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Johnny Gaddaar (2007)

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Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death.

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Sheshadri 'Seshu'
Rimi Sen ...
Mini (as Rimi)
Ashwini Khalsekar ...
Varsha (as Ashwini Kalsekar)
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Vikram
Vinay Pathak ...
Prakash 'Pakiya'
Zakir Hussain ...
Shardul (as Zaakir Hussain)
Dayanand Shetty ...
Shiva
Govind Namdeo ...
Inspector Kalyan
Rasika Joshi ...
Shiva's mother
Shankar Sachdev ...
Naidu
Priyanka Bose ...
Ola-Ola main dancer
Farah ...
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Radhika ...
Co-dancer 2
Neeraj Khetrapal ...
Parekh Bhai
Sonia Rakkar ...
Sheshadri's wife
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Plain-clothed police officers, on patrol in a police van in Mumbai's Khar Danda area, recount the story of five crooks: Sheshadari, Shiva, Prakash, Vikram, Shardul, and their Police Inspector friend, Kalyan. The tale revolves around a bag containing 2.5 Crore Rupees that goes missing - resulting in lies, deception, betrayal, and death. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Sheshadri mentions to Vikram in a flashback scene that he used to sell stolen watches back in the 70s and his wife had gifted him a watch in 1972. Dharmendra, who plays the character of Sheshadri, starred in a film in 1972 where his character stole watches. He acted opposite Hema Malini, who's his wife in real life. See more »

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True Blue Thriller
30 September 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

There have been very few proper thrillers in Indian film industry, and counting few good ones in them is easy task. However here comes a movie that has the potential to redefine the genre. Most probably this movie will prove to be a dud at Box office, however it will sure go down as a cult for generations to come.

In most of the thrillers that I have seen, I am able to second guess the director on what he is going to show. However this movie is something that didn't let me do that. Even though the pacing seemed to be slow in parts, however it actually was never slow. Every few minutes the events took a dramatic change, and even though you realize that this could have been expected, however it was not.

This is type of cinema that I prefer to enjoy alone, not with friends Or with family. Simply go into the theater and immerse yourself.

My only regret is the way the music was used. Initially only the title track was released but later there was an elaborate album. And it was one of the best score to hit the shelves in a long time. The album gave an impression that it was not typical Bollywood fare, however would be used in background. It had some excellent themes and instrumental pieces and sometimes it gave an impression if modern day Hollywood themes were inspired from Bollywood of 70's, and one expected those pieces to play a pivotal role to elevate the movie. However they were hardly used in the movie, except for couple of occasions.

Since I have heard the original album, that is the reason my expectations were sky high from the background music and theme music of the music, but still its a rare masterpiece coming out of Bollywood. This one deserves an elaborate DVD version.

***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED at ANY COST !! *****


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