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The Stoneman Murders (2009)

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In 1980s Bombay, a serial killer starts targeting homeless street dwellers, whilst a suspended police officer attempts to solve the case.

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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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One of the finest thriller of Bollywood

The Stoneman Murders is an engaging thriller based on the real-life incident of serial killings by a ruthless killer dubbed as the "Stoneman". It takes place in the city of Mumbai, where serial killings are taking place at a rapid pace. Taking its premise from those incidents and referring to media coverage of the case, writer-director Manish Gupta constructs a screenplay that is derived from hard facts where available, and imagination to fill in the gaps.

"The Stoneman Murders" reveals the horrifying secret, like a proper murder mystery should, right at the end. The narrative is linear and non-fussy, the story-telling direct, peppered with some truly chilling moments. The gathering of forensic evidence, the photographs of the corpses, and the sifting that follows is classic detective territory, and the director does a good job of keeping it simple, but keeping it going. Kay Kay Menon takes the film to the heights with his remarkable performance. Arbaaz Khan is good to watch. Vikram Gokhale and Rukhsar are okay. Rest of the cast is average.

On the whole, ʽThe Stoneman Murdersʼ is the finest thriller churned out on Bollywood scene ever. Itʼs an appealing film to watch.


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