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Kaante (2002)

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:
Renu A. Mathur (as Namrata Cooper)
Major's wife
Dancer / Singer in Club
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Morgana Di Castlebesozza ...
Sanjay Sippy ...
Mr. Adler
Gilbert Aguilera ...
Drug dealer


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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:

INR 115,633,140 (India), 27 December 2002

Opening Weekend USA:

$425,975, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,002,066, 12 January 2003
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2.35 : 1
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The film was shot totally like an out an out Hollywood film. See more »


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Dil Kya Kare
Written by Dev Kohli
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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9 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the best Indian film in the history of Indian cinema. the best part about this movie is the way that snajay gupta has put the songs into the film, they are not those where the hero and the heroine run off together into the hills and start to dance, the songs are related to the story in one way or another. I especially like sanjay dutts acting, to his Hindi slang to his crude acting is top performance. The way sanjay gupta has done his style by introducing what i call the "buzz" effect, the way he shows the power of the guns on the screen by blurring the images with a trail. And i like the storyline even though it has been copied from Hollywood, the climax is outstanding, like reservoir dogs you don't actually get involved with the characters, here in kaante you feel each and every persons reason to do the robbery, the way life has treated them amongst all this is the humour, mahesh manjrekar's performance is one of the best i have seen, he also provides the humour. Overall this is a great movie i would rate this movie 10/10

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