Aankhen is a 2002 Indian Hindi-language heist thriller film directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Aditya Pancholi plays a naive cop. The film is an adaptation of Shah's own Gujarati play Andhalo Pato (Blindman's Buff).The producers wanted to name the film as "Aankh Micholi" but the title was registered with another producer.
Obsessive and temperamental bank manager Vijay Singh Rajput (Amitabh Bachchan) loses his job for badly beating up a bank clerk who tried to embezzle money. Angered at losing his job he plots revenge on the bank by intending to stage a heist. He employs three blind men– Vishwas (Akshay Kumar), a blind person who has the power of the sixth sense, Elias (Paresh Rawal) and Arjun (Arjun Rampal)— when, after passing by school for the blind, he understands that blind people can be trained to do things like sighted people. He blackmails and enlists the help of Neha (Sushmita Sen) who is a teacher at the school to train the trio to do the seemingly impossible heist. He chose blind people because they, as thieves, would never be suspected as no one would believe blind people can rob a bank.
|author||Aatish Kapadia Vipul Amrutlal Shah|
|director||Vipul Amrutlal Shah|
|keywords||aditya pancholi ajit vachani alternate ending arrest bank clerk bank manager bank robbery beat belong big con bleed capture end extrasensory perception hear kidnap lock lose pass school for the blind shoot sixth sense suspect tickle train|
|publisher||V R Films|