Last updated on 29 June 2014 at 16:21.
is a 2010 Indian
. The movie deals with honor killings based upon real incidents that happened in the Indian state of
. The film has
in the lead roles. The film was produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak under the banner of
Big Screen Entertainer
. The soundtrack of the film has been composed by
and the lyricist is
. The film features cinematography by
, the production design by
and the editing by
. Tyag Rajan and R.P Yadav arranged and choreographed the action sequences of the film. The film is heavily inspired by
Three friends from Delhi go missing in a small village – Jhanjhar. It[replacesinglequotehere]s two months and there is no clue about their disappearance. The media and students movement demand action from the authorities. It[replacesinglequotehere]s then that the government orders a
Central Bureau of Investigation
enquiry with officers Sidhant Chaturvedi (
) and Pratap Kumar (
) to solve the case. They find it difficult to solve the case as the local police and other authorities are a part of Shool Sena, which is responsible for illicit activities. Sidhant and Pratap also face Superintendent of police Ajatshatru Singh IPS (
), a ruthless police officer who misuses his power. Not only that even the locals don[replacesinglequotehere]t support the investigation.
It[replacesinglequotehere]s with the help of Roshni (Amita Pathak) who[replacesinglequotehere]s the daughter of the village head and also very wealthy, and Geeta (
), who[replacesinglequotehere]s Ajatshatru[replacesinglequotehere]s wife and Pratap[replacesinglequotehere]s former love, that the investigation moves ahead.
The suspense behind the missing three friends is revealed by Geeta who witnessed the killing of these boys by a local politician helped by her husband.
This investigation is filled with many traps and thrills by Ajatshatru and his colleagues. They try to destroy the name of CBI in number of ways. Things gets worse when Ajatshatru comes to know about her wife Geeta helping CBI. He then beats Geeta brutally with his belt behind closed doors and leaves her hospitalised. Pratap, filled with anger, traps each of the criminals by hacking their respective phone[replacesinglequotehere]s databases and capturing their illicit activities on
cameras. When it is Ajatshatru[replacesinglequotehere]s turn, Pratap cuts him with a sharp
and beats him brutally and mercilessly in a salon behind closed doors. The duo also manage to get one of the criminals to believe that the rest of the gang are behind him thinking he is rat, and that he had better become a government witness for their case. The criminal who intimidated was the one who actually was only guilty, in this case, only of disposing of and burying the bodies. After the trial we see him hiding behind a pillar and still being threatened by the guilty miscreants on their way to prison. The heaviest sentence received was 10 years and the lightest was 3. Obviously justice is still blind because there was no sentence passed for the 300 villagers burned alive,the cruel beating of the wife,or the kidnap,abuse,and cutting of the tongue of Jhamunia
In the end all the criminals are sentenced to imprisonment.But the story does not end there. As everyone is leaving the court, Siddhant slips a revolver into village woman Jhamunia[replacesinglequotehere]s (
) hands, with which she manages to kill all the newly sentenced criminals .
The film ends with Siddhant and Pratap bidding goodbye at the railway station, and Geeta running behind Pratap as he boards the train to leave, with Siddhant watching on.
Aakrosh mostly garnered positive reviews from all the top critics of India,
Times of India
rated it with 3.5/5 stating, "The film works primarily because it is paced like a high momentum thriller" and praised the fight and chase scenes.
Ayush Agrawal of FilmiTadka gave it 3.5 out of five and wrote in his review, "I give it 3.5 out 5 stars, for the phenomenal performances of Akshaye Khanna and Ajay Devgan, and also the strong and awakening script. You are missing something if you haven’t watched the movie".
was praised by critics, but somehow the film was unable to work at the box-office.
182.5 million at the Indian box office.
had a 40% opening only.
The soundtrack was composed by
. The background score was composed by Malayalam composer