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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Aftab Shivdasani and Rahul Khanna were approached for the lead role. 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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End credits are mixed with outtakes. See more »

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References Umrao Jaan (1981) See more »

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Jaane Kyun Humko
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sandesh Shandilya
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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an awful movie
10 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Chameli' is a movie about a prostitute and a banker. Aman (Rahul Bose) and Chameli (Kareena Kapoor) happen to spend the night under the same roof after Aman's car breaks down and Chameli tries to hide from a potential customer who has AIDS. In the course of the night, they come close to each other and share each other's woes. And after that, this movie tells about what happens to them and how they come to terms with their situation. All of the events happen in the course of one night.

'Chameli' is a bad movie made worse by the treatment. There's not even a story in this film just character development. The director just introduces two characters to us and lets them talk throughout the movie. It gets horribly boring at a point.

Kareena Kapoor tries hard to play the role of a sex worker. And she thinks she can pull it off by overacting. But mind you Ms. Kapoor, it doesn't always work. Rahul Bose is mundane and appears lost in front of the camera. The rest of the cast don't do much since the film is just about the two characters.

The music in the movie is quite pleasing though. 'Bhaage re mann bhaage' and 'Saajna ve saajna' are the best tracks in the movie.

Overall, a disappointing fare from Sudhir Mishra who gave us the brilliant 'Is Raat Ki Subaah Nahin' before. Avoid!


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