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Kaminey (2009)

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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Guddu / Charlie (as Shahid Kapur)
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Deb Mukherjee ...
Mujib
Shivkumar Subramaniam ...
Lobo (as Shiv Subrahmanyam)
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Mikhail (as Chandan Roysanyal)
Tenzing Nima ...
Hrishikesh Joshi ...
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Shumon (as Rajatva Dutta)
Harish Khannaa ...
Afghani (as Harish Khanna)
Carlos Paca ...
Cajetan
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Ragos
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Sagar ...
Young Guddu
Samrat ...
Young Charlie
Vijay Raj ...
Kishen
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$726,834, 16 August 2009, Limited Release

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$1,286,143, 6 September 2009
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Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor fell off a bike while shooting for Kaminey. The accident took place in Pune late Thursday (21st August 2008) while a scene that required Priyanka to ride a bike with Shahid on the back seat was being shot. The two were riding the bike on a slope that was slightly muddy when the two-wheeler skidded and the two fell off. And to make matter worse, the bike fell on top of them. See more »

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In the opening shot, Charlie is shown to be standing amidst railway tracks, beside whom a fast long-distance train passes. The area is said to be Cotton Green, Mumbai, through a text below. However, unlike shown in the movie, the area around Cotton Green does not have so many railway lines but, only two. Besides, no long distance trains pass through Cotton Green. See more »

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Mikhail: [singing] Spiderman, Spiderman! Spiderman, Spiderman.
Charlie: You'll die soon.
Mikhail: Yes, right. As if YOU'LL live forever. How about I slit your throat?
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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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References Aap Ki Khatir (2006) See more »

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Kaminey
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Dhan Te Nan!
12 August 2009 | by 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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