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Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ...
Pavan Malhotra ...
Aditya Srivastava ...
Badshah Khan / Nasir Khan
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ...
Kishore Kadam ...
Inspector Bhaskar Dangle
Gajraj Rao ...
Zakir Hussain ...
Inspector Nand Kumar Chougale
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Yakub Memon
Raj Arjun ...
Nasir Deklu
Ragesh Asthana ...
Sushovan Banerjee ...
Abhay Zarapkar
Asif Basra ...
Shanawaz Qureshi
Aditya Bhattacharya ...
Sheikh Aziz
Uday Chandra ...
Old Neighbour at Al Hussaini
Raj Singh Chaudhary ...
Mushtaq tarani (as Raja Choudhary)
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A dramatic presentation of the bomb blasts that rocked Bombay on March 12, 1993, displays the police investigation, amidst allegations of human rights violations, led by DCP Rakesh Maria, in tracking down the suspects, especially Bashir Khan. Bashir managed to elude authorities by re-locating to Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and West Bengal, after finally being apprehended in Bombay. His confession and subsequent flashbacks showcases the apathy shown by authorities who refused to intervene during the destruction of the sacred Babri Masjid by Hindu Kar Sevaks, and the inability of the police to fulfill their mandate and protect the vulnerable, forcing many to flee to other locations. The subsequent aftermath that succeeded in irreversibly polarizing communities in Bombay; Pakistan's involvement in training and arms' supplies; the main alleged suspects, Dawood Ibrahim, and Mushtaq Memon, sought refuge in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, while Indian politicians made a cosmetic move to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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police | pakistan | dubai | hindu | terrorism | See more »

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The story of the Bombay bomb blasts

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Crime | Drama | History

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$25,000 (USA) (9 February 2007)

Gross:

$34,000 (USA) (16 February 2007)
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The film was banned in India and was released theatrically only 2 years after it's actual planned release date. See more »

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When the car enters BSE building, in the background, you can see the billboard of HSBC Mutual Fund, which was not launched in India in 1993. It entered India in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Rakesh Maria: Asgar Mukadam?
[Asgar murmurs an affirmation]
Rakesh Maria: Sit straight! Since when have you been working with Tiger Memon?
Asgar Mukadam: One year.
Rakesh Maria: What do you know about him?
Asgar Mukadam: Sir, I was merely a manager there.
Rakesh Maria: One year is long enough to become a hood from a manager.
Asgar Mukadam: Sir I only used to keep accounts.
Rakesh Maria: But you just said you were a manager! Look Asgar, I haven't eaten anything since morning... My head is hurting and I'm hungry... If you dont talk, I will make you do so! Tiger smuggles Silver, doesn't he? What else does he do...
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References Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) See more »

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Arey Ruk Ja Re Bandey
Lyrics by Piyush Mishra
Composed by Indian Ocean
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1 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It saddens me that posters on this thread have the need to brand this as a 'bollywood' movie. the brilliance that is ' black Friday' is so far,far,far removed and so many million times better than any of the dross that conventional ' bollywood' could ever even HOPE to produce makes 'bollywood' a throughly inappropriate branding for ' black Friday'.

for me, 'black Friday' is paving the way for what Indian cinema *should* be doing more of....that is, challenging it's audience and offering some intellectual stimulation.

I realise that the Indian cinema public's demand is overwhelmingly for ' boy meets girl, boys long lost brother/best friend also loves the same girl, they have a fight, then they realise they are brothers and engage in a 30 minute dance recital', type of bullshit, but Indians are becoming more sophisticated and I for one cannot wait for the more serious and discerning productions to come from India that truly challenges the mind and senses.

'Black Friday' in this regards represents a HUGE turning point for Indian cinema.

don't miss it..it's a must see movie on so many levels.


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