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Zinda (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 12 January 2006 (India)
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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Reema Chopra
Nitin Raghani
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$167,246, 15 January 2006, Limited Release

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$167,246, 15 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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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 »

Quotes

Rohit Chopra: To find out why I did this to you... you have only 6 days left
Balajeet Roy: But you don't even have one day left...
Rohit Chopra: C'mon Bala... do you really think you can kill me?
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Referenced in No One Killed Jessica (2011) See more »

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Kya Main Zinda Hoon
Written by Sanjay Gupta
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shibani Kashyap
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Holy sh*t...
25 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

... I totally agree with the previous comments, how can someone copy shameless a good movie AND took out the best scenes and best story elements? Oldboy is definitely one of the best movies (that's why it's good story copied that often), but when I try to copy something than I try to IMPROVE the copy, not to omit the best things! I'm sure the good voting only were given by people who didn't see the original movie.

Please watch Oldboy - you will not waste your time. I really don't understand this Bollywood "Hype", bad actors, bad cinematography and a copied or other well known story - it's always the same. Finally I only recommend you to spend this 116 minutes of your valueable life with other things than watching this movie!


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