Aakrosh (2010 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||Kumar Mangat|
|Written by||Robin Bhatt|
|Edited by||Arun Kumar|
|Distributed by||Big Screen Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.|
Zee Motion Pictures
|Budget||₹400 million (US$5.6 million)|
|Box office||₹182.5 million (US$2.5 million)|
Aakrosh is a 2010 Indian action thriller film directed by Priyadarshan. The film has Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal and Reema Sen in the lead roles. The film was produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak under the banner of Big Screen Entertainer. The soundtrack of the film has been composed by Pritam and the lyricist is Irshad Kamil. The film features cinematography by Thiru, the production design by Sabu Cyril and the editing by Arun Kumar. Tyag Rajan and R.P Yadav arranged and choreographed the action sequences of the film. The film is based on real happenings in the Indian state of Bihar. The film is plagiarised from the English film, Mississippi Burning.
Three friends from Delhi go missing in a small village – Jhanjhar. It's two months and there is no clue about their disappearance. The media and students movement demand action from the authorities. It's then that the government orders a Central Bureau of Investigation enquiry with officers Siddhant Chaturvedi (Akshaye Khanna) and Pratap Kumar (Ajay Devgan) to solve the case. They find it difficult to solve the case as the local police and other authorities are a part of Shool Sena, which is supported by the Home Minister and is responsible for illicit activities. Siddhant and Pratap also face Superintendent of police Ajatshatru Singh IPS (Paresh Rawal), a ruthless police officer who misuses his power. Not only that even the locals don't support the investigation.
It's with the help of Roshni (Amita Pathak) who is the daughter of the village head and also very wealthy, and Geeta (Bipasha Basu), who is Ajatshatru's wife and Pratap's former love, that the investigation moves ahead.
The truth behind the missing three friends is revealed by Geeta who witnessed the killing of these boys by a local politician helped by her husband.
This investigation is filled with many traps and thrills created by Ajatshatru and his colleagues. They try to destroy the name of CBI in number of ways. The duo also manage to get one of the criminals to believe that the shool sena is trying to kill him assuming him to be a mole, and that he had better become a government witness for their case. The criminal who intimidated was only guilty of burying the bodies.Things get worse when Ajatshatru comes to know about his wife Geeta helping CBI. He then beats Geeta brutally with his belt behind closed doors and leaves her hospitalized. Pratap, filled with anger, traps each of the criminals by hacking their respective phone's databases and capturing their illicit activities on CCTV cameras. When it is Ajatshatru's turn, Pratap cuts him with a sharp razor and beats him brutally and mercilessly in a salon behind closed doors. In the end all the criminals are sentenced to imprisonment. However the longest sentence doled out was only for 10 years and the lightest was for 3. Obviously justice is still blind because there was no sentence passed for the 300 villagers burned alive,the cruel beating of the wife, or the kidnap, abuse, and cutting of the tongue of Jhamunia.
But the story does not end there. As everyone is leaving the court, Siddhant slips a revolver into village woman Jhamunia's (Reema Sen) hands, with which she manages to kill all the culprits.
The film ends with Siddhant and Pratap bidding goodbye at the railway station, and Geeta running behind Pratap as he boards the train to leave, with Siddhant watching on.
- Ajay Devgan as Pratap Kumar
- Akshaye Khanna as Sidhant Chaturvedi
- Bipasha Basu as Geeta
- Reema Sen as Jhamunia
- Paresh Rawal as IPS Ajashatru Singh
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Pappu Tiwari
- Pankaj Tripathi as Kishore
- Ashraful Haq as Hukum Lal
- Swapnil Kiran as Deenu
- Mohit as Gautam
- Er. Abhishek Singh as Dhiresh
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||19 September 2010|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Pritam Chakraborty chronology|
All lyrics written by Irshad Kamil.
|Aakrosh (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Isak Se Meetha Kuch Bhi"||Ajay Jhingran, Kalpana Patowary||5:21|
|2.||"Sauda Hai Dil Ka Ye"||Anupam Amod||5:56|
|3.||"Man Ki Mat Pe Mat Chaliyo"||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan||4:15|
|4.||"Isak Se Meetha Kuch Bhi" (Dhol Mix)||Ajay Jhingran, Kalpana Patowary||5:19|
|5.||"Sasural Munia Rato Ko Piya"||Shreya Ghoshal||5:09|
|6.||"Ramkatha Ye Harlegi Sakal"||Sukhwinder Singh||5:00|
|7.||"Isak Se Meetha Kuch Bhi" (Remix Version)||Ajay Jhingran, Kalpana Patowary||4:33|
|8.||"Sauda Hai Dil Ka Ye" (Encore)||Javed Ali||5:54|
Awards and nominations
- Best Actor in a Negative Role – Paresh Rawal.
- 'Ramayana', 'Aakrosh' 'Knock(ed) Out' at box office
- Box Office 2010
- "Aakrosh - The burning of Jhanjhad".
- "Aakrosh Burning?".
- "Aakrosh (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-07.