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Police Inspector Ram Yadav (Akshay Kumar) is a honest, handsome, and incorruptible young man. He lives with his sister-in-law, Shakuntala (Shashi Sharma), and elder brother, Raj (Anil ... See full summary »

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Inspector Ram Yadav
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Pooja
Mohnish Bahl ...
Janardan (Appa Rao's son)
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Appa Rao
Anil Dhawan ...
Raj Yadav (Ram's brother)
Shashi Sharma ...
Akshay Kumar's Sister-in-law
Ranjeet ...
Police Commissioner
Kader Khan ...
Khan Hindustani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rana Jung Bahadur
Akbar Bakshi
Ajay Chadha
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Mulchand, Compounder
Shubha Khote ...
School Principal
Guddi Maruti ...
Lajjoo
Anil Nagrath
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Police Inspector Ram Yadav (Akshay Kumar) is a honest, handsome, and incorruptible young man. He lives with his sister-in-law, Shakuntala (Shashi Sharma), and elder brother, Raj (Anil Dhawan). A lovely yet petty thief, Pooja (Sonali Bendre) admires Ram so much that she moves in to his house in the guise of a maid-servant, and eventually claims that she is to bear his child. Ram, unable to handle this, agrees to marry her. His duties and investigation lead him to suspect the renowed and influential Appa Rao (Amrish Puri). Appa Rao is engraged at Ram, and watches and waits for an opportunity to strike back at him. Janardan (Mohnish Behl), Appa Rao's spoiled and way-ward son, initially attempts to pick up a college-girl, when she refuses and humiliates him publicly, he retaliates by setting her on fire in broad daylight, in front of several college students. No one is bold enough to stop Janardan, nor even attempt to save the girl. When Ram finds out, he immediately arrests Janardan and ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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1997 worst year for Akki
31 May 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Akshay Kumar is a decent actor and no I will not deny this even if he has acted in some of the worst Bollywood films ever. It was the 1997-1999 period that was his worst where his films came and all of them proved to be nothing but back to back failures. The worst part is that some of these films were not even worth watching, I can't believe Akki signed such movies without even thinking how crap the movie could turn out to be.

Taarazu is another crap film from 1997 where Akki plays either a cop, a reformed thug, or a good for nothing in the disaster Lahoo Ke Do Rang. Taarazu has him playing a cop and honestly, Akki does good as the cop though he has done it so much now. His best cop acts were from Aan: Men at Work, Mohra, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sapoot, Rowdy Rathore, Khakee, and even the most recent Khiladi 786. However, Taarazu falls into one of his worst cop actors ever. In Daava too, he just hams and completely hams. However, in that film the story is better executed and Akki does better sort of. However, this film is crass from every single aspect. The story is not worthy of even being labeled as an average. The typical story as I mentioned in many of my reviews I don't mind it. However, the problem is that if the handling, the performances, the songs, everything is not up to mark, the movie is considered a piece of crap. In this case, Taarazu fits along with this statement.

The movie has no absolute story, it is about an honest cop Ram Yadav who lives with his brother and sister in law. They as well as their son gets killed by the villain Appa Rao and his gang of villains which include his son Jannardan. The reason why Appa Rao does this is because he is sick of Ram always intruding in their illegal business. In a typical police story this is what always happens. The police officer harms the villains and their illegal activities. Lots of family drama, comedy happens in the first half, the second half is when the hero's family is killed and he is jailed or left for dead. He then seeks revenge and kills all the villains and in this process he may loose his life. However, these typical movies are good when their handling is good. Taarazu fails to even do this properly. If the handling was decent, the film would be better.

Direction by Vimal Kumar is crass, he gives his worst film ever. This is probably one of his few directional ventures and it is proved that not all assistant directors can give good directional ventures.

Performances are okay. Akshay Kumar as Ram Yadav does his typical overacting comedy in the first half and some solid dialogs. After which he is harmed, and then he takes his revenge in style. However, the movie is so crass that this style gets quite boring as the editing and logic even in the culmination and post interval portions is completely missing. Sonali Bendre in her only film where she is paired with Akshay does OK. She is again mainly used as a romantic and comic prop. She does a fair job. Amrish Puri as Appa Rao gives one of his worst villainy acts ever, he overacts quite a lot. Monish Behl as the villain's son Jannardhan gives a crass performance. On the whole, the performances disappoint.

IMDb doesn't allow the vote of giving no stars but this film even if that option was enables deserves a start for having a few good action scenes.

However, for the most part, Taarazu is a must avoid garbage flick with lots of horrendous overacting and a stupid good for nothing lousy story. Akshay Kumar you are the only reason I saw this film and I must say, if I wasn't a good fan of yours, I would have never seen such a lousy garbage film.


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