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12th July 2001
Aks pg cert camera  


Director: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra
Cast:
Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Raveena Tandon, Nandita Das, Amol Palekar, K K Raina, Tanvi Azmi
Music: Anu Malik
Release:
13th July 2001

Aks

Aks
Bollywood brings you a version of Face Off

Aks is not an easily discernible title, so it is easy to infer that the story of the film will shun the run-of-the-mill genre.

Sure, first-time director Rakesh Mehra has drawn heavily from Denzel Washington's Fallen and John Travolta's Face Off, but it bears its own unique stamp. After all, this is Bollywood.

Very little is known of how Mehra led the storyline from the original and evolved it into his own baby. Aks is the story of a police officer (Amitabh Bachchan), who is a devoted husband to his wife (Nandita Das) and a loving father to their daughter. He is dedicated and bullish enough to get what he wants.

Right now, he is hot in pursuit of a psychotic criminal Manoj Bajpai. Raveena Tandon is a hot club dancer with oomph in abundance and a past that involved the psychotic killer (Bajpai).

Her character has shades of sensuousness and sensitivity, and this makes for interesting watching. On the fateful day, Bachchan and Bajpai's souls interchange bodies, and this is a new dilemma. For you have Bachchan with evil seeped into his soul, and Bajpai suddenly dons a new identity...


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