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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 ...
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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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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Brilliant
20 February 2004 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film and I must say I was stunned. A modern day adaptation of Macbeth, director Vishal Bharadwaj takes full advantage of his hugely talented cast, and full kudos to his direction. He is one to look out for! Performance-wise, Om Puri and Nasseruddin Shah are good, Tabu is great, and Irfan Khan is mind-blowing. But it is Pankaj Kapur who steals the show. He's such an amazing performer. Overall, Maqbool is a class act. Watch it right now!


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