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Kaminey: The Scoundrels (2009)
"Kaminey" (original title)

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The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Guddu / Charlie (as Shahid Kapur)
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Sweety
Deb Mukherjee ...
Mujib
Shivkumar Subramaniam ...
Lobo (as Shiv Subrahmanyam)
Chandan Roy Sanyal ...
Mikhail (as Chandan Roysanyal)
Tenzing Nima ...
Tashi
Hrishikesh Joshi ...
Lele
Rajatabha Dutta ...
Shumon (as Rajatva Dutta)
Harish Khanna ...
Afghani
Carlos Paca ...
Cajetan
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Ragos
Amole Gupte ...
Bhope
Sagar ...
Young Guddu
Samrat ...
Young Charlie
Vijay Raj ...
Kishen
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Storyline

Guddu and Charlie are identical twins born and raised in the slums of Mumbai. They dream of leaving the squalor behind and moving into a life of prosperity and dignity. Though they look alike, the two are as different as chalk and cheese: one lisps while the other stammers; one is an honest, diligent social worker while the other hedges bets at a racecourse. The brothers want nothing to do with each other, but when Charlie gets mixed up in a deadly get-rich-quick scheme and Guddu realizes that the love of his life has unwittingly put a price on his head, their lives begin to collide. Faced with rogue politicians, drug dealers and crooked cops, they uncover a sinister plot laid out by the 'political-police-underworld' nexus. Their stories finally converge to a point when they realize they only have each other. Written by UTV Communications

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14 August 2009 (India)  »

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£111,954 (UK) (14 August 2009)

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$1,286,143 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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Priyanka Chopra did not want to do the kiss in the film. So she had the director shoot the entire scene without the kiss until she could make up her mind. However Shahid Kapoor was a gentleman about it and said that he'd only do it if she felt comfortable, so she finally agreed. See more »

Quotes

Sweety: [outside a door, following an argument over her pregnancy] I can't see you die.
Guddu: [inside] I am not committing suicide.
Sweety: I know, but if we don't get married soon, you'll be killed for sure. Listen, my full name is Sweety Shekhar Bhope. I'm Sunil "Chopper" Bhope's sister.
[Guddu realizes this makes him a marked man]
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The song "Pehli Baar mohabbat ki" pictured on Shahid Kapur and Priyanka Chopra is shown alongside the credits. See more »

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Features The Great Gambler (1979) See more »

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Dhan Te Nan
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani and Robert 'Bob' Omulo
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Dhan Te Nan!
12 August 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kaminey is one of those gems which is churned out by the the Bollywood film industry maybe once in five years. If it has to be described in one word, I think 'Extraordinary' would be a good one. Nobody would disagree with the fact that Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have both established themselves as fine actors as they delivered the performances of their career. Vishal Bhardawaj once again proves why he is counted amongst the elegant filmmakers that India has to offer. This film will surely help Bollywood break out of the barricades of outdated film making, and shift towards a more contemporary technique of pleasing audiences. Vishal Bhardawaj himself will agree that Kaminey is his most outstanding film till date.

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