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
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Advocate Raghu Sinha
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
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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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Doesn't live up to expectations.

I have to admit that I was really looking forward to Grahan's release. The basic plot sounds good enough. Parvati (Manisha Koirala) is raped by some Chief Minister's son. He doesn't let her go until all her wounds are healed. When she does get away, she lodges a report against him, only to have his lawyer (Jackie Shroff) accuse her of being a whore. The CM's son gets away scot free while she's rejected by her fiance's family. What happens to her next is what form the basis of this film. This film had the potential to be a hit, but it focused too much on Manisha's "madness", thus neglecting her actual trauma. Her behaviour is unlike that of a rape victim. I wish the makers of this film had actually done some research before venturing to make this film. The songs really seem out of place and they're highly mediocre. Tamil films' Raghuravan is utterly waster in the role as Jackie's brother. This guy is too good an actor. They should have given his role more depth. Come to think of it, none of the characters are developed enough for the audience to relate to. I couldn't even sympathise with Parvati.

Grahan is a "could-have-been" kind of film. Watch it only for Manisha's acting.


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