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Movie : Aankhen
Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen, Aditya Panscholi, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu and Kashmira Shah in Special Appearance
Director : Vipul Shah
Music: Aadesh Shrivastava, Jatin - Lalit & Nitin Raikwar

Aankhen was released on April 05, 2002.

Aankhen was released after a series of earlier releases disappointed the hindi film lovers. The film is an almost flawless thriller which will have the audience grasped to their seat right until the very end.

Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) is a bank manager. One day he discovers one of his employees taking money from a client. Vijay gets very angry and beats the employee to teach him a lesson. Vijay is then sacked from his job for loosing his temper and improper behaviour. It is shock to Vijay that inspite of his dedicated service to the bank for so many years, it decided to dump him. Vijay becomes very angry and decide to pay back to the bank. Being part of the banking system he knows where the loophols are. Vijay makes a plan to rob the bank.

Neha (Sushmita Sen) is a teacher for the blind. Vijay blackmails Neha to train three blind men for his mission. These three men are Vishwas Prajapati (Akshay Kumar), Arjun Verma (Arjun Ramphal) and Ilias (Paresh Rawal). The eldest of the three is Ilias, who apart from being their leader is also a jovial character and seems to have flair for some spine-tickling humor. Vishwas, on the other hand, is shapely youth with nimble command over Ju- Jitsu. And Arjun is a typical cool dude. It’s an ideal team.

The things go haywire after the robbery and the dangerous game actually begins then.

Aankhen is Vipul Shah's debut film as a director. It's a excellent work for a first timer. Vipul Shah knows how to extract superb performances from his entire cast. Amitabh Bachchan has given excellent performance. He gets right under the skin of the character and brings life to his character. He has been able to live complicated and complex character with utmost perfection. Paresh Rawal has given spectacular performance. Akshay Kumar has given improved performance over his previous films.Arjun Ramphal displays talent and looks smashing on the screen.

Bipasha Basu and Kashmira Shah look good in their guest roles.

Rating : Excellent
Songs : Could have been better

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