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Salaakhen (1998)

When an honest school teacher testifies in a rape case against a prominent businessman's son, he is psychologically tortured and forced to commit suicide. His young son then takes the law into his own hands in order to avenge his father.

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Credited cast:
... Vishal S. Agnihotri
... Neha G. Rao
... Sachidanand Agnihotri
... Gayetri S. Agnihotri
... Dancer / Singer
... Giri Rao
... Jaspal Rana
... Advocate Ashok Pradhan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kummy Dhillon ... Nagesh J. Rana
Rammi Dhillon
... Badri
... Bhutaneshwar
... ACP Kamble
Subbiraj ... Committee Member
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School-master, Sachidanand Agnihotri lives a middle-class life-style with his family consisting of his wife, Gayetri and son, Vishal. Sachidanand is honest to the core and thus he is unable to keep any permanent job as his honest policy is regarded as a liability. One day he witness Nagesh the son of a wealthy, influential and corrupt social worker, Jaspal Rana raping a female. His attempts to involve the police in this matter only leads to frustration; unable to witness the injustice done to his father Vishal decides to take a stand only to be thrown behind bars. The case is then call up in court and on the advice of advocate, Ashok Pradhan, Jaspal and his men decides to create such situations that Sachidanand find hard to comprehend which weakens him making him unable to explain things in the right manner; thus Pradhan is able to prove to the court that Sachidanand is mentally unfit - under intense pressure Sachidanand commit suicide. Vishal then escapes from prison with an ... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Guddu Dhanoa remade his own film Elaan 1994 with a few changes.Ironically in Elaan Amrish Puri played Anupam's role. See more »

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Mind-Blowing!
1 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Salaakhen was just mind-blowing and kind of crazy. Sunny plays this simple guy, who is forced to take the law (as usual) in his own hands and goes beyond the limits to get justice after his father (Anupam Kher) is humiliated by a false conspiracy, which leads to suicide in court. From the point where Sunny is jailed and the rest of the film to the end (to the end) reminds you of Ghayal, especially because he is outraged by so much corruption in the law. The action occurred in the last 30 minutes of the movie (more would have helped). Amrish Puri is the greatest villain out there, but there is another 'baddy' responsible for the trouble (watch to find out who). This climax is long with a car chase and a short bus stunt. Overall, this movie may not be as great as Ziddi, but it is alright. Watch it for Sunny Deol!


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