Paanch (2003)

 |  Crime, Thriller  |  22 April 2006 (USA)
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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 »



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Credited cast:
Aditya Srivastava ...
Joy Fernandes ...
Vijay Maurya ...
Tejaswini Kolhapure ...
Inspector Deshpande
Anand Mishra ...
Nikhil's father
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Drug Seller
Siddhu ...
Loveleen Mishra ...
Girl in the Bar
Suresh Singh ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suhas Joshi ...
Nimit ...
Shiuli's Boyfriend
Praveen Patel


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

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Avoid life. It kills you in the end.


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Anurag Kashyap wanted to make Paanch four years before it eventually got made, in 1999, with Manoj Bajpayee and Raveena Tandon among the lead actors. But things didn't work out. Anurag was not able to find any producer for the film. Then, when Pradeep Tutu Sharma agreed to produce the film, Anurag decided to cast Kay Kay Menon and Tejaswini Kolhapure instead. See more »


Luke: [to Joy] Am I a joker? Do I amuse you?
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Khuda Hoon Main
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala
Performed by Kay Kay
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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.

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