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Kaante (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  20 December 2002 (India)
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Raj 'Bali' Yadav
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Maqbool 'Mak' Haider
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Anand 'Andy' Mathur
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Renu A. Mathur (as Namrata Cooper)
Malaika Arora ...
Lisa - Marc's girlfriend
Rati Agnihotri ...
Major's wife
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Dancer / Singer in Club
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Det. Constable
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Det. MacQuarrie (as J.F. Davis)
Morgana Di Castlebesozza ...
Receptionist
Sanjay Sippy ...
Mr. Adler
Gilbert Aguilera ...
Drug dealer
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Storyline

On or about 12May00, a truck gets stolen in Los Angeles, and the Police bring in six men of South Asian origin for questioning. They are: Yashvardhan Rampal, known as 'Major' educated intelligent, unemployed, with an ailing wife who longs to return to India; Non-English speaking Jay Rehan, otherwise known as 'Ajju', a foul-mouthed, trigger-happy gangster; A out-of-work former nightclub bouncer, Marc Issak, whose girlfriend, Lisa, is a bar dancer, and who is known to get into fights due to his uncontrollable temper; A drug deal, Raj Yadav, otherwise known as Bali, foul-mouthed, womanizer, stutterer, and alcoholic; Bali's sidekick, Maqbool Haider, otherwise known as Mac; White-collared Anand Mathur, alias Andy, recently separated from his wife, Renu, and longing to get back together with his son, who he cannot get custody of due to financial problems. The six confer in a cell, cite woes that even though the Italians have their Mafia, the Colombians have their Cartels, but the East ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Kill, threaten, kidnap, maim, murder, steal....Meet the masters. See more »


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Rated R for some strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

INR 280,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£108,747 (UK) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

$1,002,066 (USA) (10 January 2003)
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Maqbool Haider 'Mak': So there we were... all of us laughing our hearts out... not knowing that somewhere in the dark, Death too was laughing back at us!
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Remake of Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Performed by Sonu Nigam
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Kaante is good Entertainer with Great performances
23 December 2002 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

Obviously Kaante was made for the Indian audience, not Americans. So, it not fair to compare with a Hollywood film. Not a perfectly made film, it does have some illogical sequences. I saw it in a packed theater. And going by the reaction, everybody seems to have enjoyed it. As for me, Kaante was the most enjoyable Hindi film in a long time. I actually felt happy after walking out of the theatre.

Technically there is no Indian film that can match Kaante. Obviously, they got technicians from Hollywood. Right from cinematography to stunt co-coordinators to music supervisor. Dialogues were well written, but some might complain for being too crude. But then you don't expect gangsters to talk in Sanskrit or Urdu.

Sanjay Gupta's films usually are very stylish, but very poor content wise. But this is not the case with Kaante. The story is well developed, the second half is great. But it is definitely inspired by two Hollywood films: Reservoir Dogs & The Usual Suspects.

Performances by six lead guys are very good. Amitabh Bachchan is very good. Sanjay Dutt is brilliant in a tailor made role. Mahesh Manjrekar is the surprise packet. Sunil Shetty is actually good in this film. Kumar Gaurav & Lucky Ali does well also. The girls have miniscule roles.

The thing I really liked about Kaante is that it didn't really focus on Love, Family Relations, and other clichéd rules of Indian Cinema. It basically defies the stereotype of Indian Films.

Kaante is definitely worth a watch or two. I am going to watch it for a second time.


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