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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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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
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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
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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 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 »

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Luke: [to Joy] Am I a joker? Do I amuse you?
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Yeh Kaisa Hai Shaher
Music by Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala
Performed by Dominique Cerejo
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Crime never pays
4 August 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Crime never pays" - that is basically the moral of this film.

Also - Avoid bad company.

The story is about 5 members of a rock band with a female and male vocalist who are involved in drugs, sex,smoke and the like. The lead man is crazy and addicted and goes to any extent to achieve what he wants. Soon all band members get involved in robbery and murder, with the cops at their heels. The rest of the film tells what happens to them.

The film concept is good. Music is awesome, especially for rte rock genre fans. Acting is good on part of all actors.

But it is too explicit and unsuited for kids.

You can watch the film, if you don't mind the explicit stuf and foul language. It's worth.


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