Pooja Bhatt, Ajay Devgan, Sonali Bendre /English Subtitles
Zakhm is a love story of a mother and son. Its the tale of a son whose mothers unfulfilled longings are his own, her pain - his pain. The day Ajay Desais (Ajay Devgan) mother is burnt alive by a Muslim mob during the 1993 communal riots, he is forced to come face to face with his explosive past. at the Christian hospital where the police bring his mother in a semi-consciuos state, become a battle between Hindu - Muslim forces, Ajay recall his mothers anguish as she waited long hours for his father to come home. We find out that his parents were not legally married, for which he was socially shunned. His father who was a famous film director would have married Ajays mother but for his orthadox mother, who threatened to kill herself if he ever brought that woman and her son home. As a result of this conflict, the young boy had only one yearning, one wish - to see his parents married, each action of his was now geared towards this solitary goal, but while he strove to achieve this, his father married another woman. This only helped strengthen the boys determination. But tragedy struck his world when his father died in a car accident, as he was on his way to hospital to see his new-born son, Ajays baby brother. Young Ajays wish was now impossible to be fulfilled. his parents would now never be united in marriage. Then, on the occassion of his fathers choutha he discovered that his motherwas a Muslim and that was the reason why his Hindu fater wasnt allowed to marry her. This truth was a secret closely guarded by his mother, who hid her religion under the garb of a Hindu, in the hope that her being a Muslim should not come in the way of her love. But now it was too late. So she made her son promise her one last thing. That when she died, he would quietly bury her, since she was a Muslim and in that way she was sure to meet her husband in heaven. This promise Ajay fightsto keep. Now in 1993 Ajays younger brother Annand is the right-hand man of Subodh Mulgaonkar, the Hindu fundamentalist leader who is responsible for inciting communal feeling in the city. Annand is shattered to find out that his mother was a Muslim. Subodh tries to persuade, then pressurize Ajay to conceal this fact. But Ajay remember his mothers last wish. He will face any opposition to fulfill his childhood dream. So, as the city burns and the communal forces join to fight Ajay, he takes his mothers "janaaza" to the burial ground to be buried.
As people continue to draw blood from innocent people in the name of religion Ajay Desais love story with his mother is now complete, He finally reunites his parents. In death they were not parted.