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Directed byMahesh Bhatt
Written byAnand Vardhan (dialogues)
Story byRobin Bhatt,
Akash Khurana
Based onLa Femme Nikita
by Luc Besson
Produced byFiroz Nadiadwala
StarringSanjay Dutt
Jackie Shroff
Manisha Koirala
CinematographyBhushan Patel
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Music byNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Anu Malik
Bally Sagoo
Base Industries Group
Release date
  • 7 May 1999 (1999-05-07)
Budget8.75 crore[1]
Box office13.44 crore[1]

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 was the last release of Mahesh Bhatt as a director until the release of Sadak 2 (2020). The film borrows its plot idea from the 1993 film Point of No Return, which in turn is a remake of the French film La Femme Nikita, where Bridget Fonda essays a role which is very similar to that character of Sanjay Dutt.[2] The film 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).[3] Jay performs a surgery and implants a transmitter in Raja's leg, when the latter is shot in the leg by Jay, when he tries to escape. So wherever 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 ever after.



Soundtrack album by
Released11 February 1999
GenreFeature film soundtrack

Given by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Anu Malik and Bally Sagoo and all the songs are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

1."Ishq Ka Rutba"Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 
2."O Rabba"Jayshree Shivram 
3."Teri Yaad"Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Udit Narayan 
4."Ghum Hai Ya Khushi Hai Tu"Alka Yagnik 
5."Baha Na Aansoo"Udit Narayan 
6."Wallah Ye Ladki"Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan 


  1. ^ a b "Kartoos – Movie". Box Office India.
  2. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: The Last Hurrah". Rediff.com. 7 May 1999. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Making of Kartoos and other tidbits — The Times of India". 23 May 1999. Retrieved 24 March 2012.

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