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Aakrosh (1980)

| Crime, Drama, Music | 1980 (India)
A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife.

Director:

Govind Nihalani

Writers:

Satyadev Dubey (dialogue), Vijay Tendulkar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Advocate Bhaskar Kulkarni
Smita Patil ... Nagi
Amrish Puri ... Public Prosecutor Dushane
Om Puri ... Bhiku Lahanya
Mahesh Elkunchwar Mahesh Elkunchwar ... Social worker
Bhagyasri Kotnis Bhagyasri Kotnis ... Bhiku's sister
Arvind Deshpande ... Dr. Vasant M. Patil
Mohan Agashe ... Bhonsle (as Dr. Mohan Agashe)
Vinay Apte
Vihang Nayak Vihang Nayak
Achyut Potdar ... Forest Officer More
Madhukar Nayak Madhukar Nayak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arvind Arvind
Jaishree Jaishree
Reema Lagoo ... Lavhni dancer
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After working with his mentor and Public Prosecutor Dushane for many years, Advocate Bhaskar Kulkarni is assigned a legal aid case of Bhiku Lahanya, who is accused of brutally killing his wife, Nag, for disobeying him and refusing to have sex with other men. Bhiku remains silent when asked to plead guilty or otherwise. Bhaskar's efforts to get him to subsequently confide in him, prove in vain. Even when Bhaskar goes to talk to Bhiku's dad and sister, he is shunned. When he persists his window panes are broken, then one night he is attacked and knifed. He gets Police protection through the courts and persists with his questions - only to run into nothing but a wall of silence. Then he is contacted by a Social Worker who tells him what really happened. Before Bhaskar could do anything, the Social Worker goes missing, & Bhiku's dad passes away. When Bhiku is permitted to attend his funeral - this is where Bhiku will break his silence - a silence that will see him face another charge of ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Aakrosh....cry of the wounded.


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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1980 (India) See more »

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India

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A story of legally lawless land
7 May 2006 | by vjeet_aSee all my reviews

Aakrosh is perhaps the only movie after Sholey in which everything just is perfect. All actors are completely immersed in their roles. Unfortunately, in bollywood such movies don't get recognized and are often forgotten quickly. Although, Aakrosh managed to get 6 awards in film fare but that was it. TO my understanding Aakrosh is brilliantly directed movie. Naseeruddin's acting was in particular very impressive, but I do not discount other minor/major actors-they were are all perfect. Watch a distrust in the law at a tribal's face (Om Puri), watch a frustration of young idealist lawyer (Naseer), watch a confidence on seasoned lawyer (Ambrish Puri), watch a pain on destitute father and a sister. The movie ends in a very realistic manner and with a great message: in the land of law the truth is only what can be supported by evidence--rest are all lies or just words. Aakrosh has a only three songs and see the real street corner nautanki dance (Tu Aisa Mard...)--brilliantly done. A must watch movie and a text book for those who are learning to act or direct.


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