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Aakrosh (1980)

 |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  1980 (India)
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A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife.

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Credited cast:
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Advocate Bhaskar Kulkarni
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Nagi
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Public Prosecutor Dushane
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Bhiku Lahanya
Mahesh Elkunchwar ...
Social worker
Bhagyasri Kotnis ...
Bhiku's sister
Arvind Deshpande ...
Dr. Vasant M. Patil
Mohan Agashe ...
Bhonsle (as Dr. Mohan Agashe)
Vinay Apte
Vihang Nayak
Achyut Potdar ...
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Madhukar Nayak
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Jaishree
Reema Lagoo ...
Lavhni dancer
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After working with his mentor and Public Prosecutor Dushane for many years, Advocate Bhaskar Kulkarni is assigned a legal aid case of Bhiku Lahanya, who is accused of brutally killing his wife, Nag, for disobeying him and refusing to have sex with other men. Bhiku remains silent when asked to plead guilty or otherwise. Bhaskar's efforts to get him to subsequently confide in him, prove in vain. Even when Bhaskar goes to talk to Bhiku's dad and sister, he is shunned. When he persists his window panes are broken, then one night he is attacked and knifed. He gets Police protection through the courts and persists with his questions - only to run into nothing but a wall of silence. Then he is contacted by a Social Worker who tells him what really happened. Before Bhaskar could do anything, the Social Worker goes missing, & Bhiku's dad passes away. When Bhiku is permitted to attend his funeral - this is where Bhiku will break his silence - a silence that will see him face another charge of ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Aakrosh....cry of the wounded.


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Tight Story Depicting Mankind In Million Ways. ♦ 74%
23 September 2013 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

Now, that summary above would seem like a hyperbole, but in the case of Aakrosh, it isn't. Simply telling the story of an untouchable family whose sole breadwinner gets entangled into a legal case after his wife is murdered and the police say he has done it.

What follows is a series of depiction of human nature on how evil meets good & tries to suppress the truth. With a climax so scintillating and adverse, the whole film revolves around how Naseeruddin Shah tries to save Om Puri's back from the gallows. Both are equally phenomenal diving into their characters just like Amrish Puri is strict in his air. What a terrific way of conveying a message with a screenplay so fine, dialogs so sharp & writing so bold, Aakrosh is definitely Indian cinema's pride. Smitha Patil, Reema Lagoo & others have a short roles, but marvelous portrayals.

BOTTOM LINE: Recommended to people who care for Indian cinema. Maybe the best film of 1980.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO

Sex/Foreplay: Mild | Violence/Gore: Strong | Drugs/Alcohol: Very Mild | Smoking: Strong | Nudity: No | Porn/Mouth-Kiss: No


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