Achanak (1998)

  |  Action, Mystery, Thriller


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Arjun (Govinda) lives a charmed life, surrounded by the family he loves and working at his family's thriving business. Then he meets Pooja (Manisha Koirala), and his life gets even better. ... See full summary »


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8 July 2009 | Peter_Young
6
| Decent thriller
I really enjoyed this one and was particularly pleased because I did not expect much. It may not be perfect and may be flawed, especially in the second half, but comedy in the first half along with suspense in the second half made for a decent entertainer. There's no much to say about this film because it is not a particularly good film, but it is an interesting Hindi flick with a decent development of story. While the first half is very typical (which is not bad), with an ordinary love story, nice songs and silly jokes, the level of interest grows with a surprising second half, which is more thrilling and unpredictable. Govinda tries his best with this role and balances comedy with seriousness, while Manisha is intense and as always impressive. Paresh Rawal is convincing as the villain. Toward the end the film turns into a big joke with all of them running flying; don't really understand, but don't really care. It shouldn't be taken seriously, watch it for a nice time-pass.

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Genres

Action | Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

12 June 1998

Language

Hindi


Country of Origin

India

Filming Locations

India

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