The Bypass

The Bypass is a 2003 short silent Bollywood film with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irfan Khan and Sundar Dan Detha. The film was written and directed by Amit Kumar. The Bypass was filmed on a stranded road somewhere in Rajasthan, India. The film was shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Aubagne Film Festival.


The film is about two friends who stay by the stranded road "Bypass" and a corrupt police officer. The two friends frequently mug and ultimately kill the people who travel by the road. Amit Kumar starts the film by showing a couple traveling by the road, and then Nawazuddin Siddiqui stops the car by throwing a rock. The two friends then steal money and graphically kill the pair. Irrfan Khan's role as a corrupt police officer is established when he takes a watch by cutting the wrist of a dead man, then rapes a lady and tries to kill the two muggers for the money they had. The director represents the thrill of "Bypass" through violence and aggression.