Big Screen Entertainer & Zee Motion Pictures present AAKROSH. Directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, the film stars Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu and Amita Pathak in the lead roles. Raima Sen, Amita Pathak, Vineet Sharma and Urvashi Sharma appear in supporting roles in the film.
Priyadarshan is known to direct National Award winning films like KANCHIVARAM and KALAPANI to his credit. AAKROSH appears to be on the same lines.
Robin Bhatt has written the screenplay. Aditya Dhar has penned the dialogues. Pritam has composed the soundtrack of the movie and the lyricist is Irshad Kamil. Thiru Ranga is the director of photography.
The film is scheduled to release on 15th October, 2010.
The film revolves around a lower caste guy who had gone along with his 2 friends to a village - Jhanjhar in Bihar, his native place, to watch Ramleela. These 3 students of Delhi University go missing in the dusty village. In the previous 3 months there was no clue where the young students have vanished. Media and students movement all over Bihar takes a pivotal step for getting hint of these students, its then government appoints CBI officers Sidhant Chaturvedi and Pratap Kumar and find out the truth under it. A person residing in Bihar himself and, Pratap understands the intricacies of race relations in small towns like Jhanjhar. Pratap tries to use his charm and smartness to crack investigation whereas Sidhant has a very no non-sense, direct approach investigation. It's simply a clash of personalities and ideologies.
Investigating in Jhanjhar becomes a tough task for these officers as the local police force headed by Bhura Ram with the help of local MPs and landlords run a major branch of the Shool Sena. At the same time the two officers cannot break the ice with local low cast community members, due to years of fear instilled in them by regular and highly planned Shool sena attacks. Roshni (daughter of the most powerful and richest person of village) acts as a key element to reveal certain realities and give a new direction to the investigation.
Soon the effect of their investigation causes mayhem in Jhanjhar, with riots, burning of houses and killing of peasants in broad daylight. Slowly Pratap with Siddhant's help starts cracking the case by exerting his influence upon Geeta (a victim to the same inhumanity), who acts as a final key to the investigation. How amongst the animosity created by Shool Sena and the fear of losing more peasants do Pratap and Sidhant solve this mysterious case is explained with a chain of exciting, funny and intelligent events that form the climax of the story.
Ajay Devgn as Pratap Kumar Officer on special deputation - CBI. A dalit himself, Pratap understands the intricacies of race relations in small towns like Jhanjhar. He has a very subtle approach to the investigation as he charms and cajoles his way through the scared, tight-lipped residents of this dusty district. He is a strong headed guy and leaving his sufferings behind his basic motive lies in not letting others go through the same. He believes in the fact that if things don't work out in a straight manner there is no harm in using other ways.
Akshay Khanna as Siddhant Chaturvedi - Chief Investigating Officer - CBI Siddhant has risen high in the CBI hierarchy through an idealistic adherence to protocol. He has a very no-nonsense, direct approach, with a 'copy book' style of investigation. His Straight forward and direct approach towards all the situations is a characteristic that differs him from Pratap. His way of dealing is very principled and doing things out of the box doesn't exist in his system.
Amita Pathak as Roshni Daughter of the richest and the most powerful person in the village. Being unaware of the consequences the soft-hearted girl loses her heart to a lower caste boy and in turn becomes the initiation of the biggest investigation in the village which kick-starts the story. Trapped in the complicacy of love and hatred she becomes one of the key elements to wipe out the inhuman crime from the village.
Bipasha Basu as Geeta Geeta born in a well-to-do family leads a good and happy life. Her transition from a girl to woman changes her life drastically. Dilemma of her love and emotions lands her into the hands of a brutal guy, who takes away even her individuality from her. Traumatized by the inhuman activities happening around, she chooses to be indifferent from the world. For years she has been a silent witness as well as a subject to her husband's ruthless atrocities.
Paresh Rawal as Ajatshatru Singh SP of Jhanjhar District Police. A sweet talking and corrupt police officer, full of disgust and hatred for members of lower caste. He misuses his power to the fullest to do everything out of the rule book.