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:
Guddu / Charlie (as Shahid Kapur)
Deb Mukherjee ...
Shivkumar Subramaniam ...
Lobo (as Shiv Subrahmanyam)
Chandan Roy Sanyal ...
Mikhail (as Chandan Roysanyal)
Tenzing Nima ...
Hrishikesh Joshi ...
Rajatabha Dutta ...
Shumon (as Rajatva Dutta)
Harish Khanna ...
Carlos Paca ...
Amole Gupte ...
Sagar ...
Young Guddu
Samrat ...
Young Charlie
Vijay Raj ...


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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Release Date:

14 August 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Kaminey: The Scoundrels  »

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Opening Weekend:

£111,954 (UK) (14 August 2009)


$1,286,143 (USA) (4 September 2009)

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For the choreography of the song sequence "Dhan-Te-Nan" in the film, the actors were briefed to "just dance with the song but not to do any (dance) steps in it" See more »


Bhope Bhau: Is this your culture, to lure innocent girls and screw them? When did you arrive here?
Guddu: Here in Bombay?
Bhope Bhau: [correcting] Mumbai.
Guddu: I was born here, but Father arrived in B... Bombay in 1984.
Bhope Bhau: [again correcting] Mumbai.
Guddu: It was called Bombay back then.
Ganesh: You bastard! It was Mumbai then and it is Mumbai now!
Bhope Bhau: You bloody migrants are chewing the city hollow like termites. The city is bursting at its seams and you people swarm like flies to rob our share of the pie.
Guddu: My father used to say that we are like sugar ...
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The song "Pehli Baar mohabbat ki" pictured on Shahid Kapur and Priyanka Chopra is shown alongside the credits. See more »


Features The Great Gambler (1979) See more »


Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Great Movie!!
14 August 2009 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

Kaminey is a latest off track bollywood movie. Since its a off-track many may just don't like the way its presented to the audience. The film is about human nature and the way world treats people. If you are poor, if you are uneducated you are lost in this world of selfishness and power. You need to grow up in this world.

Saheed Kapoor in his double role has acted superb. His performance is adorable and I now like him much more than before. Its a bollywood movie with some sort of Hollywood taste. Its out off movie. A fast paced movie with lots of laughter & humor.

If you love gangster movie and deserve some new taste just watch this movie. A must for fans of Saheed Kapoor.

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