|Directed by||K. Bhagyaraja|
|Produced by||Chandra Rao|
|Written by||K. Bhagyaraja|
|Release date(s)||June 2,
|Running time||165 min.|
Aakhree Raasta (English: The Last Option) is a 1986 Bollywood film STARING
Amitabh Bachchan in a dual role, Sridevi,
Anupam Kher and Jayapradha. It was directed by the famous Tamil actor and director Bhagyaraj. It was Bachchan's last released film before he temporarily quit acting to enter politics in 1984.
David D'Costa (Amitabh Bachchan) lives a relatively poor life in Bombay with his wife Mary D' Costa (Jayapradha) who is pregnant. He literally worships the Member of Parliament Chaturvedi (Sadashiv Amrapurkar), and is even willing to die for him. He introduces Mary to Chaturvedi, and with his blessings they name the new-born son James. Then one day while he is busy obstructing rail traffic, he gets arrested and lodged in a cell, and is bailed out by Mahesh (Anupam Kher) When he returns home he finds that Mary has committed suicide. She left a note blaming Chaturvedi for molesting her. An upset David goes to confront Chaturvedi, is intercepted by Police Inspector Roop Kumar Sahay (Dalip Tahil) and Dr. Verma (Bharat Kapoor), the evidence is destroyed, and he is sentenced to 20 years in prison for Mary's murder. He asks his friend Mahesh to look after James in his long absence. Twenty years later, David is discharged, he goes to visit Mahesh and is shocked to find that Mahesh has changed, he is no longer a boot-legger, he now lives a wealthy life-style, he wants David to forget the past, and live with his CID Inspector son James, who he has re-named Vijay (also Amitabh Bachchan). David is devastated with this news, but is determined to avenge his wrongful conviction and Mary's death, so he sets about to kill his tormentors one by one - the only obstruction he faces is none other than Vijay - who has sworn to protect all three men under any and all circumstances.
- Amitabh Bachchan .... Double role (David D'Costa/Vijay)
- Sridevi .... Vinta Bhagnagar (Vijay's girlfriend)
- Jayapradha .... Mary D' Costa
- Anupam Kher .... Mahesh
- Dalip Tahil .... Inspector Roop Kumar Sahay
- Sadashiv Amrapukar .... Chautervedi
- Bharat Kapoor .... Dr Verma
This is a remake of the Tamil film "Oru Kaidhiyin diary" (1984) (English: A Prisoner's Diary) STARING
Kamalahasan, Radha and Revathi. The story was written by K. Bhagyaraj and the film was directed by his guru Bharathiraja.