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Kaal (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Thriller, Adventure, Mystery  |  29 April 2005 (USA)
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A tiger expert, his wife, two tourists and a village chief engage in a battle for survival against supernatural beasts within Jim Corbett National Wildlife Park.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kaali Pratap Singh
Vivek Oberoi ...
Dev Malhotra
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Krish Thapar
Lara Dutta ...
Ishika
Esha Deol ...
Riya Thapar
Parmeet Sethi ...
Bashir Khan
Vishal Malhotra ...
Vishal
Kushal Punjabi ...
Sajid
Vineet Sharma ...
Bagga
Daya Shankar Pandey ...
D.S. Pandey
Vinod Jaywant ...
Driver
Raajan Anand ...
Forest Officer
Vijay Joshi ...
Asst. Forest Officer
Gopal Babel ...
Waiter
Prem Singh Bisht ...
Asst. Ranger
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Two British Nationals are killed by a ferocious tiger in Orbit Park, India. This incident follows several other incidents, and many deaths result, prompting a National Geographic correspondent, Krish Thapar, and his sexy photographer, Riya, to take a trip to this park and ascertain what really happened. A group of youngsters, consisting of Dev Malhotra, Ishika, Bagga, and Vishal, on a thrill and hunting trip also arrive there in the hopes of sighting and shooting some big prey. Both Thapar and Malhotra groups meet with each other, and seek the guidance of a local called Kaali. What these folks do not know that they are the ones who have been singled out to be the prey - and soon they will find out that there is no escape from Kaal (death) - as it hunts them down one by one. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Kaal - Das Geheimnis des Dschungels  »

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£101,649 (UK) (29 April 2005)

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$340,091 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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The protagonist's name, Kali Pratap Singh, is a reference to Veer-Zaara (2004), where Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar had respectively acted and designed the costumes. See more »

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There is a sheet of paper on which the national park's rules are printed. One of the park officers states that those are in English on the front and in Hindi on the back. However, there are several other shots in which it is plain that the back of the sheets is blank. See more »

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A super time waster
30 April 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kaal was supposed to be the best film of the year before its release. But, as usual bollywood has produced yet another Hollywood style (read copy) time waster. The macho men like Ajay Devagan and Vivek Oberoi also could not save the disaster.

Some sequences clearly are copied from "Final Destination" and Taran Adarsh of Indiafm says these scenes are the best. I seriously don't understand how come he became a film critic. Tasteless cheap idiot.

The promos gave much hype to the movie with tigers and all the stuff. Clearly Soham concentrated more on the promos than the original film. Esha and Lara prove to be a waste. To be frank I don't find a single positive point about the movie except the marketing and pre release promotion.

My advice is not to watch the movie and waste your money.

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