Raakh, the Aamir Khan starrer, directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, son of the late Basu Bhattacharya and grandson of the great Bimal Roy, seems to be creating an even greater furore today than when it was released some 20 years ago.
Raakh, which starred Supriya Pathak in a major role, however, did win a lot of critical acclaim and baged a couple of national awards as well that year. But it was not a commercial success. The film was raw and passionate, quite like its director who was a mere 25 then. The film’s re release is a good bit of news, but it is the timing of the re release which has not gone down well with the film’s hero, Aamir, who is currently playing a major role in the film producers’ versus multiplex owners’ tussle over profit sharing. According to sources, peace has been brokered but there has yet been no official statement on the truce. In such a scenario, Aamir is not happy that one of his own films will be released at multiplexes, breaking the solidarity of the film producers who have held fast to their agreement of releasing a single film at the various multiplexes since April. Anyway, to come back to Raakh, the director is now thinking of making a sequel. But it will not star any member of the previous cast. Aditya is yet to finalise his cast for the sequel. But this much is sure, the film will be shot in the US. It is likely to be a bilingual, in Hindi and English. Meanwhile, with Aamir issuing statements urging people not to watch Raakh when it is re released in multiplexes, the film has definitely created enough publicity for itself.