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Wanted (2009)

Not Rated | | Action | 25 September 2009 (USA)
Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

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Radhe
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Jhanvi
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Shrikant Shekhawat
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Inspector Talpade
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Ghani Bhai
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Police Commissioner Ashraf Taufeeq Khan
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Ajay
Mahek Chahal ...
Shaina
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Sonu Gates
Raju Mavani ...
Datta Pawle
Asseem Merchant ...
Goldenbhai
Sarfaraz Khan ...
Radhey's friend
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Mumbai-based middle-classed Jhanvi, who lives with her widowed mother and younger brother, has three suitors. The first is much older and considerably overweight - Sonu Gates. The second is Police Inspector Talpade, who is already married to Nandini, but lusts after Jhanvi so much so that he creates circumstances that will force her to marry him. The third is a male named Radhey - who often comes to her rescue - but breaks her heart when she finds out who is really is - a cold-blooded killer who works for a gangster named Ghanibhai. The later is a ruthless gangster who challenges Police Commissioner Ashraf Taufeeq Khan with impunity, and even abducts his daughter to ensure his personal safety. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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MAFIA WANTS HIM DEAD, POLICE WANTS HIM ALIVE

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25 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Wanted Dead and Alive  »

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INR 200,000,000 (estimated)
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Ayesha Takia married Farhan Azmi while shooting for the film, Amongst her last few films. She was also rushing up with her other projects as she did not want to act after her marriage. See more »

Goofs

When Sallu is shown killing one of Prakash Raj's men in flashback towards the climax, he has a hairstyle which he never had during the film. See more »

Quotes

Radhe: Once I committed to something, after that I don't even listen to myself
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Crazy Credits

There are two alternate ending credits: One with the credits rolling on the left with the title track theme played as instrumental only. Second ending includes a bonus music video of title track song which can be found on DVD prints. See more »

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Remake of Pokkiri (2007) See more »

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Tose Pyaar Karte Hai - Remix
Written by Shabbir Ahmed
Composed by Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali
Performed by Wajid Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan and Earl D'Souza
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Non-Stop Fighting & Dancing.....
19 September 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Prabhu Deva's 'Wanted' is strictly, strictly, strictly meant for the hoi polloi.

Remake of a Telugu hit,'Wanted' reminds of 80's cinema of bollywood. Fights, Violence... Songs, Romance, Emotional Melodrama, ha 'Wanted' is so outdated. But no doubt, a film like 'Wanted' still manages an audience, as mentioned the film is aimed for the masses & only them. The clap-worthy one-liners, the mar-dhard... all this is pleasing, for them at least.

On the flip side, There's hardy any story. One fight scene, One song, One fight scene, One song. A wafer-thin plot that gets dragging, especially post interval. Plus, the violence and chillam-chili is too much after a certain point. Songs are good to hear, but pop-up for no reason.

Performances: Salman is as usual, though his continuity is inconsistent. In songs he sports long hair, while other-wise a military cut. Ayesha Takia's big, big goodies are a treat to watch. Mahesh Manjrekar is fantastic as the conniving cop. Prakash Raj is funny, especially in the scene when he tries to escape from the cops, the aftermath is truly hilarious. Vinod Khanna deserved more footage. Inder Kumar, Sajid & Kader Khan's son are good in their parts. Mahek looks hot. Manoj Phawa tries hard to make you laugh, but succeeds at times nevertheless. Assem Merchant, Raju Mawani & others are okay.

on the whole, watch 'Wanted'... but don't forget to leave your brains at home.


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