Kaante (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  20 December 2002 (India)
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Six bank robbers trying to pull off the perfect heist discover one of them is an undercover cop.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Issak
Mahesh Manjrekar ...
Raj 'Bali' Yadav
Lucky Ali ...
Maqbool 'Mak' Haider
Kumar Gaurav ...
Anand 'Andy' Mathur
Renu A. Mathur (as Namrata Cooper)
Malaika Arora ...
Lisa - Marc's girlfriend
Rati Agnihotri ...
Major's wife
Dancer / Singer in Club
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Det. Constable
Det. MacQuarrie (as J.F. Davis)
Morgana Di Castlebesozza ...
Sanjay Sippy ...
Mr. Adler
Gilbert Aguilera ...
Drug dealer


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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6 perfect strangers, 1 perfect crime. Now, all they have to fear is each other... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 December 2002 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Чужой среди своих  »

Box Office


INR 280,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£108,747 (UK) (20 December 2002)


$1,002,066 (USA) (10 January 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was to star Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, 'Sunil Shetty', Akshaye Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kumar Gaurav, Shilpa Shetty and Lisa Ray initially. But Akshaye Khanna opted out of the project subsequently, while Malaika Arora stepped in Shilpa's shoes and Namrata Singh Gujral replaced Lisa. See more »


Jay Rehan 'Ajju': [To the bodyguard in English] You know what this is brother? Its a gun... with bullets! Goes in real small... comes out real big
Marc Issak: *Shocked* So this gentleman also speaks english, huh?
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': Sometimes, I guess
Marc Issak: Man... seen so many bastards, but not one like you!
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Remake of Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »


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Written by Dev Kohli
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Anand Raj Anand
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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User Reviews

Adaptation of Reservoir Dogs.
2 August 2003 | by (Tempe, AZ, US) – See all my reviews

This movie is an adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs", the only difference being that there are more people in the movie. I must say, for a bollywood movie, I got more to see than I expected. I saw this movie before watching Reservoir Dogs and the performances were simply brilliant. Amitabh, Sanjay and Mahesh Manjarekar make an excellent team. If you want to relax and watch an explosive bollywood movie on a friday night, this is exactly the kind of movie you are looking for.

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