Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002 film)

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Maa Tujhhe Salaam (Hindi: माँ तुझे सलाम; English: Salute to you, mother) Is a 2002 Indian Hindi action film released on January 25, 2002. This movie stars Sunny Deol, Tabu and Arbaaz Khan.[1] This film was released when tensions were high between India and Pakistan.

Maa Tujhhe Salaam
Directed byTinu Verma
Produced byMahendra Dhariwal
Written byK. K. Singh (dialogues), Santosh Mishra (ass. writer)
Screenplay byShyam Goel
Story byTinu Verma
StarringSunny Deol
Tabu
Arbaaz Khan
Narrated byOm Puri
Music bySajid-Wajid
CinematographyRaju Kaygee
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Production
company
Indian Movies
Release date
  • 25 January 2002 (2002-01-25)
Running time
139 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

Maa Tujhhe Salaam is the story of an Indian military officer, Major Pratap Singh (Sunny Deol), who aborted 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 (Tinu Verma). 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 (Arbaaz Khan) 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 (Tabu), a military intelligence officer, gets to know of Lala and Albaksh's anti-national activities and she informs the military of it. The military authorities order Major Pratap to go to Zhonabad to keep an eye on Lala and Albaksh. In the meanwhile, Albaksh comes to know 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.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Maa Tujhhe Salaam" Shankar Mahadevan
2 "Chham Chham Bole Payal Piya" Kavita Krishnamurthy, 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maa Tujhhe Salaam Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 11 May 2020

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