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Thakshak (1999)

Nahar Singh's (Amrish Puri) fore-fathers and he have sworn to protect the family and heirs of powerful underworld don, Jodhabhai and his heirs for generations. Nahar would like his son, ... See full summary »

Director:

Govind Nihalani

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Govind Nihalani (screenplay), Govind Nihalani (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Ishaan Singh
Tabu ... Suman Dev
Amrish Puri ... Nahar Singh (Ishaan's father)
Rahul Bose ... Sunny
Govind Namdeo ... ACP Aslam Khan
Nethra Raghuraman Nethra Raghuraman ... Nishi (club dancer)
Vineet Kumar
Anupam Shyam ... Afzal
Atul Kumar Atul Kumar
A.K. Hangal ... Homeless teacher
Vihang Nayak Vihang Nayak
Kanti Madia Kanti Madia ... Narotam Mehta
Ravi Patwardhan
Khalid Mohamed Khalid Mohamed ... Mushtaq
Uttara Baokar Uttara Baokar ... Ishaan's Mother
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Storyline

Nahar Singh's (Amrish Puri) fore-fathers and he have sworn to protect the family and heirs of powerful underworld don, Jodhabhai and his heirs for generations. Nahar would like his son, Ishaan (Ajay Devgan) to continue this tradition, to which he is willing as he friendly with Jodhabhai's son, Sunny (Rahul Bose). Ishaan's vow begins to falter when he falls in love with Suman Dev (Tabu). Things gets even more complicated when Suman comes forward to testify that she witnessed Sunny's car being driven from the scene of a multiple homicide. Sunny finds this out and asks Ishaan to chose between him and Suman, and Ishaan choses Suman. Things escalate out of control when Nahar is killed; and Ishaan becomes a prime suspect in the multiple-family homicide. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 December 1999 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Production Co:

Udbhav Productions See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Govind Nihalani made this film as commercial but also kept his style of cinema while making this film and he kept proper balance and suceeded. See more »

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Underworld, Romance, Music- all packed in the same train
7 June 2012 | by varghesejuniorSee all my reviews

Thakshak is basically over 2 and a half hours of Drama + Romance + Music + Some action as topping .

The film is watchable but perhaps only once.

Story is about a local goon who works for an underworld don and owes allegiance to his wayward son as his father and the don would be friends. thus taking part in all the latter's illegal activities. Things take a turn when his loved ones and innocent people get affected and soon he has to battle his conscience and work.

The good - The acting , the storyline, the action sequences, the music

The bad- the film drags at many laces. They have tried to fit in as may song sequences as possible withing the time frame, so songs keep coming up between scenes when there is no "Indication" for them. And also the editing is not continuous and smooth. But this is an issue with MOST Bollywood films of the 90's.

Moral of this film : 1.Never join hands with criminals and outlaws. 2.Never try to advice or argue with alcoholics and drug addicts


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