Aankhen (2002) Movie Review

Director? Vipul Shah
Star Cast? Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu, Sushmita Sen
Screenplay? Vipul Shah and Aatish Kapadia
Run-Time? 165 Minutes
Genre? Action, Thriller
Our Rating? 4/5

People dont take it like another Bollywood film. I bet if this film was made into Hollywood with more budget and advertising it would have turned out into one of the classic films of all time. With this one movie Vipul shah came into the class of the world class directors Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. Though it is a long nearly 3 hours drama but trust me you never get bor for a single second and it will keep you occupied til the end. The film shows the a perfect combination of acting, direction and plot.
Plot: The plot of Aankhen follows the lives of three Blind men who are strangers to each other until they are chosen by a rebellious Bank manager Vijay Singh Rajput (played by Amitabh Bachchan) to loot a bank. Yes, You heard it right. Three blind men Vishwas Prjapati (Akshay Kumar), Arjun Verma(Arjun Rampal) and Illiyas(Paresh Rawal) are roped up by Vijay singh along with Blind People teacher Neha (Sushmita sen, who once in her career gave memorable performance) for a Bank robbery. Neha is blackmailed by Vijay to train the three blind men for the robbery. The film continues with their training and finally looting the bank. Though the three blind men believe that there is someone else other than Neha who actually wants that particular bank to be robbed (Vijay never discloses his identity). The story than takes a lot of twists and turn with the a favorable climax.

Aankhen (2002)

The Good: Unpredictable and Original Plot
No matter how much unimaginable the plot may seem but we have to agree that Vipul shah and Aatish Kapadia took note of every minor point in the plot and made it more realistic. This is the biggest plus point of the film. Moreover the acting and chemistry of Akshay kumar and Amitabh bachchan in the film is simply perfect. You can not get any better than that. Paresh Rawal surely is the third person to look for who at times even shadowed other actors.
The Bad: The long story could have been made more focused and short by reducing the number of unwanted songs in the film
Should I Watch It?: You should not miss it