Director: Vikram Bhatt
Producer: Pritish Nandy,Rangita Pritish Nandy
Cast: Aftab Shivdasani,Amisha Patel,Esha Deol
Music: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics: Sameer,Amitabh Varma
Cinematography: Praveen Bhatt
Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani) was a common man. He was happily married to his wife Nandita (Ameesha Patel) of several years. The relationship was sealed as special by the coming of their child. They were a happy family. Till one day, the reigning Miss World and Bollywood's biggest star, Kavya Krishna (Esha Deol), walked into his hospital armed with a slit wrist.
Kavya was beautiful, stunning in fact. She was smart and alive and Shekhar, like the rest of the world, fell in love with her. Days hurried past as he cleared the rest of his life, his wife, his daughter, his friends, his work to make way for his love. Nothing was more important than Kavya and his need to be with her always.
Kavya Krishna. The reigning Miss World. The most beautiful woman in the world. Or maybe the most beautiful woman in a pageant of 60 girls. Bollywood's biggest upcoming star. Beautiful. Powerful. Successful. Alone. Lonely in a world where she was the most popular woman. For her Shekhar was the lifeline, she'd always sought. Her anchor. Her man. The only person in the world who could make her happy. And Kavya wanted, needed, struggled to be happy.
Nandita, of course, was the woman stuck in the middle. Shekhar was her husband. The only man she'd ever loved. And yet, he'd found it only too easy to walk away. From her. From their home. And from Sheena, their 6 year old daughter.
Ankahee is about the truths that were left unspoken between a man, his wife and his daughter. And the lies that need to be uncovered. It is a film about brutal love, deception, betrayal and the desperate loneliness that accompanies all three.
It is said that Ankahee is the true life story of Vikram Bhatt. In many ways, Ankahee bears a striking similarity to Mahesh Bhatt's Arth. The film is based on broken relationships and betrayal. The storyline goes very slow and therefore majority to of the public will not watch the film because it lacks entertainment. No doubt the film is rich in emotions and the tale does touch your heart but the film will not do too good with the masses.
Performance-wise Esha is brilliant. She has really worked very hard and has come out with excellent marks. Aftab excels in a role that would've been difficult to portray by an average actor. Amisha also gives a very good performance. Rest of the cast lend able support. Music is average. Cinematography [Praveen Bhatt] is up to the mark.
On the whole Ankahee is a good film with excellent performance and flawless direction, but not a film for the masses.