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The Stoneman Murders (2009)

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When pavements dwellers are killed, a disgraced and suspended policeman conducts his own investigation.

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Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ...
S.I. Sanjay Shellar
Arbaaz Khan ...
S.I. Kedar
Rukhsar ...
Manali S. Shellar
Veerendra Saxena ...
Hawaldar Kamble
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priya Ahuja ...
Ruksana
Veebha Anand ...
Sanjay's Daughter
Ashraf-Ul-Haque ...
Ghanshu
Rajesh Balwani ...
Police Psychiatrist
Bobby ...
Suspect in Jail
Chandrabhan ...
Crony
Manju Chauhan ...
Beggar Girl
Yogita Dandaykar ...
Singer in the Bar
Balwant Devidas ...
Hawaldar 4
Vikram Gokhale ...
AIG Satam
Sunil Gunaji ...
Hawaldar 3
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After the sudden death of a suspect in custody, Sub-Inspector Sanjay Shellar from Bombay's Special Crime Unit gets suspended. Shortly thereafter the police come across a recently deceased corpse of a homeless person, treat it as a random killing and close the file. But when more pavement dwellers are killed only between the hours of 10 PM and 4 AM in the Sion - Matunga Harbor Line area on Tuesdays and Saturdays, they review their decision and conclude this to be the work of a serial killer. Sanjay approaches A.I.G. Satam and pleads with him to handle this incident but is told that he cannot do so as he has been fired. When he insists, Satam asks him to do this on his own, and if successful, he will approach Mantralaya and have him reinstated. A grateful Sanjay commences his investigation - not aware that soon he will himself become a suspect after police come across evidence linking him to these killings. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The pavements where the murders took place were made of black tar unlike the multi-colored jigsaw shaped tiles of the time of release of this film. For the wide shots of pavements, the unit often had to cover half a kilometer of pavement with black tarpaulin sheets to achieve the look of a tar footpath. See more »

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A Hard-Hitting Tale. ♦ 69%
6 September 2013 | by (Economic Capital Of India) – See all my reviews

I'm impressed by the story, the fiction & the theme. But I am equally disappointed with the editing, cinematography & direction.

Starting off with a grueling suspense, it stays till the end. But if you're clever enough, predicting the final revelation wouldn't be hard. Kay Kay Menon is superb as always, while Arbaaz Khan is wasted. Supporting cast is well supportive & as a whole give out good portrayals.

The whole setup, on the other hand is shaky & immature. The makers had had to thoroughly look into it while taking a topic from the past. Huge amounts of anachronisms, makes me wanna rate it a humble 6.9 out of 10 because at the end, it does deliver what is proposes.

BOTTOM LINE: A must watch for info-maniacs because it deals with one of the many unsolved mysteries. Recommended!

Violence/Gore: Critical | Smoking/Drugs: Strong | Alcohol: Mild | Nudity: Strong | Sex/Mouth-Kiss: No | Porn: No


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