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Virendra Kumar 'V.K.' Agarwal / Rajendranath 'Rajebhai' Sahay
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Sonam
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Gavde
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Shetty
Vinay Pathak ...
Inspector Ram
Brijendra Kala ...
Inspector Shyam
Iravati R. Mayadev ...
Revati R. Sahay
Harsh Chhaya ...
Mannu Sahay
Ikhlaq Khan ...
Abbas (as Ikhlaque Khan)
Mannu Rishi Chaddha ...
Nayak
Tinnu Anand ...
Kuku Tolani / Kuku Tola
Suhasini Mulay ...
Mrs. Sahay
Kamini Khanna ...
Sonam's Aunt
Perin Malde ...
Tilak R. Sahay
Loknath Rathi ...
Keshav R. Sahay
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A struggling actor(Ranvir Shorey) gets caught up with the 'wrong people' because his face is identical to an underworld don Raje. An opposing gang plan to murder the don and put the actor in place of him at the helm of the don's empire and act as their puppet. But, things don't always go according to plan. Written by tvo LAD

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A roller coaster fun ride film that has many good moments.
4 May 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A roller coaster fun ride film that has many good moments.

I liked it primarily for the treatment. It's a story that has some clues from yesteryear's DON but was treated completely differently and more realistically. Kudos to the director Rajat Kapoor for having the courage to put this up.

Ranvir Shorey shows many facets of his acting capabilities here. He is simply brilliant and endearing. As the film moves, his character evolves and thus it grew on me. Of others, Naseeruddin Shah was at ease with his character. Saurabh Shukla plays his role effortlessly. A host of others gather to make this film a watch just for their acting. The best part of the film is the cast in itself. The cast that has tremendous acting abilities.

The cinematography was good, if not great. What was shown was adequately done. The editing was superb. Considering this as 1 hour 50 minutes film, all the unnecessary things are chopped off. No uncalled for songs and no heroic fights. It's simply put and well compiled.

The writing is terrific. With showing small cultural differences to major mindset exchanges, the film deals with many aspects without any hype and hoopla. The simplicity comes to the foray as a saving grace and it indeed is the big positive of this film.

Thanks to writers Rajat Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla for having written it so exceptionally well. Also, thanks to producers for having the courage to bring it on screen.

If not for anything, just watch it for Ranvir Shorey. A 4.5 for this brilliant film.

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