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Aakrosh: Not really about honour killing

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Aakrosh

Use a ruler to draw a straight line. Then try to draw another straight line freehand. Sometimes you get it right, sometimes you get it all wrong.

Aakrosh” which has been ‘filmed’ by Priyadarshan gets it absolutely right, Bollywood style.

The straight line is the Hollywood movie “Mississippi Burning” which has been around for two decades.

The characters and some of the plot devices are the same.

If you have seen the Gene Hackman (Ajay Devgan) and Willem Dafoe (Akshaye Khanna) starrer you would know what happens next and who’s who.

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