Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Director: Sudhir Mishra
Producer: Pritish Nandy
Cast: Roshan Ahuja, Kaykay Menon and Chitrangadha Singh
Siddharth Tyabji (Kaykay Menon) is an ambitious lad who loves politics more
than he loves Geeta Rao (Chitrangadha Singh). Geeta loves Siddharth a lot.
Adding grist to the mill is Vikram Malhotra (Roshan Ahuja) who loves Geeta.
College is over and the three take different tracks and meet much later.
Geeta gets married to a bureaucrat in Britain. Vikram becomes a fixer in the
corridors of power in Delhi, whilst Siddharth decides to join the Naxal
movement in Bihar. Vikram is a big man today and it is at this juncture that
he bumps into Geeta. Vikram realises that Geeta is going through a really
disturbed life due to a bad marriage. He then accompanies Geeta to the
villages of Bihar while she is out on a story. They meet Siddharth there.
Vikram realises that the two are still in love. Geeta and Siddharth get
married. Emergency is declared within the country. Major political leaders
are jailed. For Vikram this is a golden opportunity to cash in on. But due to
Siddharth's political leanings and Geeta's marriage to him, the two of them
are in deep trouble. He uses his powers and gets Geeta out of trouble and
gets her to New Delhi. But Siddharth is in trouble. As Vikram tries to save
Siddharth, he gets on the wrong side of the law and gets badly beaten up by
the police. He is now reduced to a living corpse - no more than a vegetable.
Shocked and stunned, Siddharth decides to change his course of life. He no
plans to move to London and study medicine. Geeta is shocked by Siddharth's
decision. While she wants to accompany her husband Siddharth to London, she
does not want to abandon the man who put himself in danger to save her love.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is a realistic film handled beautifully by Sudhir
Mishra and the director should be complimented for choosing such a nice
subject . The film has a brilliant script. Cinematography captures the mood
of the film with precision. The passionate portrayal of Siddharth by Kaykay
Menon, the angst of Geeta, aptly portrayed by Chitrangadha Singh and the
emergence of the turmoil within Vikram well acted out by Roshan Ahuja - form
the highlights of this well written film. On the whole, Hazaaron Khwaishein
Aisi is a shining example of quality cinema.