In the blockbuster Hindi movie Singham, Ajay Devgan played the role of a young, upright cop, Bajirao Singham. In what could be termed as a romantic action thriller, the movie has Devgan as Singham at the centre stage. Such is his aura that he is liked by the people. When a don tries to browbeat him by pulling the strings of political connection, Singham shows him his place. Strict and upright, he is also shown to be humane. A beautiful girl, played by Kajal Aggarwal – daughter of a childhood friend of Singham’s father falls in love with him for the macho yet humane image. In the sequel, Singham Returns, directed by the same director, Rohit Shetty, Kareena Kapoor replaced Agarwal whereas Ajay Devgan continued to play the role of Bajirao Singham. While the earlier movie was set in Goa and the region around it, in the sequel, Singham was portrayed as a cop posted in Mumbai. Pursuing a case of the death of his colleague in an ambulance filled with money, Singham unearths the bad doings of a religious leader played by Amole Gupte. Gupte is closely connected with a corrupt politician played by Zakir Hussain.

Learning of the trouble his son is facing as he pursues the case, Singham’s father calls him back to his village. It is at this stage that the chemistry between Singham and Kareena Kapoor as his love interest is shown to take off. Even when he is in his village, Singham does not forget to pursue the case. To trace an aide of Hussain, played by Pankaj Tripathi), Singham visits Vadhavpur mill in his father’s Tata Xenon. Shown with him is Kapoor as she follows him to the mill, doubting that Singham is having an affair with some girl. After learning that Gupte’s ill-gotten wealth is stored in the mill, he raids it with the Xenon. Singham is shown driving a 4×4 dual-can Xenon version with various bells and whistles. The Xenon platform, tracing its roots to the Tatamobile 207, has significantly evolved over the years. It is now termed as the Yodha and is powered by a 148 hp, 2.2-litre common-rail turbo diesel engine. Mated to it is a five-speed transmission, and the power is routed to the wheels through a 4WD system, which is optional. With a GVW of 2075 kg, the Xenon measures 5125 mm in length and 1860 mm in width. With a wheelbase of 3150 mm, the pick-up truck is equipped with an independent suspension at front comprising of double wishbone with a torsion bar. The rear suspension is made up of parabolic leaf springs and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers. The braking systems of the vehicle are hydraulic in nature and is vacuum (tandem booster) assisted. Also available in a single-cab version, the (Xenon) Yodha pick-up range is available in various permutations and combinations, including versions with a flatbed and flat cargo trays that conform to whether the respective vehicle is a single-cab or a double-cab.

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