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This story revolves around Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri, a out-of-work actor, poor, and dependent on his father, who is heading for retirement. Malhar knows that he can act, very well indeed, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Nana Patekar ... Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri / Col. Latti
Madhuri Dixit ... Apoorva Choudhury
Mukul Dev ... Nihal Joshi
Ramya Krishnan ... Shalini / Sophia / Amina (as Ramya Krishna)
Johnny Lever ... Inspector Rahim Khan (as Johny Lever)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hemu Adhikari Hemu Adhikari ... Malhar's father
Maya Alagh Maya Alagh ... Mrs. Abhijeet Joshi
Paresh Bramhbhatt Paresh Bramhbhatt ... Mawali
N. Chandra ... Man by pay phone
Chandrakant Gokhale Chandrakant Gokhale ... Malhar's father
Gulzar ... Himself (presenting award)
Jagdeep ... Bagh Singh
Sanjay Mishra ... Kanchan (camera operator)
Kunickaa Sadanand ... Mrs. Chawla (as Kunika)
Parikshat Sahni ... Abhijeet Joshi
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This story revolves around Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri, a out-of-work actor, poor, and dependent on his father, who is heading for retirement. Malhar knows that he can act, very well indeed, all he needs is some encouragement, and some money. He gets neither. His father is abusive, and even gets physical with him openly in front of all the neighors, and even the neighborhood. Malhar loves a young lady named Apoorva Choudhury, but his affections are mis-applied, as Apoorva only regards him as a friend, and she loves Nihal Joshi, a Police Inspector. Frustrated at the lack of love and encouragement, Malhar takes recourse in an exercise, an exersise that will put him in direct confrontation with the law, as it starts with murder. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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11 December 1998 (India) See more »

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Brilliant movie
24 August 2016 | by craigssaleSee all my reviews

This is a hidden gem.I'm surprised i've never heard of this movie before. In none of the interviews has Madhuri Dixit ever mentioned about this movie being her favorite and i'm surprised, as the performances by Nana Patekar and Madhuri are outstanding.The plot is very unusual but as an Indian you can relate to the fact that our society puts an immense pressure on education and securing a job thereafter.As parents we do not encourage our child to take up his/her passion and end up pushing him/her to achieving some "regular" job that the society can appreciate.Not all kids can become something what parents want them to be and these are the few who are severely impacted,its like a tug of war in their minds trying to follow passion on one side and being pulled by societal pressure on the other. Nana has two passions in his life ,Theater and Madhuri, and how in the end he pours his feelings out for the love of his life while enacting it in the form of a play,his other love.The way the ending scene was taken is something i've never seen on Indian cinema.This movie is a cinematic genius..Hats off to the person who conceived this thought!and to the actors for delivering stellar performances


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