So, on Star Wars day, we decide to bring you to Vishkanya, the debut film for Pooja Bedi, one of the most sensual and daring actors to have ever graced Bollywood. We decided to go with this film today because in many ways, Pooja Bedi was our Slave Leia from Star Wars moment. People unabashedly say that boys became men when they saw ‘that’ scene. In the same way, boys became men in India in the ’90s when Pooja Bedi danced to background music atop a car in ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’. But this article is not about that film, this article is about Vishkanya, because as you know, SaamriCom is home to only Fantastic films.
The film is a mix of revenge, the naag thing that we have spoken about and has two of the most beautiful women from the nineties at their peak. Not to mention Kabir Bedi, a genuine heartthrob in the East as well as the West.
Vikram Singh (Kabir Bedi) is a forest officer who falls in trouble with three criminals. He lives in the forest with his beautiful wife, Sonali (Moon Moon Sen) and Nisha (Pooja Bedi). The goons kill Vikram and his wife, and Nisha promises revenge.
However, she doesn’t learn martial arts or anything like that, because that is mainstream. She visits a tantrik who gives her the power to be a ‘Vishkanya’ – a poisonous woman. With this power, she kills the criminals who were responsible for her parent’s death.
The film also stars Kunal Goswami, Manoj Kumar’s son.
Pooja Bedi’s ‘Vishkanya’ is a revelation. It would be a shocker to the ‘new age’ of Bollywood fans. A majority of them will not know her and those who know her will only remember her for the glamorous role that she did.
That there’s actually footage of her cavorting in the rain in a white ‘desi’ saree with Manoj Kumar’s soon will have them question everything they have grown up hearing. The film doesn’t have much going for it in terms of special effects. Basically, Bedi’s character poisons her father’s killers – so there’s no scope for any mumbo jumbo.
The current quality available on YouTube is bad. Also, the film is not available on any of the online shopping websites, this is truly, a collector’s item if ever found. You can watch the film here:
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