Movie poster for Naksha
|Directed by||Sachin Bajaj|
|Produced by||Akshay Bajaj|
|Written by||Milap Zaveri
|Narrated by||Anil Kapoor machaan pochaan|
|Edited by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Distributed by||Om Films Pvt. Ltd.|
|Release date(s)||8 September 2006|
|Running time||126 mins|
Youngster Vicky (Vivek Oberoi) lives with his mother (Navni Parihar). A lawyer shows up to speak with his mother about their father's old bungalow in the Uttarakhand hills. Vicky arrives at the bungalow and discovers a secret cache behind one of the photographs. And in the cache lies a replica of a map, made by his father who was once killed unlocking a mystery of treasure. Eventually some of his father's murderers discover Vicky, and abduct him. In the meantime, Vicky's mother visits the professor's first wife (Suhasini Mulay). The professor's son by this wife, Veer Malhotra (Sunny Deol), is a forest officer in Uttarakhand. Vicky's mother requests Veer's mother to seek Veer's assistance in finding Vicky and bringing him back. While thugs bring Vicky to Bali. As Bali is about to have Vicky executed, Veer drops in and rescues Vicky. Determined to obtain the map at any cost, Bali's men give chase to Vicky and Veer: the chase takes them through the dense jungles of Uttarakhand to the foothills of the Himalayas. They rescue Riya (Sameera Reddy) from a river rafting accident. Bali and his men capture Vicky and Veer, and slaughter the pygmies. Bali reveals that the map describes the location of a powerful device: the armour and ear rings of the mythical warrior Karna (of the Mahabharata). This armour will make the wearer invincible and all powerful. Vicky and Veer escape. Vicky and Veer arrive at the final destination, only to find that Bali has beaten them to it. Endowed with divine strength, the evil Bali easily overpowers Vicky and Veer and prepares to kill them. Vicky and Veer exploit the flaw to defeat Bali and restore the armour. They escape the temple just in time before it comes crashing down, thus sealing it off forever.
|Sunny Deol||Veer Malhotra|
|Vivek Oberoi||Vicky Malhotra|
Junta avoided the movie, primarily due to the showcasing of Vivek & Sam, as the leads; the semi-old guns still did the job - Sunny Boy & Jackie Man. Taking a closer look, ignoring the small little vices and the movie holds a charm.
The movie received extremely poor reviews by most critics. The film's flawed story and performances were especially criticized. The sets and action, however, drew praise. As Lala Amarnath would say, "Not Bad, Not Too Bad At All"
The film recovered its costs, despite being panned by the critics, which yet again proves the point that India is still a democracy, at least as far as the movies` go - majority wins.