|Directed by||Mahesh V. Manjrekar|
|Written by||Mahesh Manjrekar|
|Produced by||Sunil Shetty|
|Music by||Anand Raj Anand|
|Distributed by||Popcorn Motion Pictures|
|Budget||₹120 million ($1.50 million)|
|Box office||₹84.4 million ($1.05 million)|
Rakht (transl. Blood) is a 2004 Indian supernatural horror film, written and directed by Mahesh V Manjrekar. The film stars Bipasha Basu, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Dino Morea, Amrita Arora and Neha Dhupia.
The film released on 3 September 2004, and received mixed to negative reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Basu and Shetty, but criticized the story and screenplay. Commercially, the film was a flop, grossing only ₹84.4 million ($1.05 million) worldwide against a budget of ₹120 million ($1.50 million).
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 tells her son to stay away from his mother.
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. And finally it is known that Rahul is the real murderer. He says he did it to avenge the loss of his dad in the mayoral election and is about to kill Drishti when Mohit knocks him out from behind. Mohit drives . Drishti to the police station where the inspector reveals Rahul accepted his crime but also says that Mohit committed suicide but according to Drishti he is waiting in the car. When she looks outside, Mohit is not there.
In the end, Drishti is finally reunited with Manav
- Sanjay Dutt as Principal Rahul
- Suniel Shetty as Mohit
- Dino Morea as Suniel Trehan / Sunny
- Bipasha Basu as Drishti Nair
- Amrita Arora as Natasha
- Neha Dhupia as Rhea Trehan
- Himanshu Malik as Abhigyan Gupta
- Rajat Bedi as ACP Ranbir Singh
- Sharat Saxena as Mayor Raja Bahadur
- Payal Rohatgi as Tanya
- Shivaji Satam as Drishti's father
- Shashikala as Drishti's grandmother
- Sachin Khedekar as Defending Lawyer for Sunny.
- Abhishek Bachchan as Manav (guest appearance)
- Yana Gupta as dancer in item song oh what a babe. (special appearance)
|1.||"Ishq Bedardi Ishq Bedardi"||Deepak Sneh||Naresh Sharma||Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik||5:58|
|2.||"Hadd Se Zyaada Sanam"||Deepak Sneh||Naresh Sharma||Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam||6:35|
|3.||"Jannat Hai Ye Zameen"||Anand Raaj Anand||Anand Raaj Anand||Krishna Beura, Swarnalatha||4:38|
|4.||"Sach Hai Sach Hai Ye"||Anand Raaj Anand||Anand Raaj Anand||Krishna Beura||4:58|
|5.||"Kya Maine Socha"||Shaan||Shaan, Blue||Shaan, Blue||3:28|
|6.||"Hadd Se Zyaada Sanam" (sad)||Deepak Sneh||Naresh Sharma||Sonu Nigam||3:09|
|8.||"Oh what a Babe!"||Ajay Jhingran||Shamir Tandon||Sunidhi Chauhan, Shweta Shetty||5:06|
|9.||"Oh what a Babe!" (Club mix)||Ajay Jhingran||Shamir Tandon||Shweta Shetty||5:14|
|10.||"Oh what a Babe!" (Techno mix)||Ajay Jhingran||Shamir Tandon||Ritika Sahani||4:59|
|11.||"Rakht"||Sandip Nath||Shamir Tandon||Aaroh, KK, Mahesh Manjrekar||5:13|
Rediff.com stated that, "Suniel as Mohit has done a good job. Dino, as the abusive husband is very good especially when he threatens Bipasha at her home. Bipasha and Neha are competent. Sanjay is his usual deadpan till the climax. Amrita looks the hottest among the women. And though Abhishek Bachchan has only a tiny cameo in the film, he is charming." Planet Bollywood rated the film 5/10, stating, "Bipasha Basu impresses in a different look and role. She plays her role conservatively. Sanjay Dutt looked old, but was still okay. Sunil Shetty and Neha Dhupia are wasted. Amrita Arora as a hoochie is convincing. Dino Morea in a new avatar is a revelation." Taran Adarsh writing for Bollywood Hungama rated the film 2.5/5 and stated, "On the whole, RAKHT is appealing in parts and will therefore meet with mixed reactions from the paying public. At the box-office, the film should strike a chord with the multiplex-going viewers mainly [thanks to its classy look and city-centric treatment], but its prospects at mass-oriented cinema halls could prove to be a matter of concern.."