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Realistic Cinema with an unbeatable punch of Nana and Ajay!
Aug 02, 2006
kathuria_nidhi - imdb.com
Apharan is a story set against the milieu of Kidnapping, which is a booming industry in Bihar, India. The writer and director Prakash Jha has tactfully captured the pulse of the crime city and translated it realistically and most effectively in... Full review
a movie made with genuine intentions,research and cast.
Jan 15, 2006
rupendu banerjee - imdb.com
Apaharan brings together the winning duo of Prakash Jha and Ajay Devgan once again. and adding to the awesome twosome is Nana Patekar as the corrupt political leader(Tabrez Alam). when all of Ajay Shastri's(Ajay Devgan) efforts to achieve the job... Full review
Jha does it again...
Jan 02, 2006
Murali Chari - imdb.com
In a different way though.While "Gangajal" was graphic, "Apaharan" is slick. It moves at a fast pace throughout and rarely breaks its rhythm. All the actors deliver impressive performances. But it's Nana Patekar who steals the show in this one.... Full review
A fantastic movie though not as good as Gangajal
Jan 01, 2006
Anand Batra - imdb.com
First things first, Apaharan is a good movie but it is not Gangajal. Prakash Jha's masterpiece was better than his latest movie. Gangajal was Gangajal.Apaharan is, what you may say, the story of an ordinary person from Bihar. This film... Full review
A gripping, realistic portrayal of the Bihar mafia
Dec 28, 2005
Aam Aadmi - imdb.com
This a very well-made picture from Mr Jha, who in the past directed Hip Hip Hurray, Damul and Gangajal among others.Its set in Bihar where extortion and racketeering have become a way of life. The protagonist is forced into a... Full review
Prakash Jha does it one more time.
Dec 13, 2005
Naresh Kanyal - imdb.com
I went in to watch this movie expecting something very good from Prakash Jha and it was worth. The promos of the movie were released just a week or two in advance of the movie; so there was not much... Full review
A near excellent movie
Dec 11, 2005
narayans80 - imdb.com
A couple of things I knew before seeing the movie were:* It was based on the Bihar kidnapping (industry ?!). * ..and Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan and Bips acted in it.Point 2 was the prime motivator, a serious subject sounded... Full review
Kidnapping as an industry ...
Dec 08, 2005
meet_grn - imdb.com
A very tautly made film that is gripping for the most part. Excellent script with some very clever tongue-in-cheek humor adds to lighten the mood up in what is an otherwise desolate journey into the extremely sad state of affairs... Full review
A realistic movie
Dec 04, 2005
Anirudh Shivaswamy - imdb.com
Apaharan is a realistic movie about the total breakdown of law and order situation in Bihar. Ajay Devgan plays the role of the son of a professor who is desperate to get into the police. The movie portrays the politician-hoodlum... Full review
Something expected from Mr. Prakash Jha
Dec 02, 2005
Harsh Gupta - imdb.com
This movie is really a good one....... after Gangajal, Prakash Jha again brought the truth prevailing in Bhiar on screen.... The movie makes u think what is going on in this heartbreaking corrupt political scenario........ acting showed the power of... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Feb 11, 2009
A creative artiste needs to preserve his energy for more valuable things," Nana said. Nana Patekar is a trifle upset with Prakash Jha for losing his cool with an unruly mob while shooting a rally scene for 'Rajneeti' in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh ... Full Review
| Dec 05, 2005
Nana Patekar, Yashpal Sharma and Mukesh Tiwari (as an honest cop trying hard not to buckle under corruption) are outstanding.....Fortunately for his film he doesn't flaunt his research.....He has his dependable cast to support his cause.....Bipasha Basu has little to do, and she does it well.....Though he sacrifices the introspective interludes, he succeeds in making this his most gripping tale to date..... ... Full Review
| Dec 05, 2005
Rediff India
Prakash Jha's Apaharan , harsh and brutal political commentary on the state of anarchy a.k.a Bihar, makes for riveting viewing. He has his dependable cast to support his cause. Bipasha Basu has little to do and she does it well. ... Full Review
| Dec 02, 2005
Apaharan: A flawed good film Prakash Jha's film walks the tripwire straddling brilliance and buffoonery, and emerges diluted, a wishy-washy film; albeit with punch. ... Full Review
| Dec 02, 2005
Ahmedabad Newsline, India
That indirectly indicates that the director has succeeded in his endeavour of producing a thought-provoking film, but in these times, when the general audience isn't too keen on watching hardcore realistic films, a film like Apaharan would find it tough to find universal acceptance. ... Full Review


May 28, 2010:Prakash Jha tells Jyothi Venkatesh that after making political satires like Gangajal and Apaharan and Rajneeti now, he is keen on making a comedy film now. ... Full Article

Big names in the Mumbai film industry or Bollywood, which ever is used, which include Amitabh Bacchan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and many more and all of them have confirmed their very presence for the upcoming... ... Full Article

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Report Violation khan (143 days ago)
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Report Violation anand (970 days ago)
Aparahan is a good movie and roll of ajay devgan is good
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