Review: Aakhir Palayan Kab Tak: Failing to leave an impact…

In 1954, some facilities were given to the 'Waqf Board' in the Constitution for the betterment of the Muslim community. In 1995, it was amended, and 'The Waqf Act 1995' was made, in which the Waqf Board was given unlimited powers.

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Review Aakhir Palayan Kab Tak Failing to leave an impact…

Rating: two stars

Producer: Sohni Kumar and Alka Chaudhary

Writer and Director:Mukul Vikram

Artists: Rajesh Sharma, Sohni Kumar, Dhirendra Dwivedi, Chittaranjan Giri, Bhushan Patial, Brajesh Karnawal, Saurabh Agnihotri, Avinash, Akshit Chohan, Gaurav Sharma, Mahendra Srivas, Arjun Thakur and others.

Duration: One hour forty-eight minutes

In 1954, some facilities were given to the 'Waqf Board' in the Constitution for the betterment of the Muslim community. In 1995, it was amended, and 'The Waqf Act 1995' was made, in which the Waqf Board was given unlimited powers. Even if someone's land if the 'Waqf Board' claims its possession, then a complaint against it can be made only in the Waqf Court or the Supreme Court. Even the police or the High Court cannot help with this. In the context of this law, Writer Director Mukul Vikram's Film " After All, We Have Brought ‘Aakhir Palayan Kab tak’, has become just a film about land grabbing of the weak, hooliganism, and targeting of Hindus by Muslims.


The story of the film is set in Dehradun. The film begins with the police finding a decapitated body in the city. Police officer Suraj (Bhushan Patial) gets involved in the investigation along with his colleagues. Then the story opens with mystery and thrill. In this, police officer Suraj is also helped by journalist Mukesh Yadav (Chittaranjan Giri). He is a truthful and fearless journalist. So this story is from an area where the number of Hindus is decreasing. Muslim leader Badrudin (Dhirendra Dwivedi) In the name of his power and Muslim communal unity, is intimidating Hindus and buying their land and houses at less than half the price. All the Hindus have fled from this colony. Now only Sunil's family is left. Sunil's (Rajesh Sharma) family consists of his wife, daughter Tanya (Sohni Kumar), and son Rohit. He has his shop and also has an eatery some distance away. Sunil's father and grandfather have also lived here. He has good relations with everyone. But now due to Badrudin's nefarious activities, even those people who once used to study and play with Rohit have become enemies. Now no one buys goods from Sunil's shop. The boys tease Tanya. Stones are thrown at home. One day, Sunil comes to know that the 'Waqf Board' has put up a board on his fields that the land belongs to him. The lawyer says that only Badruddin, the head of the Waqf Court, can do anything. Not only this, Badruddin becomes a corporator after winning the election. One night Badrudin himself cuts Rohit's throat sets his skull on fire and throws away Rohit's decapitated body. Sunil gets a call asking him to leave this area overnight and it will be safe with us. Sunil has fled with his daughter and wife. The whole matter is revealed with the information of a temple priest (Arjun Thakur). Ultimately, Police Inspector Suraj succeeds in getting Badrudin punished.


The creator of the film has raised an important issue, but the story and screenplay are quite weak. 'Waqf Act 1995' is mentioned very lightly in the film, a few minutes before the climax. This means that the filmmaker is not aware of the complexity of this law and its consequences for the common man. They do not talk about the troubles they are facing. Apart from the conflict between Hindus and Muslims, the entire film has become a story of a powerful Muslim leader usurping the land of Hindus. As a result, the impact of the film does not reach the people. He should reach, but he does not reach. This is the biggest weakness of the writer and director. As a writer and director, he could not depict the earlier relationships of Sunil with his neighbors. The love story of Sunil and Noor was also forced. There is chaos. Where Hindus are being driven away, where Rohit is talking about his father fleeing from that place, where he should romance Noor, this is beyond understanding. When was the 'Waqf Act' made and why? What are its complications? The film remains silent on this also.


In this film, actor Rajesh Sharma acting in the role of Sunil, the head of an oppressed Hindu family, is poor. This is the lowest level of acting in Rajesh Sharma's career so far. His dialogue delivery is also very strange. His dialogues cannot be heard by anyone else. The artiste should have been dubbed. Bhushan Patil has done a solid job in the role of Police Inspector Suraj. There is potential for him to move forward. But he still needs to work hard. Chittaranjan Giri in the role of journalist Mukesh. Has breathed life into it. Dhirendra Dwivedi's acting in the role of Badrudin is fine. Sohni Kumar is in the role of Tanya, it seems as if this character has been forced into him. Instead of acting, Sohni Kumar should have made excellent films on good subjects. That will be fine.

-Shantiswarup Tripathi

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