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Pehchaan (1993)

A convict by the name of Yogi Shankar is accused of sexual molestation in court. The Judge Jagdish Verma who is responsible for passing Jogi's sentence is well aware of Jogi's behavior as ... See full summary »


Robin Bhatt




Credited cast:
Sunil Shetty ... Kunal Verma
Saif Ali Khan ... Karan Verma
Shilpa Shirodkar ... Seema
Madhoo ... Tina
Kiran Kumar ... Yogi Shankar
Raza Murad ... Judge Jagdish Verma
Beena Banerjee ... Urmilla Verma
Avtar Gill ... Veeru
Paintal ... Jyoti Prakash
Mahavir Shah ... Yogi's henchman
Bhushan Jeevan Bhushan Jeevan ... Yogi's henchman
Brij Gopal ... Yogi's Henchman
Deep Dhillon ... Police Inspector
Lalit Tiwari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suresh Bhagwat ... Jagdish Verma's assistant


A convict by the name of Yogi Shankar is accused of sexual molestation in court. The Judge Jagdish Verma who is responsible for passing Jogi's sentence is well aware of Jogi's behavior as he was once Jogi's defense advocate. With no hesitation Jagdish Verma grant a seven years period of rigorous punishment to Jogi despite his pleadings. The Judge family consists of his wife Urmilla, sons Kunal and Karan Verma; on completion of his seven years sentence Jogi is released from jail and abducts Urmilla, finds out that she is pregnant, ensures that she gives birth to a baby girl Tina and then kills her. On completion of eighteen years all the children have matured; Kunal and Karan manages the family's well-established business and also tend to there handicapped dad who is now paralyzed unable to move while Tina grows up to be a prostitute under Jogi's captivity. The entire Verma family including Jagdish is unaware of Tina and thus Jogi begins to blackmail them by placing Tina as there ... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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A movie named " Pehchaan" (2000) was being made and got shelved. Starring Nana Patekar as the villain, Milind Soman as the police officer and Twinkle Khanna. Directed by Sudhanshu Jha. See more »

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Suniel Shetty's first attempt at an image makeover
6 September 2020 | by nadkarnisumeetSee all my reviews

Pehchaan review :

Suniel Shetty's first attempt to break away from his maar dhaad wali image; Pehchaan turned out to be a semi hit in 1993 and is memorable today for Madhoo's assured performance and Saif's steamy bedroom number with Shilpa Shirodkar.

Suniel Anna and Saif are rich brothers whose dad Raza Murad had disowned his own wife Beena for falling prey to the lustful villain Kiran Kumar. In reality, Kiran Kumar had not touched Beena at all and it was just his "chaal" to teach Raza Murad a lesson.

Anyway, Anna realises one day that hooker Madhoo who is in Kiran Kumar's tutelage is none other than his blood sister. The rest of the film is about how and if at all, he gets her back.

Directed by Deepak Shivadasani, Pehchaan had some great songs composed by Anand Milind. "Tu mere dil mein rehti hai", "Sanam o sanam" and ofcourse the "Aankhon mein kya chehra tera" number which had Saif in bed with Shilpa Shirodkar. This song created a controversy when aired "as is" on Doordarshan and an edited version was later released on tv while the original sensuous item retained for the theatres.

I saw Pehchaan at Dadar's Kohinoor cinema with housefull crowd on its first Sunday. The film was quite good for the 90s and Sunil Anna's attempt at mature acting was noteworthy though not entirely successful. He came in to his own a couple of years later with JP Dutta's Border (1997)..

Regards, Sumeet Nadkarni.

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8 October 1993 (India) See more »

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