Ankhon Dekhi

Synopsis: Raje Bauji (Sanjay Mishra) is a man in his late fifties, living out a dreary but eventful life in a small house in old Delhi- where he lives with his extended family. A random incident is going to change his life in a dramatic way- though he does not realize at the moment. Bauji's daughter has been seeing a boy of ill repute. When that fact is revealed to the family, after much deliberation they decide to do the obvious- lock up the girl and go beat the willful boy. It is a funny old journey of this man, this old fool- who is both Lear and the fool.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Rajat Kapoor
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
107 min

This is my recurring dream

That I am fIying..

..Iike a bird the sky

Cutting through the cIouds

And when I am fIying.. I feeI happy

A happiness that is

impossibIe to describe

A feeIing Iike nothing

eIse - Unique... wondrous

But this is not a dream- this is reaI

The wind that caresses my face

The sound of gushing wind in my ears,

This is reaI.

This fIight took wings

a coupIe of years back

Then I had no cIue..

That this is the beginning

I thought this was going to be..

..just another day

I am extremeIy angry.

What have I done?

I just went to watch a fiIm...

With that bastard?

- He is not Iike that...

Then is he Iying?

UncIe, I swear...

Everyday he is with a new girI-

Baooa wiII you stop it!

WiII you stop it?

You goes coIIege from home.

Is this your coIIeague.

Have you no shame?

- Now drop it, wiII you?

- You don't say anything

You'II see I'II kiII myseIf...

You'II find me going round

and round hanging from the fan..

Then you'II be happy

No more coIIege for you!

You have Iearned much more.

You wiII not meet him again...

I wiII! - Rita!

Brother, Iisten to her.

I don't meet him just Iike that.

I Iove him.

You siIIy girI, you Iove him-

But do you know how he feeIs?

He wiII use you and throw you

in a river,

Then come and teII me

that you Iove him!!

How'II we face the worId!

Sis-in-Iaw, it's enough now!

You misIed me but teII him.

-Ok, enough.

What wiII become of this girI!

Go away. Go.

Come, on go to other room.

- Make her understand.

Go inside the house,

don't step out.

UncIe, make her understand Iest...

- Ok, you go now.

I won't come to heIp find her out

if she fIed. - You go home!

I'm trying to do a good

and he's shooing me off!

But Bhai, that Ajju is

reaIIy a bad sort.

I asked about him,

everyone says the same thing-

He has a very bad reputation

with women,

With money... He is a reaI bastard...


But Rita can't see aII that,

then why you...

What a bIoody headache..

You're coming now?

- What happened? - Too Iate.

What happened?

Panditji's son is so weak,

he bIurted out everything.

I wiII beat Bauaa..

How she screamed today!

Baba threatened her!

You shouId have been there.

What couId I've done?

It's an open saIe item.

Here, eat it in peace.

This is not good.

- Eat it now

Yes, go ahead and eat.

There you won't get anything.

Wake up. Tea is ready.

Wake up, its Iate..

Nobody move a muscIe!

Wait for me to pick it up

These royaI princes wiII

keep sIeep.


Can I taIk to Rita?

Rita is not home. Who is this?


Is it Ajju?

Amma, Iet me at Ieast

taIk on the phone.

Who is phone caII, sister-in-Iaw?

Its HIM!

- Give me.



- HeIIo! - Who is it?

Who is it?

I'm asking you. Who are you?

TeII me your name.

I'm Ashok speaking.

Yeah, she is not at home.

He is caIIing constantIy.

What to do now?

I'm teIIing you she is not at home.

- Who are you?

I am Rita's uncIe

Is that good enough for you?

Is she gone coIIege?

Rita doesn't want to meet you..

Ajju..they are aII Iying!

- Don't caII again.

They'II puII you out a bash you.

And you better get up!

- I'II keep Iying tiII afternoon!


You are doing your work,

but she is crying.

That's why I caIIed.

Did she eat?

No? Ask her again..

Try to feed her. Yes.

I'm trying not beating her.

Sir, Tea.

Oh no- he is a ruffian, a goon.

How are we going to thrash him..

What if he caIIed other goons!

I think poIice is a good idea..

Good then.

I wiII come earIy..

Who is it?

- Open the gate.

Are you Ajju..?

- Who are you?

What do you want?

- Are you Ajju..?

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Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor (Hindi: रजत कपूर) is an Indian actor, writer and director born in 1961. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. As a teenager he would watch films with his family and decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 1983 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). more…

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