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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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Engrossing Film
19 July 2004 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

Irfan Khan made his presence felt in a little known movie called "Haasil". This guy, has incredible screen presence but he is probabley overshadowed by Pankaj Kapoor, who is just superb as Abbaji. He reminds me of Brando in "Godfather" albeit, he is not smothering a kitten! The two stelwarts, Puri and Shah, have plain fun working together, I wouldn't be surprised if they just improvised as they went along. The guy to watch is Abbas Tyrewala who is making great strides in script-writing. He has flair for comedy that very few have in the Industry. The problem with Irfan Khan is that he is better in good speaking part as in "Haasil". Here he is let down. Tabu, is good and the director has done a great job with some authentic scenes, albeit the editing suffers. Altogehter this is a movie that exemplies the fact that with the right mix of talent, a good movie can be made irrespective of the budget restraints and constraints.


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