Aankhen (2002)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 56 mins

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This offbeat and thrilling crime drama revolves around the life of Vijay Singh Rajput (Amitabh Bachchan), an eccentric man who worked as a manager at the Vilasrao Jefferson Bank. He is extremely strict at work and believes in pushing his workers to the limit. This means that his superiors hold him in high regard for his unblemished reputation and excellent track record. However, things go terribly wrong for the honest bank manager when he finds one of his own employees trying to con the customers. At this, he loses his temper and gets physical with the employee. This doesn't go down well with his superiors and they decide that Rajput is now a liability to the bank and they sack him. Vijay can't believe the Board of Directors and his mind is filled with revenge and what better revenge than robbing the bank himself, ironic as it may sound. He decides that he must think of a plan that will hit the bank where it hurts the most - in its safe where all the money is kept. Rajput blackmails Neha (Sushmita Sen) to use her professional skills to help his plan, to train three blind men to rob the bank for him. Rajput then gets together a team of three blind men Vishwas Prajapati (Akshay Kumar), Arjun Verma (Arjun Rampal) and Ilias (Paresh Rawal) who will help him obtain his vengeance and make a heap of money at the same time. After gruelling training sessions, the three succeed in robbing the bank, but things go haywire. What happens next?
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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Sushmita Sen

Crew: Vipul Amrutlal Shah (Director), Ashok Mehta (Director of Photography), Aadesh Shrivastva (Music Director), Jatin Pandit (Music Director), Lalit Pandit (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Crime, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 15 Apr 2002 (India)

Tagline: A dangerous game is about to begin

Hindi Name: आँखें

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Did you know? The film is an adaptation of director Vipul Amrutlal Shah's own Gujarati play Andhalo Pato. Read More
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as Vishwas Prajapati
as Vijay Singh Rajput
as Neha Srivastav
as Raina
as Police Inspector
as Mr. Bhandari
as Arjun Verma
as Taxi driver
as Delnaz
as Ilias
as Tea stall vendor
as Master Smith Seth





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Dolby Digital, DTS, Stereo
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A dangerous game is about to begin
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Loot (Hindi)
Followed by: Aankhen 2 (Hindi)
Character Error
When Vijay admits to Vishwas that he has personally overseen the entire scheme, he utters, in Sanskrit, "Tatra, yatra, sarvatra!", which is the meaningless phrase "There, where, everywhere!" Whereas in real the correct phrase in this context is "Atra, tatra, sarvatra!", which means "Here, there, everywhere!"

Factual Mistake
No doubt that Vijay Rajput has some sort of psychological problem, but it is definitely not schizophrenia
The film is an adaptation of director Vipul Amrutlal Shah's own Gujarati play Andhalo Pato.

The film had two endings, one for the Indian audience and another for overseas.

Bipasha Basu shot for a larger role in the film, but her scenes were edited out, leaving her with just a special appearance in one of the songs.

The film was initially titled All the Best, but was changed to relate to Indian audiences.