Achanak (Hindi: अचानक, translation: Suddenly) is a Indian Hindi film, directed by Gulzar, written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, and starring Vinod Khanna. Gulzar received a Filmfare nomination as Best Director for this film. Even though Gulzar is an accomplished lyricist, this film did not have any songs in it. K.A. Abbas. Directed by Gulzar. With Vinod Khanna, Om Shivpuri, Lily Chakravarty, Farida Jalal. A doctor must operate on a convicted murderer who is destined for the gallows. Running parallel to the medical drama are flashbacks to the events that led the highly-respected army officer to commit murder. 4 Aug As Neeraj Pandey's “Rustom” gathers traction, the Nanavati case is back in public imagination. Cinephiles often count R.K. Nayyar's “Yeh Rastey Hain Pyaar Ke” as the only cinematic adaptation of the crime of passion where Kawas Nanavati, a naval commander killed his wife's lover Prem Ahuja.
27 Apr The Gulzar directorial saw Vinod Khanna play the character of Major Ranjeet Khanna, which was reportedly inspired from the tale of Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, a Naval Commander who was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife's lover. The incident had previously inspired the 23 Jul Achanak (). 'Experimental Cinema' is a buzzword today. Film-makers are getting empowered to tell 'hatke' stories intimately, using their own individuality. But at some level experimental cinema has also become an excuse to exhibit sleaze, vulgarity, grotesque and psychotic elements on screen. Achanak Year: Story/Direction: Gulzar. Cast: Vinod Khanna, Lily Chakraborty, Om Shivpuri, Iftekar. Gulzar's uniquely mellow and mature cinematic sensitivity as a writer-director comes across through this excellent film, which must rank as one of the best works of this much- celebrated artiste. For this film, Gulzar.
Gulzar's acclaimed Achanak (Suddenly, ) suffers from a bothersome defect, its well-meaning intentions. The film contains much worth, but it is too preoccupied by the demonstration process for its own good. What a film says is as important as how it.