Shakti: The Power

Shakti: The Power is a 2002 Indian action drama film directed by Krishna Vamsi and starring Karisma Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Sanjay Kapoor in leading roles, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepti Naval, Ritu Shivpuri and Prakash Raj in supporting roles while Aishwarya Rai appears in an Item number.[2] The film is a remake of Telugu film Anthapuram (1998), which was based on the real-life story of Betty Mahmoody.[3][4] The original story of real life escape of Betty Mahmoody is depicted in the movie Not Without My Daughter which itself was based on Betty Mahmoody's book of the same name.

Shakti: The Power
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Directed byKrishna Vamsi
Produced byBoney Kapoor and Sridevi
Written byKrishna Vamsi
Kamal Pandey (dialogues)
StarringKarisma Kapoor
Nana Patekar
Sanjay Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan
Music byIsmail Darbar (songs)
Mani Sharma (background score)
CinematographySethu Sriram
Edited byShrish Kunder
Sridevi Productions
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 20 September 2002 (2002-09-20)
Running time
177 minutes
Budget10 crore (equivalent to 31 crore or US$4.3 million in 2019)
Box office13.2 crore (equivalent to 41 crore or US$5.7 million in 2019)[1]

It is considered to be one of Karisma Kapoor's best performances; both hers and Nana Patekar's acting was acclaimed by fans and critics and received several nominations at a number of award ceremonies.[4] Despite this, commercially it did not perform as well as expected.


Shekhar (Sanjay Kapoor) and Nandini (Karisma Kapoor) are an Indian couple living in Canada with their young son Raja. Shekhar hears news of violence in India, and the family journeys to his ancestral house, which is in a rural town of Bihar, the North Indian State of India. Nandini is shocked to see that Shekhar's family is deeply patriarchal and embroiled in feudal gang wars, lead by Shekhar's father Narsimha (Nana Patekar). Shekhar tries to bring an end to these feuds but is attacked by a rival gang and killed. Nandini, having been suddenly made a widow, decides to leave India with her son but Narsimha does not allow this and virtually imprisons them. Desperate to escape, her only allies are Shekhar's mother and sister. Wanted by Narsimha, Nandini seeks help from drifter Jai Singh (Shahrukh Khan) who, after hesitation, helps her and her son board a train to Jaipur. Jai engages in a fight with Narasimha's men and successfully protects Nandini and Raja, but he dies. Shekhar's mother emotionally begs Narsimha to let Nandini and her son go, but he does not relent. At the airport, Narsimha becomes overwhelmed with emotion after interacting with his grandson and allows Nandini and Raja to peacefully leave and go back to Canada.


Special AppearanceEdit


The film was produced by then retired actress Sridevi (Sanjay Kapoor's sister-in-law) under the banner Sridevi Productions and was supposed to be her comeback film, but she had to find a replacement when she found out she was pregnant. She initially offered her role to Kajol, but she rejected it so Karisma Kapoor was signed instead.[5]Fardeen Khan was the original choice for Sanjay Kapoor's role and the film was originally titled "Vaapsi".[6]


Despite of being box office failure of Movie the Soundtrack " Ishq Kamina" was very popular .

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Dil Ne Pukara Hai" Alka Yagnik, Adnan Sami 06:27
2 "Dumroo Baje" Sukhwinder Singh 06:15
3 "Hum Tum Mile – Male" Adnan Sami 05:37
4 "Hum Tum Mile – Female" Kavita Krishnamurthy 06:10
5 "Ishq Kamina" Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam 05:26
6 "Jhoomti Gataon Mein" Mohammad Salamat 07:35
7 "Mere Munna Raja" Anuradha Paudwal 05:05
8 "Aye Chand Dil Ke" Kavita Krishnamurthy 06:57
9 "Jhoomati Ghata Mein" Instrumental 06:29

Box officeEdit

Shakti: The Power grossed 13.82 crore (US$1.9 million) in India and $1.35 million (6.54 crore) in other countries, for a worldwide total of 20.36 crore (US$2.9 million), against its 10 crore (US$1.4 million) budget. It had a worldwide opening weekend of 7.33 crore (US$1.0 million), and grossed 11.26 crore (US$1.6 million) in its first week.[1] It is the 13th-highest-grossing film of 2002 worldwide.[7]


It opened on Friday, September 20, 2002, across 285 screens, and earned 98 lakh (US$140,000) nett on its opening day. It grossed 2.82 crore (US$400,000) nett in its opening weekend, and had a first week of 4.62 crore (US$650,000) nett. The film earned a total of 8.47 crore (US$1.2 million) nett, and was declared "Flop" by Box Office India.[1] It is the 20th-highest-grossing film of 2002 in India.[8]


It had an opening weekend of $565,000 (2.74 crore) and went on to gross $770,000 (3.73 crore) in its first week. The film earned a total of $1.35 million (6.54 crore) at the end of its theatrical run.[1] Overseas, It is the 5th-highest-grossing film of 2002.[9]

'Shakti: The Power' worldwide collections breakdown
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
8.47 crore (US$1.2 million)
Distributor share:
4.38 crore (US$610,000)
Total Gross:
13.82 crore (US$1.9 million)
(Outside India)
$1.35 million (6.54 crore)
Worldwide 20.36 crore (US$2.9 million)



  1. ^ a b c d "Shakti: The Power Box office". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Shakti – The Power Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama.
  3. ^ "Karisma back with 'Shakti – The Power'". The Tribune. 20 September 2002. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Bollywood remakes of South Indian films". NDTV. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Karishma flexs her muscles in Shakti – the power". September 2002. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
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  7. ^ "Top Worldwide Grossers 2002". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Top India Total Nett Gross 2002". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Top Overseas Gross 2002". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Awards 2002 – Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.

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