16 December (film)
|Directed by||Mani Shankar|
|Produced by||Anjali Joshi, Arunima Roy|
|Written by||Mani Shankar|
|Music by||Karthik Raaja|
|Release date(s)||22 March 2002|
|Running time||158 min.|
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16 December (Hindi: 16 डिसेंबर, Urdu: 16 ڈِسیںبر) is a film by director Mani Shankar,
based around a plot to destroy the capital city of New Delhi with a nuclear bomb on 16 December 2001 - 30 years after the surrender of Pakistan after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
A four member team (Vir Vijay Singh(Danny Denzongpa), Vikram (Milind Soman), Sheeba(Dipannita Sharma), Victor(Sushant Singh)) belonging to Revenue Intelligence Wing of Indian Government who are wrongly implicated for killing their corrupt officer and removed from service, are hired by Chief of the same agency to spy on the crores of rupees changing hands. This team is equipped with hi-tech equipment like mini spy cameras, computers, internet and other communication devices. During such encounters they find out that the money is getting transferred to Euro Swiss Bank account. They go after the account to Switzerland and, with the help of Sonal Joshi(Aditi Gowitrikar), find out that the money is transferred to an International terrorist organization. This organization working in conjunction with Pakistan manages to smuggle a Russian-made nuclear bomb into India. Pakistan plans to explode the nuclear bomb on the same day December 16. How Indian Intelligence department handles this is the climax.
Although the ruling dictator of Pakistan surrendered unconditionally to India, some of the hard-lined Pakistani soldiers were bitter and angry at the surrender, as they wanted to continue fighting the Indians until their last breath. They retreated in silent and later came together to form their own groups of Jihaadi soldiers to carry out terrorists attacks against neighboring India.
Led by Dost Khan(Gulshan Grover), a hardliner army officer, who against his wishes had to surrender after the end of 1971 war, the terrorists planned to take a revenge by having a nuclear explosion in the heart of New Delhi. They transport it into a music competition disguides as a musical instrument. When Vir Vijay Singh comes to know about the plan, he plans to find out the location of the nuclear bomb as soon as possible by taking the help of Remote Radiation Sensors in satellites and innumerable beggers in the city. This helps the team zero in on the location.
After they overpower most of the terrorists by a commando operation, Dost Khan comes to know about it and sets the nuclear bomb to explode in a few minutes. This creates a lot of problem for Vijay Vir Singh, as the bomb can be diffused only by exclusive voice command of Dost Khan saying: Dulhan ki vidaai ka waqt badalna hai. They adopt a novel way to do it by speaking to Dost Khan and making him say fragments of this sentence without making him realize that it was being done to diffuse the bomb. After the conversation was over, they synthesize the sentence to diffuse the bomb just in time.