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The Power (2002)

Shakthi: The Power (original title)
A couple visits the husband's family in India and finds itself in the middle of a fratricidal battle.

Director:

Krishna Vamsi

Writers:

Krishna Vamsi (screenplay), Kamal Pandey (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karisma Kapoor ... Nandini
Nana Patekar ... Narasimha
Sanjay Kapoor ... Shekhar
Jai Gidwani Jai Gidwani ... Raja
Shah Rukh Khan ... Jaisingh (Drifter)
Deepti Naval ... Shekhar's mother
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Dream Girl (as Aishwarya Rai)
Vijay Raaz ... Beeja
Tiku Talsania ... Nandini's uncle
Jaspal Bhatti ... Nandini's uncle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Prabhu Deva ... Special Appearance
Divya Dutta ... Shekhars sister
Chandrakant Gokhale Chandrakant Gokhale
Chris Ippolito ... Dancer
Prakash Raj
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Storyline

Settled in Canada, of Indian origin, Nandini and Shekhar live a fairly harmoniously and busy lifestyle with their young child. While Nandini has family in Canada, Shekhar has no one to call his own. Then one day there is breaking news of violence in India, and that's when Shekhar asks Nandini to accompany him to India as he fears that his parents may have been in killed. Nandini is shocked to find out that Shekhar does have family, but had never discussed this with her, nevertheless she accompanies him. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Shekhar's uncle and cousin, and it is then that this young couple learn that they have entered a war between the two families - a war that they and their child may not survive. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Story of a spirited woman whose child was taken away

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Official Sites:

Zootrope Films [France]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Power See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sridevi Productions See more »
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As the film was produced by Sridevi who was retired by then from acting and it was supposed to be her comeback film but she had to find a replacement when she found out that she was pregnant. See more »

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Version of Not Without My Daughter (1991) See more »

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Hum Tum Miley - II
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Both Karishma and Nana Patekar offers superb acting!
21 October 2008 | by akshayashivSee all my reviews

This is a movie that is worth watching for Nana and Karishma.Both have done a superb job.Karishma is in top form after giving great performances in Raja Hindustani,Dil To Pagal Hai,Biwi No 1 and Fiza.Karishma shows in every emotion and feeling.After Sridevi in Laadla i have never seen an heroine putting on such anger,emotion at the same time.This is her best performance.Nana is also excellent though he and Karishma goes over board at times.His dialog delivery is superb for no doubt with lots of gray shades.He gave a knock out performance in the climax.Though he is completely superb.The kid though is cute is passable.Deepti Naval is fine as the mother.Her confrontation with Nana in her final scenes is note worthy.Sanjay is passable.SRK is pathetic.His dialog delivery is incredibly pathetic and he hams.Though a fan of Shah Rukh myself.I felt that Salman Khan could have suited that Roley more because he is the bad guy of Bollywood.Tiku Taslania and Jaspal Bhatti are wasted

The movie is bloody but different.OK,i know there is a lot of screaming,yelling,vulgarity,over the top acting that you do want to fast forward.Some are sick through.i do feel like vomiting.Direction is great in some scenes but mediocre at the rest.Characterisations are powerful at times yet a little sketchy.Dialogs are passable.editing could be better.Camera work is average.Foreign locales are nice.the first few minutes are boring but once Shekhar hears the news the movie really becomes interesting

Songs are forgettable.The saving grace the catchy Ishq Kameena.

Sridevi has done a decent job.As a fan of Sridevi i request her to stop producing movies because she is average as a producer.Krishna Vamsi has done a decent job with this and so does Boney Kapoor.The movie title means power.It has some power but enough of them power it required.Give it a decent watch


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