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Maqbool (2003)

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

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Cast

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Maqbool (as Irrfan)
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Nimmi
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Jahangir Khan (Abbaji) (as Pankaj Kapoor)
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Inspector Purohit
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Kaka
Masumeh Makhija ...
Sameera (Abbaji's Daughter)
Ajay Gehi ...
Guddu (Kaka's son)
Abbas Tyrewala ...
Sadik Chikna
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Thapa
Gyanchand Rikki ...
Mughal
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Asif
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Riyaz Boti
Pubali Sanyal ...
Boti's wife
Raj ...
Boti's son
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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 roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family. Abbaji's mistress and Maqbool plot and carry out his death; the sea plays the role of Birnham wood. Written by James McLeod

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30 January 2004 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Maqbool - Der Pate von Mumbai  »

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Vishal Bhardwaj's original choice for the role of Maqbool was Akshay Kumar. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Pandit: Shakti ka santulan chahiye sansar mein. Aag ke liye paani ka dar hona chahiye.
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Version of Macbeth (1954) See more »

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The best Hindi movie to come out recently
20 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie a long time ago and I saw it again recently, cant get enough of how amazing this movie is. A Hindi movie worthy of being screened at every internatinoal film festival, in fact it was screened at various festivals and was appreciated.

The list of the talented starcast is huge, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Tabu & last but certainly not the least, Irrfan Khan(playing the title role of Maqbool).

Story is about an underworld side kick who starts to have an inner conflict and where he has to make a decision and choose between loyalty and deceit, all because of a woman who is the mistress of the underworld gang leader Abbaji (played to perfection by Pankaj Kapur).

Performances, lines, screenplay, background score and editing, cinematography are 1st rate.


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