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Mithya (2008)

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A two-bit actor faces challenges after he is asked by Police to impersonate a look-alike gangster.

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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
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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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Bollywood's Best Of 2008
17 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally, something decent emerges from the Bollywood stable this year. As always, Actor/Director Rajat Kapoor brings audiences a challenging film that tears through conventional Bollywood film-making norm, and once again comes out a triumph. After the...(read more) impressive two-punch of Mixed Doubles and Raghu Romeo, Rajat tries his hand at a gangster film with Mithya. Publicized as a comedy to lure audiences in, for the most part the film is actually a drama with elements of dark comedy. Without giving it away, let me just say that Mithya's story is akin to taking Shahrukh Khan's Om Prakash Makhija character and dumping him into the world of another Shahrukh starrer, Don, without the masala. Moreover, Mithya is a much better product than the former films, sorry Shahrukh Khan. With that being said, the film is a clever mix of dark comedy and traditional drama, with some brilliant performances complimenting a wonderful 'different' script. Ranvir Shorey is excellent as a man striving to figure out who he is, and where he belongs. He effectively portrays the range of emotions needed for his character. The rest of the cast support Shorey effectively. This is a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and think. See It!


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