Tahkhana (1986)

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A dying Thakur Surjeet Singh bequeaths the entire estate to his son, Raghuvir, disowning the other, Dhurjan, the family's black sheep, who also indulges in black magic. The latter swears to... See full summary »


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20 March 2011 | khayaal_e_yaar
| Nothing more than a damp squib!
Recently I watched 'Tahkhana' and would like pass my opinion about the same. 'Tahkhana' means 'dungeon' and that's the resting place of a pale-eyed, swollen-n-rotten-faced monster. The storyline is weak, with several unwanted characters that torment the viewers brutally. Then their are hopeless stars like Rajindernath and Huma Khan, who fail to create an oasis in this far stretched desert. The movie could have been better if it were lessened by an hour. Unfortunately, during 80's it was a custom to make long movies and all the movie-makers were concerned more about time than viewer's patience. Kamran Rizvi has failed as a hero as most of the times he relies on his sidekick Hemant Birje to face the enemies.

Since many sub-plots are interlaced, they all tend to kill the real spirit of movie. For example, the plot of Kamran Rizvi and Aarti Gupta, Hemant Birje and Priti Sapru, Imtiaz Khan and his confederates, The story of two sisters who separated during childhood, Imtiaz Khan's rape story, and Punit Issar and his plot. So where are we heading? There is virtually no space left for horror and the monster seems to be the most wanted character all the times. When the movie started I began giggling but as the movie progressed my giggles turned into loud hysterical laughter. Believe me, if you haven't watched it yet, you're lucky. There is nothing in the movie that has the ability to impress the viewers. Some dialog deliveries seem very foolish and comedic spell by Rajindernath is torturous to its best.

The star cast is mostly borrowed from other Ramsay hits but they weren't any better than puppets performing at the stale and awkward story line. I would give this flick 4/10, and those 4 points totally go to the monster.

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The film's lead actor Kamran Rizvi was murdered by his cousin due to a family dispute in May 31,1990. When Kamran was a little boy, his father divorced his mother to marry the sister of Farha and Tabu's mother. Farha and Tabu's mother's sister ( Kamran's new step mother) had another sister who was a widow. That widow had two children. A son named Zulfikar and daughter named Yasmin. Kamran Rizvi's father migrated to Canada with his new wife and invited his new wife's widow sister to visit them. It was then Kamran's father proposed marriage his wife's sister. Being a Muslim he could have two wives. Her children Zulfikar and Yasmin were in shock and angry at this news. It was reported that Yasmin attempted to overdose on pills. Zulfikar was known to be a hooligan and had a very violent temper. He went to Kamran to ask him to talk to his father to stop the proposed marriage. Kamran stated he had no control on the situation. Finally the straw that broke the camels back was when Zulfikar's mother returned from Canada.. married to Kamran's father. Zulfikar went to receive his mother at the airport. He dropped her off at the hospital where his sister Yasmin was recovering and went straight to meet Kamran Rizvi with a knife. This is when Zulfikar stabbed Kamran Rizvi outside his house, after a huge heated argument. He threw the knife and attempted to flee to Hyderabad with his mother and sister. He was apprehended by the police shortly after the incident.


Nazron Se Aaj Nazren
Lyrics by
Kafil Azar
Composed by Ajit Singh


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