Zakhm (1998)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 3 mins

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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 another attempt to cool a vengeful Anand into attacking other innocent Muslims. But the main thing Ajay has to do is carry out his mother's last request - to bury her - which is consistent with the Christian and Muslim religions. Ajay is the only one who knows the answer to this and must ensure that her last request is fulfilled despite of Subodh Malgaonkar's increasing pressure that his mother be cremated according to Hindu Rites.
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Cast: Ajay Devgan, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre

Crew: Mahesh Bhatt (Director), Nirmal Jani (Director of Photography), MM Keeravani (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Drama

Release Dates: 15 Dec 1998 (India)

Hindi Name: ज़ख्म

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as Ajay
as Mother
as Sonia
as Anand
Supporting Actress
as Subodh's Assistant
as Subodh Malgaonkar
as Isa
as Young Ajay
as Anwar Hashmi
Supporting Actor
as Raman Desai
as Doctor
as Gurdayal Singh
as Jr. Inspector Pawar
as Sr. Inspector Yadav

Direction

Director

Production

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Sound

Sound Effects Designer
Location Sound Recordist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Audio Assistant

Art

Art Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor

Makeup and Hair

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator Assistant
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Stereo
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
05:09
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik
02 
04:52
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu
03 
03:09
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik
04 
04:52
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik
05 
05:05
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik
06 
01:30
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: MM Keeravani
07 
02:49
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
08 
04:35
Music Director: MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik
Filming Locations:
Goofs:
Audio/Video Mismatch
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.
Trivia:
It marks the last film for Mahesh Bhatt as a director though Kartoos released later, Pooja Bhatt as an actress and Kunal Khemmu as child artist.

Ajay Devgan won a national award for this film.

Based on Mahesh Bhatt's own tragic life and the relationship he shared with his mother.