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When newly married bride, Neelu, was brought in the brothel by her husband, Appa Rao, on false pretences, Muskaan Bano, a courtesan for several years, also remembered her unfortunate story.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Muskaan Bano / Mallika
Suman Ranganathan ...
Lisa
Aryan Vaid ...
Babloo
Shweta Menon ...
Isha
Makrand Deshpande ...
Anthony Kaalia
Sayaji Shinde ...
Inspector Sawant
Govind Namdeo ...
Yashwant Anna
Anuradha ...
Neelu
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
Ajit Rathod (as Shri Vyas)
Pratima Kazmi ...
Somaiya
Pankaj Berry ...
Appa Rao (as Pankaj Bery)
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(as Tony Mirchandani)
Anupam Shyam ...
Govind Khatri
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(as Devashish)
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When newly married bride, Neelu, was brought in the brothel by her husband, Appa Rao, on false pretences, Muskaan Bano, a courtesan for several years, also remembered her unfortunate story. Things change when the police raid the brothel, and apprehend the patrons and the courtesans. Inspector Sawant takes a liking to Muskaan, and decides to promote her to another "market", albeit more sophisticated, to which she agrees. Thereafter there is no looking back for Muskaan, who is now known as Malika, and the sky is the limit, including avenging herself against her Arab husband, who sold her at the flesh market, with deadly results, as well as a chance at meeting the person who really runs India. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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An Average Sell
11 October 2003 | by (Brampton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

MARKET's subject matter and premise remind you of CHANDNI BAR to a certain extent. A lot of the reviews have said that the former falls so short of the latter in terms of brilliance and intellectual content. My personal opinion is that both are average films with totally different approaches to film-making. They have two things in common: they are films about prostitutes and both seemed quite unimpressive to me.

MARKET starts off as a social drama on the plight of women in the red-light area in Hydrebad and ends up as a mafia-revenge picture. The director, Jai Prakash obviously wanted to increase the commercial appeal of the film, which might be the reason for the sudden shifts in plot. It is really three films rolled into one. Perhaps with a better script and a gutsy director (a rare endangered species in Bollywood) if a film was made about one of the three, then we might have something to watch out for.

But the performances for the most part are decent, with Manisha once again doing a good job. And to the film's credit there are some sequences which have some novelty to them and have been well done. But just not enough of them to make it a good film on the whole. 6/10.


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