Aks (2001)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 11 mins

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'Aks' is the story of a hunter and his prey. A cop and a killer. Aks is the story of Manu Verma and Raghavan. The story begins in the heart of Budapest. The Indian Defence minister is on a routine foreign visit. He reveals the true details of his diplomatic trip to his head of Security Manu Verma by informing him about the floppy which has valuable information that could affect the very destiny of the nation. On the other hand Intelligence sources have revealed to Manu Verma that a lone assassin long feared for his ruthlessness has been paid to eliminate the Defence minister. The shadowy figure is called Raghavan. Manu Verma reaches the Indian Defence Minister just moments too late to save him and finds the statesman in a pool of blood; Raghavan has struck and vanished into thin air. Now the hunter becomes the hunted as Manu Verma tries to find Raghavan. When he does find him something unexpected happens, which changes both Manu and Raghavan forever.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon

Crew: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Director), Kiran Deohans (Director of Photography), Anu Malik (Music Director), Ranjit Barot (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Release Dates: 13 Jul 2001 (India)

Tagline: There is a stranger in your mirror

Hindi Name: अक्स

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Did you know? At the age of 58, Amitabh Bachchan jumped from a height of 30 feet, along with co-star Manoj Bajpayee, for the waterfall scene in this movie. Read More
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as Insp. Manu Verma
as Neeta
Special Appearance
as Inspector Arjun Srivastava
as The Defence Minister
as Raw Officer 2
as Mahadevan Ghatge
as ACP Pradhan
as Raghavan Ghatge
as PM's Aide
as Prime Minister
as Supriya Verma
as Justice Balwant Chaudhry
as Blind Guru
as Madhu Pradhan
as Hanif Kasai
as Yeda Yakub
as Narang
as Raw Officer 1

Direction

Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director

Writers

Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Sound

Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Assistant Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

Art Director
Assistant Art Director

Choreography

Choreographer

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Assistant Editor

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
06:06
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Anupama Deshpande
02 
06:20
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Shubha Mudgal
03 
05:23
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
04 
05:08
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Amitabh Bachchan
05 
03:36
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Krishnakumar Kunnath
06 
03:47
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Amitabh Bachchan
07 
05:09
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
08 
05:20
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das
09 
04:51
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Taglines:
There is a stranger in your mirror
Filming Locations:
Goofs:
Revealing Mistakes
Yeda Yakub can be seen blinking in the sauna, after Raghavan kills him.
Trivia:
Raveena Tandon's striptease during the song Yeh Raat is inspired from Demi Moore's dance from the film Striptease.

While filming the wolf chase scene, the wolf was actually running after its trainer (who isn't shown in the film) and Manoj was running after the wolf, who was unaware of Manoj running behind him with a knife in his hand. When the wolf realized this, it started chasing Manoj, who just about escaped the wolf's clutches and ran inside his van.

Amitabh Bachchan's dialogue when he calls Raveena Tandon a " Beautiful Bitch" was censored out by the Indian censor board. The expletive is muted out.

At the age of 58, Amitabh Bachchan jumped from a height of 30 feet, along with co-star Manoj Bajpayee, for the waterfall scene in this movie.

Nandita Das was unhappy the way her role shaped up in the end product and felt cheated by the makers, she stated in a press conference that the role was the complete opposite of what was explained to her.

Amitabh Bachchan was flying to New Delhi and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra met him at the airport and gave him the final script of Aks, and asked him to read something while he is flying. When Amitabh got of in New Delhi he rang the director and told him that he is very keen on the idea and wants to start the project.

The director had 3 stars in mind for the main lead roles, luckily he managed to rope in all 3 first choices for each role.

Amol Palekar did the film for purely emotional reasons as scriptwriter Kamlesh Pandey was a good friend of the actor. Kamlesh started his career as a screenplay writer with Palekar's Ankahee (1985).

The original script was called "The Good Versus The Evil". The director discussed it with Abhishek Bachchan who loved it, and suggested he should make this film with his dad Amitabh Bachchan.
Movie Connection(s):
References: Justice Chowdhary (Hindi)