Aankhen (2002 film)
|Directed by||Vipul Amrutlal Shah|
|Produced by||Gaurang Doshi|
|Written by||Shobhana Desai|
Vipul Amrutlal Shah
|Editing by||Shirish Kunder|
|Release date(s)||27 March 2002|
|Running time||165 min.|
|Language||Hindi / Urdu|
|Gross revenue||INR 178,000,000 (India) (20 June 2002) (sub-total)|
Aankhen is a heist movie, believed to be based on a Gujarati play 'Andhalo Pato' revolving around a bizarre premise of bank robbery committed by three blind men. However it draws major inspirations   including copy of the plot   from Hollywood movies like Blind Rage (1978) and Ocean's Eleven (2001).
An obsessive temperamental bank manager (Amitabh Bachchan) loses his job after a shocking and brutal attack on a bank clerk who tried to embezzle money. Angered at losing his job he plots revenge on the bank by intending to stage a heist. He decides to employ three blind men, Vishwas (Akshay Kumar), Ilyaas (Paresh Rawal) and Arjun (Arjun Rampal) after passing by a blind school and enlists the help of Neha (Sushmita Sen) who is a teacher of the blind school to train the trio to do the seemingly impossible heist. The sequel "Aankhen 2" will be held on the special month and so far Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have been finalised to be in the film
The movie was a commercial as well as a critical hit with Amitabh Bachchan's performance receiving particular praise. The movie was also something of a departure for him as he played a rare villainous role. The roles of the supporting cast were also well received.
References and notes
- Aankhen at the Internet Movie Database