Haqeeqat is the first movie of 1996 of Ajay Devgan, Tabbu and most of the other actors in it. Although not outstanding, the movie shines as Ajay Devgan and Tabbu stand in. Not too many actors and actresses do well in movies with poor direction and a mediocre story.
Shiva (Ajay Devgan) is raised by gang leaders after his parents throw him into a gutter when he is a child. A high official wants to become chief minister, so he hires Shiva┬┤s guardian (Aana) to kill the present chief minster. Aana gives the job to Shiva. The chief minister is saved and Shiva runs to Bombay as Ajay. On his trip, Ajay saves the ACP┬┤s (Amrish Puri is the ACP) wife and child from gundas hired by another villain. From then Ajay turns his life around and becomes a good person. As a hero is supposed to do, Ajay saves Sudha (Tabbu) from some gundas. Eventually, Ajay marries Sudha and becomes a mechanic at a garage. The ACP finds out that Ajay is actually a murderer but burns his file and gives him a chance to live a good life. Sudha finds out the same, but also finds out that he was the killer of her first husband. So as the story gets more complicated, the actors get better to redress the movie.
Ajay Devgan his proved his talents, but is not used to his full extent. Tabbu looks her best, but is used as the typical Hindi film heroine, two songs, two scenes and out. Amrish Puri has performed wonderfully again. Apart from the acting, the direction is poor, the music good, and the cinematography is okay. The action sequences are not as good as some of Ajay Devgan┬┤s movies but are suitable. Haqeeqat has good work done by the actors, but the direction prevents it from becoming a really good movie.