Bollywood director Raj N. Sippy's police procedural thriller Case No. 2001 follows two cops - a veteran (Jackie Shroff) and a risk-loving neophyte (Rajat Bedi) - as they attempt to solve an enigmatic series of homicides. The serial killer in question sports an m.o. that involves leaving the number "2001" at the scene of each slaying. As he proceeds to terrorize the urban landscape, the city virtually explodes with tension; to pin him down, the partnered officers courageously step into the seedy underworld and routinely confront the most loathsome criminals in town.