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Friday, March 21, 2008

Aakhir Kyon - 1985

Introduction  :
Aakhir Kyon? is a 1985 Indian Bollywood film produced and directed by J. Om Prakash. It stars Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim, Smita Patil and Rakesh Roshan.

Star Cast :
  •     Super Star Rajesh Khanna: Alok Nath
  •     Smita Patil: Nisha
  •     Tina Munim: Indu Sharma
  •     Rakesh Roshan: Kabir Suri
  •     Asrani: Radha Raman Goswami
  •     Sujit Kumar: Mr. S. Kumar
  •     Subha Khote: Indu's Mother
  •     Beena Banerjee: Abha
Other Film Crew's :
  • Produced and Directed by  J. Om Prakash
  • Written by     Achala Nagar
  • Screenplay by     Achala Nagar
  • Music by     Rajesh Roshan
  • Cinematography     V. Babasaheb
  • Edited by     Nand Kumar
  • Release date :    August 30, 1985
  •  Language   :  Hindi
  • Country  :   India
Summary  :

Nisha (Smita Patil) is an orphaned child who has been adopted by her relatives and raised alongside her cousin, Indu (Tina Munim). As both cousins enter their 20s, Indu falls in love with the rich and good-looking Kabir (Rakesh Roshan). However, Kabir takes a liking to Nisha and to the dismay of Indu, marries Nisha, wanting an obedient and socially accepted wife molding to the traditional conservative norms as Nisha constrained to, compared to Indu, who was liberal and progressive in her views and behavior. After marriage, all seems well in the life of Nisha and Kabir and soon, Nisha becomes pregnant. Meanwhile, a happy Nisha is oblivious to Kabir's affairs and dalliance with several women, on the pretext of business trips.

Nisha's pregnancy is deemed as a complication by her doctor and upon the insistence of Indu's mother (Shubha Khote), Indu moves into Nisha and Kabir's home to take care of her. As Nisha becomes restricted in her daily activities, Indu gets closer to Kabir and engages in an extramarital affair with him, reviving her erstwhile attraction to him. Oblivious to these new changes, Nisha continues with her life and eventually delivers a girl. Upon return and realizing the affair between her husband and cousin, she is shattered and confronts Kabir and Indu. Kabir resists and refuses to end his affair and asks her to adjust to this change. Nisha refuses and leaves the house, handing her daughter's responsibilities to their house maid.

In the new male-dominated world, Nisha struggles and meets with Alok (Rajesh Khanna). They quickly become friends and Alok develops feelings towards Nisha; but Nisha remains focused on her work and succeeds as an author detailing her life struggles and the fight against it. On the other side, the relationship between Kabir and Indu remains stagnant, with their financial situation worsening and circumstances making them realize their mistakes.

As Nisha and Kabir's daughter becomes of married age, a worried Kabir is unsure how he would afford such an alliance, but Nisha comes and rescues Kabir by selling him her publishing rights henceforth and forwarding the royalties to her marriage and life. Kabir apologizes for whatever happened and repents deeply, leaving Nisha to comment that she has moved on from her life and does not want her daughter to know her identity and the pain she might endure knowing her mother's fate. As their daughter is married, Alok meets with Nisha and tells her that its time for them to officiate their relation. As Nisha resists, still molding to her traditional values, Alok confronts with a question "Akhir Kyon?" (Why So?) explaining that when she was going through marital troubles, society blamed her and refused to support her, so why worry about society. Hence, "Why So?". Alok applies sindoor and officiates his relationship with her.

Music Sound Track :

S.No.     Song Title     Singer(s)

1     "Shaam Hui Chadh Aai"  - By  Lata Mangeshkar
2     "Saat Rang Mein"   By   Amit Kumar and Anuradha Paudwal
3     "Komal Hai Kamzor Nahin"  By   Asha Bhosle
4     "Dushman Na Kare"  - By    Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
5     "Ek Andhera Lakh Sitare"   - By  Mohammed Aziz


Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

J. Om Prakash

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Achala Nagar ... (dialogue) (as Dr. Achla Nagar)
Achala Nagar ... (screenplay) (as Dr. Achla Nagar)
Achala Nagar ... (story) (as Dr. Achla Nagar)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Rajesh Khanna ...
Alok Nath
Smita Patil ...
Rakesh Roshan ...
Kabir Suri (as Raakesh Roshan)
Tina Munim ...
Indu Sharma
Asrani ...
Radha Raman Goswami
Sujit Kumar ...
Mr. S. Kumar
Shubha Khote ...
Indu's Mother
Beena Banerjee ...
Abha (as Beena)
Achala Nagar ...
(as Dr. Achla Nagar)
Shivraj ...
Indu's Father
Baby Guddu ...
Renu Joshi ...
Roop Kumar Razdan ...
(as Roop Razdan)
Sunil Dhawan
Vikas Anand ...
Kabir Suri's Employee
Anand Joshi
Rajan Kapoor
Praveen Kumar ...
(as Pravin Kumar)
Ashok Saxena
R.R. Somaiya
Sunil ...
(as Master Sunil)
Baby Ena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sunder Taneja ...
Mr. Wasi (uncredited)
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Produced by 

J. Om Prakash ... producer

Music by 

Rajesh Roshan

Cinematography by 

V. Babasaheb ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Nand Kumar ... (as Nandkumar)

Art Direction by 

Suresh Sawant

Costume Design by 

Bhawna Munim ... (as Bhavna Munim)
Mani J. Rabadi ... (as Mani Rabadi)
Padma Rani

Makeup Department 

K.M. Indrapurkar ... makeup in-charge (as Indapurkar K.M.)
Dinesh Kalgutkar ... makeup artist: Rakesh Roshan (as Dinesh)
Marry ... hair stylist: Tina
T. Rajaram ... makeup artist: Rajesh Khanna (as Rajaram)
Deepak Sawant ... makeup artist: Smita Patil (as Deepak)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jawahar Bhandari ... associate director
Harish Khatri ... chief associate director
Surinder Shorey ... associate director

Art Department 

A.G. Kadam ... associate art director

Sound Department 

Narayan Bhangera ... associate sound
Navin Zaveri ... sound recordist
Rajendra Zaveri ... associate sound

Special Effects by 

Dahyabhai Patel ... special effects (as Dayabhai)
Gordhanbhai Patel ... special effects (as Gordhanbhai)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Anwar Hussain ... associate camera operator
K.C. Raja ... camera operator
Jagjit Singh Vaid ... associate camera operator (as Jagjitsingh Vaid)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Shivram Salvi ... costume in charge

Editorial Department 

Prakash Dave ... associate editor
Suresh Kamat ... color consultant

Music Department 

Mohammed Aziz ... playback singer
D.O. Bhansali ... song recordist
Indivar ... lyricist
Amit Kumar ... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar ... playback singer
Anuradha Paudwal ... playback singer (as Anuradha Podwal)
Ramanlal ... song recordist

Other crew 

Aruna Bashir ... associate choreographer (as Aruna)
Suresh Bhatt ... choreographer
Chandan Chhajed ... chief accountant
Vasant Doshi ... chief business executive
Ivy Henriques ... office secretary
Harish Kumar Mehra ... public relations officer
Sailesh Pandya ... production controller (as Shailesh Pandya)
Navin Shah ... legal advisor
Vijay Soorma ... production executive (as Vijaykumar Soorma)    
  • Nisha believes she is happily married until she discovers that her successful businessman husband, Kabir, has been having an affair with her cousin, Indu. Distraught, Nisha abandons her husband and newborn daughter and leaves for the city, where she finds love in the arms of a sensitive writer, Alok. But Nisha's past soon catches up to her and forces her into a soul-searching decision over whether or not to return to her family and old life.
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  • Kabir Suri is an established businessman. He is married to Nisha, and they live in harmony. Then Nisha gives birth to a baby-girl, and during her pregnancy, when she is hospitalized, Kabir has an affair with another woman. When Nisha returns home, she is shocked to find another woman has been sleeping with her husband, as well as using her clothes. To her shock, she finds out that the other woman is none other than Indu Sharma, her younger sister, who has no intention of leaving Kabir for any reason whatsoever.

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