Writer/Director Aditya Bhattacharyas dystopian vision of modern India made Raakh an instant cult classic when released in 1989 and immediately became a benchmark film for gangster noir from which celebrated directors like Sudhir Mishra, Ram Gopal Varma and Vinod Chopra drew inspiration. The film was one of Bollywood multi-hyphenate Aamir Khans first starring roles and won for him a Filmfare award Best Actor nomination and a jury mention at the Indian National Awards. Pankaj Kapur won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film also marked the debut of Sreekar Prasad, who won the National Award for Best Editing and ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan. In April, IFFLA (Indian Film Festival of LA) viewers will be the first to see Raakh at the ArcLight Hollywood, in a spanking new 35 mm print, mastered from 4K, specially struck to coincide with its 20th anniversary. -written by Naman Ramachandran. Director: Aditya Bhattacharya Producer: Asif Noor Screenwriter: Aditya Bhattacharya, Nuzhat Khan (dialogue) Cinematographer: Santosh Sivan Production Designer: Vinesh Gandhai/Partho Sengupta Editor: A. Sreekar Prasad Music Composer: Ranjit Barot Sound : Haresh Vyas/AM (paddy) Padmanabhan Cast: Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapur, Jagdeep, Master Ahmed Khan, Naina Balsaver Executive Producers: Sangeeth Sivan, Aditya Bhattacharya. & All the News thats fit to print: He (Aditya) is quite original and has a great visual sense. - Pankaj Kapur I made this film....to portray ...

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