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What the Law Will Do (1984)

Kanoon Kya Karega (original title)
Advocate Gautam Mehra lives in Bombay with his wife, Anju, and a daughter, Rakhsa. One day while returning from court he sees a woman being molested. He stops, phones the police, and then ... See full summary »


Mukul Anand


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Credited cast:
Suresh Oberoi ... Advocate Gautam Mehra
Deepti Naval ... Mrs. Anju Gautam Mehra
Iftekhar ... Police Commissioner Samant
Asha Sachdev ... Rajni - Bar Dancer
Danny Denzongpa ... Raghuvir Singh
Sharat Saxena ... Ex-Inspector Khurana
Shraddha Verma ... Rakhsa Gautam Verma (as Sharda)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Narrator
Arun Bakshi ... Lalchand's Advocate
Deepika Chikhalia ... Rani (as Deepika)
Arvind Deshpande ... Advocate Jaswant Lal
C.S. Dubey ... Pakdulal Mishra
T.P. Jain ... Lalchand
Col. Kapoor Col. Kapoor ... Anju's dad
Madhu Malhotra ... Champa


Advocate Gautam Mehra lives in Bombay with his wife, Anju, and a daughter, Rakhsa. One day while returning from court he sees a woman being molested. He stops, phones the police, and then tries to stop the molester, in vain, though as himself gets attacked and loses consciousness. But the police do arrive and arrest the molester. Raghuvir's attempts to convince Gautam to change his testimony are in vain. Gautam goes on to testify against Raghuvir Singh, and gets him sentenced to seven years rigorous prison. Six years later, Raghuvir re-enters the lives of the Mehras, and he is not going to disappear until he has had his vengeance against all three. Efforts to stop him through the police are in vain, as he has not committed any crime yet. The Mehras decide to re-locate to their farm house near a lake without notifying anyone. While they are being re-located Gautam finds out that it is not just Raghuvir who is out for vengeance - there is someone other than him who wants them dead. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This film was director mukul anand's first film as director and this film was a songless film. Salil chawdhry composed very good background music. See more »


Remake of Cape Fear (1962) See more »

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Mukul Anand's best movie
3 September 2005 | by ranganatheunnySee all my reviews

Forgive the remaking of Cape Fear but this happens to be late Mukul Anand's best movie directorial. "Agneepath" is too cheesy compared to this.

The best things about this movie is the cast...Danny Dengzongpa is one terrific dude when it comes to menacing roles. This guy with his perfect Hindi diction (unaccented, clear, clean and modulated) could put to shame some of the biggest orators of moviedom, despite his Sikkimese background. It is absolutely a treat to hear him in his baritone voice. Of course, terrific body, perfect body language and that super-confidence that he shows on screen in any movie...in short GREAT ACTOR. Mukul gave him a good role...that of a real bad guy without a trace of remorse even after committing a brutal rape...looking at his eyes dilate in glee upon his misdeed makes you despise him thoroughly! The same guy goes through a crash course in patience and sophistication during his incarceration in prison for the rape charge and he comes out as a suave criminal mind capable of causing enough anxiety in his nemesis' mind without stepping an inch out of legal limits. Here is where natural Danny's super confidence helps him sketch out the character of a menacing stalker. And this is where his perfect Hindi diction helps him establish his masked menace.

Suresh Oberoi never played a lead role before or after...but I must give it to this baritone-gifted actor for brining to justice the role of an upright lawyer with a family to protect. Suresh brought out the anguish of a stalked family-man perfectly. The scenes where he loses his normal poise and cool when confronting Danny are wonderful and convey the anguish of a person who knows he is being stalked by a criminal but cannot book him under any law.

This cat and mouse game between the Lawyer (who was a deposing eye-witness to Danny's crime) and the criminal comes to a fitting climax.

A small detour is seen in the story in the form of Deepti Naval as an estranged wife of Suresh Oberoi who re-unite after a long time just before the menace of a stalking Danny starts to disrupt their life. The friction between the couple somehow adds up to the grimness of the situation.

Overall this was a well made movie without much wastage of footage to mindless comedy, songs or tear-jerking emotions. Made in the times when these elements were primary ingredients to a movie, this one goes a whole yard ahead in terms of quality and finish. A good movie for collections.

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