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Apaharan is a 2005 Indian crime thriller directed by Prakash Jha, starring Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles. The film is set in Bihar, India, and revolves around a young man named Ajay Shastri (Ajay Devgn), who aspires to become a successful film director but ends up getting embroiled in the murky world of politics and crime. The story begins with Ajay, a struggling filmmaker, looking for a big break in the industry. However, his dreams are shattered when he discovers that his father has been kidnapped by a local goon named Tabrez Alam (Nana Patekar). Desperate to save his father, Ajay decides to seek help from the same goon who has kidnapped him. Tabrez agrees to help Ajay, but in exchange, he wants Ajay to do him a favor. Tabrez wants Ajay to kidnap a wealthy businessman's son, who is also the son of a powerful political leader. Ajay, who has no other option, reluctantly agrees to carry out the kidnapping. However, things take a turn for the worse when the kidnapping goes wrong, and the police get involved. Ajay, who is now on the run, is trapped in a web of deceit and betrayal, where he doesn't know who to trust. As Ajay tries to clear his name and find a way out of the mess he has gotten himself into, he discovers the ugly truth behind politics and power. He realizes that corruption runs deep in society and that the only way to survive is to embrace the very thing that he once despised. The film's plot is gripping and keeps the audience hooked until the very end. The director, Prakash Jha, is known for his realistic portrayals of social and political issues, and Apaharan is no different. The film also boasts of a stellar cast, with Ajay Devgn stealing the show with his impeccable acting. Nana Patekar, too, delivers a power-packed performance as the ruthless goon. Bipasha Basu, who plays the love interest of Ajay, has a small but impactful role and manages to make a mark with her performance. The film's music, composed by Wayne Sharpe, is also top-notch, with songs like "Bheegi Si" and "Yaad Teri Aaye" becoming instant hits. The film's cinematography, by Sachin Krishn, captures the beauty of Bihar and adds to the film's overall appeal. Overall, Apaharan is a must-watch for anyone who loves thrilling crime dramas. The film's gritty portrayal of the dark underbelly of politics and crime is sure to leave a lasting impression. With its strong performances, gripping plot, and melodious music, Apaharan is a masterpiece that should not be missed.