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The Film (2005)

Seven strugglers who wanted to make it big in Bollywood, turns to crime to achieve this end. However their plans goes horribly awry when they are entangled with a gangster.



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Credited cast:
Inspector Javed Khan
Ravi Baswani ...
Film-maker Kanti Gulati
Music Dir Pappi Da
Ruby Bhatia
Sushmita Banerjee
Mrs. Braganza
Ravi Gossain ...
Raman Rawal
Ravi Shankar Jaiswal ...
Vaibhav Jhalani ...
Aditya 'Adi' Sharma
Police #2
Voice over for Shameem bhai (voice)
Chahat Khanna ...
Ankita Kulkarni
Police Commissioner
Ananya Khare ...
Nandini Shetty


Widowed Mrs. Braganza rents her house to seven struggling wanna-be film artistes, who want to make it big in Bollywood, they are Sushmita Banerjee who wants to be a writer; Aditya Sharma who hopes to take over from Shahrukh Khan; pretty Ankita Kulkarni who wants to be an actress and is in love with Aditya; Nandini Shetty who fancies herself a future Lata Mangeshkar; Irfan wants to be a lyricist; while Raman and Vijay want to be music director and actor respectively. Their aspirations lead them to naught and they are even unable to pay rent to Mrs. Braganza for nearly 5 months. When Bollywood big-wigs are killed by Shameembhai, a Dubai-based extortionist, the seven hit upon a plan to make easy money by pretending to be Shameem's henchmen. The plan goes well, Sharad Shah, a diamond merchant, is abducted and a huge sum along with diamonds are extorted. The seven hide the loot in Sushmita's vacant property outside Mumbai city limits. The seven then settle down until this incident dies ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 November 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Khatra hai  »

Box Office


INR 32,000,000 (estimated)

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THE FILM may have gone unnoticed at the box-office, but debutante director Junaid Memon hasn't given up on the film yet. Although the film has been released in a few territories Junaid was all set to re-release the film wherever it had been released as well as open it in other circuits with a new title. While the original title [THE FILM] was retained, he had decided to add a fresh title before the original title and release it all over again. In fact, there re rumors that he had decided to rename the film after a notorious gangster, since the film deals with extortion. Someone did suggest that the film be called by that [gangsters] name, but Junaid did not like that.. I am still undecided about the new title, but I should take a decision in a few days since I plan to re-release the film in the first week of January. Another thing that Junaid has decided is shoot a brand new promo with Mahima Chaudhary wherein she addresses the audience directly, telling them that not many people ventured to watch the film due to its offbeat title [THE FILM], but since the film is all about dreams, aspirations and extortion, the moviegoers must give the film a try when it releases in their city. See more »

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The Greatest Movie of all time
22 December 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Once in a while a movie so special comes along, that it changes the world as we know it. This is one of those movies. Outstanding. In addition to being one of the most powerful movies of this century, it has also inspired me to become a better, more caring and generous person. North America is in your debt Anus Magillicutty. And I, for one, would like to thank the creators for giving birth to such a masterpiece, that as I soak in every ounce of this movie I lose my breath and shed my tears. The term 'best movie of all time' is thrown around a lot, but as of 2003 I think we have an answer to this much debated topic. So if you haven't seen this movie, go out and do yourself a service, and rent this masterstroke of film-making.

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