August 13, 1999 (India)
October 12, 1999
| 5.6/10 |
Action, Drama, Thriller
Dilip Sen, Sameer Sen
| 6 August 1999 (1999-08-06)|
Amitabh Bachchan (Dadabhai), Nana Patekar (Maj Ajit Arya), Tabu (Insp Kiran Patekar), Jaya Prada (Amrita Sodi), Danny Denzongpa (Minister Virbhadra Singh)
Mukesh Rushi and others appear in Kohram and Lahu Ke Do Rang
Kohram is a 1999 Indian Hindi action film directed by Mehul Kumar. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Danny Denzongpa and Tabu as its main cast, with Jayapradha, Jackie Shroff and other supporting actors.
The story starts with the death of an army officer (Shroff) occurs and it is believed to be the act of a terrorist group headed by Changezi (Rishi). Colonel Balbir Singh Sodhi (Bachchan) is asked to investigate this matter and he ends up discovering that minister Veerbhadra Singh(Danny Denzongpa) is involved in this conspiracy. Colonel Sodhi stages his own death in an attempt to kill Changezi and starts living as Dadabhai/ Devraj Hathoda in Mumbai. Major Ajit Arya (Patekar) is sent in the guise of a Bengali journalist to find out the true identity of Dadabhai/Devraj Hathoda. Once Arya discovers the truth, he joins hands with Colonel Sodhi to bring the minister to justice and terminate the terrorist group. Tabu is shown to be a police officer in love with Major Ajit Arya and Jayapradha is shown as Colonel Sodhi's wife.Amitabh Bachchan as Colonel Balbir Singh Sodhi and Dadabhai/Devraj Hathoda
Nana Patekar as Major Ajit Arya and a Bengali journalist
Danny Denzongpa as Minister Veerbhadra Singh
Mukesh Rishi as Changezi
Jackie Shroff as army officer
Tabu as Inspector Kiran Patkar
Jayapradha as Namrata Sodi
Mukul Dev as Monty
- "Jay Mata Dee He Ambe Baliharee" - Sanjeevani
- "Palakon Ko Kalam Banaa Ke, To Meraa Naam Nahin" - Alka Yagnik, Hariharan
- "Satanaam Vaaheguru, Baabaa Naanak Dukhiyaan De Naath Ve" - Kishanpal Singh
- "Janeman Janeman Ladakee Too Number One" - Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
- "Pagal Huwa Huwa Huwa" - Shankar Mahadevan, Jaspinder Narula
- "Ik Mashuka Hai Yeh Jindagee Tum Ho Isape Shaida" - Sudesh Bhosle, Amit Kumar
- "Ladakee Ladakee Too Woh Ladakee" - Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet
- "Hum Hai Banaras Ke Bhaya" - Sudesh Bhosle, Amit Kumar
After his film Mrityudata (1997) flopped at the box office, director Mehul Kumar wanted to make another film with Amitabh Bachchan. Both these films were produced by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation. This is when he came up with the idea for Kohram. The original cast announced consisted of Dimple Kapadia, Arshad Warsi and Karisma Kapoor with the working title as "Aye Watan Tere Liye". However, later that was scrapped and this film was made. Initially Nana Patekar had declined Kumar's offer but later agreed to do the film. Initially the film was slated to release on 13 August but then Mehul Kumar advanced it to 6 August.
Kohram received mixed reviews but was received better than Mrityudaata, Kumar's previous film. While only 16% users liked it on Rotten Tomatoes, critic Ajay Chaturvedi called it an average film. He said that while the first half is good, the second half is jarringly edited but the film is a treat for Nana Patekar fans. He also appreciated Tabu's performance in the film.
Kohram grossed ₹133 million at the box office while its collections in U.S were $70,257. It was declared an average performer and performed well in interiors and satellite television.