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Halla Bol (2008)

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A popular Bollywood actor witnesses a murder but refuses to come forward to identify the killer(s).

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Ashfaque Khan / Sameer Khan
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Sneha
Pankaj Kapur ...
Siddhu
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Ganpatrao Gaekwad (as Darshan Zariwala)
Abhay Bhargav ...
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Shiva Natrajan
Anjan Srivastav ...
Amanullah Khan (as Aanjjan Srivastava)
Sulabha Arya ...
Nazma Khan
Iqbal Dosani ...
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Deepak Pandit ...
ACP Rathod
Sitaram Panchal
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(as Sanjai Mishra)
Anupam Shyam ...
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Viju Khote ...
Mangesh (as Vijoo Khote)
Sanaa Khan ...
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Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the masses. Ashfaque struggles to give a creative vent to the actor in him in order to realize his dreams. Ashfaque's determined struggle pays off and he gets a break in films. He gets a new screen name - Sameer Khan. With the passage of time, the roles start becoming better and he moves up the success ladder in a very short time. Soon, he becomes Sameer Khan the superstar - one who can enact any role with finesse, get under the skin of any and every character with ease and walk away with audience applause. Sadly, amidst all adulation and applause, he slowly loses his own identity. He forgets his real self and imbibes all characteristics of the various roles essayed by him on screen. Corruption takes over his entire system, alienating him from ... Written by pragnesh shukla

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The film posters displayed in Ashfaque/Sameer Khan's display room are actually Ajay Devgn's own films over the years. You can also see Ajay's photo of the time he received his second National Award for The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) from the then President of India APJ Abdul Kalam in 2003. See more »

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Performed by Farid Sabri (as Amjad Farid Sabri)
Music by Vanraj Bhatia
Lyrics by Mehboob Kotwal
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Too simplistic and dated
27 May 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

RKS films always have been commercial films which suited the 90's, from GHAYAL, DAMINI

His last few films KHAKEE were watchable FAMILY was crap

This film is a decent film but could be better

The problem lies in there is lot of old fashioned clichés thrown in and many scenes come out too filmy and lengthy

Ajay Devgan's character is shown very well but his character gets heroic which could be subtle

The lengthy flashback could be avoided as thigns are simply long drawn

Even the street play in the second half look too simplistic and hardly a solution though the message is well brought out

Direction by RKS is decent, though it could be better Music is okay

Ajay Devgan looks the part very well and is at ease playing his part mostly though at times he does look ill at ease in light scenes He excels in dramatics Vidya excels in the scene front of media Pankaj has a not proper defined role and too filmy yet he excels in his part Darshan Jariwala hams as the old age villain the rest are okay


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