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  • 2004
  • 7.0  (79)

"Shaque" is a 1976 Hindi film directed by Aruna-Vikas and produced by N. N. Sippy. The film features a star-studded cast including Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Utpal Dutt, Asrani, Bindu, and others. The movie, filmed in Delhi and Agra, was released on 9th April 1976. The story of the movie revolves around Vinod Khanna's character, Shyam, who is a successful businessman. He is married to Shabana Azmi's character, Archana, who is a homemaker. Despite having a perfect life, their marriage is strained as Shyam is unable to give enough time to his wife. His busy schedule and personal ambitions have resulted in a lack of emotional connection between the two. Soon, Archana starts suspecting Shyam of having an extramarital affair. She decides to take matters into her own hands and seeks the help of a private detective, played by Utpal Dutt, to confirm her suspicions.

The movie's plot takes an interesting turn when the private detective starts blackmailing Shyam with the evidence of his alleged affair. The cat-and-mouse game between the two leads to several twists and turns, with the audience never knowing who is telling the truth. Will Shyam be able to prove his innocence, or will the detective succeed in ruining his life?

The film's main highlight is the brilliant acting by the lead actors. Vinod Khanna, as always, is at his charismatic best as the suave businessman, Shyam. Shabana Azmi, on the other hand, delivers a nuanced performance as the suspicious and emotionally distant wife. Utpal Dutt, as the cunning detective, adds the right amount of thrill in the movie. The supporting cast, including Asrani and Bindu, also does a commendable job. The music of the movie, composed by Madan Mohan, is soulful and complements the mood of the movie.

"Shaque" is a realistic portrayal of the society of the 1970s, where extramarital affairs were taboo and men were expected to be the sole providers for their family. The movie addresses the issue of infidelity in a mature and sensible way, not taking sides and leaving the final decision up to the audience. The film's climax, where the truth is finally revealed, is sure to leave the audience shocked and completely satisfied with the storyline.

In conclusion, "Shaque" is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good suspense thriller. The movie's screenplay, direction, and acting are commendable and timeless. More than 40 years after its release, the movie still manages to captivate its audience and leave an everlasting impact.

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