Zakhm (1998)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 3 mins

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Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Mumbai riots, this insightful social drama traces the twists and turns in the life of a successful music director, who lives with his pregnant wife and widowed mother. In a tragic twist, his mother is burned alive by Muslim rioters while coming out of a church and his wife desires to leave the country and relocate to the UK to ensure that their child grows up in a peaceful and harmonious environment. Also, the music director's younger brother works for a right-wing Hindu organisation. When his dying mother wishes to be buried according to Islamic rites and rituals, it invites many complications for him and his brother. Why has she made this strange request?
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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: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 15 Dec 1998 (India)

Hindi Name: ज़ख्म

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Did you know? It marks the last film for Mahesh Bhatt as a director though 'Kartoos' was released later, Pooja Bhatt as an actress and Kunal Khemmu as child artist. Read More
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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' was 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.