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Salaakhen (1998)

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Kandivli-based Sachidanand Agnihotri is a honest school-teacher, who has always faced problems due to his honesty, first with Poornima School; then in a Government school, and now he has ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Vishal S. Agnihotri
Raveena Tandon ...
Neha G. Rao
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Sachidanand Agnihotri
Farida Jalal ...
Gayetri S. Agnihotri
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Deven Verma ...
Giri Rao
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Jaspal Rana
Mohan Joshi ...
Advocate Ashok Pradhan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kummy Dhillon ...
Nagesh J. Rana
Rammi Dhillon
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Badri
Harish Patel ...
Bhutaneshwar
Mahavir Shah ...
ACP Kamble
Subbiraj ...
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Kandivli-based Sachidanand Agnihotri is a honest school-teacher, who has always faced problems due to his honesty, first with Poornima School; then in a Government school, and now he has come forward to testify against the sexual assault and murder of a young woman from Worli. Sachidanand points an accusing finger at Nagesh, the son of prominent and influential Jaspal Rana. Sachidanand's family, which consists of his wife, Gayetri, and son, Vishal, attempt in vain to talk him out of testifying. The Police are forced to arrest Nagesh and hold him in a cell. Then the Police, headed by a corrupt Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kamble, attempt to intimidate Sachidanand and follow him everywhere on the pretext of protecting him. Sachidanand is literally driven out of his mind, and on the day of the testimony, Nagesh's lawyer, Ashok Pradhan, confuses him to such an extent that Sachidanand kills himself. Vishal, who is being held in prison for assaulting several policemen, breaks out, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Mind-Blowing!
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Salaakhen was just mind-blowing and kind of crazy. Sunny plays this simple guy, who is forced to take the law (as usual) in his own hands and goes beyond the limits to get justice after his father (Anupam Kher) is humiliated by a false conspiracy, which leads to suicide in court. From the point where Sunny is jailed and the rest of the film to the end (to the end) reminds you of Ghayal, especially because he is outraged by so much corruption in the law. The action occurred in the last 30 minutes of the movie (more would have helped). Amrish Puri is the greatest villain out there, but there is another 'baddy' responsible for the trouble (watch to find out who). This climax is long with a car chase and a short bus stunt. Overall, this movie may not be as great as Ziddi, but it is alright. Watch it for Sunny Deol!


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