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Khamosh (1985)

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Thriller about mysterious murders that take place on a film location. Which of the crew is guilty? Or is it someone from outside? Keeps you guessing till the end. No song and dance numbers ... See full summary »

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Shabana Azmi
Amol Palekar ...
Amol Palekar
Sudhir Mishra
Soni Razdan ...
Soni Razdan
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Chandran (Film Director)
Noni Ganguly
Sushma Seth ...
Leela
Chitto Chopra ...
(as Chitu Chopra)
Shakti Singh
Pankaj Kapur ...
Kuku (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Ajit Vachani ...
Dayal Prabhu (Film Producer) (as Ajit Vachhani)
Uday Chandra
Avtar Gill ...
Dilawar Khan (Film Actor-Villain)
Veerendra Saxena ...
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H.A. Rehman
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Thriller about mysterious murders that take place on a film location. Which of the crew is guilty? Or is it someone from outside? Keeps you guessing till the end. No song and dance numbers to dilute the suspense here, just a plain old-fashioned who-done-it, as good as they come. Written by ajmal hussain <ajji@nightmail.com>

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An OK murder mystery...
14 April 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Having heard comments from a few friends and users that this movie is the best thriller from Hindi movies, I was curious to watch it. Other reason was the plethora of star cast which had names like Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Amol Palekar. But when I watched, sadly the thriller part was missing. Many of the suspects ham so much and have very clear objectives that you get a feeling that they are not the actual murderers and most likely the one not amongst them is the culprit. Mystery was not that good and I am saying that despite of not watching any other language movie from which this movie could have been inspired.

What stands apart and as an appreciation is the performance of the investigating CBI officer by Naseeruddin Shah. Right from his entry the eyes, facial expressions and body language depict that he is not taking this murder just as any CBI officer's routine investigation. The way he tries to investigate the murder is shown very well and seems realistic. No wonder that Sir Naseer is the best actor ever to come from India.

Rest of the cast(names I mentioned in my first para) do play their part with full honesty especially Pankaj Kapoor. Direction wise the movie is OK but some elements like the shooting of the rape scene really does not fit in the actual plot. At some places the comedy seems to be forced and puts a dilemma as whether viewers should chuckle or see the tragedy which goes on in a movie shooting.

Overall, watch it once and get engrossed at the first time. Need not have a repeat view to enjoy the mystery part.


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