MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,733 this week

Aankhen (2002)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 4,030 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 6 critic

Vijay Singh Rajput (Amitabh Bachchan) is a quirky manager of Vilasrao Jefferson Bank. He is extremely strict at work and believes in pushing his workers to the limit. This means that his ... See full summary »

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 06 Apr 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 27 Oct 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 19 Oct 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 14 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Aankhen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Aankhen (2002)

Aankhen (2002) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Aankhen.
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mohra (1994)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Journalist Roma Singh is the daughter of a jailer. While taking a tour of the jail, she is molested by some of the inmates, and an inmate, Vishal Agnihotri comes to her assistance. She ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Rai
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges a marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home, laughing off family members' warnings of ghostly goings-on in the ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel
Khiladi 420 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Wealthy, world-wide business-man Shyam Prasad Bharadwaj would like to get his only daughter, Rittu marry to his business-partner Dev Kumar Malhotra. But what Shyam is unaware of is Dev is ... See full summary »

Director: Neeraj Vora
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mahima Chaudhry, Antara Mali
Garam Masala (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Shyam and Makarand work as photographers in a commercial advertising agency. Both of them like to fool around with women, even though Makarand is engaged to be married to a doctor named ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal
Heyy Babyy (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Aarush, Ali and Tanmay wake up to find a baby left outside their door.

Director: Sajid Khan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan
Khatta Meetha (2010)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A seemingly corrupt petty contractor faces challenges from the local municipality, his family, his employees, as well as a former girlfriend and her family.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Raajpal Yadav, Asrani
Dhadkan (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother... See full summary »

Director: Dharmesh Darshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Sunil Shetty
Khiladi (1992)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sameer, fast at losing his temper is re-located to Goa where he falls in love with Rani. But Sameer's new roommate Sunny, has some plans of his own.

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Babu Rao, Raju and Shyam, are living happily after having risen from rags to riches. Still, money brings the joy of riches and with it the greed to make more money - and so, with a don as an unknowing investor, Raju initiates a new game.

Director: Neeraj Vora
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal
Jaanwar (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Sultan (Shakti Kapoor) adopted an orphan and named him Badshah (Akshay Kumar). Badshah grows up to be a criminal and his life was made difficult by Inspector Pradhan (Ashish Vidyarthi). ... See full summary »

Director: Suneel Darshan
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vijay Singh Rajput
...
Vishwas Prajapati
Sushmita Sen ...
Neha Srivastav
...
Arjun Verma
Paresh Rawal ...
Ilias
Aditya Pancholi ...
Police Inspector (as Aditya Panscholi)
Bipasha Basu ...
Raina (Special Appearance)
...
Dancer ('Chalka Chalka')
Ajit Vachani ...
Mr. Bhandari (as Ajit Vachchhani)
Arun Bali
Daya Shankar Pandey ...
Taxi driver (as Dayashankar Pande)
Paresh Ganatra
Depesh Shah
Malvika Singh ...
Delnaz
Ashok Banthia ...
(as Ashok Bhantia)
Edit

Storyline

Vijay Singh Rajput (Amitabh Bachchan) is a quirky manager of Vilasrao Jefferson Bank. He is extremely strict at work and believes in pushing his workers to the limit. This means that his superiors hold him in high regard for his unblemished reputation and excellent track record. But things go terribly wrong for the honest bank manager when he finds one of his own employees trying to con the customers. At this, he loses his temper and gets physical with the employee. This doesn't go down well with his superiors and they decide that Rajput is now a liability to the bank and they sack him. Amitabh can't believe the Board of Directors and his mind is filled with revenge and what better revenge than robbing the bank himself, ironic as it may sound. He decides that he must think of a plan that will hit the bank where it hurts the most - in its safe where all the money is kept. Rajput blackmails Neha (Sushmita Sen) to use her professional skills to help his plan, to train three blind men to ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A dangerous game is about to begin


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 2002 (India)  »

Also Known As:

All the Best  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of Vipul Shah. See more »

Goofs

Vijay Rajput no doubt has some sort of psychological problem, but it is definitely not schizophrenia. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Loot (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Game worth Watching
17 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Aankhen, A Dangerous Game is a film worth watching just for the superb acting. Starring Amithabh Bachan, Akshay Kumar, Shushmita Sen, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal is a great noteworthy cast. The Big B excels himself playing the shizophrenic bank manager, who after getting the sack from his beloved bank decides to seek revenge by carrying out a bank robbery. His performance is electrifying,(very DeNiro like) even when he is not talking his expressions tell it all. Aside from his acting the guy looks great too, not totally reinventing himself but the last shot of him leaves you thinking whether that was just Amithabh Bachan ( or Ali G)

Akshay Kumar as Vishwas performs great but mainly because his character is more developed than that of Arjun Rampal. Akshay plays one of the blind men with a a twist, he has a sixth sense. At first this seemed absurd but it provided a reason for the great scenes between Akshay and Amithabh Bachan so it could possibly be excused by the audience.

Arjun's performance is somewhat overshadowed by the rest of the cast. His character Arjun provides the subtle love story developing with Shushmita Sen. Arjun looked great although it can be criticised that he and Akshay looked too good to be blind men, but the movie is very much in this century, where not every blind person is seen as poor, although Paresh was given that role for good measure. Paresh Rawal as Ilias gives an outstanding performance. In Aankhen he is given the opportunity to shine whereas in many of his past films, he is the same old villain or the joker who is only there to provide the laughs. Ok so the latter point may be true in this film too but here it is the relationship between the three blind men that give it its subtle humour, allowing the audience to relate to the characters.

Shushmita Sen plays Neha the schoolteacher who is there to train the blind men. Not only does she look great on screen without the skimpy dresses but also her ability to carry out the role has to be her greatest performance so far. Although she does nothing outstanding in the movie that will leave you in awe of her, her acting throughout the whole film is consistent and you are left with no doubt of her brilliant performance.

The script is great and deserves a round of applause, the debut from the director has proved that he is one to look out for. The climax to the film is thrilling and makes sure that everything comes out completely intact without any details left out. Although it has to be said that although the ending is different it does leave the viewer unsatisfied.The music is not upto scratch and could have been improved.

Overall if you've watched Oceans Eleven this could be said to be the Hindi version. A must watch for any movie goer. If you want to see something different from Bollywood this is the one, hopefully more great story lines are to come abt, (heard Company is a good one to watch out for.

This is one Game that should not be Missed!!!


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Aankhen 2 Rahul3z
First Bollywood remake? agnilahiri
Blind Rage punditz
must watch movie manishsahuimpulse-92574
Discuss Aankhen (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?