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Raakh (1989)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 21 April 1989 (India)
A poor, young man teams up with a burnt out cop to avenge the humiliation of his former girlfriend by a gang of goons.

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Aditya Bhattacharya, Nuzhat Khan (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Amir Hussein
Supriya Pathak ... Nita
Pankaj Kapur ... Inspector P.K
Jagdeep ... Ustad
Naina Balsaver Naina Balsaver ... Naina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmed Khan
Nuzhat Khan Nuzhat Khan
Santosh Sivan
Madhukar Toradmal Madhukar Toradmal ... Karmali Seth
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After witnessing the public humiliation & abuse of a female friend, a young man vows to avenge her by going after the hoodlums responsible. he is guided by a burnt out, cynical cop, who shows him the ropes as well as the realities of vigilante life. Written by ajmal hussain <ajji@nightmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashes to Ashes See more »

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Aditya Bhattacharya refused on many occasions to cut the film, he said that a single scene should not be removed from the film but after being conviced by the producer, he agreed to cut the film. The redux version of the film which was to release is the original edit of the film See more »

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Scar so deep, will the pain ever vanish?
7 July 2008 | by JahanpanahSee all my reviews

Raakh means ash; remains of an object that burns completely by fire The film features Aamir Khan as an avenger who cannot live with the fact that he was unable to prevent rape of his ex-girlfriend. An incident which happened right in front of him and he was partially responsible for the incident. Rest of the story is how he finds peace within. The film explores concepts of Indian society where weak and innocent are exploited and law enforcement is unfavourable for law abiding people. Also shows nature of people to accept any injustice done to them, more because even if they want to fight the fact that they are weak is their crime. Seems like the only way to justice is on the other side of law. Now it is already 2008 funny to say things haven't changed much in 20 years since release in 1988.


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