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Tashan (2008)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  25 April 2008 (India)
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A woman runs off with her gangster boss's money, and he hires her betrayed ex-lover and a bounty hunter to bring her back.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Bachchan Pandey (as The Akshay Kumar)
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Jeetendra 'Jimmy Cliff' Kumar Makwana (as The Saif Ali Khan)
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Pooja 'Guddiya' Singh (as The Kareena Kapoor)
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Lakhan 'Bhaiyaji' Singh (as The Anil Kapoor)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Bhatt
Rajesh Jais ...
Tiwary
Ehsan Khan
Ibrahim Ali Khan ...
Young Bachchan Pandey
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Misir
Manoj Pahwa ...
Pinto
Arjun Sablok
Yashpal Sharma ...
ACP Kuldeep Singh Hooda
Tarun Shukla
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Storyline

Jeetendra Kumar Makwana is employed full-time at a Call Center and works part-time teaching English. He is recruited by an attractive young woman, Pooja, to teach her Hinglish-speaking boss, Bhaiyaji, English. Jeetendra agrees to do so, falls in love with Pooja, and joins forces with her to steal a bag containing 25 Crore Rupees in cash. He will soon find out that Bhaiyaji is a hoodlum and extortionist known to the Police as Lakhan Singh. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

The Ishtyle... The Goodluck... The Pharmoola


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Release Date:

25 April 2008 (India)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,247,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£182,063 (UK) (25 April 2008)

Gross:

$428,923 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Trivia

Writer Vijay Krishna Acharya's debut. See more »

Goofs

During a fight sequence Bacchan Pandey is shot in left arm while protecting Pooja. In the next scene he has no bandage or even scars on his arm. See more »

Crazy Credits

All the cast names and department names appear with the initial 'The' in the beginning credit. An ode to Bhaiyaji's (Anil Kapoor) character speaking Hinglish in the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tashan Mein
Written by Piyush Mishra and Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Tashan...did everyone fail to read the Tagline..?
8 November 2010 | by (Bahrain) – See all my reviews

I won't call myself a pro, or even anywhere close to a pro when it comes to movies, though I am an absolute freak. I tend to watch movies for what they are.. and am very happy to say more often than necessary that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and how good a thing it is that I am entitled to mine. Generally,I am not a huge fan of Hindi movies. They often lack originality and tend to get overtly pretentious, as in, always pretending very hard to be what they are not. SADLY enough audiences of Hindi movies are so foiled and shaped by now, to this sad sad story, that when a movie actually is what it says it is and hits them in the face with it, THEY TAKE OFFENCE! TASHAN is exactly what it says it is..The style..the look...the formula! It is a movie that has every clichéd formula ever invented solely in Bollywood. The traitor and villainous Antagonist, murdering the true kingpin and taking care of the King pin's orphan with bad intentions of course, armed with clichéd dialogue,Horrible accent, and inferiority complex too. The Beautiful babe who is a slippery vixen with revenge on mind and seduction as a second nature.

The "Accha" guy, who is straight as an arrow, "izzat bachanay wala", hard on the outside, soft and mushy on the inside and yes an exceptionally good fighter bulletproof unless in love. Then the outsider who is unknowing of the ways of the crime-world, lured into the middle of the whole thing only to understand that the whole game stands on his shoulders. The Bachpan ki mohabbat, the heroine ki "chaalbaazi", the villain ki "neeyat kharabi"..the goons , the guns, the knives. The whole frigging formula!

Someone said before me that the movie is ahead of its time..it surely is, people still believe in all of real films that invented these formulas to not find them funny when they are mocked so loudly.

Performances are super bollywood class! Anil Kapoor is perfect. Akshay Outdoes himself. Saif is truly jazzy and Kareena is the perfect femme fatale, she is perfectly wearing the skin of her character as is everyone else. She looks lovely, though I like her better with her original body size. The locations, the cinematography everything is great except some flaws in the special effects section, but dare I say that that is also more like staying in character of Bollywood films..ALWAYS LESS THAN CONVINCING SPECIAL EFFECTS. Music is delicious as well as very original. The best thing in the end I would say for sure is the TASHAN of it all that ties it together nicely. For me it Turned out to be really fun. For a neutral watcher Tashan is all that it says it is...please read the tag-line, grab some popcorn and enjoy this true bollywood joyride of a stylish spoof. Its Amar Akbar Anthony meets Racey Dhoom...and all that came in between.


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