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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Co-dancer 1
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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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28 September 2007 (India)  »

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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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Inspector Kalyan: Who is your favourite actor?
Vikram: Amitabh Bacchan
Inspector Kalyan: Which movies you saw of Amitabh Bacchan?
Vikram: All Movies, Sholay, Deewar, Satte pe satta...
Inspector Kalyan: Have you seen 'Parwana'?
Vikram: NO Sir
Inspector Kalyan: Can I tell you the story?
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References Deewaar (1975) See more »

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Johnny Breakbeat Mera Naam
Composed by P A Vijay
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Excellent crime thriller that stands with the best
29 September 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This seems to be a watershed year or at least month so far as thrillers in Hindi movies are concerned. First there was Manorama 6 Feet Under and now I saw Johnny Gaddar, which totally ROCKS!! A tight and layered script that pays a lot of homage to erstwhile thrillers (tons of 70's references here) but remembers to have its own identity, absolutely SUPERB direction and performances that are indicative of the relish all the actors took in their parts. Even Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy provide some measure of compensation for the emasculation of 70's songs they did in their remix albums by coming up with a background score that's booming with the meaty brass sounds of that era. If there is any flaw I'd say the lead pair of Neil Mukesh and Rimi Sen are kinda vacuous but even that mostly works in the film's favor because they play characters that remain under everyone else's horizon.


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