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Raghavan Ghatge, a psychotic terrorist, and Manu Verma, the cop who tracks him down, shoot each other simultaneously, the result being that Raghavan's soul is transferred into Verma's body...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Insp. Manu Verma
Raveena Tandon ...
Raghavan Ghatge (as Manoj Bajpai)
Supriya Verma
K.K. Raina ...
Mahadevan Ghatge
Kamal Chopra ...
ACP Pradhan
Tanvi Azmi ...
Madhu Pradhan
Vineeth Kumar ...
Pramod Moutho ...
Justice Balwant Chaudhry (as Pramod Muthu)
Salim Ghouse ...
Blind Guru
Veerendra Saxena ...
Hanif Kasai (as Virendra Saxena)
Vijay Raaz ...
Yeda Yakub
Vrajesh Hirjee ...
Raw Officer 1
Raw Officer 2
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ...
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Aks is the story of a hunter and his prey. A cop and a killer. Aks is the story of Manu Verma and Raghuvan. The story begins in the heart of Budapest. The Indian Defence minister is on a routine foreign visit. He reveals the true details of his diplomatic trip to his head of Security Manu Verma by informing him about the floppy which has valuable information that could affect the very destiny of the nation. On the other hand Intelligence sources have revealed to Manu Verma that a lone assassin long feared for his ruthlessness has been paid to eliminate the Defence minister. The shadowy figure is called Raguhvan, Manu Verma reaches the Indian Defence Minister just moments too late to save him and finds the statesman in a pool of blood Raguhvan has struck and vanished into thin air. Now the hunter becomes the hunted as Manu Verma tries to find Raghuvan. When he does find him something unexpected happens, which changes both Manu and Raguhvan forever. Written by annonymous

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There is a stranger in your mirror


Thriller | Mystery


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13 July 2001 (India)  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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£46,312 (UK) (13 July 2001)


£46,312 (UK) (13 July 2001)

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra:  as a passerby in the climactic scene. See more »


Yeda Yakub can be seen blinking in the sauna, after Raghavan kills him. See more »


Insp. Manu Verma: Listen, you are not a bad man. You are a demon!
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References Justice Chowdhary (1982) See more »

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Brilliant Movie with A Brilliant Performance!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 October 2012 | by (Itahari,Nepal) – See all my reviews

Aks has a brilliant concept although inspired from Face Off and Fallen. The performance from Amitabh Bachchan is absolutely awesome.This is one of Amitabh's best performance. Manoj Bajpai has also delivered a great performance.Other actors are convincing in their roles. Although it is a great concept, it didn't perform well in the box office. There are two reasons behind it.

Firstly, most of the audience (at that time) didn't prefer dark movies or they were not exposed to non-commercial movies.Due to over-hyped actors such as Shah-Rukh who only play romantic or commercial characters except few movies. His movies such as Om Shanti Om, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ra One, and many more are so over-hyped that limits audience to taste different genres of movies because filmmakers used to fear to experiment in different genres. Producers didn't want to task risk in experimenting at a different concept of film making.Nowadays, the audience have started to try movies with different taste. That's why movies such as Kahaani, Barfi, Udaan etc. are performing really good at Box Office. Secondly,the length of the movie is too long. It is almost 3 hours long. If they had reduced it by 45-55 minutes, it would have done a better business.

Rakesh OmPraksh Mehra has done good job in his debut film.His Rang De Basanti was the best amongst his all movies.

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