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:
Sheshadri 'Seshu'
Mini (as Rimi)
Prakash 'Pakiya'
Shardul (as Zaakir Hussain)
Inspector Kalyan
Shiva's mother
Shankar Sachdev ...
Ola-Ola main dancer
Farah ...
Co-dancer 1
Radhika ...
Co-dancer 2
Neeraj Khetrapal ...
Parekh Bhai
Sonia Rakkar ...
Sheshadri's wife


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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There are numerous references to the famous writer James Hadley Chase within the film, the lead character himself is seen holding a copy of one of Chase's books. See more »


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 Parwana (1971) See more »


Johnny Gaddaar
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Suraj Jagan and Akriti Kakkar
Courtesy of Big Music
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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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