Release date1 November 1991 Music directorLaxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma CastAmitabh Bachchan (Insp Vijay Verma), Amrita Singh (Sapna), Jackie Shroff (Shekhar), Meenakshi Seshadri (Seema), Shashi Kapoor (Police Commisioner) Similar moviesAmitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor appear in Akayla and Shaan
Akayla (English: Lonely) is a 1991 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by the Mushir - Riaz duo. It was the fourth film collaboration of Ramesh Sippy and Amitabh Bachchan after Sholay (1975), Shaan (1980) and Shakti (1982). Although their previous films were successful at the box office, Akayla did not do as well as expected. The story was written by Salim Khan. The film had the famous fictional Ram Pyari car, originally a customized Volkswagen Beetle.
Inspector Vijay Verma (Amitabh Bachchan) is a very lonely cop whose only family is a younger brother Ajay Verma (Aditya Pancholi) who is studying abroad. He also has two good friends Shekhar (Jackie Shroff) and Seema (Meenakshi Seshadri). One day when he arrests the criminal mastermind Tony Briganza (Keith Stevenson), he is shocked when Tony is released from police custody because his corrupt lawyer shows the court a videotape showing him at a completely different place so therefore he couldn't have committed the crime. From this day on they become enemies and Vijay is hot on Tony's trail every time he commits a crime.
One day while watching a film called Seeta Aur Geeta, he realises that two people can be at different places at the same time if they are twins. He realises that Tony has a twin brother called Jojo who covers for him each time he commits a crime so he can get away with it easily. He successfully gets Tony arrested and put in prison. However Tony escapes and hides out at the house of Shekhar and Seema. When Shekhar realises that Tony and Jojo are wanted criminals, he tries to contact Vijay. But Tony and Jojo find out and kill Shekhar and Seema. Vijay is devastated by the loss of his two best friends and is comforted by nightclub dancer Sapna (Amrita Singh) whom he falls in love with. After the death of his friends, he finds out Tony and Jojo now have his brother Ajay on their hit list so he sets out trying to stop them. However, the police commissioner (Shashi Kapoor) warns him not to take the law into his hands.
Amitabh Bachchan as Inspector Vijay Verma
Amrita Singh as Sapna
Jackie Shroff as Shekhar (Vijay's Friend)
Meenakshi Seshadri as Seema (Shekhar's Wife)
Keith Stevenson as Tony / Jojo Briganza (Twin Brothers)