Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Saaransh (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan
Arth (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil
Gangaajal (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician.

Director: Prakash Jha
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Gracy Singh, Mohan Joshi
Company (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala
Naajayaz (1995)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Police Inspector Jay Bakshi has been assigned the task of aprpehending gangsters affiliated to notorious criminal don, Raj Solanki. Assisting him in this task is his sweetheart, Inspector ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young man who despises his father's criminal profession, wants to live a peaceful life away from him but fate has some other plans.

Director: Sandesh Kohli
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Madhoo, Arif Khan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Bijay Anand
Raincoat (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

All he wanted was to see her just once. Manu was from a village in the backwoods. Neeru was the girl next door, his lost love.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Annu Kapoor
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh
Diljale (1996)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Captain Ranvir is assigned the task of apprehending two terrorists named Shaka and Dara. Upon arrival in the region, he meets with and falls in love with Radhika, the daughter of Rajasaheb,... See full summary »

Director: Harry Baweja
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sonali Bendre, Amrish Puri
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Runaway heiress in search of her beloved falls in love with another man on the way.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Aamir Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Anupam Kher
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle.

Director: Milan Luthria
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ajay
...
Mother
...
Sonia
...
Young Ajay
Akshay Anand ...
Anand
...
Isa
...
Jr. Inspector Pawar
...
Subodh Malgaonkar
Madan Jain ...
Anwar Hashmi
...
Gurdayal Singh
...
Sr. Inspector Yadav
Amardeep Jha
Namrata Dhamija ...
Raman's wife
Zafar Karachiwala
...
Raman Desai (as Nagarjuna)
Edit

Storyline

Mrs. Desai is a Bombay-based widow and lives with her singer son, Ajay, his pregnant wife Sonia, and a second son, Anand, who is currently involved in a right-wing organization run by Subodh Malgaonkar. Things take a turn for the worst when militants storm the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and demolish it. Anger runs high amongst the Muslim community which lead to riots, even in far-off Bombay. The Bombay police move quickly and a curfew is imposed in the more sensitive parts such as Mohammed Ali Road, Jogeshwari, and Dharavi. It is on this day that Mrs. Desai goes to offer prayers at her usual place of worship, and it is here that she will be attacked by militants, set ablaze, admitted to the Holy Family Hospital with more than 80% burns, and virtually no chance of surviving. Ajay must now deal with conflicts with Sonia, who wants to leave India, and re-locate to England, where she wants to give birth to her child without any constraints as to religion and caste, on one hand, and on ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 1998 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Wound  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was in the scripting stages, it was titled " Shireen". See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, Ajay is composing on a piano, but we hear no piano music, even when he "plays" a tune for his wife. See more »

Quotes

Ajay: NO religion of this world can stop a son for fulfilling his mother's last wish.
See more »

Soundtracks

"Hum Yahan Tum Yahan Dil Jawan
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by M.M. Keeravani
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

Celebrities with the Most Diwali Releases Ranked

Find out which Indian celebrity has starred in the most Hindi, Tamil or Telugu Diwali releases in the last 10 years. Have you seen these movies?

Check out the full list

User Reviews

 
A movie emotionally so strong it is sure gonna touch your heart in many ways.
6 June 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Zakhm is definitely the best creation by Mahesh Bhatt. The plot involves the communal tension of Mumbai during the riots.Pooja Bhatt, mother of Ajay Devgan is burnt alive by a Muslim mob and then we are taken into the flashback which reveals the dark side of Pooja Bhatt's and Ajay Devgan's past. The strength of Zakhm is its depiction of human sentiments and emotions which are portrayed so beautifully that it really hits you hard.

Performance wise the movie is amazing Ajay Devgan winning the prestigious National Award.Pooja Bhatt making a stunning come back Nagarjuna , Ashutosh Rana,Akshay Anand all delivers a strong performance.Master Kunal is the show stunner it is amazing to see such a strong performance by a child artist.

Music wise Zakhm is again a masterpiece the songs really adds more to the emotion and is very touching.

Overall Mahesh Bhatt gives his life's best and a movie which was surely among the best of 98


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.