On a rainy night, when an investment banker's car breaks down in the red light district, he takes shelter where he meets and later befriends a prostitute.

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Chameli
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Aman
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Neha
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K.P. Singh
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Taxi driver
Kabir Sadanand ...
Haseena
Pankaj Jha ...
Usman
Satyajit Sharma ...
Police Inspector
Panne Chatterjee ...
Call Girl (as Panni Chatterjee)
Tarun Shukla ...
Corporator's man
Aniket Vishwasrao ...
Raja
Deepak Qazir ...
Raja's father
Master Vinni Pachori ...
Johnny (as Vinni Pachauri)
Dinkar Gavande ...
Usman's man (as Dinkar Gawande)
Ghanshyam Garg ...
Usman's man
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Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general. It is in this area, on a stormy rainy day, that wealthy Aman Kapoor's car breaks down. His efforts to call for help via his cell phone are in vain, and he takes shelter in a nearby building. This is where he comes in contact with a prostitute named Chameli - and this is where his nightmare involving pimps, eunuchs, prostitutes, and corrupt police officers - will begin - and will seem to have no ending whatsoever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Two strangers. One stormy night.

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31 December 2003 (India)  »

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)
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Kareena Kapoor began smoking cigarettes regularly on the sets of the film due to her character smoking in the film. This eventually developed into a habit as she became addicted and would smoke daily over the next couple of years. She eventually quit for a while. But after that in around 2012-13 she signed on for a film called Heroine, in which her character also smoked frequently. This led her to pick smoking up again and it became habitual once more, as she now smokes cigarettes regularly again. See more »

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When Chameli lights up the cigarette in the 1st scene she is using a AIM brand match box of yellow color, but in the next scene when brings up the cigarette with match box it turns to SHIP brand of match box of red color. See more »

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Oh what a night!
11 October 2004 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the best Indian films I have seen! I loved it. Such a well written film, and so sensitively portrayed. The acting was superb. I adore Rahul Bohse, he is always a delight to watch. I agree with another comment on this page, that he would have been ideal for the role in Kal Ho Na Ho, actually he would be ideal for many roles that I've seen being handed over to lesser actor's for their commercial appeal. He is a delight to watch no matter what character he plays. I first noticed him when he played Sunny in "Thakshak". He managed to upstage Ajay Devgan, who in my opinion is one of the best actor's in Bollywood. He proved he could do comedy too, with his role in Jhankar Beats.

As for Kareena Kapoor, she was a pleasant surprise. I knew that she could act,but since she was always being "type-cast", she couldn't do much with her roles. I think she bought a touching sensitivity to the character. The fact that it was Kareena Kapoor acting as Chameli somehow made her plight even more poignant, because we know what she is like as a "carefree" character, and this is a direct contrast from that. This adds to the pathos in my opinion. There was a lot of depth in her performance. Well done Kareena!As for story, it attempts to realistically portray the lives of people in the red light districts, and especially those of women and their plight. The two protagonists are both in pain. They are both going through different types of pain in their lives, and for a moment they stop to share their plight with one another. It's the kind of encounter everyone dreams of. It's a very romantic meeting, albeit in a very unromantic setting. At heart, this movie is about finding love in the most unlikely places, and how a women who has lost faith in men has it restored by a kind and handsome stranger who wanted to help her without wanting anything back. This movie makes you believe that chivalry is not dead after all!


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