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|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Firoz Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Anand Vardhan (dialogues)|
|Story by||Robin Bhatt,|
|Based on||Nikita by Luc Besson|
|Music by||Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan|
|Edited by||Waman Bhonsle|
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Kartoos (lit. Cartridge) is a 1999 Indian Hindi action thriller film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starring Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala. It is the last release of Mahesh Bhatt as a director. The film borrows its plot idea from the 1993 film Point of No Return, which in turn is a remake of the French film Nikita, where Bridget Fonda essays a role very similar to that of Sanjay Dutt. The film did decent business at the box office, after the film's success it was remade in Tamil as Paramasivan (2006).
A cop ACP Jay Suryavanshi (Jackie Shroff) trains a criminal Raja (Sanjay Dutt) to eliminate underworld don Jagat Jogia (Gulshan Grover). Jay performs a surgery and implants a transmitter in Raja's leg when he meets with an accident. So whenever Raja travels, Jay can track his movements (even when he is in the UK). Raja falls in love with Mini (Manisha Koirala), even though he was not 'allowed' to fall in love by Jay. Raja kills Jagat Jogia and his gang and is finally set free by Jay and lives with Mini happily.
- Sanjay Dutt as Raja/Jeet Balraj
- Jackie Shroff as ACP Jay Suryavanshi
- Manisha Koirala as Manpreet "Mini" Kaur
- Gulshan Grover as Jagat Jogia
- Jaspal Bhatti as Mini's Uncle
- Jack Gaud as Jagat's assistant
- Razak Khan as Cameo Comedian
- "Ishq Ka Rutba": Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
- "O Rabba": Jay Shree T
- "Teri Yaad": Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Udit Narayan
- "Ghum Hai Ya Khushi Hai Tu": Alka Yagnik
- "Baha Na Aansoo": Udit Narayan
- "Wallah Ye Ladki": Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan
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- "Making of Kartoos and other tidbits — The Times of India". Cscsarchive.org:8081. 23 May 1999. Retrieved 24 March 2012.