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Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)

Governor Jaisingh Sinha is murdered and the needle of suspicion points towards his estranged son, Sahil Sinha who must prove his innocence.

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Rajiv Rai

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Shabbir Boxwala (screenplay) (as Shabbir Boxwalla), Rajiv Rai (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Deol ... Sahil Sinha
Manisha Koirala ... Sheetal Choudhry
Kajol ... Isha Diwan
Prem Chopra ... Mantri
Raza Murad ... Lawyer Thanawala
Paresh Rawal ... Ishwar Diwan (Isha's dad)
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Insp. Neelkanth
Sharat Saxena ... Vilas Rao
Dalip Tahil ... Meghnath Choudhry (Sheetal's dad)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Dr. Gandhi
Om Puri ... Insp. Udham Singh
Raj Babbar ... Gov. Jaisingh Sinha
Mukesh Rishi ... Mantri's bodyguard
Tej Sapru ... Jailer
Harish Patel ... Phoolchand
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Storyline

Jaisingh lives in India with his son, Sahil, who dislikes his father. Things only get worse between father and son, when Jaisingh wants him to get married to Sheetal, a woman he has chosen to be his daughter-in-law. But Sahil wants to marry another girl by the name of Isha, and no amount of pressure can get him to change his mind. Finally, an argument ensues between the two, with Jaisingh getting killed. The Police are summoned, they arrest Sahil, try him in the Indian courts, convict him, but instead of giving him the death sentence, they put him in jail for life. A defiant Sahil, who still maintains his innocence, finds a way to escape, with the authorities hot on his tail, and leading this chase is a senior policeman by the name of Udham Singh, who has never been known to fail in his job of apprehending runaways and other criminals. Written by Sonia

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Тайна See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Self Conscience by Nas and Prodigee sampled Tubular Bells. This is same song sampled in Gupt title song. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Circus: Imagination Special (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Mere Khwaabon Mein Tu
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Viju Shah
Performed by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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What Hidden Truth?
26 November 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

It's been said that Rajiv Rai's 'Gupt' is one of the best whodunnit thrillers of Hindi cinema. I couldn't disagree more. It's below average. Actually scratch that, it's pretty bad. A lot of money has been spilled but the film is executed in a very amateur style. Should I start with the horrendous dialogue (although the ones between Manisha Koirala and Om Puri are quite amusing), the screechy background score, the childish writing and the monotonous cinematography. The dishum-dishum fight scenes are headache inducing. The movie hasn't dated well.

Now regarding the who's the killer factor, I thought that was quite obvious right when the first murder happens. It's a little puzzling that no one realized it. Just look at the killer's feet and notice the gait in the first scene. I was hoping there would be an extended catfight between Kajol and Manisha but alas. Anyway, the final chase sequence is fun to watch. Speaking of the two women, both perform well considering the material they were given (halfbaked characters). But more than that, Manisha Koirala's ultraglamorous image and Kajol's sizzling girl-next-door look ooze sex appeal. Om Puri delivers a sincere performance. Bobby Deol is terrible as is the rest of the cast.

Some heavy editing and rewriting is required. 'Gupt' could have easily done without an hour. Perhaps that would have made for even better viewing. I only watched this for the two beautiful leading women.


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