Department (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Action, Crime
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Review Summary: For a really long time he has been attempting the kind of movies he aspires to make...

Average Critic Rating: (2.13)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Sanjay Dutt , Anjana Sukhani , Laxmi Manchu , Rana Daggubati , Nathalia Kaur , Vijay Raaz , Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh , Deepak Tijori , Subbaraju , Neeraj Vora , Shahwar Ali , Yusuf Hussain , Ganesh Acharya
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Release Date: 18 May 2012
Est. Box Office Collection: 12.3 CR

Plot: When Inspector Mahadev Bhosale ( Sanjay Dutt ) is asked by his seniors to form a hit squad to take on the Mumbai underworld, he recruits Shiv Narayan ( Rana Daggubati ), an honest and brave police officer who had been suspended for an encounter killing. Together, Mahadev and Shiv Read more

Department - Top Reviews

For a really long time he has been attempting the kind of movies he aspires to make...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Cast:Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati, Amitabh Bachchan, Anjana SukhaniDirector:Ramgopal VarmaIf there's a point to Ramgopal Varma's 'Department', I'm afraid I missed it. There's a good chance I might have been distracted by his relentlessly dizzy camera. Carr
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
Tragically enough, Satya and Shiva are just names of characters for the new Ramu.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
The film starts with a dreary quote ‘Power corrupts.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
One of Mr Bachchan’s best performances in one of the worst films of the year
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare

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Department - All Reviews

Director :Ram Gopal VermaMusic :Dharam-Sandeep, Bappa Lahiri and Vikram NagiLyrics :Vayu, Shabbir Ahmed and Sandip SinghStarring :Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggupatti, Anjana Sukhani and Nathalia KaurDepartment Movie Review May 19, 2012 01:10:51
Shivi, Glam Sham
This film has no cinematographer and, really, it shows. The film is shot from a five-year-old's point of view. So much of the film whirs by showing only crotches and nostrils
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
If you think ‘Phoonk’ and ‘Aag’ were the worst film of RGV then you are totally mistaken as ‘’ goes one step ahead to resister flopRamu doesn’t make films for the box-office, he makes films that interests him.  RGV is least bothered about criticism and fl
Bollywood Mantra
Can be liked by those who unlike movies made in traditional say it in RGV’S style’s for Rogue audience.
Great Andhra
You could skip it!
India Today
The world of Department is anarchic, destructive and apocalyptic. The narrative format imposed on the world of gangsterism is freewheeling almost chaotic. Violence and death are written into the DNA of the characters. Department tells a virile story with
Department is only for the masses and front-benchers, that too, in smaller centers. It is too routine a fare to create any waves at the box-office and, given the dull start, will actually face rough weather at the box-office.
Technically good but visually not
Bharat Student
Department-focuses-conflict-interest-police-department-120937450.html">Based on departmental conflicts
Kunal Guha, Yahoo India
The first draw back of the film is the plot. We have seen many movies with the same subjects such as Once Upon A Time in Mumbai. Therefore, there should be something exceptionally good in the movie if the story is routine and unfortunately the music is not forgettable but a torture. The camera angles are undoubtedly experiments of Ram Gopal Varma, which were pain to eyes. There’s not even at least one plus point in the movie
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
The title ‘Department’ doesn’t quite do justice to this Ram Gopal Varma directed film. Ideally, the film should have been called ‘Torture Department’. We hate thrashing films, but this Sanjay Dutt – Rana Daggubati – Amitabh Bachchan starrer has to be one
Mumbai Police forms a Department beyond the law to end the underworld – what happens when this Department gets corrupted?
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
Response: Department is all about hard kicks and punches. Though the film promises the viewers with raw action, at times it gets over dosed and looks pointless. RGV''s obsession with the camera is evident in the film. The tight close-ups and minute-detail
Nabanita, OneIndia
After the failure of his most recent movie 'Not A Love Story', the well-known filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is back again with his one more so-called promising film titled as 'Department' starring a number of versatile actors performing in it, including Amita
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Bollywood Life
So, fans of Amitabh Bachchan shouldn't miss it
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Department can leave you with a massive migraine attack watch his earlier oeuvres instead.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
If you want to extract revenge against someone, buy them tickets and send them to Department. It is the ultimate form of revenge. Stay away from RGV’s ‘Department’ unless you want to experience torture of the highest degree.
Mahesh S Koneru, Bollywood 3
Big Flop! Even RGV fans should think twice!
Here's yet another patriotic films for all you deshbhakts out there.
Watching this torture should be declared a crime
Keyrun Rao, Bollywood Life
The concept of 'department within a department', both in police as well as underworld, was the kind that could have been taken to an extra distance. However it appears that Ram Gopal Varma perhaps wanted to tell that tale the other day. He hints on that with an epilogue sequence which sets the stage for a sequel to 'Department'. Well, if he indeed intends to do that, an added contribution from dramatic sequences and less of action and technowizardry would help. While one expected Ram Gopal Varma to unveil the underbelly of the police department, the filmmaker instead gets into a 'dhishoom dhishoom' mode.
India Glitz
Probably, all of them realised this was a script where 'acting' is all about shooting or being shot - depending on which end of the gun you are made to stand.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Lively and powerful
Bollywood Life
Sadly this is the case with Department, although RGV impresses with his use of cameras and shot compositions, the script hampers everything and ends up offering nothing new and is cliched in parts. What I would like to see is other filmmakers take up this
Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice
You could skip it!
Mahesh S Koneru, Bollywood 3