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raakhHere is a good and bad news about Raakh! mixed emotions ?

 First, the bad one. Accoring to this TOI report, Aamir Khan doesnt support the re-release of Raakh, which is all set to be in theatres again on June 12th. So he is completely detached from the film’s promotion and release. Aamir has no grudge with its re-release but the problem is the time of the release. He thinks that the producer is being opportunist by releasing it now, as the strike between producers-multiplex is still on. For a generation which has grown up only hearing about the film, we think its a great idea to release it for the big screen!

Now the good news. Aditya Bhattacharya, who made Raakh at the age of 25, is working on its sequel. It may be bilingual or just in english and will be shot in USA. Bhattacharya is clear about one thing – in the sequel, there will be no actors from the original Raakh.

raakhIt was a cult film of its time which never got its due. A dark depressing tale of a young man trying to find his voice against all odds. Was critically acclaimed, all the possible four stars too, but could never reach out to wider audience because it released with few prints. Made on a shoe-string budget, release was more difficult.

The names were all new then – Aamir Khan, Aditya Bhattacharya, Santosh Sivan and A Sreekar Prasad. 20 years later, they dont need any introduction.

And here is the great news – Raakh will be re-released in theatres again.  The dvd is almost impossible to locate. So, all you guys who havent seen it yet, head to your nearest theatres soon. Raakh releases on June 12th, 2009.

The film stars Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapoor and Naina Balsaver. And here is the promo of the film.