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The Stoneman Murders (2009)

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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S.I. Sanjay Shellar
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S.I. Kedar
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Manali S. Shellar (as Rukhsar)
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Hawaldar Kamble
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Ruksana
Veebha Anand ...
Sanjay's Daughter
Ashraf-Ul-Haque ...
Ghanshu
Rajesh Balwani ...
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Bobby ...
Suspect in Jail
Chandrabhan ...
Crony
Manju Chauhan ...
Beggar Girl
Yogita Dandaykar ...
Singer in the Bar
Balwant Devidas ...
Hawaldar 4
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AIG Satam
Sunil Gunaji ...
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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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Manish Gupta wanted to film a scene with one of the victim of stone man with his butt shown as she was defecating when he is attacked but the person doing the scene decided not to pull his underwear down.Hence his assistant Mohit Lal who was also aspiring actor stepped in to do the scene. See more »

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Very good movie based partially on a real life incident
21 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

For me movies are all about art, acting & the quality of story. In earlier times there were plays, adaptions of epics on stage, adaptions of succcessful novels also which were all so artistic to watch live. With time & slowly stage plays giving way to movie halls then multiplexes & now even our drawing rooms. The essence of the stage where acting, art & story are still intact. Everybody be it the rich or poor, young or the old wants to spend time watching something good for his / her time. The very fact somebody wants to spend time & money on something it has to be worthy of the art. This is where Stoneman murders scores high, the movie has all the ingredients of a good urban mystrey thriller, it is not slow paced, it moves quickly & mostly shot in the dark streets of Bombay. The movie really transports you to the 1980s, I was in Bombay at that time so I could really feel the real portrayal of the city. Acting of all actors were good, none outclassing the other. Manish Gupta the director has few good movies to his credit, I watched this & Rahasya in both the movies I could see he has a very good editing ability. In many thrillers I have noticed the editing or story gives way & the movie looks a bit flat on the plot. Some of the things look unrealistic but in this everything looks real. It is time we value actors not stars like in stage shows where people used to value the actors. Stars are celebrities they hardly know how to portray realistically on screen.

Stoneman murders is a must watch movie, hope I find few more thrillers like this to watch on free time.


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