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Achanak (1973)

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A doctor must operate on a convicted murderer who is destined for the gallows. Running parallel to the medical drama are flashbacks to the events that led the highly-respected army officer to commit murder.

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Complete credited cast:
Vinod Khanna ...
Major Ranjeet Khanna
Om Shivpuri ...
Dr. Chaudhary
Lily Chakravarty ...
Pushpa Bakshi / Pushpa R. Khanna (as Lily Chakraborty)
Farida Jalal ...
Nurse Radha
Iftekhar ...
Colonel Bakshi
Kamaldeep ...
S.P. Gupta (as Kamal Deep)
Ravi Raaj ...
Baby Pinky ...
Baby girl in the train
Vimal Sahu ...
(as Inderjit)
Bihari Khare
Somender
Shridhar Naik
Vijay Sharma ...
Chottu
Asrani ...
Dr. Kailash
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Man in the train
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Dr. Chaudhary must perform multiple surgeries on Major Ranjeet Khanna, who was shot by the Police while trying to escape from custody after killing his wife, Pushpa, and her lover, Prakash. Chances of Ranjeet's recovery are very slim, if he does recover, he could end up mentally unstable or paralyzed. In the event he does recover, the medical staff's efforts would be in vain as he has already been found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film was partially inspired by the real life case of K.M. Nanavati, a respected officer in the Indian Navy who shot his wife's lover in 1959. The case received unprecedented media coverage. See more »

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References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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Gulzar As A Director At His Best
6 March 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Achanak Was Directed By Gulzar..It Was From The Early Days Of Gulzar As A Director...This Movie Loosely Based On Khwaja Ahmed Story The Thirteen Victim & The K M Nanavati 1959 Court Case...The Movie Revolves Around A Soldier And His Wife ...A Murder, Then Run & Chase Sequences ...The Script Is Quite Good Its Keeps Audience Always Guessing What's Next...Ending Is Quite Disappointing But There Was No Choice Either...As Per Bollywood Movie Standards It Was Obvious....Vinod Khanna Gives A Superb Performance...One Of The Best Movies Of His Career...Music Is One Of The Strong Aspect Of Gulzar Movies...But For Surprise There Is No Song In The Movie....Back Ground Music Is Good ...Script Is Good ...Farida Asrani, Om Shivpuri...Performances Are Well Written...The Screenplay Is Very Attractive ..Overall A Good Movie...One Of My Fav Gulzar Movies.


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