6.9/10
1,246
13 user 2 critic

Samay: When Time Strikes (2003)

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Malvika Chauhan battles time to obtain & solve the clues to solve the various murders occurring in the city.

Director:

Reviews

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' Cast Shares Favorite Movies

Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, and director Alankrita Shrivastava reveal their list of must-see movies and classic picks in this episode of "The Insider's Watchlist" by IMDb.

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1980s Bombay, a serial killer starts targeting homeless street dwellers, whilst a suspended police officer attempts to solve the case.

Director: Manish Gupta
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Arbaaz Khan, Rukhsar
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A highly reputed doctor makes a small mistake, which costs the life of a kid Ankur Arora. Will he succeed in hiding his mistake or will the mother of the kid get Justice.

Director: Sohail Tatari
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Vishesh Tiwari, Tisca Chopra
Rahasya (2015)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Only child of a doctor couple is murdered in her sleep inside their large 1,300 sq ft duplex apartment with excellent ventilation, plenty of natural light, multiple entrances, detached servant quarter and direct access to rooftop terrace.

Director: Manish Gupta
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Ashish Vidyarthi, Tisca Chopra
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju... See full summary »

Director: Navdeep Singh
Stars: Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen
Kaun? (1999)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

While alone in the house, a woman hears news of serial killer on the loose. And then a stranger rings the doorbell...

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sushant Singh
Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

Director: Sriram Raghavan
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Seema Biswas
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Police Inspector Tejpal Randhawa is assigned to investigate the case of the dead woman whose body was recovered from a small pond. Tejpal links this matter with a missing persons' report ... See full summary »

Director: Jijy Philip
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Nandana Sen
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dr. Viren Goenka lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with his wife, Sanjana, and asthma-ridden daughter, Anishka. He has recently been declared 4 of 11 best Cardio surgeons in ... See full summary »

Director: Tanveer Khan
Stars: Rajit Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Princey Shukla
Deewangee (2002)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Raj Goyal (Akshaye Khanna) is a renowed and successful attorney. At a musical party he is introduced to Sargam (Urmila Matondkar) by Ashwin Mehta (Vijayendra Ghatge). The next day Ashwin is... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar
Bhoot (2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Vishal (Ajay Devgan), a stock analyst, and his wife Swati (Urmila Matondkar). The two are in search for a flat in Mumbai. Vishal finds the perfect place on the 12th floor of a high-rise ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar
Khamosh (1985)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Sudhir Mishra
Maharathi (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A street-smart newly recruited chauffeur partners with his late employer's wife to pocket a hefty insurance claim.

Director: Shivam Nair
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Boman Irani
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucy Bartholomew ...
Ritika Sabharwal
...
Dr. Ravi
Jatin Karia ...
Kapil Sharma
Rajesh Khera ...
Doc
Dinesh Lamba ...
Sub Inspector Rafique
Barkha Madan ...
Anjali (as Barkha)
...
Anjali
...
Khatrubhai
Mona Shetty ...
Namrata
...
...
Satya
Neeraj Sood ...
Photographer - Villain
Edit

Storyline

ACP Malavika Chauhan (Sushmita Sen) heads an investigative team looking into the murders of "best in field" professionals. There seem no clues except one left behind deliberately by the killer - an unusual pattern in the shape of the dead bodies. Written by Joyojeet Pal

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Time waits for none


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Идеальные убийства  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

INR 10,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was delayed for three months after censor board found its ending too disturbing for Indian audience, but eventually the director took this to court and the film was passed. See more »

Connections

References Se7en (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good cannot always win .....
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Samay .... saw this movie on TV long back but the gripping, unusual climax and Sushmita playing ACP to a tee, imprinted this movie on my mind forever.

The opening scene with VERTIGO played on large screen is definitely appropriate message ... this is a thriller of Hitchcockian genre. However, one gets this feeling only as movie progresses with 3 unique murders and a serial killer on loose. All the characters, whether lead or supporting cast, are well established within the flow. Inspite of so many characters getting introduced, not even for a moment story seems diverging from the main plot. In fact, each murder just adds another progression, as depicted through Pokemon levels. Big round of applause to the director for such a commendable job. Climax is spine chilling making this movie not just thriller but horrifying as well. I find this change appreciating. One cannot always expect goody goody end.

Music is well placed in the narration. There are just two songs: 1.)An item number, introducing 2nd victim and 2.)A short song establishing last victim, which audience realize only during the climax. Apart from this, regular background from day-to-day life fills in for most of the background score which gives a realistic touch to the plot.

Coming on to characters, Sushmita as ACP Malvika is awesome. She brilliantly portrays a hard-core cop who always maintains her composure but at the same time like any other human has flaws/weaknesses. Her interrogation style reflects her intelligence and alertness. Jackie Shroff, the antagonist very well tests her composure in the climax by slowly revealing his cold-blooded nature. Sushant Singh as ACP's assistant (Inspector Satya), Dinesh Lamba as Sub-Inspector Rafique and Rajesh Khera as Doc make a perfect team, equally involved and working hard to solve the mystery.

Got to know that this movie received national award for editing .... undoubtedly it deserves one.

Finally, Samay is indeed an all-time watchable thriller.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?