Ankur Arora Murder Case

Ankur Arora Murder Case is a 2013 Indian Hindi medical thriller film directed by Suhail Tatari and written and produced by Vikram Bhatt. The film stars Arjun Mathur, Tisca Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, Paoli Dam. The film takes up an urgent and disturbing issue of death during surgery and is based on a real-life incident where a boy dies on the operation table due to medical negligence.[3] The shooting of the film started after nearly one year of research and similarities to real life are in this case, not coincidental.[4] The movie released on 14 June 2013 and made a profit of 2.5 Crores approximately. It was declared semi hit.

Ankur Arora Murder Case
Ankur Arora Murder Case Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySuhail Tatari
Produced byVikram Bhatt
Written byVikram Bhatt
Music byChirantan Bhatt
Distributed by
Release date
  • 14 June 2013 (2013-06-14)
Running time
129 minutes
Budget7.5 crore (US$1.1 million)[1]
Box office10.0 crore (US$1.4 million)[2]


Dr. Romesh Sharma (Arjun Mathur) is a young medical intern who dares to dream. He is in awe of Dr. V. Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), the Chief Surgeon of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wants is to be like him. He lives in with Dr. Riya Srivastava (Vishakha Singh), his co-intern and the love of his life.

However, when an eight-year-old boy, Ankur Arora (Vishesh Tiwari) dies due to Dr. Asthana's medical negligence, Romesh realises that a good surgeon is not necessarily a good person.

Together with Ankur's mother Nandita Arora (Tisca Chopra), Nandita's friend Ajay Shetty (Sachin Khurana), their lawyer Kajori Sen (Paoli Dam) and Dr. Romesh sets out on a turbulent journey to fight for what is right. A fight for justice against his mentor, the hospital and the love of his life who is initially against him for the fear of ruining her career and future. All the necessary evidence against Dr. Asthana is destroyed or literally snatched. Dr. Riya, who witnesses the operation, and Rosina D'Costa, a ward nurse in the hospital had informed Dr. Asthana about Ankur eat some biscuits before the operation, also lie in court. But later, Riya shoots the confession outburst by Dr. Asthana on her mobile, thus leading to his arrest.


  • Tisca Chopra as Nandita Arora, Ankur's mother
  • Arjun Mathur as Dr. Romesh Sharma
  • Kay Kay Menon as Dr. V. Asthana
  • Vishakha Singh as Dr. Riya Srivastava
  • Harsh Chhaya as Shekhawat Awasthi, Owner of the hospital
  • Paoli Dam as Advocate Kajori Sen, Nandita's lawyer
  • Sachin Khurana as Ajay Shetty, employer and Nandita's friend
  • Manish Choudhary as Advocate Rajiv Mallani, Shekhawat & Dr. Asthana's lawyer
  • Kanchan Awasthi as Dr. Hiya Shah
  • Vishesh Tiwari as Ankur Arora, Nandita's son
  • Khushboo Kamal
  • Krunal Pandit
  • Abhay Bhargava
  • Vikram Kumar Vij
  • Pankaj Thakur
  • Praveen Pachpore
  • Anumita
  • Deepak Dhawal


The production of the film began in September 2012, the initial thought was to shoot the film in the same hospital in Delhi where the case happened.[5]


Ankur Arora Murder Case
Soundtrack album by
Chirantan Bhatt, Sunny-Inder, Gourav Dasgupta

Track listingEdit

The lyrics are penned by Sagar Lahauri

1."Aaja Ab Jee Le Zara"Dev Negi and Deepali Sathe 
2."Tera Aks Hai"Sunidhi Chauhan
Inder Bawra

Critical receptionEdit

Professional Reviews
Review scores
Source Rating
The Times of India          
Bollywood Hungama          

The movie received mixed reviews. Subhash K. Jha gave the movie 4 stars and said, "Indeed The Ankur Arora Murder Case is a far cleverer, wiser and relevant film than most of what we get to see these days. Bursting at the seams with acting talent director Suhail Tatari's restorative drama hits us where it hurts the most. The conscience."[6] Meena Iyer of Times of India gave it 3.5 stars. "Tatari is a winner in his choice of a subject. The story that has been researched from a true life incident does provide meaningful insights about the medical fraternity and facilities. However while the film is an eye-opener on medical skullduggery, it fails to become cutting edge cinema because the screenplay-offers few surprises." said ToI.[7] Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express said "Pity because this could have been a medico-legal thriller with teeth." and gave it 2 star.[8] Tushar Joshi of Daily News and Analysis gave it 2 stars. "The film engages you in the beginning but loses steam because of a its weak execution." wrote Tushar Joshi.[9] NDTV Movies gave it a rating of 2.5.[10] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 3 stars.[11]


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ Tuteja, Joginder (16 August 2012). "Vikram Bhatt to make another thriller - 'Ankur Tiwari Murder Case'". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Vikram Bhatt's next on medical profession titled The Ankur Arora Medical Case". Bollywood Hungama. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Vikram Bhatt's next on medical profession titled The Ankur Arora Medical Case". Bollywood Hungama. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Subhash K Jha speaks about Ankur Arora Murder Case". Bollywood Hungama.
  7. ^ "Ankur Arora Murder Case". Times of India.
  8. ^ "Review Ankur Arora Murder Case: Subject is not dealt with any degree of seriousness". Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Movie Review: Ankur Arora Murder Case loses steam because of a its weak execution".
  10. ^ "Ankur Arora Murder Case movie review". Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Ankur Arora Murder Case". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

External linksEdit