Of death and resurrection
Steel and puff
Major Saab is about defence, duty and discipline, until these come up those greater imperatives -- love and revenge.
Major Jasbir Singh Rana, played by Amitabh Bachchan, is one of those officers with a stony exterior and heart full of mush. So he takes up issue with any cadet who tries to assert his individuality.
Then he comes up against one nut harder to crack than most. Virendra Pratap Singh (Ajay Devgun), a spoilt brat, joins the academy but starts flouting the rules with an earnestness that would have done him credit directed to permissible pursuits. He wants to be thrown out of the academy. After going out of bounds a few times his excesses are finally discovered but the major decides he won't boot the out the recalcitrant cadet.
But the major still has his eyes on the young man and comes to his aid in his hour of need. According to the brochure we read, he was court-martialled for his pains.
Shot at the NDA, Australia and Bombay -- not necessarily in that order -- the film also stars Sonali Bendre and Nafisa Ali.
And with Amitabh famously playing his age in the movie, it should be a hit, if not quite an experience.