October 16, 2010

Movie Review: Aakrosh…an eye opener

Aakrosh Review

Honor killings have been a big issue in India, especially in the rural belt. Aakrosh is Priyadarshan’s attempt to narrate a tale to create awareness about this issue.

AAKROSH is centred around a low caste guy studying in Delhi who visits his hometown Jhanjhar in Bihar with his two friends. Three of them go missing thereafter. There is a huge backlash by students in Delhi and the government appoints CBI officer Siddhant [Akshaye Khanna] and Army officer Pratap [Ajay Devgn] to investigate the matter.

As easy as the officers might have thought, investigating in Jhanjhar becomes an upghill task since everyone from the local police [Paresh Rawal] to the area bigwigs are a part of the crimes taking place in the area. Their investigation causes mayhem in Jhanjhar, with criminals taking their terror to a new height.

Director Priyadarshan needs to be lauded to have made an effort to create awareness about this issue. The film has been shot perfectly and the situations seem absolutely real.

The movie doesn’t have any scope for music and honestly, the songs were not required!

Coming to the performances, Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna and Paresh Rawal all pitch in with superb performances and are well supported by a brilliant support cast. Bipasha does well in the limited scope that she gets.

Final word, Aakrosh is a powerful film with a strong storyline and brilliant performances. The only minus is the songs which were not required at all!

My Rating – 3.5 / 5