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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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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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INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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This comedy has a script
24 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Amazing picture, absolutely amazing, the part was awesome, the script obviously well done; the acting and the cast are incredible.

I can't tell you how wonderful the movie was.

The concept of the movie is very interesting.

Nasheerudin Shah is a versatile actor, and one of my favourite actors.

Time and again he proves that he can do better and better. The movie is extremely well made.It's a definitely must see for movie lovers.

The storyline is very unique.

I feel that the movie is well packaged in terms cinematography, direction, editing and execution.

Raja Menon has done a brilliant job as debut director.


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