Aamir Khan’s ‘Raakh’ screening at Bandra Film Festival

Released three decades ago, the film which was described as being ahead of its time also starred Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak and Homi Wadia, apart from Aamir Khan.

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Aamir Khan’s crime drama ‘|Raakh’ directed by Aditya Bhattacharya is screening at Bandra Film Festival.

Released three decades ago, the film which was described as being ahead of its time also starred Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak and Homi Wadia, apart from Aamir Khan.

The film revolves around a young man (Aamir) who is forced to helplessly watch as his girlfriend is raped by a group of powerful criminals and is overwhelmed when they get away with it. He then decides to take revenge on them one by one, spiraling down into a vortex of vendetta he finds himself being destroyed from the inside.

“More than three decades later, I am quite overwhelmed by the continuing affection and respect for my first-born, Raakh. It is something that I couldn’t have imagined while shooting this as a 24 year old,” Director Aditya Bhattacharya, son of filmmaker Basu Bhattacharya and grandson of legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy, shares.

Raakh was received very well by critics and audiences alike. Actors Aamir Khan and Pankaj Kapur won Special Mention and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, along with A Sreekar Prasad bagging Best Editing for it at the National Film awards in 1989.

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