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Grahan (2001)

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Widowed Chief Minister Jagdish Acharya lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his daughter, Sunita and son, Sanjay. One day he gets a phone call from the Police Commissioner, informing him ... See full summary »

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Advocate Jaggan 'Jaggu' Sinha
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Parvati 'Paro' Shastri
Anupama Verma ...
Sunita J. Acharya
Prasad Purandhare ...
Sanjay Jagdish Acharya
Raghuvaran ...
Advocate Raghu Sinha
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Parvati's husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anant Jog ...
Vidyarthi
Achyut Potdar ...
Chief Minister Jagdish Acharya
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Widowed Chief Minister Jagdish Acharya lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his daughter, Sunita and son, Sanjay. One day he gets a phone call from the Police Commissioner, informing him that a woman has filed a F.I.R. (First Information Report) of Rape against Sanjay. A shocked Jagdish, instructs the Police Commissioner to proceed according to law. Thereafter, while touring Jagdish has a heart attack and dies. Sunita is asked to be the new Chief Minister, which she accepts. After the funeral, the Police arrest Sanjay, hold him in a cell, and he is tried in Court. Sunita's boyfriend, Advocate Jaggan Sinha, whose brother, Raghu, is also a lawyer, represents Sanjay, examines the documentation, examines the witnesses as well as the complainant herself, and proves it before the Judge that the complaint was politically motivated by Journalist Vidyarthi, as the complainant, Parvati Shastri, did not exhibit any signs of rape nor was there any proof of her involvement with Sanjay, the Judge ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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It's all about Manisha
12 August 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Many films have been made and focused on rape victims. To say that this one is special would be like to say this one is the best of its kind. In fact, Grahan is heavily flawed and sadly enough, badly made. The film had been delayed for five years (!) until it finally saw the light of day. Even if it had been released at time, it would have been considered outdated. The film adds nothing new to its main issue. It tackles nothing. The main conflict of the film is a bit unrelated and not really wise: the lawyer is actually a relative of the rapist. The script is poor, and the scene in which the main protagonist gets revenge is almost pathetic. The ending too is, though quite a relieving catharsis, very unbelievable.

I appreciate the attempt though. I think Manisha Koirala tried her best in a role that is seemingly good. The rape scene (the film's first scene) is superbly acted by her. But her acting can't save a film like this and she ends up being unimpressive and at times unconvincing because of the poor script. Jackie also does his best, and he partly succeeds in portraying a man who is torn between family and professional responsibility. It's a sad film that comes to a surprising solution. I don't regret watching it, but I certainly won't watch it again.


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