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Insp. Vijay Verma
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Amrita Singh ...
Sapna
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Seema
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Ajay (Vijay's Brother) (as Aditya Panscholi)
Kiran Juneja ...
Neetu (as Kiran Joneja)
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Anthony "Tony" Braganza / Jojo Braganza
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Police Commisioner
Helen ...
Seema's Mother
Mahesh Anand ...
Ranjeet
Kanwaljit Singh ...
Insp. Ahmed
Mangal Dhillon ...
Anthony's & Jojo's lawyer
Asif
Nafisa
S.M. Zaheer
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Inspector Vijay Verma is a very lonely cop whose only family is a younger brother Ajay Verma who is studying abroad. He also has two good friends Shekhar and Seema. One day when he arrests the criminal mastermind Jojo Braganza, he is shocked when Jojo is released from police custody because his corrupt lawyer shows the court a video tape showing him at a completely different place so therefore he couldn't have committed the crime. From this day on they become enemies and Vijay is hot on Jojo's trail every time he commits a crime. One day while watching a film called Seeta Aur Geeta, he realizes that two people can be at different places at the same time if they are twins. He realizes that Jojo has a twin brother called Tony who covers for him each time he commits a crime so he can get away with it easily. He successfully gets Jojo arrested and put in prison. However Jojo escapes and hides out at the house of Shekhar and Seema. When Shekhar realizes that Tony and Jojo are wanted ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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On the posters it was written as he fights best when he fights alone referring to Amitab Bachchan. See more »

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Police Commisioner: Do I appear to you, from the face or from the brains a type of person who would believe in your story.
Insp. Vijay Verma: Yes Sir.
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Chal Chal Meri
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A lesser effort from Ramesh Sippy
3 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At the time there must have been a huge buzz surrounding Akayla as it was directed by Ramesh Sippy, who directed Amitabh Bachan in Sholay, Shaan and Shakti. This movie also reunited Big B with Shashi Kapoor, who were last seen in Yash Chopra's Silsila. Unfortunately the end product is a pretty average effort. To be honest I hadn't seen it in it's entirety for at least a decade.

As a movie it shouldn't have worked at all but it remains watchable thanks to Big B, who carries the movie on his shoulders. He is really intense in this movie, which is what the audience at the time expected at the time from him. That said even he isn't able to salvage the mediocre material. He is supported by a decent cast in supporting roles, consisting of Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi, Amrita Singh and Aditya Pancholi and a special appearance by Helen.

There isn't really a script to speak of really, the entire movie is basically Amitabh confronting the villains again and again. The main villain himself, Keith Stevenson is very weak. I am wondering why the directors went for him when they could have found a better villain like Amrish Puri or Raza Murad etc. Stevenson really hams it up with a double role. The songs are decent, particularly Aag lag jaye, which is a great song.

All in all I think without Big B's performance it would have been a much worse movie than it is.


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