Aakrosh – Movie Review

October 17, 2010

aakrosh 475x272 Cast: Paresh Rawal, Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu,Reema Sen, Pankaj Tripathi, Amita Pathak.
Director: Priyadarshan
Rating: 3star

Aakrosh is the movie with the social action and high drama. The film, based on social or rather Honor killings, is quite a mind boggling experience.

The film, a Priyadarshan serving, is devoid of any of the rom- com that he normally comes out with, as the name suggests, it is a film based on the cruel amalgamation of politics in the realms of society, so it is largely an issue based one.It is based in the Jhanjhar district of Bihar.

As the film begins with the missing of three youths, and the two officers Siddhant and Aditya, played by Akshaye Kumar and Ajay Devgn respectively, are sent to the area to investigate the matter, it tends to divulge many cruelties in the matrix of society, and also the fact that the police are invariably involved with the local politicians, thereby making life a complete hell for the common man.

The actors, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu, Reema Sen, Jaideep Ahlamat,Pankaj Tripathi,have all done wonderful jobs,and have enacted the characters played by them to the hilt. However, Paresh Rawal as the defiant cop,and Bipasha Basu as the battered wife have certainly done a job to leave a lasting impression on the audiences mind.

Actors Pankaj Tripathi and Jaideep Ahlamat have also surpassed with their performances.

The Honor killings, rampant in the interiors of the country, mostly have the women targeted by the men of the family, as the name of the family suffers due to their choice of a life partner from a different caste or religion. But Priyadarshan has beautifully shown that even men are targeted in these Honor killings in many parts.

The cinematography by Tirru S.is quite mind boggling,with some realistically shot sequences,and the dialogues by Aditya Dhar, are certainly full of zing,and has the power to make one think.

This film is surely a different take on by director Priyadarshan,and for those who really have a thing to delve deep into the existing scene in rural India, or even the urban in some cases, can just go and take up the impact of Aakrosh.

– Sampurn Wire

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