Shital Shah, Pavan Sharma, Sujata Kumar, Bikramjeet
Kanwarpal, Vikram Sahu, Reena Agarwal, Abhay Bhargava
Kis Hudh Tak was earlier titled as "Dia". In one of the
publicity banners of this film, a tagline states "Rape
is a Crime if you can prove it otherwise it ends up
A film about Justice and how far a person will go to get
it, it is about love, caring and commitment. It is about
anger at the state of our society. It is about the state
of our judicial system.
This is a story of one such woman – Dia (Shital Shah).
Sharad (Pavan Sharma) is the son of a powerful
politician Sujata Kumar (Nirmala Devi). He is a spoilt
brat and a playboy. His weakness is girls, and derives
pleasure in inviting pretty young girls to his farmhouse
and getting up close and personal with them.
Sharad comes across Dia who is a law student and
befriends her who is honestly in love with him.
During a rendezvous with Dia at his farmhouse, Sharad
ends up raping her. It is an incident of date rape. Dia
isn’t like the other girls who despite going thru this
embarrassment keep quite. She decides to avenge her
humiliation and files a Police Complaint.
Shital Shah - Dia
Pavan Sharma - Sharad
Sujata Kumar - Nirmala Devi (Sharad's mothter)
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal - Inspector
Abhay Bhargava - Anand Saxena (Sharad's Lawyer)
Vikram Sahu - Judge
Reena Agarwal - Asma
Kanchan Pagare - Nirmala Devi's P.A.
And most of all it is about the fact that if you want
something bad enough - it is not money or power that helps
you to get it - what you really need is intelligence,
determination, patience and focus. But above all - you
need the strength of conviction to sacrifice, if
necessary, that very thing that you hold dearest to your
For in the extent of your sacrifice lies the extent of
Rape in itself is a terrible act but Date rape is gruesome
because it is perpetrated by the very person that one
trusts. More than the physical pain, the shock and trauma
lies in the breaking of that trust. That is the ultimate
In most cases the victim absorbs the shock and pain in
silence afraid of the reaction of society in general and
the family in particular who end up blaming the victim for
getting herself into this situation. Some girls take their
own life because they just cannot come to terms with the
situation and sometimes, though rarely, comes along a
person who stands up to the situation, faces it head on,
confronts the man and society and the legal system with
the single minded focus of punishing the man for this
Now, Sharad is promptly jailed but claims he's innocent.
Dia, the victim, goes to the court and files a case
against this filthy rich man having powerful connections.
Slickly shot and its fast paced at several places, it
lacks star power. Performances are a just above average,
however Kis Hadh Tak really leaves you thinking - Rape is
a crime... if you can prove it. Shital Shah is talented
while Pavan Sharma has a screen presence and thats all.
If you desire to get it, you can. All you really need is
intelligence, conviction to sacrifice, determination,
patience and focus. The morale is fine, but the film is
just an average fare.
- Aniz Filmvala
Credits & Crew:
Producer - Tarun Dhanrajgirji
Executive Producer - Shashikant Mehta
Director - Tarun Dhanrajgirji
Cinematography - Prasann Jain
Music & Lyrics - Abid Shah
Film Editor - Sunder Pathuri
Screenplay, Story, Dialogues - Tarun Dhanrajgirji, Abid
Art - Raashid Rangrez
Action Yusuf Khan
Sound - Manas Chaudhary
Choreography - Saroj Khan, Longines Fernandes, Tarun
Dhanrajgir, Kash & Shila
Costume - Nyla Masood, Imtiaaz
Background Music - Raju Singh
Singers - Sukhwinder Singh, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Shreya
Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Rakesh Pandit, Pradip Pandit,