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Sanjay Dutt plays a father whose daughter is kidnapped. The film follows his struggle to get her back.

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Vikrant Raina
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Kabir Sharma
Minissha Lamba ...
Sonia 'Soni' V. Raina
Vidya Malvade ...
Mallika V. Raina
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Young Kabir Sharma
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Inspector Irfan
Reema Lagoo ...
Malika's mom
Rushita Pandya ...
Young Sonia Raina
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Mahesh Verma
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Storyline

Wealthy Vikrant Raina gets the news from his estranged wife, Malika, that their only child, a daughter, Sonia, has been kidnapped. Vikrant is subsequently contacted by the kidnapper, who makes it clear that he does not want any money. Instead he wants Vikrant to perform a number of tasks, including burglary, breaking an inmate out of prison, and murder. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Opening Weekend:

£243,309 (UK) (3 October 2008)

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£243,309 (UK) (3 October 2008)
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Goofs

Minisha gets kidnapped while she is swimming under the water. The kidnapper uses a chloroform spray inside water to sedate Minisha. In normal real life, it is impossible to breathe underwater. However, she still becomes unconscious. See more »

Quotes

Vikrant Raina: No guns. Let's save them for the cops and the criminals.
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Haan Ji
Written by Mayur Puri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Adnan Sami
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An average thriller...
3 October 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kidnap has the right ingredients for the audience that love masala flicks. A hot Minissha Lamba in skimpy clothes, an item number by Sophie Chaudhary in clothes which if reduced by little would leave nothing to the imagination, decent songs which are beautifully picturized, great action sequences. But its the script that lets the film down. The main motive behind the whole Kidnap, when revealed, is a complete turn off.

Kidnap suffers from a story thats hard to digest. Without giving the story away let me brief you on some of the scenes.

* There is a sensual bath with loads of cleavage under a waterfall, which reminds us of Zeenat Aman, all this while the girl is held in hostage!

* Vikrant Raina releases a crimininal locked up in jail. Raina manages to do so by burning down the jail kitchen and escaping in a fire brigader's uniform.

* In a chase sequence, Vikrant is in pursuit of Kabir who climbs buildings like a hero straight out of a superhero film. Vikrant is no less, he gives Kabir a good chase performing those unbelievable stunts.

* Don't you think its a tad bit unrealistic for the visibly unfit father of a grown up daughter to be so athletic? Also, at times you can clearly notice the body double. Mind you, the exact same chase is one of the highlights of the movie and has been shot well.

* The climax during the New Year eve too is very unrealistic. Not a single soul notices the gun in the Ice box nor while Vikrant pulls the trigger!

The chemistry between Imraan and Minissha is poor. Minissha in fact shares a better chemistry with Sanjay Dutt in those limited scenes they share.

Sanjay Dutt sleep walks through his role. Imran Khan needs to work on his dialogue delivery. He's fine in his much looked forward-to negative role. Minissha Lamba manages to distract with ample cleavage show, with limited scope for histrionics she does well. Vidya Malvade doesn't suit her role.

Overall, Kidnap disappoints. If well-performed action sequences, skin show in abundance and great locales is what you wish to see, Kidnap is worth a watch. Else, wait for the DVD. At the box office, the hype due to several reasons mentioned above, would ensure a good opening. The lower budget (20 crores) compared to most biggies and good opening could result in the cost being recovered by the end of Week 1.


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