Contract (2008 film)

Contract is a 2008 Bollywood spy film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film is setup in the backdrop of terrorism, and the infiltration by R.A.W. and Intelligence Bureau.[1]

Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Produced byPraveen Nishchol
Ajay Bijli
Sanjeev K. Bijli
Written byPrashant Pandey
Screenplay byRam Gopal Varma
Story byRam Gopal Varma
StarringAdhvik Mahajan
Prasad Purandare
Sakshi Gulati
Zakir Hussain
Amruta Subhash
Kishor Kadam
Sumeet Nijhawan
Upendra Limaye
Music byAmar Mohile
Bappi Tutul
Sana Kotwal
Rooshin Dalal
Clinton Mascarenhas (Background score)
CinematographyAseem Mishra
Edited byAmit Parmar
Nipun Ashok Gupta
Distributed byPVR Pictures
Release date
  • July 18, 2008 (2008-07-18)

Starring Adhvik Mahajan, Upendra Limaye, Prasad Purandare, and Zakir Hussain in pivotal roles, the film received mixed reviews.[2][3][4] The film was screened retrospective at the 2010 Fribourg International Film Festival.[5][6]


The story revolves around an ex-Special Protection Group Commando Amaan Malik, whose wife and daughter are killed in a Jihad inspired terrorist attack. Indian Agents working with the RAW of India, approach Amaan to collaborate with him to hunt the mastermind Sultan responsible for these serial attacks in Mumbai. Sultan, is executing another mission of serial blasts including a Government Hospital in Mumbai. Supported with Intelligence Bureau (India), how Amaan is able to infiltrate the underworld gangs to reach Sultan, the Chief Mentor forms the rest of the plot.




  1. Kazmi, Nikhat (18 July 2008). "Movie Reviews: Contract". Times of India.
  2. Roy, Priyanka (19 July 2008). "Don't sign it". The Telegraph (Calcutta).
  3. Mohamed, Khalid (18 July 2008). "On Planet Kill Kill". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 31 December 2011.
  4. bobbysing (18 July 2008). "Contract (2008)". IMDb.
  5. "Edouard Waintrop on the New Indian Cinema : UP Front – India Today". India Today. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  6. David (16 June 2006). "The Films of Ram Gopal Varma – An Overview". Cinema Strikes Back. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2009.
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