Pukar is a 2000 Indian action drama film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, and Namrata Shirodkar in the lead roles. The film tells the story of Major Jaidev Rajvansh (Anil Kapoor), a decorated Indian Army officer who is assigned to protect the Prime Minister of India during a visit to a small town in Rajasthan. During the visit, a group of militants led by a terrorist named Abdul Rehman Khan (Danny Denzongpa) ambushes the Prime Minister's convoy and takes the PM, along with some hostages, hostage. In the ensuing chaos, Jaidev's girlfriend Anjali (Madhuri Dixit), who is a war photographer, is also taken hostage by the militants.
Jaidev is given a choice by the militants - either release some terrorists who are in Indian custody or they will kill the Prime Minister and the other hostages. Jaidev refuses to negotiate with the terrorists and decides to use his military training and expertise to take them on single-handedly. With the help of Anjali and a local girl named Pooja (Namrata Shirodkar), Jaidev embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue the hostages and take down the terrorists.
The film is a thrilling and action-packed ride from start to finish, with plenty of intense fight scenes and heart-stopping moments. Anil Kapoor delivers a knockout performance as the tough and patriotic soldier who will stop at nothing to protect his country and its leaders. Madhuri Dixit is equally impressive as the fearless and determined photographer who joins Jaidev in his mission.
In addition to the powerful performances by Kapoor and Dixit, the film also features some fantastic supporting performances by the likes of Danny Denzongpa, Om Puri, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. The film's music by A.R. Rahman is also a standout feature, with catchy and memorable songs like "Kay Sera Sera" and "Hai Jaana".
Overall, Pukar is a must-watch for fans of action movies and Indian cinema. With its high-octane action, thrilling plot, and unforgettable performances, it's no surprise that the film was a huge commercial success and won several awards, including two National Film Awards.