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Reviewer's Summary - Awful
Actors: Aftab Shivdasani, Amisha Patel, Esha Deol, Hrishta Bhatt
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Producer: Pritish Nandy, Rangita Pritish Nandy
Written by: Vikram Bhatt
Screenplay: Vikram Bhatt
Dialogs: Girish Dhamija
Blessed indeed are those who missed Ankahee, an abomination masquerading as a movie.
This loathsome fungus would never have seen the light of the day had someone felt any compassion at all for the audience.
A depressingly banal story, mediocre acting and lackluster songs combine to deliver a migraine pill to the hapless viewer.
Lead actresses Esha Deol and Amisha Patel are miserable bundles of incompetence. They are so appallingly bad in their respective roles that one suspects even neophyte actresses would do better than them. Mercifully, both these young ladies appear to be in the twilight of their acting careers. Our lingering memory of Esha Deol in Ankahee is of her shrieking and screaming.
Ankahee has one distinction though - In Bollywood's casting debacle of the decade, Esha Deol, who looks like one of Macbeth's witches, is cast in the role of a Miss World. Puleeze give us a break.
For the best part of the movie, Aftab Shivdasani goes about like a zombie in his portrayal of a young man who deserts his family to seek pleasure in the arms of a beauty queen. His is a passionless performance in a passionless movie.
Shekhar Saxena (Aftab Shivdasani) is a doctor with a devoted wife Nandita (Amisha Patel) and a young daughter.
The doctor's placid life is disturbed when Miss World Kaavyakrishna is brought to his hospital after she slits her wrist in a suicide attempt. From then on, the doctor's family life goes steadily downhill.
The manic depressive Kaavya latches on to Shekhar with a leech-like ferocity, yanking him away from his devoted wife and daughter. At Kaavya's insistence, Shekhar walks out of his house and subsequently divorces Nandita.
Soon, Shekhar and the insecure Kaavya have a blazing row one night and the lady puts a gun to her head and pulls the trigger.
The whole movie is related in flashback as Shekhar lies on his deathbed.
The music is as boring as the rest of this assinine movie. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.