Ankur Arora Murder Case is a 2013 Indian Hindi medical thriller film directed by Suhail Tatari and written and produced by Vikram Bhatt. The film takes up an urgent and disturbing issue of death during surgery and is based on a real-life incident where a boy dies on the operation table due to medical negligence. The shooting of the film started after nearly one year of research and similarities to real life are in this case, not coincidental. The movie released on 14 June 2013 and made a profit of 2.5 Crores approximately. It was declared semi hit.
Dr. Romesh (Arjun Mathur) is a young medical intern who dares to dream. He is in awe of Dr. Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), the Chief Surgeon of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wants is to be like him. He lives in with Dr. Riya Srivastav (Vishakha Singh), his co-intern and the love of his life.
However, when an eight-year-old boy, Ankur Arora dies due to Dr. Asthana’s medical negligence, Romesh realises that a good surgeon is not necessarily a good person.Dr Asthana does the surgery and finish well and so leaves the operation room. But during recovery from Anaesthesia, the boy develops severe vomiting and starts become bad. The anaesthesia doctor tried to give oxygen and also tried put in a tube through the mouth to give oxygen which takes time but gets successful. Meanwhile Dr Asthana comes back and starts cpr . Then everything goes smooth but Dr Asthana doesn’t allow further treatment . Thus the child dies and dr romesh start investigate and finds out the truth through dr riya.
Together with Ankur’s mother Nandita Arora (Tisca Chopra), and lawyer Kajori Sen (Paoli Dam), Dr. Romesh sets out on a turbulent journey to fight for what is right. A fight for justice against his mentor, the hospital and the love of his life who is initially against him for the fear of ruining her career and future. All the necessary evidence against Dr. Asthana is destroyed or literally snatched. Dr. Riya, who witnesses the operation, and nurse Rosina, who had informed Dr.Asthana about Ankur eating food before the operation, also lie in court. But later, Riya shoots the confession outburst by Dr. Asthana on her mobile, thus leading to his arrest. In the end truth wins, no matter how influential the culprits and how weak the evidence.
Tisca Chopra as Nandita Arora, Ankur’s mother
Arjun Mathur as Dr. Romesh
Kay Kay Menon as Dr. V. Asthana
Vishakha Singh as Dr. Riya Srivastav
Harsh Chhaya as Owner of the Hospital
Paoli Dam as Kajori Sen, Public Prosecutor
Sachin Khurana as Ajay, employer and friend of Ankur’s mother Nandita
Manish Choudhary as Rajiv Mallani, defence lawyer
Kanchan Awasthi as Dr. Hiya Shah
Vishesh Tiwari as Ankur Arora
Vikram Kumar Vij