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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Purnima (Arjun's mother) (as Raakhee)
Chhote Pathan
Rajoo Singh (pronounced Rajjo Singh)
Suresh Oberoi ...
Babu (Arjun's father)
Shakti Kapoor ...
Sardar Vichitra Singh
Dalip Tahil ...
D.K. Sharma
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Police Commissioner
Black John (as Sharad Saxena)
Rami Reddy ...
Arbaaz Ali Khan ...
Rocky (Chhote Pathan's henchman) (as Arbaaz Ali)
Rakesh Bedi


After receiving pardon from his jail term Babu return home to find that his family consisting of his wife, Purnima, his son, Arjun and daughter Pooja are in a destitute way of living which then pushes him to release information to the police that he were concealing as his three gangster bosses Chhote Pathan, Rajoo Singh and D.K. Sharma fail to carry out their promise of taking care of his family. The duo then retaliates by beheading Babu in the presence of Purnima and in the process abducting Pooja resulting in Purnima losing her senses. 10 years later Arjun hopes to re-unite his mother with her daughter and goes about a quest to look for his sister but in order to make this possible he must first overcome all obstacles placed in his way by the three gangsters. Written by gavin (

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INR 250,000,000 (estimated)

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£63,765 (UK) (3 January 2003)


£63,765 (UK) (3 January 2003)

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Talaash: The Hunt Is Ridiculous...
30 August 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

An action-packed movie, I give the film two stars for Akshay Kumar's talent in playing roles of this sort. This film is dreadful, boring and definitely not worth your time, but Akshay always stands out in the action scenes and tries to be as sincere as the script allows him (it of course does not, but anyway). Other than that - there's just nothing good in this film. A story which had been told a zillion times in the past. His sister is kidnapped, subsequently his mother loses her mind, he wants to find his sister to recover his mother's sanity (huh!). It also has a Kareena Kapoor, who gets forgotten before the nightmarish hunt ends, it has a Pooja Batra (there's no reason to say anything about her is there?), and it has a Raakhee, a great actress who gets typecast as the mother whose tragedy makes her crazy. The scenes are formed with one old cliché after the other. Skip this one - it's a good advice.

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