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Shakthi: The Power (2002)

A couple visits the husband's family in India and finds itself in the middle of a fratricidal battle.



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Credited cast:
Jai Gidwani ...
Shekhar's mother
Dream Girl (as Aishwarya Rai)
Nandini's uncle
Nandini's uncle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shekhars sister
Chandrakant Gokhale
Special Appearance (as Prabhu Deva)


Settled in Canada, of Indian origin, Nandini and Shekhar live a fairly harmoniously and busy lifestyle with their young child. While Nandini has family in Canada, Shekhar has no one to call his own. Then one day there is breaking news of violence in India, and that's when Shekhar asks Nandini to accompany him to India as he fears that his parents may have been in killed. Nandini is shocked to find out that Shekhar does have family, but had never discussed this with her, nevertheless she accompanies him. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Shekhar's uncle and cousin, and it is then that this young couple learn that they have entered a war between the two families - a war that they and their child may not survive. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Story of a spirited woman whose child was taken away


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20 September 2002 (India)  »

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The Mother Of All Action Films : Riveting Till The End
8 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

To start with, I dislike violent movies and usually can not watch them.

This one was different. It was action packed till the very end with more than a reasonable dose of gore, but riveting nonetheless.

The story unfolds horrifyingly, more so when you realise that there are feudal pockets like this still remaining in some parts of India where 'rule of law' is not even a theoretical concept. Yes there is violence but the story line is interesting to the point that you just must keep watching to see what happens next. The interest factor is sustained so that one does not feel the movie is dragging unnecessarily.

Karishma Kapoor has superbly portrayed the terrified newly widowed mother. Nana Patekar does what he does best. Shahrukh Khan's black humour delivered effortlessly in the most natural way, is after all his trademark that has made him the actor he is. Deepti Naval did well. The little boy child actor was convincing, the cinematography was outstanding.

This is a violent movie, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.

For adults even those like me who do not care for violent movies, it is riveting and holds the interest right till the end. Do watch it.

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