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Nagarjuna Akkineni ...
Dr. Ajay Kumar (as Nagarjuna)
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Mrs. Shweta Kumar
Ramya Krishnan ...
Sub-Inspector Ramya (as Ramyah Krishnan)
Laxmikant Berde ...
Manghu
Johnny Lever ...
Changhu (as Johny Lever)
Beena Banerjee ...
Mrs. Verma (as Beena)
S.M. Zaheer ...
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Teja
Sharad Babu
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Robert
Ajit ...
Jagdish Prasad
Trishna ...
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Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
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Gurbachchan Singh ...
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Mukesh Pandey
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After witnessing the sudden death of a woman, who was unable to afford hospital treatment, Dr. Ajay Kumar cancels his immigration to America and instead sets out to build a hospital that will cater to people who cannot afford treatment. Soon a hospital is built and is named "Amma People's Hospital". This attracts everyone's attention, and he becomes popular, especially with two women, Shweta and Sub-Inspector Ramya, and decides to marry Shweta. Shortly after Shweta gets pregnant, Ramya gets a distress call from her, claiming that she is being attacked by "Ajay". The police arrive to find her dead body and arrest Ajay for murder. Ajay's motive for killing her was monetary, as she is a wealthy heiress, and he is convicted and sentenced to death. While being transported to prison, the police van meets with an accident and Ajay escapes. With the police hot on his tail, he secretly meets with Ramya and tells her that he did not kill Shweta, and wants her help to catch the real killer. Will... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Horrible rehash of the classic The Fugitive
2 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Criminal is another disastrous movie from one of the greatest copycats of Bollywood- Mukesh Bhatt.

But even replicating most of the scenes from the classic Hollywood flick, The Fugitive couldn't save this film.

The plot is badly handled with lots of unnecessary song and dance. What was the most irritating part was that Criminal contains two heroines. In the original, the plot was based only on the hero and his run from the law till he proves himself innocent. The heroines do nothing substantial for the film. Manisha Koirala was only effective in her last two scenes. But the whole love angle between her and Nagarjuna where she tries to seduce the hero to make him fall in love with her was so irritating. Ramya Krishnan plays the role of a cop but be aware of the fact that she's just a sidekick to Nassar. The role of Tommy Lee Jones in the original is played by Nassar and he was good but again, it's a deja vu kind of thing if you already watched the Fugitive.

The hero, Nagarjuna was terrible. He looked lost and uninterested in front of the camera. He lacks the charm of the charismatic Harrison Ford.

The songs were very displeasing to the ears. 'Tum Mile Dil Khile' is likable in parts but the rest of the songs are horrible.

On the whole, a horrible movie from the Bhatt camp. Avoid!


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