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Barah Aana (2009)

Three impoverished room-mates kidnap middle-classed men and demand small ransoms to improve their respective lifestyles.

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Kedar Shukla
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Yadav
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Jayati Bhatia ...
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Barah Aana is a comedy of real life, set in today's Mumbai. The story revolves around three unlikely friends: a driver (Shukla), a watchman (Yadav), and a waiter (Aman). The driver is an older man, stoic but dependable. The watchman, in his 30s, is a pushover at work but otherwise mischievous. The waiter is a young, swaggering chap, brimming with ambition. Living together, their differing attitudes spark playful banter. At some point, misfortune befalls the watchman and, due to a series of chance events, he stumbles into a crime. Striking upon a seemingly low-risk way to make good money, and discovering a new sense of self-confidence, he tries to entice the others to join him in a series of such crimes. Cat and mouse games ensue between the three as personalities change, but events soon spiral out of control, leading them in a direction none of them had wanted to take... Featuring a talented ensemble cast, Barah Aana is based on an original script. The running time is 97 minutes. Written by Anonymous

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16 October 2009 (USA)  »

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INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Awesome movie
7 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The title of the movie was uninviting. So hesitatingly I started to watch it and oh boy...was it great. Yes it was very well made down to earth story in which all the characters have given a great performance. The agony and ecstasy of the characters was so well captured....especially Naseeruddin who spoke so little but turned out to be the central character.

The ending was both classy and hilarious. It kept open the option to bring out a Part 2. But seeing how it was not a box office hit, I doubt if producers would sink money into a sequel. Like many have said in their reviews there is great scope to make such movies so let's hope the is one


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