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Chameli (2003)

 |  Drama  |  31 December 2003 (India)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chameli
Rahul Bose ...
Aman
Rinke Khanna ...
Neha
Yashpal Sharma ...
K.P. Singh
Makrand Deshpande ...
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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Storyline

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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Drama

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Release Date:

31 December 2003 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Jasmine  »

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Written on the wall of where Chameli and Aman first meet is some graffiti that reads "AIDS se bacho!" in Hindi, which in English means, "Save (us) from AIDS!" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

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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A Warm Love Story on a Rainy Night.
29 February 2004 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

Some actors,tend to grow on you, even though you had dislikes because of the initial type-casting. The case in point-Kareena Kapoor. It is easy to dismiss her as a mediocre or run-of-the-mill Bollywood actress that made it to fame because of family name,connections or whatever; but when she gets under the skin of the character,you slowly change your opinion and keep an open mind about the capacity of an actor to emote-albeit she is not in the same class as a Rehman, Rani or a Dixit. Circumstances, bring together this couple, who seem to be woven from different societal fabric, but the commonality of caring and sharing weaves an heartwarming story, that reveals shamelessly, lot of the ugliness; that is the underworld that the very society, tries to sweep under the rug. Rahul Bose, is never a disappointment and he shows that he can play a character better than any of the current crop of actors, who seem to have a chip on their shoulders and they overact to cover their inferiority complex-as a matter of fact I think he would have been perfect to play the leading part in "Kal Ho Na Ho", but the status quo, that makes Bollywood the Boringwood, we are forced to watch the same overacting idiot (ugly and menacing) in every other movie. In Chameli-the flame of love keeps burning, even it was a lit by a "whore"


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