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

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Ajay
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Mother
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Sonia
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Young Ajay
Akshay Anand ...
Anand
Avtar Gill ...
Isa
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Jr. Inspector Pawar
Ashutosh Rana ...
Subodh Malgaonkar
Madan Jain ...
Anwar Hashmi
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Gurdayal Singh
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Sr. Inspector Yadav
Amardeep Jha
Namrata Dhamija ...
Raman's wife
Zafar Karachiwala
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Raman Desai (as Nagarjuna)
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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)

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Based on Mahesh Bhatt's own tragic life and the relationship he shared with his mother. See more »

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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 »

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Ajay: NO religion of this world can stop a son for fulfilling his mother's last wish.
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"Hum Yahan Tum Yahan Dil Jawan
Performed by Kumar Sanu
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by M.M. Keeravani
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How much do you love your mother ????
7 October 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie was released in the year 1998 .... 6 years after 1992 Babri Mosque demolition leading to massive communal riots all over India. 'Zakhm' is actually a movie depicting the heart-wrenching relationship of a mother and her son. In this movie, the lead actor Ajay Devgan has given one of the best performances of his life. It was one of the reasons why he was honored with 1999 National Award for the best performance in a leading role.

In this film two stories are executed in parallel each depicting the past and present life of the lead actor. In the past life it has been shown how he and his mother face social stigma due to various social, religious and ethical beliefs and in present both reluctantly become the part of 1992 communal riots because of Babri Mosque demolition.

These riots were mostly politically motivated and it has also been shown in this film. The producer and director of this film himself claimed that the story of this film is inspired by a real life story and by his efforts he has justified the same.

Watch this film. It is undoubtedly one of the best films ever made. A solid 10 out of 10. Strongly recommended....


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