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Rudraksha (2004)

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Have you ever wondered what the Human mind is truly capable of?

Healing powers that Science cannot explain and Voodoo practices that defy all logic were just some of the instances of Paranormal Activity that beautiful Dr. Gayatri (Bipasha Basu) is busy investigating. Her experiments bring her with her team of fellow scientists from America to India where they encounter the gifted Varun (Sanjay Dutt).

Varun has inexplicable paranormal powers, yet is highly disciplined and evolved. His unusual ability of taking away pain and affliction form his subjects fascinates Gayatri and he becomes a willing subject of her cause. Gayatri's unusual experiments suddenly hurtle Varun towards guessing the existence of a Dark Power that is hidden and evil. What is this force all about? And why does it wage battle against Varun? And how is it linked to Ravan's Rudraksh?

Hidden away, vanished in the hoary mists of time is this most unusual Rudraksh. Legend had it that it carried in its folds seed sounds that promised to mutate humans into a new species. This was not a normal Rudraksh worn by ordinary people. In the Languages of Science, it was a Multi-Dimensional Hologram in the form of a seed. It beheld the power to mutate its bearer into a Power beyond all reckoning.

Though he first tries to evade the forces that beckon him. Varun is  drawn deeper and deeper into a pact of peril. He is soon hurtled into a heady adventure and chase that takes him into the Himalaya, and then into the mysterious ruins of the legendary King Ravan's Palaces in Lanka. Varun digs deep to discover the secret of the Rudraksh. And suddenly everything starts making sense.

Also starring Suniel Shetty in a never-before-seen role as the formidable Bhuria and Isha Koppikar as the ravishing consort Lali, Mani Shankar's RUDRAKSH is easily the most extraordinary film that the Indian screen has ever seen to-date. Produced by Nitin Manmohan and Sohail Maklai, this path-breaking supernatural thriller unfolds its mystery in several stages holding you spellbound as it races to its nailbiting climax which comes as a revelation.

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