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Zakhm (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 December 1998 (India)
Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.

Director:

Mahesh Bhatt

Writers:

Mahesh Bhatt (screenplay), Mahesh Bhatt (story) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Ajay
Pooja Bhatt ... Mother
Sonali Bendre ... Sonia
Kunal Khemu ... Young Ajay
Akshay Anand ... Anand
Avtar Gill ... Isa
Sharat Saxena ... Jr. Inspector Pawar
Ashutosh Rana ... Subodh Malgaonkar
Madan Jain Madan Jain ... Anwar Hashmi
Saurabh Shukla ... Gurdayal Singh
Vishwajeet Pradhan ... Sr. Inspector Yadav
Amardeep Jha
Namrata Dhamija Namrata Dhamija ... Raman's wife
Zafar Karachiwala Zafar Karachiwala
Nagarjuna Akkineni ... Raman Desai (as Nagarjuna)
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Storyline

Mrs. Desai is a Bombay-based widow and lives with her singer son, Ajay, his pregnant wife Sonia, and a second son, Anand, who is currently involved in a right-wing organization run by Subodh Malgaonkar. Things take a turn for the worst when militants storm the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and demolish it. Anger runs high amongst the Muslim community which lead to riots, even in far-off Bombay. The Bombay police move quickly and a curfew is imposed in the more sensitive parts such as Mohammed Ali Road, Jogeshwari, and Dharavi. It is on this day that Mrs. Desai goes to offer prayers at her usual place of worship, and it is here that she will be attacked by militants, set ablaze, admitted to the Holy Family Hospital with more than 80% burns, and virtually no chance of surviving. Ajay must now deal with conflicts with Sonia, who wants to leave India, and re-locate to England, where she wants to give birth to her child without any constraints as to religion and caste, on one hand, and on ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 December 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Wound See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Released on day of Christmas on 25th December 1998. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, Ajay is composing on a piano, but we hear no piano music, even when he "plays" a tune for his wife. See more »

Quotes

Ajay: NO religion of this world can stop a son for fulfilling his mother's last wish.
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Connections

Remade as Naamkarann (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Hum Yahan Tum Yahan Dil Jawan
Sung by Kumar Sanu
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by M.M. Keeravani
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A Must See For Every Indian
17 September 1999 | by Pankaj-3See all my reviews

This movie is winner of National Award for National Integration.

Its hero Ajay Devgan also won National Award for the Best Actor in 1998.

A really superb movie!


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