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Rakht movieposter.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar
Produced by Sunil Shetty
Written by Mahesh Manjrekar
Starring Bipasha Basu
Sanjay Dutt
Dino Morea
Sunil Shetty
Amrita Arora
Neha Dhupia
Music by Anand Raj Anand
Naresh Sharma
Cinematography Vijay Arora
Distributed by Popcorn Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • 3 September 2004 (2004-09-03)
Running time
162 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 11,200,000

Rakht (English: Blood) is a 2004 Indian supernatural horror film, written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. The film features Bipasha Basu in the lead role and also stars Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Dino Morea, Amrita Arora and Neha Dhupia.

The film is an unofficial remake of the 2000 Hollywood thriller, The Gift.


The story is about a young widow named Drishti Nair (Bipasha Basu). She is a psychic and has the gift of seeing into the future of anybody. After her break up with boyfriend Manav (Abhishek Bachchan) who truly loved her but had to move away to a different city, Drishti moves to a small remote village, where she meets Mohit (Sunil Shetty), an eccentric car mechanic who needs psychiatric treatment due to years of abuse at the hands of his father. Mohit has a crush on Drishti, which Drishti is unaware of. She performs the job of Tarot card reading to locals, one of her customers being Rhea Trehan (Neha Dhupia). Rhea is a young woman who is repeatedly beaten up by her husband Sunny (Dino Morea). Rhea pleads for help to Drishti, when Drishti agrees to help her. Until, Drishti's son coming home from school one day and is harassed by Sunny, who calls Drishti a witch.

Sunny also breaks into their house and threatens Drishti to stay out of Rhea's life. When Mohit investigates that Drishti is being troubled by Sunny, the two enter a violent confrontation. After the brawl, Sunny is seen nowhere near Drishti. Drishti is living happily, until one day, the daughter of Mayor Raja Bahadur Singh (Sharat Saxena), Natasha (Amrita Arora), suddenly goes missing. Her fiancé Rahul (Sanjay Dutt) comes to Drishti and asks her for her help to find Natasha. Since Rahul is Drishti's son's school principal, she accepts. Soon enough, Drishti sees a vision of Natasha hung to her death opposite a river. Drishti informs Rahul, and the police finally find Natasha's dead body.

On top of this, it turns out that Sunny owns the river opposite to Natasha's death place. Sunny is then arrested, and the case of Natasha's murder is handed to ACP Ranbir Singh (Rajat Bedi) who does not believe in Drishti's gift, and also believes that Sunny is innocent, and the actual murderer is still free. As a result, they must work together and figure out who is behind Natasha's murder and why.


Critical reception[edit]

The film released on 3 September 2004, and received mixed response from critics. However, managed to do average business at the box office.

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