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Tahkhana (1986)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 12 December 1986 (India)
A dying Thakur Surjeet Singh bequeaths the entire estate to his son, Raghuvir, disowning the other, Dhurjan, the family's black sheep, who also indulges in black magic. The latter swears to... See full summary »

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... Rana (as Rana)
Hemant Birje ... Panna
Deepak
Sunil Dhawan ... Ram
Arti Gupta ... Aarti Singh
... Vijay
... Raghuvir Singh
Huma Khan ... Reena
... Shahkal Singh
Raj Kishore ... Raj Kishore - Waiter
Amarnath Mukherjee ... Maan Singh
Narendra Nath ... Dhurjan Singh
Rajendra Nath ... Zabardast - Chef
Tanuja Ramsay ... Mona
Kamran Rizvi ... Vijay
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A dying Thakur Surjeet Singh bequeaths the entire estate to his son, Raghuvir, disowning the other, Dhurjan, the family's black sheep, who also indulges in black magic. The latter swears to use magical powers to usurp the estate, and even arranges the abduction of Raghuvir's daughters, Sapna and Aarti. Mangal and his men manage to apprehend Dhurjan, imprison him in a dungeon, and rescue Aarti. However, they are unable to locate Sapna, and Raghuvir gets killed. Before dying, he informs Mangal that Sapna has one of two pieces of a locket around her neck, while the other is on Aarti's, and when joined together will reveal the location of a treasure buried in a dungeon. 20 years later, Aarti and her boyfriend, Vijay, along with several others, will attempt to unearth this treasure - not realizing that they not only face betrayal from one of their own, but will also release and fall prey to an ageless and indestructible entity. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film's lead actor Kamran Rizvi was murdered by his cousin due to a family dispute in May 31,1990. When Kamran was a little boy, his father divorced his mother to marry the sister of Farha and Tabu's mother. Farha and Tabu's mother's sister ( Kamran's new step mother) had another sister who was a widow. That widow had two children. A son named Zulfikar and daughter named Yasmin. Kamran Rizvi's father migrated to Canada with his new wife and invited his new wife's widow sister to visit them. It was then Kamran's father proposed marriage his wife's sister. Being a Muslim he could have two wives. Her children Zulfikar and Yasmin were in shock and angry at this news. It was reported that Yasmin attempted to overdose on pills. Zulfikar was known to be a hooligan and had a very violent temper. He went to Kamran to ask him to talk to his father to stop the proposed marriage. Kamran stated he had no control on the situation. Finally the straw that broke the camels back was when Zulfikar's mother returned from Canada.. married to Kamran's father. Zulfikar went to receive his mother at the airport. He dropped her off at the hospital where his sister Yasmin was recovering and went straight to meet Kamran Rizvi with a knife. This is when Zulfikar stabbed Kamran Rizvi outside his house, after a huge heated argument. He threw the knife and attempted to flee to Hyderabad with his mother and sister. He was apprehended by the police shortly after the incident. See more »

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Silsila Yeh Pyaar Ka Hai
Lyrics by Kafil Azar
Composed by Ajit Singh
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Nothing more than a damp squib!
20 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Recently I watched 'Tahkhana' and would like pass my opinion about the same. 'Tahkhana' means 'dungeon' and that's the resting place of a pale-eyed, swollen-n-rotten-faced monster. The storyline is weak, with several unwanted characters that torment the viewers brutally. Then their are hopeless stars like Rajindernath and Huma Khan, who fail to create an oasis in this far stretched desert. The movie could have been better if it were lessened by an hour. Unfortunately, during 80's it was a custom to make long movies and all the movie-makers were concerned more about time than viewer's patience. Kamran Rizvi has failed as a hero as most of the times he relies on his sidekick Hemant Birje to face the enemies.

Since many sub-plots are interlaced, they all tend to kill the real spirit of movie. For example, the plot of Kamran Rizvi and Aarti Gupta, Hemant Birje and Priti Sapru, Imtiaz Khan and his confederates, The story of two sisters who separated during childhood, Imtiaz Khan's rape story, and Punit Issar and his plot. So where are we heading? There is virtually no space left for horror and the monster seems to be the most wanted character all the times. When the movie started I began giggling but as the movie progressed my giggles turned into loud hysterical laughter. Believe me, if you haven't watched it yet, you're lucky. There is nothing in the movie that has the ability to impress the viewers. Some dialog deliveries seem very foolish and comedic spell by Rajindernath is torturous to its best.

The star cast is mostly borrowed from other Ramsay hits but they weren't any better than puppets performing at the stale and awkward story line. I would give this flick 4/10, and those 4 points totally go to the monster.


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