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Kaminey: The Scoundrels (2009)
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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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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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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) (14 August 2009)

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$1,286,143 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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While shooting for this movie, Priyanka Chopra travelled in a local train from Goregaon to Churchgate to attend the award ceremony (at NCPA, Nariman Point) which was scheduled post the shoot. Since Priyanka was aware of Mumbai's traffic jam, she preferred travelling by train and wore a "burkha" to hide her identity. The organisers of the awards ceremony sent a car to pick her up from the Churchgate station. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Can I have your fell number?
Bhope Bhau: [to others] What's he saying?
Bhope Bhau: [to Charlie] WHICH number?
Charlie: Fell. Mobile.
Bhope Bhau: [laughs] Do... do... do you lisp?
Charlie: Not really. I pronounce S as F.
Bhope Bhau: [misinterpreting] If not as F, will you pronounce it as L? What about your brother? Does he lisp as well?
Charlie: He stammers
Bhope Bhau: [laughing] One lisps and the other stammers!
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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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Kaminey
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Beautifully messy piece
4 September 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Vishal Bhardwaj's films are generally masterfully crafted, whether it's the high production values, the narrative style, the superb acting or the beautiful music. Kaminey is no exception. Bhardwaj is an integral part of every such aspect in his film. He uses the best technical advances, he pays attention to the smallest of details, he extracts never-seen-before performances by his actors, and insists that he be the one who composes the film's music and score. His unique direction is aided by excellent cinematography, great editing and very well-written dialogues.

Kaminey is about two estranged twin brothers, both of whom are slightly (and funnily) limited. The one lisps, the other stammers. An incredibly twisted plot that reveals many little truths through flashbacks and confessions from time to time, it depicts a world of drugs, gangsters, murder and crime. The twin characters are very well written and defined. Charlie is a guy who lives life as if there was no tomorrow. He is cruel and carefree. Guddu is a simple guy who considers himself a duffer yet he has many plans for the future and has a relationship with a simple Marathi girl.

The acting is very good. Shahid Kapoor gives a fine performance, excellently displaying the differences of the two characters he plays. Additionally, he does what could have seemed to be very difficult (lisping, stammering) with noted ease and conviction. Priyanka Chopra in a much smaller part provides great support with her hysterical and hilariously loud Marathi girl. Without taking anything from the main lead, the one who completely blew me away, however, is Amol Gupte, who is simply outstanding in his natural and funny act as Bhope.

Kaminey is messy yet beautifully so, it is dark yet artistically so. It has hilarious comedy, emotional drama, and many great moments. It is not overdone, and one more noteworthy aspect about Vishal's films is that unlike many current filmmakers, he does not try to make them overly western and modern to make them more mass-appealing. He prefers to centre more on the rural India and show its uniqueness. Kaminey is one such film, and it presents the rural life, maybe not in a totally positive way, but certainly in a fairly realistic one. All in all, I recommend Kaminey. I wouldn't exaggerate by saying it's the best, but it is an impressive, visually stunning and entertaining picture.


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