Shekhar [Aftab Shivdasani] is married to Nandita [Amisha Patel]. The relationship only gets better with the birth of a girl, Sheena. Everything seems perfect. Till Miss World and Bollywood star Kavya Krishna [Esha Deol] walks into his hospital with a slit wrist.
Kavya is beautiful. Like the rest of the world, Shekhar falls in love with her. For Kavya, Shekhar is the lifeline. Her anchor. The only person in the world who can make her happy. And Kavya wants, needs, struggles to be happy. Nandita, of course, is stuck in the middle. Shekhar is her husband. The only man she has ever loved. And yet, he finds it only too easy to walk away. From her. From their home. From Sheena. ANKAHEE is about the truth that was left unspoken between a man, his wife and their daughter. And the lies that need to be uncovered.
Screenplay writers Yash-Vinay and Vikram Bhatt have penned a script that gallops straight into your heart. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that the director gets a major boost only because the writing is cohesive and consistent. Not once does the story deviate towards unwanted tracks. Even the dialogues [Girish Dhamija] compliment the emotional graph of the story.
There are number of things that work for 'Ankahee' but what stands out in the end are not just Pritam's tunes or rendition by the singers but most importantly the lyrics by Sameer, Amitabh Verma and Subrat Sinha that make you hear the songs multiple number of times. 'Ankahee' is one of the rare albums where each of the songs seem to be telling a story than just being there as a prop. There is that distinct quality about the words in each of the songs that one almost starts believing that Vikram Bhatt truly has a sensitive story close to its heart that he is about to unveil on screen! Amisha Patel's part is tailor-made for sympathy. Playing their bone of contention appears to have had a hard-hitting impact on Aftab Shivdasani.
On the whole, Ankahee's biggest drawback is its weak characterization.