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Gulaal (2009)

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A law student witnesses the struggles of the Rajputs, deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

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Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ...
Dukey Bana
Raj Singh Chaudhary ...
Dilip Kumar Singh
Jesse Randhawa ...
Anuja (as Jessy Randhawa)
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Rajendar Bhati
Ayesha Mohan ...
Kiran
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Piyush Mishra ...
Prithvi Bana
Abhimanyu Singh ...
Rananjay 'Ransa' Singh
Aditya Srivastava ...
Karan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Bhanwar Singh
Jyoti Dogra ...
Dukey Bana's wife
Chittaranjan Giri ...
Police Inspector
Neel Guha
Pankaj Jha ...
Jadhwal
Murari Kumar ...
Murari
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Bikaner-based 28-year-old Dilip Kumar Singh is enrolled in a Rajpur-based Law college, and rents a room with an unstable male, Rananjay Singh. His attempts to re-locate to a hostel, pits him against a group of men, led by Jadhwal, who not only assault, but also molest him, and then lock him in a dark room with a naked and abused female, Anuja. He recuperates in a hospital and joins hands with Rananjay and Dukey Bana to avenge this humiliation, as well as befriends Anuja, who is a Lecturer in the college. He also decides to support Rananjay, who is legitimate son of a former Raja, to run for college elections - and it is this decision that will shatter and change his life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A Movie Well Worth Watching.
16 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A political thriller set against background of college in the Indian city of Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan as an intriguing and an interesting factor itself. What makes it more interesting is the plot itself and more so when an innocent student goes there to study and gets involved with a woman who seems to be innocent but is, in reality, is a bitter pill.

Co – written and directed by Anurag Kashyap and written by Raja Choudhary, this thriller genre movie, stars Kay Kay Menon, Raja Chaudhary, Jesse Randhwa, Deepak Dobriyal, Ayesha Mohan, Mahie Gill, Piyush Mishra and Abhimanyu Singh.

This is the second thriller that has been released this year and again it starred Kay Kay Menon and once again, he has stolen "the show." Ayesha Mohan is also on the same route as Kay Kay Menon but not as much. The story does have some twists and turns which are worth watching and its those that make this movie more interesting, though the language can be considered a bit on the rough side at times but Anurag Kashyap has done a superb job on this.

This is a movie that is well worth watching.


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