Three Deols for the first time…
Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shilpa, Katrina
Apne has almost everything to make it one big hit of the year. I was thrilled to watch much more than what I had expected. Apne in one sentence is Karan Joharâ€™s love & relationship (brotherhood & paternal, not extra marital tough) saga without any of those cheesy lines and (OVER) candy floss look. Ohh.. yes plus professional real life boxing.
After blockbuster Gadar, Anil Sharma, once again proves he is master storyteller. Apne tells a story of an ex-boxer – Baldev Singh Choudhary, his crushed dreams and his family struggle to once finally fulfill those buried dreams. Baldev, a boxer, always wanted to bring in gold for the country, but was limited to silver only. As itâ€™s said you never win silver, but you lose the gold. He tries his best to bring pride for the nation by giving his best. Unfortunately, in one of such championship match he gets accused of doping and is banned from playing the game. His life is doomed.
He still doesnâ€™t give up his hope and tries to transcend his ambitions, his dreams over his two sons – Angad (Sunny) & Karan (Bobby Deol). Angad pulled through fine, but was still not good enough to pull the World championship title. An opportunity strikes Baldev in the form of a T.V. Show. He trains a local boy to get into this media hyped boxing show, but is ditched for a better coach at the last minute. Once again his hopes are crushed.
Karan on the other hand wants to purse his musical career. He had just released a super hit musical album, but knowing his fatherâ€™s crisis, he gives up his career in music and takes up the game of men – Boxing. He eventually makes up till World Championship match after winning almost all major championships. The match goes fine, but Karan is tricked and he ends up paralyzed in a hospital bed. Baldev, who wanted to wash a stigma is now about to lose his son.
He feels like killing himself.