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Release poster
Directed by Ramesh Sippy
Produced by Mushir - Riaz
Written by Salim Khan
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Amrita Singh
Jackie Shroff
Meenakshi Seshadri
Aditya Pancholi
Shashi Kapoor
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Distributed by M.R. Productions
Release date
8 November 1991
Running time
165 mins
Language Hindi

Akayla (English: Lonely) is a 1991 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by the Mushir - Riaz duo. It was the fourth film collaboration of Ramesh Sippy and Amitabh Bachchan after Sholay (1975), Shaan (1980) and Shakti (1982). Although their previous films were successful at the box office, Akayla did not do as well as expected.[1] The story was written by Salim Khan. The film had the famous fictional Ram Pyari car, originally a customized Volkswagen Beetle.


Inspector Vijay Verma (Amitabh Bachchan) is a very lonely cop whose only family is a younger brother Ajay Verma (Aditya Pancholi) who is studying abroad. He also has two good friends Shekhar (Jackie Shroff) and Seema (Meenakshi Seshadri). One day when he arrests the criminal mastermind Tony Briganza (Keith Stevenson), he is shocked when Tony is released from police custody because his corrupt lawyer shows the court a videotape showing him at a completely different place so therefore he couldn't have committed the crime. From this day on they become enemies and Vijay is hot on Tony's trail every time he commits a crime.

One day while watching a film called Seeta Aur Geeta, he realises that two people can be at different places at the same time if they are twins. He realises that Tony has a twin brother called Jojo who covers for him each time he commits a crime so he can get away with it easily. He successfully gets Tony arrested and put in prison. However Tony escapes and hides out at the house of Shekhar and Seema. When Shekhar realises that Tony and Jojo are wanted criminals, he tries to contact Vijay. But Tony and Jojo find out and kill Shekhar and Seema. Vijay is devastated by the loss of his two best friends and is comforted by nightclub dancer Sapna (Amrita Singh) whom he falls in love with. After the death of his friends, he finds out Tony and Jojo now have his brother Ajay on their hit list so he sets out trying to stop them. However, the police commissioner (Shashi Kapoor) warns him not to take the law into his hands.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Kehti Hai Duniya" Alka Yagnik
2 "Mujhe Aaj Kuch Na Kehna" Sudesh Bhosle, Alka Yagnik
3 "Chal Chal Ri Chal" Sudesh Bhosle
4 "Aag Lag Jaaye" Mohammad Aziz, Manhar Udhas, Alka Yagnik
5 "Jeene Walon" Sudesh Bhosle


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