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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Balajit 'Bala' Roy
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Jenny Singh Sarji
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Nisha B. Roy
Mahesh Manjrekar ...
Joy Fernandes
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Woo Fong (as Raj Zutshi)
Alisha Baig ...
Reema Chopra
Nitin Raghani
Aditya Siddhu
Rushita Singh ...
Reema B. Roy
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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When the film was launched in 2003, it was to be shot in Vancouver BC , Canada. The script was also different. It was based on a father daughter story. Sanjay Gupta said it was inspired by Sanjay Dutt' s story with his daughter Trishala. Sanjay Gupta decided to eventually change the subject. See more »

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The knife in Balajeet's back changes positions from the center to top left. See more »

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Balajeet Roy: Time... time has the power to change everything... once upon a time... even I used to be a human being
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References The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) See more »

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Zinda Hoon Main
Written by Virag Mishra
Composed by Nikhil Chinappa
Performed by Shibani Kashyap
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Zinda is now under investigation for violation of copyright.
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not something new for bollywood to copy foreign movie's script. I guess they (actors, director and creative staff members...) all gather around and watch the movie to be copied so that there will be no confusion what they are really after. Frame to frame. That's a shameful act for any responsible main stream actors and director. I am glad that Zinda is now under investigation for violation of copyright. Its about time now to stop this shameful piracy. Another thing is, Hindi movie don't have guts to go that extreme like jaw-dropper "Old boy". Pathetic. They make movie according to the public taste, mostly rickshaw pullers. I wonder where they found in between the plot to plant some songs and crazy dance. Somebody really needs to tell bollywood artist that movie is a serious art business. There is a very bold thick red link between copy and adaptation, and Zinda is way far across the line.


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