Percept Picture Company's long time-awaited Akshay Kumar-Ayesha Takia starrer film 8 x 10 TASVEER releases in cinemas worldwide on 3rd April 2009. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor who shot to fame in industry through Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts Production IQBAL and widely acclaimed DOR, 8X10 TASVEER stars veterans like Sharmila Tagore, Girish Karnad and Anant Mahadevan in principal roles. It also stars Javed Jaffery. This is the first time superstar Akshay Kumar and maverick director Nagesh have worked together.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-series, 8X10 TASVEER is a thriller with a sci-fi and supernatural element to it. 8X10- TASVEER is an edge of the seat action thriller that promises to never let up the pace and culminates in an unexpected climax.
The talented duo, Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant has composed the soulful music for the film. The lyrics are penned by Irfan Siddiqui, Sameer and Bohemia.
TASVEER, is a story of Jai, a young man in his 30's that has a supernatural gift of being able to delve in the past of dead people by touching an object belonging to them. His family, friends and even he at times is skeptical of this said power but Jai manages to eke out a living in this land so steeped in belief of the supernatural.
His father, Jatin, though, feels very strongly that his son is wasting his life away on 'mumbo jumbo' instead of managing the vast business empire he has created and this leads to a complete breakdown of relationship between the two.
Jai's mother Savitri cannot bear to be estranged from her only son and maintains a secret contact with Jai.
Jai's wife Sheela, the love of his life, is grudgingly supportive of her husband but has a 'real 'job and is the actual bread- winner of the family.
Life goes on as they know or choose it to until Jatin is killed in a boating accident and Jai feels wretched about losing his father and the times that could have been shared. He stumbles upon the last photograph taken of the entire group of friends and family on the boat, minutes before the accident. Jai gets pulled into the photograph and realizes that it was no accident and that father was actually murdered.
Consumed with grief and curiosity, he starts to investigate by undertaking the dangerous experience of going into the photograph to find the truth.