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Zinda (2006)

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A man, taken and locked up for 14 years without any sane reason, is suddenly released, and has 4 days to figure out why this was done to him.

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Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal
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Balajit 'Bala' Roy
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Lara Dutta ...
Jenny Singh Sarji
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Nisha B. Roy
Mahesh Manjrekar ...
Joy Fernandes
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Woo Fong (as Raj Zutshi)
Alisha Baig ...
Reema Chopra
Nitin Raghani
Aditya Siddhu
Rushita Singh ...
Reema B. Roy
Vicky Arora
Rahhull Dosani
Chirag
Gaurav Chanana ...
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Master Shlok Chaturvedi
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Unkempt and unruly-looking, Balajit Roy (Sanjay Dutt), gets released from a room in Bangkok that he had been forcibly confined to. Reflecting on his life as a Software Engineer; his first wedding anniversary with his expectant wife, Nisha (Celina Jaitley); his friend, Joy Fernandes (Mahesh Manjrekar); and his house by the jetty. It is here that an unknown male shoots a tranquilizing dart, and he wakes up in a dark cell, is fed fried Won Tons twice a day, and has a TV set for company. He watches the world news - Nisha's murder with him as the prime suspect; the events of September 11, 2001; the devastating 2004 Tsunami; and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Valium gas is injected into the cell, he is rendered unconscious, taken out, groomed, while the cell is cleaned. This becomes a routine in his life, and then after 14 years he is let out. With the help of a savvy, street-smart taxi-driver, Jenny Singh Sarji, and Joy, he sets out to locate the person(s) responsible for his confinement, and... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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One good act of vengeance.... deserves another


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$167,246 (USA) (13 January 2006)

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$167,246 (USA) (13 January 2006)
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Goofs

When Bala is fighting his way through the horde of guards inside the prison building, right before he gets stabbed in the back, the guy who stabs him steps on a baseball bat. The bat is completely hollow (so when it was used in filming it didn't actually injure anyone), but when the stabber steps on it, the bat is crushed and actually bends in the middle. See more »

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Balajeet Roy: Touching the rain drops after ages... I touched life again... Yes... I will get my freedom...
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Connections

References The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) See more »

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Chal Rahi Hai Saanse, Bahey Raha Hai Lahoo
Written by Sanjay Gupta
Composed by Kinky Ronald
Performed by Kailash Kher
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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xerox could have done a better job
3 September 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The only reason this movie ended up with more as 1 star is because some hardcore nationalist bollywood lovers didn't write honest reviews. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against remakes nor bollywood, but this is just uninspired crap. I like any kind of movies. But movies ought to be made by people who enjoy making them, they should be skilled. Willing to put effort in making a good movie. This guy is allowed to make movies because he is from a rich influential family.

Sanjay Gupta must be one of the least talented directors these days. None of his work is original and all of his movies are cheap copies. this is the same, he saw a movie. Liked it, but just didn't understand it. it doesn't even come close to the original. Everything is just worse as the original oldboy. Camera work, story (that doesn't work out anymore) de fighting is lame, making it not offending for the Indian audience by cutting out the incest totally destroyed the story. The actor had to be a pretty face, too bad he didn't have acting skills with it. This untalented director shouldn't even be allowed to sell pop-corn in a cinema. Too bad mom and dad had money.

Its a direct insult to the real oldboy, and Sanjay didn't even pay for the rights to rip it. Please don't watch it, get oldboy instead. This one will only make you vomit


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