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Maqbool (2003)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  30 January 2004 (India)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Maqbool (as Irrfan)
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Pankaj Kapur ...
Jahangir Khan (Abbaji) (as Pankaj Kapoor)
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Piyush Mishra ...
Masumeh Makhija ...
Sameera (Abbaji's Daughter)
Ajay Gehi ...
Guddu (Kaka's son)
Abbas Tyrewala ...
Sadik Chikna
Deepak Dobriyal ...
Thapa
Gyanchand Rikki ...
Mughal
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Asif
Ankur Vikal ...
Riyaz Boti
Pubali Sanyal ...
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Raj ...
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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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Naseeruddin Shah conducted a workshop for all actors in the movie for a few days before start of filming, to get everyone in character and for natural interactions. Director Vishal Bhardwaj requested him to do so, after he knew how well this method worked for Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding (2001). See more »

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Irfan is the next superstar
22 February 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Irfan shines and shines. Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor are excellent, as are Naseerudin and Om Puri, but when Maqbool (Irfan) is on screen, he overshadows all. Yes even Pankaj (one of the finest actors of India). Vishal Bharadwaj has made an excellent adaptation. Why, oh why doesn't someone drag Sanjay Leela Bhansali to see this film. Anyone who has seen Irfan in 'The Warrior" or Haasil will certify that Irfan's utterly unconventional looks acts as a force multiplier, rather than a drag. He is a great talent, and Indian filmmakers would do well to use him much more than he is being used. Another victory for Bobby Bedi, one wonders why everyone in the industry seems to hate the man. He has already given us Bandit Queen and Maqbool. What more does a man have to do? Oh that's right, "Indian public wants films like Black and KKKG" (actual quote by a BB basher). Another word on Tabu, why don't more filmmakers give her real roles. But not Bhandarkar please. Page 3 has destroyed all faith in him.


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