Kohram

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Kohram
Kohram.jpg
Poster
Directed byMehul Kumar
Written byIqbal Durrani
Produced byAmitabh Bachchan Corporation[1]
Starring
Music byDilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Release date
  • 13 August 1999 (1999-08-13)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget11 crore (US$1.5 million)
Box office16.8 crore (US$2.4 million)

Kohram is a 1999 Indian Hindi action film directed by Mehul Kumar.[2] It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Jaya Prada, Danny Denzongpa, Tabu and Jackie Shroff with other supporting actors. It was a Average earner at the box office.

Plot[edit]

The story starts with the death of an army officer (Jackie Shroff), and it is believed to be the act of a terrorist group headed by Changezi (Mukesh Rishi). Colonel Balbir Singh Sodhi (Amitabh Bachchan) is asked to investigate this matter and he ends up discovering that minister Veerbhadra Singh (Danny Denzongpa) is involved in this conspiracy. Colonel Sodhi stages his own death in an attempt to kill Changezi and starts living as Dadabhai/ Devraj Hathoda in Mumbai. Major Ajit Arya (Patekar) is sent in the guise of a Bengali journalist to find out the true identity of Dadabhai/Devraj Hathoda. Once Arya discovers the truth, he joins hands with Colonel Sodhi to bring the minister to justice and terminate the terrorist group. Tabu is shown to be a police officer in love with Major Ajit Arya and Jaya Pradha is shown as Colonel Sodhi's wife.[3][4]

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

  1. "Jay Mata Dee He Ambe Baliharee" - Sanjeevani
  2. "Palakon Ko Kalam Banaa Ke, To Meraa Naam Nahin" - Alka Yagnik, Hariharan
  3. "Satanaam Vaaheguru, Baabaa Naanak Dukhiyaan De Naath Ve" - Kishanpal Singh
  4. "Janeman Janeman Ladakee Too Number One" - Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
  5. "Pagal Huwa Huwa Huwa" - Shankar Mahadevan, Jaspinder Narula
  6. "Ik Mashuka Hai Yeh Jindagee Tum Ho Isape Shaida" - Sudesh Bhosle, Amit Kumar
  7. "Ladakee Ladakee Too Woh Ladakee" - Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet
  8. "Hum Hai Banaras Ke Bhaya" - Sudesh Bhosle, Amit Kumar

Production[edit]

After his film Mrityudata (1997) flopped at the box office, director Mehul Kumar wanted to make another film with Amitabh Bachchan. Both these films were produced by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation. This is when he came up with the idea for Kohram.[5] The original cast announced consisted of Dimple Kapadia, Arshad Warsi and Karisma Kapoor with the working title as "Aye Watan Tere Liye". However, later that was scrapped and this film was made. Initially, Nana Patekar had declined Kumar's offer, but later agreed to do the film. Initially the film was slated to release on 6th August, but then Mehul Kumar advanced it to 13th August.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Kohram received mixed reviews but was received better than Mrityudaata, Kumar's previous film. While only 16% users liked it on Rotten Tomatoes,[7] critic Ajay Chaturvedi called it an average film.[8] He said that while the first half is good, the second half is jarringly edited, but the film is a treat for Nana Patekar fans. He also appreciated Tabu's performance in the film.

Box office[edit]

Kohram grossed 133 million at the box office, while its collections in U.S were $70,257. It performed some good in interiors but couldn't do much and finally declared an average earner.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bollyspice article
  2. ^ Siddiqui, Rana (25 May 2007). "Tabu returns, and how!". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 27 May 2007. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Friday Moviez review". Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  4. ^ Film synopsis[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ IMDB trivia
  6. ^ Rediff News
  7. ^ Rotten Tomatoes review
  8. ^ Ajay Chaturvdedi's review on Apunkachoice.com
  9. ^ Box office collections at Ibos

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