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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Kill, threaten, kidnap, maim, murder, steal....Meet the masters. 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': Why are you all standing still? What did he say?? Is anyone going to tell me what did he say???
Raj Yadav 'Baali': He said... that one of us... is a cop!
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References Heat (1995) See more »


Chhod Na Re
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Sanjay Dutt, Udit Narayan, Sudesh Bhonsle and Mahesh Manjrekar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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User Reviews

lives up to expectations..
26 December 2002 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Yerp, this is probably 2002's most keenly anticipated bollwood film...and it clicks!

thought to be a remake of reservoir dogs, this film revolves around 6 men criminals...with one traitor in them...

the music in this film is no biggie, just below average...but the film's great...worth the wait...

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