Aks (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Produced by Amitabh Bachchan
Jhamu Sughand
Written by Rensil D'Silva
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Kamlesh Pandey
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Raveena Tandon
Manoj Bajpai
Nandita Das
Music by Anu Malik
Ranjit Barot
Cinematography Kiran Deohans
Edited by P.S. Bharthi
Distributed by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited
Release dates
  • 13 July 2001 (2001-07-13)
Running time
184 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Aks (Hindi: अक्स, English: The Reflection) is a 2001 Indian Hindi supernatural thriller film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Although the film won critical acclaim, it failed to perform at the box office.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Aks is a supernatural thriller centering on two characters — Manu Verma, the cop, and Raghavan, the shadowy killer.

Raghavan is caught and, as he is about to be executed by hanging, his spirit goes into Manu Verma's body and starts to manipulate the cop into performing acts that Raghavan wanted to perform. But he couldn't save himself. He goes to another town but is not able to find peace.



The music was composed by Anu Malik and Ranjit Barot for the album. And, the lyrics were penned by Gulzar.

  • Aaja Gufaaon Mein Aa- KK, Vasundhara Das
  • Banda Bindaas- KK
  • Bhala Bura- Amitabh Bachchan
  • Hum Bhool Gaye (Female)- Chitra
  • Hum Bhool Gaye (Male)- Hariharan
  • Raat Aati Hai- Shubha Mudgal
  • Rabba Rabba- Vasundhara Das, Sukhwinder Singh
  • Ramleela- Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Kavita Mundra
  • Yeh Raat- Anupama


It was well received by critics. Amitabh Bachchan got Filmfare Best Actor (Critics) award for this film. Raveena tandon also got almost every award that year for her role including Filmfare special award.

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