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Kafil Azar (dialogue)
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12 December 1986 (India) See more »
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Rana Jung Bahadur ... Rana (as Rana)
Hemant Birje ... Panna
Sunil Dhawan ... Ram
Arti Gupta ... Aarti Singh
Puneet Issar ... Vijay
Trilok Kapoor ... Raghuvir Singh
Huma Khan ... Reena
Imtiaz Khan ... Shahkal Singh
Raj Kishore ... Raj Kishore - Waiter
Amarnath Mukherjee ... Maan Singh
Narendra Nath ... Dhurjan Singh
Rajendra Nath ... Zabardast - Chef
Tanuja Ramsay ... Mona
Kamran Rizvi ... Vijay
Sanjiva ... Sanjiva (as Sanjiva)
Shamsuddin (as Shamshudin)
Sheetal ... Sapna Singh
Bhushan Tiwari ... Mangal
Priti Sapru Walia ... Heera (as Preeti Sapru)

Directed by
Shyam Ramsay 
Tulsi Ramsay 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.K. Ahuja  story
Kafil Azar  dialogue (as Kafeel Azar)
Arjun Ramsay  screenplay
Yogesh  dialogue

Produced by
Gangu Ramsay .... producer
Tulsi Ramsay .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ajit Singh (music)
Cinematography by
Gangu Ramsay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Venkatesh Naik 
Arjun Ramsay 
Art Direction by
Anjani Tiwari 
Costume Design by
Mani J. Rabadi  (as Mani Rabadi)
Makeup Department
Veena Chellaramani .... hair stylist
Pijus Kanti Roy .... assistant makeup artist (as Pijus Roy)
Srinivasa Roy .... makeup artist (as Sri Nivas Roy)
Suresh .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ajay .... assistant director
Shishir Mukherjee .... assistant director (as Shishir Mukerjee)
Arjun Ramsay .... associate director
Chander Ramsay .... chief assistant director
Sound Department
Robin Chatterjee .... sound re-recordist (as Robin Chatteree)
Suresh Kathuria .... sound re-recordist
Navin Shah .... assistant sound
Special Effects by
N.V. Pai .... opticals
Gulab Rao .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Shaukat B. Babasaheb .... assistant camera (as Shaukat Baba Saheb)
Vijay More .... assistant camera
Hemant Sharma .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sayed Ahmed .... wardrobe (as Sayed)
Mukesh D. Upadhyaya .... wardrobe (as Mukesh)
Editorial Department
A.R. Bhate .... color consultant: Famous Cine Lab & Studios Ltd.
Vijay Kamal .... assistant editor
Sudhakar L. Shetty .... assistant editor
Music Department
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer (uncredited)
Dilraj Kaur .... playback singer (uncredited)
Amit Kumar .... playback singer (uncredited)
Anuradha Paudwal .... playback singer (uncredited)
Poornima .... playback singer (uncredited)
Sushma Shreshta .... playback singer (uncredited)
Other crew
Ravindra V. Chougule .... accountant (as R.V. Choughule)
Babu Kirti .... junior artists supplier
Kiran Kumar .... choreographer
Arjun Mulchandani .... production controller
Prakash Pange .... public relations officer
F.U. Ramsay .... presenter
Ravi .... publicity designer
Sunil Rohra .... legal advisor

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Additional Details

117 min
Sound Mix:
India:A | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

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Nothing more than a damp squib!, 20 March 2011
Author: khayaal_e_yaar from Port Blair

Recently I watched 'Tahkhana' and would like pass my opinion about the same. 'Tahkhana' means 'dungeon' and that's the resting place of a pale-eyed, swollen-n-rotten-faced monster. The storyline is weak, with several unwanted characters that torment the viewers brutally. Then their are hopeless stars like Rajindernath and Huma Khan, who fail to create an oasis in this far stretched desert. The movie could have been better if it were lessened by an hour. Unfortunately, during 80's it was a custom to make long movies and all the movie-makers were concerned more about time than viewer's patience. Kamran Rizvi has failed as a hero as most of the times he relies on his sidekick Hemant Birje to face the enemies.

Since many sub-plots are interlaced, they all tend to kill the real spirit of movie. For example, the plot of Kamran Rizvi and Aarti Gupta, Hemant Birje and Priti Sapru, Imtiaz Khan and his confederates, The story of two sisters who separated during childhood, Imtiaz Khan's rape story, and Punit Issar and his plot. So where are we heading? There is virtually no space left for horror and the monster seems to be the most wanted character all the times. When the movie started I began giggling but as the movie progressed my giggles turned into loud hysterical laughter. Believe me, if you haven't watched it yet, you're lucky. There is nothing in the movie that has the ability to impress the viewers. Some dialog deliveries seem very foolish and comedic spell by Rajindernath is torturous to its best.

The star cast is mostly borrowed from other Ramsay hits but they weren't any better than puppets performing at the stale and awkward story line. I would give this flick 4/10, and those 4 points totally go to the monster.

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