A Bollywood actor-turned-producer faces marital and financial challenges.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Master Makrand ...
Mukri ...
Fisherman of the dogs
Jagan (Guest Appearance)
Akash Khurana ...
Doctor Anil - Ritesh's friend
Sarita Sethi ...
Guest Appearance
Production Manager (Guest Appearance)
Film Director
Subbiraj ...
Director of the school
Kamal Chopra ...
R.S. Chopra ...
Barrister Desai


Ritesh has established himself well as a movie actor and producer within the people of his community. But eventually his career starts fading and this has had a tremendous toll on his marriage life with his wife Pooja leaving him. With no aim left in life Ritesh takes to alcohol and is forced to sell all his possessions to compensate his dues taken as an actor. His only penchant for solute is his young son, Romi - who also won't be there for long as he is diagnose with cancer and does not have long to live. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Family





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4 September 1987 (India)  »

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Alas  »

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The theme music of Julie, was made into a song in Kaash, 'o yaara' It is said the story of kaash has been based on filmakers aruna and vikas. Actor mehmood played ' jinn ' in the film and mehmood and mahesh bhatt worked together for the first time. Mehmood also sang a song in this film for rajesh roshan, mehmood gave a break to rajesh roshan in kunwara baab. So when mehmood entered recording room after many years he was suprised to see the changes in the recording room. Anwar ali, mehmood's brother, and f.k.ratonsy, were the producers of kaash also they had produced the amitabh starer khud daar. After kaash the same proer with mahesh bhatt were to make another film Karzdaar with vinod khanna, sanjay dutt & jackie shroff, but then was shelved. See more »

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Pain of a father
6 February 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

The movie was not a success at box office but earned reviews due to the meticulous handling of the script by the director Mahesh Bhatt. Movies like Saraansh, Arth, Zakhm and Kaash make us feel the worthiness of this director. Story is quite sensitive, touching and touches your soul. Jackie has so brilliantly played the role of Ritesh that you actually feel the pain of the man who lost his wealth, fame and spouse and has to be prepared to loose the only hope of his life, his son. Unlike Akele Hum Akele Tum, the separation is not short lived but forever. The scene where the Doctor informs Jackie that his son is not gonna stay alive longer really pierces through your heart.

I would recommend to watch it on a quite evening. But be prepared to resist a woeful tale of a father torn apart with emotions.

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