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Madhav Verma (Om Puri) is a dedicated, honest, and diligent union representative. He represents the majority of the employees in an organization, which recognizes his union. However, there ... See full summary »

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Madhav Verma
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Chotelal
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Rustom Patel
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Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
VP Sarnaik
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Vijay Kashyap
Loveleen Mishra ...
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Laxman, Chotelal brother
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K.K. Raina
M.K. Raina
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Madhav Verma (Om Puri) is a dedicated, honest, and diligent union representative. He represents the majority of the employees in an organization, which recognizes his union. However, there is a rival in the shape and form of Rustom Patel (Naseeruddin Shah) who is attempting to break the union so as to establish his majority, through his henchman Krishnan (Gopi), and will not hesitate to stoop to any level to get what he wants. Chhotelal (Pankaj Kapoor) loses his legs in an accident, and must be hospitalized. Krishnan takes advantage of the situation and puts pressure on Chhotelal and his brothers (Achyut Potdar and Harish Patel) to enroll in his union, and he will get him a higher compensation package than his regular union. Madhav must use his utmost diligence and consistently uphold his principles as they will be put to a test before all logic gives way to violence, anarchy, apathy, and corruption. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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War of the Union Leaders
10 August 2011 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

After 'Ardh Satya', Nihalani reunites with Om Puri again in 'Aghaat'. This time the film tackles the issue of the exploitation of workers (in this case, factory workers) and how labour union groups battle each other in the name of supporting the labour force and how the employer takes advantage of it. This further leads to a web of corruption, bribery and even bloodshed. 'Aghaat' may not be among Nihalani's best, as the pacing is very slow especially in the beginning and certain sequences it feel repetitive, but Nihalani makes his point clear, highlighting the conflicts that is still existent. Yet again, Om Puri delivers a phenomenal performance. His character is similar to Anant Velankar (of 'Ardh Satya') who is also brought to face a dilemma that tests his principles. He is fairly well supported by his fellow castmates of which Rohini Hattangadi stands out as the factory's social worker.

Nihalani has presented an issue that has often been overlooked or used as a mere plot device in Bollywood films. The film wonderfully ends with a dialogue between Amrish Puri and Om Puri followed by a monologue delivered by the latter Puri. This is something the viewer will have to see himself/herself.


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