The Info List - Zakhm

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(Devanagari: ज़ख़्म; English: Wound) is a 1998 Indian Hindi
drama film produced by Mukesh Bhatt for Pooja Bhatt Productions and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The lead roles are played by Ajay Devgn, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Kunal Khemu
Kunal Khemu
and Nagarjuna, with music composed by M. M. Keeravani.[1] The film won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Soundtrack 4 Awards 5 TV series 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] Music director Ajay (Ajay Devgn) argues with his wife, Sonia (Sonali Bendre) over whether to give birth to their child in a foreign country or in India (because of the insecurity caused by the Mumbai riots). Ajay soon learns that his mother (Pooja Bhatt) has been burned by a group of Muslim rioters while leaving a temple and is in critical condition. In flashback, the struggles which his mother had to undergo to raise her children are shown. She was in love with a Hindu film producer Raman Desai (Nagarjuna) but was not allowed to marry him on account of her Muslim faith. He marries her but does not document or acknowledge their marriage as it was done without any traditional upholdings. The fact that she had children with a Hindu man forces her to hide her faith and live her life as a Hindu, even in front of her son. After his father's death, Ajay realises his mother is a Muslim. She makes him promise to bury her according to her faith when she dies, for it is only through a proper burial that she will be able to find herself reunited with her lover in heaven. Ajay's mother succumbs to the burns. Sonia learns about her mother-in-law's past life and decides not to leave Ajay. She stands by him and supports his decision to bury his mother. However, Ajay's task is impeded by a fundamentalist leader Subodhbhai (Ashutosh Rana), who wanted to make this a political issue and encouraged the Hindu youth to kill Muslims. Anand (Akshay Anand) happens to be a youth leader and Ajay's brother. But when Anand comes to know of Subodhbhai's intentions, he stands by his brother's side to bury their mom per Islamic custom. Her body is buried as she had desired, and she reunites with Raman in heaven. Cast[edit]

Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn
as Ajay R. Desai Nagarjuna as Director Raman Desai Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
as Mrs. Desai Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre
as Sonia A. Desai Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana
as Subodh bhai Sharat Saxena
Sharat Saxena
as Inspector Pawar at hospital Akshay Anand as Anand R. Desai Avtar Gill
Avtar Gill
as Isa Zafar Karachiwala Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
as Gurdayal Singh Madan Jain as Anwar Hashmi (journalist) Amardeep Jha Namartha Dhamija Vishwajeet Pradhan
Vishwajeet Pradhan
as Sr. Inspector Yadav Master Kunal Khemu
Kunal Khemu
as young Ajay R. Desai



Film score by M. M. Keeravani

Released 1998

Genre Soundtrack

Length 34:40

Label HMV Audio

The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani
with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The soundtrack was released by the HMV Audio Company.

No. Title Singer(s) Length

1. "Gali Mein Aaj Chaand Nikla" Alka Yagnik 5:07

2. "Hum Yahan Tum Yahan (Male)" Kumar Sanu 4:52

3. "Maa Ne Kaha (Male)" M. M. Keeravani 2:48

4. "Padh Likh Ke" Alka Yagnik 4:35

5. "Hum Yahan Tum Yahan (Female)" Alka Yagnik 4:52

6. "Maa Ne Kaha (Female)" Chitra 2:47

7. "Raat Sari Bekaraari Mein" Alka Yagnik 5:04

8. "Maa Ne Kaha (Sad)" M. M. Kreem 1:29

9. "Gali Mein Aaj Chaand Nikla (Sad)" Alka Yagnik 3:06

Total length: 34:40


National Film Awards

Won: 1998 National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
– Ajay Devgan[2]

TV series[edit] The story has been adapted into a TV series, named Naamkarann, airing on STAR Plus
from September 2016.[3] References[edit]

^ Khanna, Anish (25 December 1998). "Film Review - Zakhm". Planet Bollywood. Archived from the original on 5 November 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2016.  ^ Namrata, Nongpiur (21 May 2011). "10 National Award Winning Actors of Bollywood". Mens XP. Retrieved 1 December 2015.  ^ Singh, Anvita (28 July 2016). "Mahesh Bhatts TV show based on Zakhm to star Viraf Patel and Barkha Bisht?". India Today. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 

External links[edit]

on IMDb

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Films and television series by Mahesh Bhatt


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National Film Award for Best Film on National Integration


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