom)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Shoot on Sight is a 2007 film directed by Jag Mundhra and produced by Aron Govil.[1] The film was marketed and distributed globally by Aron Govil Productions Inc. The cast includes Brian Cox, Sadie Frost, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri.[2]


Tariq Ali (played by Naseeruddin Shah), a Muslim police commander of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of the 7 July bombings in London. Ali's task becomes more complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by armed police on the Underground. Ali (Naseeruddin Shah), a Lahore-born British citizen married to an English woman with two children, is himself distrusted by his colleagues, despite his long service in the Metropolitan Police.


Shoot on Sight is a story based on Operation Kratos, the police "shoot-to-kill" policy applied to suspected suicide-bombers after the 7 July 2005 London bombings.[3] The shooting of the innocent Muslim in the Underground is based on an actual event, the shooting of an innocent Brazilian on 22 July 2005 whom police thought to be a Muslim terrorist about to detonate a suicide bomb.


  1. ^ Jeannette Catsoulis (26 September 2008). "Conflict in Britain". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Rahul Kapoor (16 October 2008). "Shoot on Sight Review". Real Bollywood. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Prairie Miller (26 September 2008). "Shoot on Sight Movie Review". News Blaze. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 

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