After numerous masala flicks, Vikram Bhatt gets into his mentor Mahesh Bhatt’s badgown. Sensitive, different and more of sensible movie. Ankahee is an autobiography of Vikram Bhatt himself, played by Aftab, story about a married man torn apart by his wife (& child) and possive second lady’s love. An extra-maritial affair with high emotional quoitient, embelished with good performances definitely stirkes chord this time and would attract mostly elite-sensible moviegeors than aam janta.
Cast: Esha Deol, Aftab Shivdasani, Amisha Patel
Dr. Shekhar is in the hospital when Kavya Krishna (Esha Deol), the reigning Miss World, walks in with a slit wrist. Shekhar is a happily married man who, along with his wife Nandita (Amisha Patel) and their daughter Sheena (Hrishita Bhatt) has everything. When Kavya walks in it is love at first sight, and soon Kavya’s and Shekhar’s relationship is the talk of tinsel town. Nandita confronts him and he admits.
Shekhar chooses Kavya over his family which is a choice he will regret. Nandita tries everything to stop him, but Kavya is an overpossesive woman. She will go to any length to keep Shekhar. He is her anchor in a world where everyone is with her but she is alone. Shekhar is now torn between two women. His choice will forever destroy him.
In many ways, ANKAHEE bears a striking similarity to Mahesh Bhattâ€™s ARTH. The other woman [also from the glamour industry here] is also a maniac, suffering from acute depression. Then, when the wife gets to know of her husbandâ€™s affair with a beauty queen/actress, she pleads her case to the other woman in a manner similar to Shabana Azmiâ€™s telephonic conversation with the silent Smita Patil. Much later, the wife decides to start life afresh and when the husband does return to her, she slams the door on him.
The difference between ARTH and ANKAHEE is that thereâ€™s a child involved when the break-up occurs and how it affects not just the couple, but also the kid.
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