Wanted is a 2009 Bollywood action film, directed by Prabhu Deva, starring Salman Khan and Ayesha Takia in the lead roles. It is the second remake of 2006 Telugu film Pokiri.
Directed by Prabhu Deva
Produced by Boney Kapoor
Written by Puri Jagannadh
Screenplay by Shiraz Ahmed
Starring Salman Khan
Ayesha Takia Azmi
Music by Sajid-Wajid
Cinematography Nirav Shah
Editing by Dilip Deo
Distributed by Sahara One Motion Pictures
S K Films Enterprises
Release date(s) September 18, 2009
Running time 153 minutes
Budget 35 crore (US$7.81 million)
Box office 91 crore (US$20.29 million)
Radhe (Salman Khan) is a gangster, who works for Gani Bhai (Translated as Don Ghani) (Prakash Raj), an international criminal. Jhanvi (Ayesha Takia) is the love interest of Radhe. Inspector Talpade (Mahesh Manjrekar) falls for Jhanvi, whereas Jhanvi has developed a soft spot for Radhe, since she met him.
Golden’s (Aseem Merchant) gang and Datta Pawle’s gang fight for the biggest piece of Mumbai. As Mumbai reels under bloody gang wars, commissioner Ashraf Khan (Govind Namdeo) vows to make the city crime-free and starts his campaign by arresting 200 criminals.
Gani Bhai comes back to Mumbai, kills Datta Pawle and ends up being arrested by Ashraf Khan. His gang retaliate by making a lewd video of Khan’s daughter. While she is tortured, she reveals that there is a police informant in their gang.
On research they find out that he’s the son of former police officer Shrikant Shekhawat (Vinod Khanna), who now runs a fitness center. Upon killing him, Gani Bhai ensures that his son will perform his last rites. They discover that the mole is none other than Radhe, and in fear go into hiding.
Radhe forces Talpade to take him to the hideout. There, he engages in a mass shootout in which he kills everyone, and finally slits Gani Bhai’s throat.
Talpade tries to act innocent as Radhe phones the commissioner and informs him that his daughter is safe but unfortunately Inspector Talpade was killed in the shootout before shooting Talpade himself, in a similar fashion to how Talpade faked the death of an innocent police constable earlier quoting his tag line, “एक बार जो मैंने कमिटमेंट कर दिया, तो फिर मैं खुद की भी नहीं सुनता” meaning “Once I commit myself to something, even I don’t listen to myself”. Then the credits roll.
Salman Khan as Radhe / Rajveer Shekhawat
Ayesha Takia as Jhanvi
Vinod Khanna as Shrikant Shekhawat
Mahesh Manjrekar as Inspector Talpade
Prakash Raj as Gani Bhai
Govind Namdeo as Police Commissioner Ashraf Taufeeq Khan
Aseem Merchant as Golden Bhai
Manoj Pahwa as Sonu Gates
Inder Kumar as Ajay
Mushtaq Khan as Police Inspector
Sarfaraz Khan as Radhe’s friend
Sajid as Radhey’s friend
Raju Mavani as Datta Pawle
Mahek Chahal as Shaina
Vijay Patkar as Ganesh
Prateeksha Lonkar as Laxmi (Jhanvi’s Mother)
Anil Kapoor as Special Appearance in song Jalwa
Govinda as Special Appearance in song Jalwa
Prabhu Deva as Special appearance in song Jalwa