Insan (transl. Human) is a 2005 Indian Bollywood masala film, starring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta, and Tusshar Kapoor. Directed by K. Subash, it is a remake of Telugu film Khadgam (2002), directed by Krishna Vamsi.[2]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Subash[1]
Written byNaeem-Ejaz (dialogues)
Story byKrishna Vamsi
Based onKhadgam
by Krishna Vamsi[2]
Produced byKeshu Ramsay
StarringAkshay Kumar
Ajay Devgn
Esha Deol
Lara Dutta
Tusshar Kapoor
CinematographyY. N. Murali
Edited byAshfaque Makrani
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
DMS Films
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 14 January 2005 (2005-01-14)
Running time
141 minutes
Budget12.5 crore[3]
Box office10.41 crore[3]


Amjad (Akshay Kumar), an auto rickshaw driver, who is searching his long lost brother Munna, and struggler Avinash (Tusshar Kapoor) who wants to be a star in Bollywood industry. Amjad wants to marry his lover Heena (Esha Deol). But her parents want her to marry a rich man. So Amjad plans to win her parents' trust by a fake drama with Avinash and his friend to act as fake goons and they involve Rathod to arrest and win Heena's heart. The plan goes wrong as real goons appear but Amjad fights them leading Heena's parents agreeing to marry her to Amjad. Meanwhile, Inspector Ajit Rathod (Ajay Devgn) is on a mission to eliminate a notorious terrorist Azhar Khan (Rahul Dev) who killed his wife (Koena Mitra) and the latter is underground from the eyes of law and planning to destroy Mumbai. Avinash, who is a struggler, on the other hand, loses his job as an extra in films after an argument with an egoistic actor. A newcomer Indu (Laila) is helped by Avinash to enter the industry and soon both fall in love with each other not knowing that she had been subjected to a compromise with the producer. Hopeless, Avinash decides to be an auto-rickshaw driver but Indu apologises and encourages Avinash to be a good actor. Soon, Avinash and Indu's luck turns when the filmmaker (Asrani) casts them as leads in his next film after being impressed on their acting skills. Meghna, a news reporter (Lara Dutta) develops a liking towards Rathod, but the latter is still traumatised and angered on his wife's death.

Azhar returns home after the exile, but seeking the same motive of destruction: planning a bomb blast on train with passengers. He kills Rathod's friend, Inspector Deepak and is on the loose. Rathod learns that Azhar is none other than Amjad's younger brother, Munna, and arrests Amjad. Azhar calls Rathod at the Bandra Terminus where he kept passengers as hostages, with a deal to release his aide Masood (Ashok Samarth) and Amjad and demands a helicopter for escaping. Rathod goes according to the plan and reaches the station where a horrified Amjad learns that his brother is a terrorist. Amjad pleads Azhar to leave the innocent people but the latter denies by naming it as jihad. A fight ensues on during explosion at the station which Rathod and Amjad kill Azhar's men. Just when Azhar and Masood tries to attack Rathod and Amjad, both shoot them down. Rathod condoles Amjad to which the latter refuses, stating that any person who kills innocent people in the name of religion should be gunned down. At the end, Rathod, Amjad and Avinash along with the hostages return from the ambush.



All lyrics are written by Sameer; all music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya.

1."Chunri"Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan 
2."Chunri" (Instrumental) –  
3."Is Tarah Deewane"Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan 
4."Khwahish"Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam 
5."Rabba Mere Rabba"Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan 
6."Rabba Mere Rabba" (Sad)Alka Yagnik 
7."Rain Rain"Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan 

Critical receptionEdit

Sumit Bhattacharya from Rediff criticised the film, stating "Insan could be good for you. If you suffer from depression, or are traumatised, or suffer from insomnia".[4]


  1. ^ Press Trust of India (23 November 2016). "Tamil director K Subash, who wrote Chennai Express, passes away". Deccan Chronicle.
  2. ^ a b News18 Desk (26 January 2021). "Happy Birthday Ravi Teja: 5 Films of the Actor Remade in Bollywood". CNN-News18.
  3. ^ a b BOI Portal (2005). "Insan - Movie - Box Office India". Box Office India.
  4. ^ Bhattacharya, Sumit (14 January 2005). "Insan is good for insomnia!". Rediff.

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