Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Gracy Singh
Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Armaan as the title suggests is a film about individual hopes and dreams, and the extend to which a son goes to fulfill his father’s dream.
The story is set against the Backdrop of a hospital, owned by Dr.Sinha-a Philanthropist, who refuses to grow either cynical or indifferent, despite having to struggle with the harsh reality of each and disease, daily.
His dream remains to run a state-of-the-art hospital in which patients my be given indiscriminate treatement. Akash, his son is an equally devoted doctor, who remains duty-bound to both his profession and his fatther. Enter Soniya Kapoor, a rich, arrogant young woman, who is used to getting things done her way. Beneath her veneer of defensive sensitivity however, is an individual who has shades of compassion. However, since Soniya believes that no one can ever truly love her for who she is, she decides that since Akash is the man for her, she can latch on to him by literally ‘buying’ his love, through a financial agreement.
The agreement states that on marrying Soniya, her father Gulshan will help finance the hospital project. Aakash is thus faced with an emotional dilemma in which he is forced to choose between his love her fellow doctor, Neha and his duty towards fulfilling his father’s dream. The Story leads to an unusual climax, in which each of characters are forced to tread the fine line between extremes of duty, devotion and finally even emotional sanity. However, there is a resolution in which difficult choices must be made, keeping in mind everyone’s best interests. “Armaan” is a family drama that allows one to explore the intricacy of human relationships and exposes the vulnerability of individuals in those relationships and the choices made by them.