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Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)

Governor Jaisingh Sinha is murdered and the needle of suspicion points towards his estranged son, Sahil Sinha who must prove his innocence.

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Jaisingh lives in India with his son, Sahil, who dislikes his father. Things only get worse between father and son, when Jaisingh wants him to get married to Sheetal, a woman he has chosen to be his daughter-in-law. But Sahil wants to marry another girl by the name of Isha, and no amount of pressure can get him to change his mind. Finally, an argument ensues between the two, with Jaisingh getting killed. The Police are summoned, they arrest Sahil, try him in the Indian courts, convict him, but instead of giving him the death sentence, they put him in jail for life. A defiant Sahil, who still maintains his innocence, finds a way to escape, with the authorities hot on his tail, and leading this chase is a senior policeman by the name of Udham Singh, who has never been known to fail in his job of apprehending runaways and other criminals. Written by Sonia

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The music used as background music in the scene where Om Puri raids the brothel was used once again. A few years later Rajiv RaI had a song called " Boom" in Asambhav. Rajiv used the background music of Gupt and turned it into a full fledge song. See more »

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Let me reveal the secret of gupt - it is not worth your time!
2 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

My gut instincts tell me that a Bobby Deol film is to be avoided at all costs but I still managed to get roped into watching Gupt – it does have Manisha and Kajol – two of the finest actresses of mainstream cinema. He is rich boy, childhood friends with a flunkey's daughter (Kajol) but the father prohibits a marriage between the two. Bobby is accused of murdering his father, lands up in jail, is busted out by his friend Manisha. Then he sets out on a quest to find the real killer – there are corrupt ministers, strange doctors, weird hoodlums, even a very suspicious mother. In the meantime the hero also romances Kajol for real, and Manisha in his or her dreams – I forget which, as it is all highly irrelevant.

This is a most boring and illogical film. Bobby cannot act to save his life, Manisha is wasted, and let no one tell you that the film showcases good acting by Kajol. Negative roles of note do not consist of a seemingly normal person suddenly turning psychotic and wielding a knife with a wild look. There is certainly a secret about Gupt – how on earth could two fine actresses act in such a trashy and illogical film, and why could they do nothing to salvage this travesty?


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