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Modern day secular India is held at ransom by international extortionist, Baba Sikiander and his brothers, Aftab and Sameer. They begin by demanding money from wealthy businessmen, and when... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Arjun Srivastav
Ameesha Patel ...
Priya (as Amisha Patel)
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Abhimanyu
Lara Dutta ...
Sonia
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Karan Shah
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Baba Sikandar
Chunky Pandey ...
Salim
Asrani ...
Kishorilal
Milind Gunaji ...
Aftab Sikander
Ritu Shivpuri ...
Anjali Shah
Avtar Gill ...
Farid Chacha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Firdous
Madan Joshi ...
Kantilal Shah
Kannan
Swini Khara ...
Aysha (as Baby Swini Khara)
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Modern day secular India is held at ransom by international extortionist, Baba Sikiander and his brothers, Aftab and Sameer. They begin by demanding money from wealthy businessmen, and when their victims refuse to pay, they are killed. One of their victim's now being threatened is Kantilal Shah, who has adopted a mere canteen boy, Bunty, gave him his family name, Karan Shah, and the responsibility of running the family business, much to the chagrin of his daughter, Anjali. Upon hearing that his father's life is endangered, Karan returns from America and convinces his dad not to give to the extortionist's demands, but instead provide that amount to the past victims' and their respective families, to which his father agrees. Then five days later, a day after his birthday, Kantilal is gunned down in the elevator along with four of his bodyguards. Anjali openly renounces Karan and asks him not to participate in her dad's funeral. A shocked and devastated Karan announces that he will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Bobby Deol was signed for Rahul Khanna's role but opted out. See more »

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The English subtitle reads, "A rook moves slowly and looks insignificant. But if this very rook overcomes all the hurdles and reaches the other side.. it can assume the place of a Queen and even beat the King." The word should be "pawn" instead of "rook." The actor speaking, is holding a pawn. See more »

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Mithun Chakraborty is a legend.
10 June 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Vikram Bhatt's 'Elaan' which came way back in 2005, is still in my mind because of Mithun Chakraborty. I feel Elaan will be remembered for the outstanding portrayal of Mithunda. I can go on and on praising Mithunda.... but even as a film 'Elaan' is underrated. The film is entertaining and even for a minute you're not bored. The film has its share of flaws, but come on 'Elaan' didn't promise to be a milestone of a watch. A very well-directed film, with a stellar performance by Mithunda.

Pluses of the film: Mithunda, Mithunda, Mithunda, Mithunda. He's the biggest asset of the venture, playing Baba Sikandar to perfection. He's fantastic from start to end. Vikram Bhatt has directed the film very well. The stunts are very-well done. Performances by the other actor are also good: Rahul Khanna plays his part well. Arjun Rampal is very good, and yes his exit gives a lump in your throat. John is likable. Amisha and Lara are decent. Chunkey Pandey is passable.

Minuses of the film: Mithunda should have been there throughout.

on the whole 'Elaan' is a entertaining watch... more than anything else, watch it for legendary actor Mithunda's powerful performance.


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