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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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Mr. Adler
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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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

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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Trivia

while shooting the song Ishq Samundar Cyrus Broacha and his MTV Bakra crew arrived on the sets and played a prank on the crew. See more »

Goofs

The blood of the cop looks orange. See more »

Quotes

Yashvardhan Rampal 'Major': Mak did the right thing by shooting Baali... Baali was mentally unstable
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': Major I agree Baali was mentally unstable but he also wanted to KILL a cop, not save a cop... who saved the cop??? He
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Jay Rehan 'Ajju': did!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Ishq Samundar
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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Great film
6 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Kaante boasting of a dream star cast, is among the finest action films made in India. Though there are some loop holes in the story but the slick direction and great performances more than make up for the deficit. Technically the film seems to be flawless, with stylish direction, great music, amazing background scores and breathtaking camera work. The story is about 6 NRIs who plan to pull of a robbery, with one of them turning out to be an undercover cop. All the lead actors portray the character with great aplomb. Amitabh Bachchan is great as always as the leader of the group. Suniel Shetty, Kumar Gaurav and Lucky Ali also do a good job, but the surprise package is débutant Mahesh Mangrakar, who surprises with his amazing comic timings and keeps you alive with his one liners. But it's Sunjay Dutt who steals the show with his invincible screen presence. Though the movie is inspired by Reservior Dogs, but that doesn't stop it from being a great movie watching experience. Worth your time...!!


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