Department is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. The film released on 18 May 2012, and received mixed response from critics.
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 along with others in the “Department” take on underworld don Sawatya (Vijay Raaz) and his gang. Sawatya, in spite of many exhortations by his number two, D.K. (Abhimanyu Singh), and D.K.’s feisty girlfriend, Naseer (Madhu Shalini), does not hit back at the police.
There is also the gangster-turned-minister, Sarjerao Gaikwad (Amitabh Bachchan), who takes Shiv under his wing after Shiv saves his life at a public rally. Mahadev warns Shiv that Sarjerao is just using him. After a certain turn of events, it is exposed that Mahadev is working for Mohammad Ghouri, who is an underworld don, and is, at the ganglord’s behest, finishing off Sawatya’s gang. While Shiv declines to be a part of Mahadev’s corrupt world, and Mahadev agrees to let him be, things start falling apart between the mentor and the apprentice when Shiv starts taking on a sub-gang formed by D.K., under Mahadev’s protection.
Amitabh Bachchan as Sarjerao Gaikwad, a gangster-turned politician
Sanjay Dutt as Inspector Mahadev Bhosle, the DSP of an encounter squad
Rana Daggubati as Inspector Shivnarayan, an encounter specialist
Vijay Raaz as Sawatya, Mumbai Don
Abhimanyu Singh as D.K., Right-hand man of Sawatya
Deepak Tijori as Inspector Danaji, an honest member of the department
Lakshmi Manchu as Satya Bhosle (Mahadev’s Wife)
Anjana Sukhani as Bharati (Shivnarayan’s Wife)
Madhu Shalini as Naseer, D. K.’s gun moll
Neeraj Vora as Lalchand and Valchand
Nathalia Kaur as item number “Dan Dan”