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Aamir (2008)

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A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajeev Khandelwal ...
Dr. Aamir Ali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aishwarya ...
Falak
Vasan Bala ...
Messenger at Airport
Chinkal ...
Nargis
Rohitash Gaud ...
Custum officer at airport
Shashanka Ghosh
Jhilmil Hazrika ...
Girl at Indo-Gulf Hotel
Junaid ...
Jameel
Amar Kaushik ...
Stud in the bus
Abhas Khan ...
Kid in BEST bus
Allauddin Khan ...
Taxi driver
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Man on cellphone
Sneha ...
Shabana
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Aamir Ali lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Mumbai along with his dad, Rashid; mom, Taranum; three sisters: Nargis, Shabana, and Falak; and a brother, Jameel. After his dad passes away, Aamir re-locates to Britain, studies, obtains a medical degree, and returns home. Upon arrival at Mumbai Airport, he is hassled by the Customs Officer and his baggage is searched several times. Finally, he is permitted to leave. Outside the airport he is approached by two men on a motorbike, and one of them hands him a cellphone. Aamir accepts the cellphone and thus begins his nightmare that will propel him all the way to Dongri, then to Bhendi Bazar, where he will be given a red suitcase containing cash. He will be told that he must deliver this suitcase at another location within a specified time or else his family will all be killed. Aamir agrees to do so but before he could even arrive at the location, the suitcase gets stolen. The question remains: will Aamir be able to locate it and deliver it ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Kaun Kehta Hai, Aadmi Apni Kismat Khud Likhta Hai? (Who says that man scripts his own destiny by himself?) See more »

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6 June 2008 (India)  »

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)
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Remake of a Fillipino movie Cavite See more »

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Remade as Aal (2014) See more »

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Written by Amitabh
Performed by Shilpa Rao and Amitabh
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Aamir means leader... did you know...???
26 June 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

You would want to stand up and applaud when the end credits roll, for this will be easily one of the finest films you have seen in recent times. And it becomes all the more commendable considering the fact that most of the names in the credits are debutants, including the lead protagonist and director.

Debutant director Raj Kumar Gupta dares to tread the path less travelled with a dark, hard hitting drama thriller. The film starts with some candid shots of Mumbai and the candid shot keep flooding showing the unknown and dark side of Mumbai. The director and the cinematographer grip you to your seat for entire duration. You feel as suffocated as the lead protagonist. And when he beats the hell out of some road side snatchers, exhausting all his anger and frustration, you wish you could also hit a few blows to help him. And to add to the class of the director and innovation of cinematographer, there is impeccable background score.

Rajiv Khandelwal, probably the most precious Bollywood import from television and best debutant this year, showcases the character that is traumatized, shocked, feared, determined, strong, venerable all at the same time. He shows what he is capable of. We only hope he is nurtured and used well in Bollywood, for he is a talent to look out for.

Looking at the kind of cinema that's being churned out these days, you'll have to wait probably really long to watch a film of this stature. So, don't wait. Don't miss this one. For this really deserves to be stand and applauded.


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