- 2 hr 25 min
Ahankaar is a 1995 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Ashim Samanta, produced by Shakti Samanta, and starring Mithun Chakraborty, Mamta Kulkarni, and Prem Chopra. The film revolves around the theme of revenge and features Mithun Chakraborty as a cop who sets out to avenge the death of his wife. The film begins with the introduction of Inspector Arjun Singh (Mithun Chakraborty), a brave and honest police officer who is happily married to Geeta (Mamta Kulkarni). Arjun is on a mission to bust a gang of drug dealers who are smuggling drugs into the city. In the process, he manages to arrest the kingpin of the gang, Ranjit (Prem Chopra). However, this success is short-lived as Ranjit is released on bail due to lack of evidence. Meanwhile, Geeta is kidnapped by Ranjit's henchmen, and she is brutally raped and murdered. Arjun is shattered by this tragedy and vows to avenge his wife's death. He realizes that he has been betrayed by his own colleague, Ravi, who was in cahoots with Ranjit. Determined to bring the culprits to justice, Arjun embarks on a dangerous mission to take down the entire drug cartel. He poses as a contract killer and infiltrates the gang to gather evidence against them. He also manages to get close to Ranjit's daughter, Rita (Mamta Kulkarni in a double role), who is unaware of her father's criminal activities. As Arjun gets closer to achieving his goal, he faces several obstacles, including a corrupt police officer who is in league with Ranjit. He also faces a dilemma when he discovers that Rita is innocent and has nothing to do with her father's criminal activities. The film is action-packed and has some entertaining fight scenes, courtesy of Mithun Chakraborty's expertise in martial arts. The chemistry between Mithun Chakraborty and Mamta Kulkarni is also noteworthy as they share a heartwarming romance in the initial parts of the movie. While the film has its fair share of cliches and predictable moments, it manages to keep the audience engaged with its fast-paced narrative and impressive performances. Mithun Chakraborty delivers a convincing portrayal of a revenge-seeking cop, and his grit and determination are evident in every frame. Mamta Kulkarni, in a double role, also leaves a lasting impression with her nuanced performance as the innocent victim and the feisty, independent daughter of the antagonist. Prem Chopra, as the villain, is his usual menacing self, and his screen presence adds to the film's overall impact. The film's music, composed by Anu Malik, is also noteworthy, with tracks like "Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum" and "Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne" becoming popular hits. Overall, Ahankaar is an entertaining action thriller that checks all the boxes of a typical Bollywood masala flick. It may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but it is definitely worth a watch if you're in the mood for some mindless entertainment.