Qatl (1986)

It was one of the last few released movies starring Sanjeev Kumar. He portrays a theater artist who meets with an accident in saving his wife (played by Sarika) during one of the rehearsals. He goes blind and the wife begins an extra-marital affair with his best friend and theater group owner (played by Marc Zuber). Sanjeev Kumar comes to know about the affair soon, there by begins a silent journey of revenge which eventually leads to Sarika’s murder. The whole ‘management’ of the crime is startling, though the court room portions are portrayed far from the reality. The re-organization of the crime makes you chuckle even though you know it is not a practical situation. The hounding song sung by the street beggar (played by Ashok Kumar) comes at the most appropriate times in the movies and goes tremendously with the flow of the story. There are lot of questions marks in the movie which has no answer, like — why didn’t the husband confronts his wife even once? why he feels so strongly about murdering her and not his partner? But at the end of the film, what is left with you is a brooding performance by Sanjeev Kumar. I consider him as one of the most underplayed and most underestimated actors of the previous generation. This one act is a must watch…


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Amit Kumar Gupta

Writes for the love of Books, Movies, Music & Cricket. He opines that best investment ideas are often cracked by being on the road.