Aankhen (2002 Film)
Aankhen (Hindi: आँखें, Urdu: آنکھیں, translation: Eyes) is a 2002 Bollywood heist film directed by debutant Vipul Amrutlal Shah and starring an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Sen in the lead roles, while Bipasha Basu and Kashmira Shah appear in cameos. The film is an adaptation of Shah's own Gujarati play Andhalo Pato (Blindman's Buff).
The film tells the story of Vijay Singh Rajput (Bachchan) a hard-working but temperamental man, who has spent all his life working for one bank and even achieving them International recognition. When Vijay loses his mind and goes on a violent rampage beating up another employee, he is subsequently fired. He decides to take vengeance by organizing a full on heist, and having the same bank robbed by three blind men, as no one will suspect them.
Aankhen had its worldwide premiere in Malaysia at the 3rd IIFA Awards ceremony on 5 April 2002. Upon release Aankhen received acclaim from critics and cinema-goers alike, for its unusual storyline, well executed direction and acting, with Bachchan and Akshay Kumar drawing maximum accolades for their performances. The film performed moderately well at the box office and was nominated in several award categories in 2002/03, although it didn't win any.
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