Badal attempts to comprehend the mindset of extremists and the most efficient way to manage them. Raj Kanwar’s narrative takes place in Punjab, the source of terrorism, where he claims that harshly punishing or eliminating terrorists may actually lead to an increase in people joining militancy. There are two perspectives on this police tactic – one taken by the DIG (Ashutosh Rana), who is convinced that they must be eradicated; and the other adopted by the ACP (Amrish Puri), who believes a sympathetic approach should be used.

The film portrays politicians as good guys instead of corrupt, arrogant cops. The brooding Bobby, who works in a car repair shop under a different name, is aggressively wooed by Rani. She forces him to confess love for her, unaware of his violent background. Meanwhile, the friendly cop accepts Badal into his family. While the DIG searches for militants hiding in the village, Badal stays in the house because he needs a secure place.

Unbeknownst to the ACP and Badal, the DIG plays a double game by assisting in the insurgents’ arms trafficking while also working for them. The person who brought up Badal, Ashish Vidyarthi, falls into the DIG’s trap. Badal decides to risk his cover when he is forced to divulge his connections to the other members of the gang. He realises that the DIG and the ACP are now after him. The DIG concocts a plan to assassinate his politician father on Independence Day using Badal, making him disappear at the same time as a wanted terrorist.



  • Bobby Deol as Raja / Badal
  • Rani Mukherji as Rani
  • Mayuri Kango as Soni
  • Ashutosh Rana as DIG Jai Singh Rana
  • Amrish Puri as ACP Ranjeet Singh
  • Ashish Vidyarthi as Jeet Ram
  • Johnny Lever as Guler Mehndi
  • Upasna Singh as Guler Mehndi’s wife
  • Neena Kulkarni as Simran Singh
  • Sana Saeed as Preeti
  • Alok Nath as Badal’s father
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Rani’s Grandfather
  • Akash Khurana as minister Satyaprakash Shinde
  • Harish Patel as Daya Shankar
  • Mushtaq Khan as Police Constable Mangiram
  • Vishwajeet Pradhan as Sahab Singh
  • Shahbaz Khan (actor) as terrorist Asgar
  • Jeetu Verma as terrorist Rafiq, and Asgar’s younger brother
  • Dina Pathak
  • Salim Ghouse
  • Suman Ranganathan 
  • Mink Brar as item number
  • Pappu Polyester
  • Dinesh Anand

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