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Mohra (English: Pawn) is a 1994 Bollywood movie starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah.


The film was one of the major hits of 1994 in India. Originally the late Divya Bharati was signed for the film but after her sudden death she was replaced by Raveena Tandon


Synopsis

Vishal Agnihotri (Sunil Shetty), a convict, was imprisoned for the murder of a group of four criminals. They had brutually gang raped his sister. Vishal tried to get justice in court but was unsuccessful and the men were let out free with the help of a corrupt lawyer. They then visit Vishal’s home for trying to file a case on them, and then try to rape his wife, but before they could get near her she killed herself with a knife.


Angered at all this Vishal decides to take the matter into his own hands and murders the four criminals himself. He is sentenced to life in prison for the crimes.


Journalist Roma (Raveena Tandon) visits the jail for a report she’s writing, where a few of the convicts grab hold of her and try to rape her. This incident reminds Vishal his misfortune.Vishal intervenes and saves Roma. Roma hears Vishal’s story and decides to help free him.


This publicity gets noticed by someone who is made out to be a blind and noble businessman - Mr Jindal (Naseeruddin Shah). He tries to recruit Vishal under his wing as a hitman. He wants Vishal to kill some anti-social elements in the city beyond the law, mainly the two powerful drug lords Jibran and Tyson (Gulshan Grover) and all the people who work for them, people who he says to Vishal are responsible for making people like the group of four men he killed into criminals in the first place by bringing the drugs to the streets and corrupting the locals. Vishal refuses at first as he just got out of prison, and now wants to live a normal life. However, the memories of his murdered family comes back to haunt him as he spends a day alone in his home, and he agrees to work for Jindal the next day.


Police Inspector Amar Saxena (Akshay Kumar) is unhappy about the release of Vishal who he believes deserves to be in prison because of the murders he committed. Things complicate even more when Amar finds Vishal around almost every murder scene of criminals involved drug-trading, who Amar is trying to catch alive.



Amar and Vishal learn of Jindal’s true identity, and realize that Jindal had just been using Vishal to wipe out the competition in the drug smuggling business for him. A sub-plot also reveals that Jindal had murdered Amars’ parents and faked that he had become blind to hide from the police his history of smuggling and drug-running crimes, implying that it was the criminals who killed his wife and blinded him.


Amar and Vishal join forces after Vishal agrees to surrender when they catch Jindal. They storm Jindals hideout and rescue Roma whom Jindal had kidnapped. In the climax, Amar has Jindal cornered, but Jindal has Vishal at gunpoint. After several failed attempts were made by Vishal to get Amar to fire at Jindal not worrying about his safety, Vishal forces Jindal to shoot him, after which Amar kills Jindal. Vishal then succumbs to his wounds as well, after giving a final salute to Amar for his work as a loyal, brave police inspector and calling him a friend.


Cast

Naseeruddin Shah … Jindal

Akshay Kumar … Amar Saxena

Sunil Shetty … Vishal Agnihotri

Raveena Tandon … Roma Singh

Paresh Rawal … Kashinath Sahu

Gulshan Grover … Tyson

Raza Murad … Jibran

Poonam Jhawer … Priya Agnihotri

Sadashiv Amrapurkar … Kamdev Kulkarni

Kulbhushan Kharbanda … Jailer (Roma’s dad)

Avtar Gill … Karan Saxena

Priya Tendulkar … Pooja (special appearance

Kunika … Flora

Tej Sapru … Irfan

Yunus Parvez … Siddiqui

Vinay Sapru … Tony

Harish Patel … Kranti Kumar

Gavin Packard (as Gavin)

Aparajita … Mrs. Saxena

John Gabriel … Rampal (as John)

Gopal Poojari (as Gopal Pujari)

Rashid Mehta (as Rashid)

Razak Khan … Rizwan


Filmfare Nominations

Filmfare Best Movie Award - Gulshan Rai

Filmfare Best Director Award - Rajiv Rai

Filmfare Best Villain Award - Naseeruddin Shah

Filmfare Best Comedian Award - Paresh Rawal

Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Viju Shah

Filmfare Best Male Playback Award - Udit Narayan

Filmfare Best Female Playback Award - Kavita Krishnamurthy

Filmfare Best Lyricist Award - Anand Bakshi

[edit] Music

The music of the film was one of the most successful soundtrack albums of the year, especially the song Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast. Initially Viju Shah wanted Sapna Mukherji to render Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast, but on Rajiv Rai’s insistence, opted for Kavita Krishnamurthy instead. Kavita Krishnamurthy was nominated in the best female playback singer category at the Filmfare awards, but won for Pyar Hua Chupke Se (1942 A Love Story) instead. She then featured in at least one song of every Rajiv Rai film thereafter.



[edit] The songs

Dil Har Koi - Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik

Kaash Kabhi Aisa Hota - Kumar Sanu

Main Cheez Badi Hoon Mast - Kavita Krishnamurthy

Na Kajre Ki Dhar - Pankaj Udhas, Sadhana Sargam

Na Kajre Ki Dhar (Part 1) - Pankaj Udhas

Na Kajre Ki Dhar (Part 2) - Sadhana Sargam

Subah Se Lekar - Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan

Tip Tip Barsa Paani - Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik

Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast - Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy

[edit] References

1.^ Verma, Sukanya (9 March 2009). “Raveena Tandon, Mohra”. Rediff.com. http://www.rediff.com/movies/2009/mar/09sli9-when-big-b-and-priyanka-got-lucky.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-10.

[edit] External links

Mohra at the Internet Movie Database