On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by Addl.C.P. Khan, took strategic positions around their building. Gunfire ensued and the entire nation witnessed the most talked about daylight encounter lasting 6 hours that transformed suburban Mumbai into a virtual war zone.
Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of a seasoned cop, Khan (Sanjay Dutt) who chased Khalistani extremists, handpicked cops like Inspector Kaviraj Patil and Constable Javed Shaikh, and dared to engage trigger-happy gangsters in a residential locality of Mumbai. Khan?s fight went beyond the encounter as he faced inquisition from his own department and legal charges of human rights violations.
Shootout At Lokhandwala is the story of an upcoming underworld gangster, Maya, and his highly skilled partner, Dilip. The two made extortion the buzzword in the early 90s and dared to disobey the big bhai of the underworld, drawing the attention of Khan and his newly formed ATS squad. Both Khan and Maya were men obsessed, so devoted to their professions that their personal lives were a disaster.
Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Additional Commissioner Aftab Ahmad Khan. Vivek Oberoi will play Maya Dolas, a mafia henchman who is killed in a police encounter. Tusshar Kapoor?s all set to play a negative role of Buva, who was also killed in the shootout. Abhishek Bachchan will play the role Abhishek Mahatre, another police inspector who played a key role in the shootout. Dia Mirza (Mita Matu), an earthy, refined and aggressive reporter while Aarti Chhabria plays Tarannum a bar dancer. Tarannum?s case has been in news for quite sometime and is still fresh in people?s minds. Arbaaz Khan will be essaying the role of a cop in the film. Every body has a different look as the film is inspired from a real life incident.