Priyadarshan’s Aakrosh (2010) Review


Movie Name : Aakrosh

Release Date : 15 October 2010

Banner : Big Screen Entertainment
Producer : Kumar Mangat
Director : Priyadarshan
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Bipasha Basu, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Amita Pathak, Reema Sen
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty
Cinematographer : Tirru S
Story Writer :Robin Bhatt, Akash Khurana
Dialogue Writer : Aditya Dhar
Screenplay  : Robin Bhatt, Akash Khurana
Watched at: Ramakrishna,Hyderabad


Pratap (Ajay Devgan) and Siddhant (Akshaye) are two FBI,CBI officers investigating a case of unexplained disappearance of three young medical students in a village called Jhanjhar in the heart of rural India.

The three were killed because one of them, from a lower caste, dared to love and elope with a girl from the higher caste.

As the two officers investigate, they are faced with uncooperative locals who wouldn’t let out the truth for fear of being slain by the radical Shool Sena. Even the police, headed by the irrevocably corrupt and lecherous cop (Paresh Rawal) are hand in glove with the local politicos and goons from high caste.So what ought to have been an open-and-shut case with the guilty promptly consigned to the gallows, turns out to be a spark to the tinderbox of the caste-divided Jhanjhar.


Aakrosh is filled with an experimental assortment of shots and visuals that will have you question whether this is really Priyadarshan, or Ram Gopal Varma trying to outdo what he did with Sarkar.The sights and scenes of rural Bihar have been beautifully captured by S Tirru and are integral towards creating the overall atmosphere of the film.Ajay Devgan & Akshaye Khanna acting is brilliant, especially (and unsurprisingly) that of Paresh Rawal in the role of corrupt policeman.Bipasha Basu and Reema Sen – are in bit roles of tortured victims.There’s not much scope for music in the film and even otherwise, Pritam’s score is Vapid.There’s no denying that Priyadarshan is a creative thinker with an amazing ability to handle comedy as well as intense drama.

Aakrosh has some powerful, gripping moments. But credit for that must go to Mississippi Burning, the Oscar-nominated 1988 film by Alan Parker, of which this film is a shameless copy.The action sequences, although important, could have been a little less exaggerated to retain the realistic air of the film, which is drastically damaged by Devgan making ridiculous jumps from rooftop to rooftop.

Aakrosh is worth seeing, specially if you like bloody real films.

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