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Aakrosh
 
Producer: Ramesh J. Sharma
Director: Lateef Binny
Starring: Sunil Shetty, Shilpa Shetty, Girish Karnad, Suresh Oberoi, Mohan Joshi, Johnny Lever, Navin Nischol, Anjana Mumtaz, and Introducing Tina
Music: Anand Raaj Anand
Lyrics: Faiz Anwar, Dev Kohli, Anand Raaj Anand
Genre: Thriller
Recommended Audience: Adult
Approximate Running Time: 3 Hrs
Film Released on: 03 April 1998
Reviewed by: Mandeep Bahra  - Rating: 7.0 / 10
 
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Aakrosh is a action-suspense flick. The problem however is the editing. The film seems too long after the suspense is revealed. The film resembles a little bit to Hollywood films. It has some minor shades of Kindergarten Cop. However, this film is still worth watching if you are looking for some action and entertainment.

The CBI learn from a witness a conspiracy to asassinate the Prime Minister, Rajwansh Shashtri (Girish Karnad). The witness tells them that there are four main people involved in this conspiracy. CBI head Vikram Dutt (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) assigns officer Dev Malhotra (Sunil Shetty) to the case. When Dev kills one of the four guys in the conspiracy, he learns that the whole conspiracy began in Ootie. So he goes to Ootie disguised as a school teacher (here is where they copied Kindergarten Cop a little bit) and there he meets another CBI officer in disguise, her name is Komal (Shilpa Shetty).

The principal of the school that Dev teaches in is Mahendra Pratap Gujral (Suresh Oberoi). M.P. Gujral, Colonel (Mohan Joshi), and a "chaprasi" in the school are the other three guys who are planning to kill the P.M. Dev comes to know of this. The rest of the film is how he catches criminals and saves the P.M. before October 2nd, the date when the P.M. is planned to be killed. Then Dev learns that the main hand behind the conspiracy is none other then M.P. Gujral, whose real name is Suraj Singh. Then the "real" suspense is revealed.

The film has many twists and turns thats why the story sounds a little bit confusing. The film needed better editing, because after we learn the "real" suspense in the film, the film drags another half an hour or so.

Sunil Shetty as usual does a good job in the action department. The film has a only a couple of scenes where he can show his acting abilities, and he performs well in them. Shilpa Shetty plays her part well, she looks GREAT. Newcomer Tina has nothing to do in the film, she is killed by the villains in the first half of the film. Other actors play their part well.

Anand Raaj Anand´s music is nothing special, however "Hello Hello Bolke" is worth listening to.

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