MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,743 this week

Paanch (2003)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  22 April 2006 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,008 users  
Reviews: 25 user

4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Paanch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Paanch (2003)

Paanch (2003) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Paanch.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining ... See full summary »

Director: Sudhir Mishra
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Chitrangda Singh
Three Walls (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of a documentary movie-maker who films the reformation story of three hardened criminals within the prison walls - and in the process, finds redemption in her own life.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

[THIS PLOT SUMMARY CONTAINS SPOILERS] Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari... See full summary »

Director: Nishikant Kamat
Stars: Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan
Haasil (2003)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Anirudhh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime, and must fight it out for himself, when friends turn into foes.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan
Paisa Vasool (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After a chance encounter at a club the struggling actress Baby decides to move in with Maria, a withdrawn divorcee who is having financial troubles and run-ins with the maffia. By accident ... See full summary »

Director: Srinivas Bhashyam
Stars: Manisha Koirala, Sushmita Sen, Sushant Singh
Shaitan (2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.

Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Gulshan Devaiah
Bombay Velvet (2014)
Drama

An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar
Maqbool (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the ... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An abused boy who sells coffee on a bicycle gets involved in a robbery.

Director: Sudhir Mishra
Stars: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sikandar Agarwal, Aditya Bhattacharya
Kaun? (1999)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

While alone in the house, a woman hears news of serial killer on the loose. And then a stranger rings the doorbell...

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sushant Singh
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ...
Luke (as Kay Kay)
Aditya Srivastava ...
Murgi (as Aditya Shrivastav)
Joy Fernandes ...
Joy
Vijay Maurya ...
Pondy (as Vijay L. Maurya)
Tejaswini Kolhapure ...
Shiuli
...
Inspector Deshpande
Anand Mishra ...
Nikhil's father
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Drug Seller
Siddhu ...
Customer (as Sidhu)
Loveleen Mishra ...
Girl in the Bar
Suresh Singh ...
Inspector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suhas Joshi ...
Magistrate
Nimit ...
Shiuli's Boyfriend
Praveen Patel
Vijay Raj ...
Anish Ranjan
Edit

Storyline

4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader of the pack ensures his dominance in the group by providing accommodation, drugs and food for his wasted and broke friends. Pondy is fascinated by Shiuli who sleeps with rich guys for money. The movie revolves around a kidnapping plot gone wrong, in which the 4 male band members plan to kidnap another friend Nikhil. Nikhil is part of the plot and agrees to get himself kidnapped to extract money out of his rich but miser father. In the process excess of drugs and uncontrolled anger leads to the murder of Nikhil by Luke. Luke blackmails all others and ensures that nobody leaves or confides into the cops. Meanwhile Shiuli also gets entangled into the plot. The money hungry youngsters then go on to kill the father of Nikhil and a cop (Sharat Saxena) investigating the murder. The plot thickens with a set ... Written by Puppet

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

money | murder | cop | drugs | betrayal | See All (167) »

Taglines:

Avoid life. It kills you in the end.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 April 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Filmfest Hamburg)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The censor board had refused a certificate to the film when it first came up for viewing. The film was then sent to a revising committee, which saw the film and upheld the board's earlier decision. See more »

Quotes

Luke: [to Joy] Am I a joker? Do I amuse you?
See more »

Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Jism Hai, Jaan Hai
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala
Performed by Asha Bhosle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A gem.....A inspirational..... A underrated work
22 March 2012 | by (Ghaziabad, India) – See all my reviews

There is may be.. not may be but definitely wrong with me or with the censor board who did not given certification to this movie,though i just finished watching the preview copy of this movie after downloading from torrent.i don't know why i took that much time or years... to watch this movie but never the less this movie still got it freshness after 9 years.

so what went wrong why this movie did got released and question remain unanswered even after that time period or so. while watching this movie it reminds me of another exceptionally well picture which recently released called shaitan because that movie shaitan has a shadow of this paanch really i find the glimpse of that in that paanch so when shaitan can get a certification why not this one.

about paanch what can i say. Kay Kay menon rocks man! and so the other star cast really they all together pulled out the great job.and after seeing this one can really say that why anurag kashyap is been known as the one of the most talented director of recent times because he given one of the best work almost 9 or 10 years ago and still its not been appreciated or given credit for masterpiece which hes has created long ago.

as far as songs are concerned Vishal bhardwaj and abbas done once again they have know for uniqueness and freshness because still this kind of work is very rare though there are few like amit trivedi in Dev.d but again there is anurag kashyap again..

editing and cinematography are also the strong parts of the movie and which in whole this movies is truly or nearly a masterpiece......

I feel good i have seen a such kind work before it get theatrical released but on the other had i feel sorry the movie lovers for not got chance to see. and to be honest censor board is been biased to this movie.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pirated on Torrents sarimomin
kashyap does cameos in all his films.. is he IN paanch? muditsethi1812
Its Releasing !!!! Sparrowmaniac
DVD of paanch aravind-venkataraman
WHERE..?? dangerous_007
Pondy guptarajneesh
Discuss Paanch (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?