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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Sweety
Deb Mukherjee ...
Mujib
Shivkumar Subramaniam ...
Lobo (as Shiv Subrahmanyam)
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Mikhail (as Chandan Roysanyal)
Tenzing Nima ...
Tashi
Hrishikesh Joshi ...
Lele
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Shumon (as Rajatva Dutta)
Harish Khanna ...
Afghani
Carlos Paca ...
Cajetan
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Ragos
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Bhope
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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£111,954 (UK) (16 August 2009)

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$1,286,143 (USA) (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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Sweety: You wouldn't even look at me. Do you remember? If I didn't pretend to stammer, you wouldn't have spoken to me. Stuck in your own shell, aloof from the rest of the world. I left everything behind for you.
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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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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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14 August 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The much awaited Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Kaminey' finally hit cinema screens and it does not disappoint! The primary thing that you will notice and appreciate in the movie is the acting. From the main characters Charlie and Guddu ( identical twins played by Shahid Kapoor ) till the supporting actors, everyone manages to impress you. Special mention would go to Priyanka Chopra, who plays Guddu's love interest Sweety, who nails the role to perfection.

The movie shows the parallel lives of identical twins Guddu and Charlie who detest each other and haven't seen each other in years but how circumstances lead them to face each other. The plot is gripping, the acting is flawless, the setting is dark and the direction is slick. Probably the only thing that could have been better is the ending. Though the ending wasn't bad, I guess I had a little more expectations hoping for something darker or unexpected. But all in all a fun movie not to be missed!


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