Garv: Pride & Honour
Garv: Pride & Honour (Hindi: गर्व) is a 2004 Indian Hindi-language action drama film directed by Puneet Issar. The film stars Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Arbaaz Khan and Amrish Puri. Sunny Deol was the initial choice for Salman Khan's role, while Sanjay Dutt was considered for Arbaaz Khan's role. This film was Puneet Issar' s directional debut, dealing with Mumbai Underworld and politics in Maharashtra.
|Garv: Prides & Honour|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Puneet Issar|
|Produced by||Sunil Mehta|
|Story by||Puneet Issar|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||D. N. Malik|
|Budget||₹89 million (US$1.2 million)|
|Box office||₹200 million (US$2.8 million)|
The film was initially titled Sanghar.
Garv: Pride & Honour is a story of three brave and honest cops: Samar Singh (Amrish Puri), Arjun Ranawat (Salman Khan), and Hyder Ali Khan (Arbaaz Khan). Samar wants to reduce the amount of crime in the state. The trio faces obstacles because the powerful and corrupt politicians (played by Govind Namdev, Anant Jog, and Shivaji Satam) are connected with underworld don Zafar Supari (Mukesh Rishi). The politicians decide to transfer Samar Singh while Hyder Ali is named a traitor and is killed. The goons next target Arjun by gang-raping his sister, Rakhi (Akanksha) and hurting his other family members. Arjun, in a fit of anger, kills the rapists and surrenders himself to his police colleagues. He is seen walking up the steps with police in the opening scenes of the movie. He wants to be awarded capital punishment but later the court finds the politicians wrong and lets Arjun go free.
- Salman Khan as ACP Arjun Ranawat, an encounter specialist
- Shilpa Shetty as Jannat
- Arbaaz Khan as ACP Haider Ali Khan, Arjun's best friend
- Akanksha Malhotra as Rakhi Dixit (Arjun's sister)
- Amrish Puri as Ex Police Commissioner Samar Singh, who dreamt of Crime Free Mumbai, later transferred to Gadchiroli
- Farida Jalal as Arjun's mother
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Justice Acharya
- Anupam Kher as Tyagi (lawyer)
- Mukesh Rishi as underworld Don Zafar Supari, who runs the politics in Mumbai
- Mohan Joshi as Advocate Kulkarni
- Shivaji Satam as a corrupt Commissioner Yeshwant Deshpandey
- Vijayendra Ghatge as Chief Minister Satyanarayan Joshi
- Govind Namdeo as corrupt politician Kashinath Trivedi, who later becomes the Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- Rajpal Yadav as 555 (Informer)
- Anant Jog as Deputy Chief Minister Badrinath "Munna" Trivedi (younger brother of Kashinath Trivedi)
- Nimai Bali as Pappu Kaalia (Zafar Supari's Henchman)
- Reshma Bombaywala as cameo (Item number "Marhaba Marhaba")
- Deepak Jethi as Hakeem Iukka
The movie contains music composed by Sajid-Wajid with one track composed by Anu Malik.
|1||"Hum Tumko Nigahon Mein"||Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal||Sajid-Wajid||Shabbir Ahmed||06:02|
|2||"Dum Mast Mast"||Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan||Sajid-Wajid||Jalees Sherwani||05:38|
|3||"Soniye Toh Sonee"||Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal||Sajid-Wajid||Jalees Sherwani||05:05|
|4||"Marhaba"||Sunidhi Chauhan, Zubeen Garg||Anu Malik||Dev Kohli||07:05|
|5||"Chokari Patti Nahi Naukari Mili Nahi" (Khaaya Piya)||Sunidhi Chauhan, Vinod Rathod||Sajid-Wajid||Jalees Sherwani||05:48|
|6||"Saiyan Mora Saiyan"||Sunidhi Chauhan||Sajid-Wajid||Jalees Sherwani||05:57|
|7||"Fariyaad Kya Kare Ham"||Sonu Nigam||Sajid-Wajid||Shabbir Ahmed||06:17|
|8||"Tere Hai Deewana Dil"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal||Sajid-Wajid||Jalees Sherwani||05:24|
According to Box office India, Garv: Pride & Honour had a "Very Good opening" and collected₹220 million (US$3.1 million) during its opening weekend in India. By the end of its first week, the film collected ₹250 million (US$3.5 million) After three weeks, the film grossed ₹750 million (US$11 million) in India.
"I think Garv was ahead of its times. For Salman, the movie had set a benchmark in terms of action sequences, drama and emotion. If it would have been released today then it would have definitely done business of Rs 300 crore," -Puneet told PTI in an interview.
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