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Sagar Hussain lives a poor lifestyle in India. He relocates to Mumbai in order to better his prospects and finds work at a factory that only hires male employees. On his first day at work ... See full summary »

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Sagar Hussain
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Sameena Hussain
Prem Chopra ...
Public Prosecutor Anand Verma
Pratima Kazmi ...
Justice Jaya Reddy
Kader Khan ...
Advocate Ravi Vishnoi
Rajesh Puri ...
Advoate Apte
Sunil Rege
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Sagar Hussain lives a poor lifestyle in India. He relocates to Mumbai in order to better his prospects and finds work at a factory that only hires male employees. On his first day at work he observes all the workers leave their respective workplaces, go to an adjoining room to spy throw on a hole on a woman next door who is taking a bath. The next day he approaches the woman, Sabina, tells her of the intrusion to her privacy, but she mocks him. She does cover the hole, and then subsequently both Sagar and she fall in love and get married. Soon they become parents of three girls. Several years later Sameena approaches a Social Worker, Ambare, and tells him that Sagar has been sexually molesting her daughters for the last eight years. Appalled at this, Ambare informs the Police, Sagar is arrested, held in Central Jail as an Undertrial, and is to be produced before Justice Jaya Reddy, a Judge who has been known to sentence a man to jail for six months for merely throwing a peanut on a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Moving but weak
6 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

A real life story about a man accused of rape of his 3 daughters. Although some viewers might find the film too dark for their liking, but its worth the watch.

Rajpal Yadav playing the lead role is brilliant! If someone thought he was only good for comic roles, they need to watch this movie. Through minimalist dialogue, he acts with great expression, dark, mysterious, happy, in pain, fear - its a treat to watch.

The main female protagonist did some crazy acting too. Oldie Kader Khan is a classic while Prem Chopra is decent. I found one of the daughters pretty hot too.

Now the bad part - its the director's debut, so its a typical bollywood 90's directing. Slow start, overdone dialogues at times, few scenes going over the top, there are some flaws. No post-production happened, I guess cause of the low budget. If Mani Ratnam directed it, it could win a damn Oscar. Watch it!


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