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Kaminey -- 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, 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. They find themselves facing rogue politicians, drug dealers and crooked cops. As 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.

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Release Date:
14 August 2009 (India) See more »
Tagline:
Thif monfoon. Difcover your mean fide. See more »
Plot:
The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Its an "Acquired taste" See more (94 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shahid Kapoor ... Guddu / Charlie (as Shahid Kapur)

Priyanka Chopra ... 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

Eric Santos ... Ragos

Amole Gupte ... Bhope
Sagar ... Young Guddu
Samrat ... Young Charlie
Vijay Raj ... Kishen
Vishal Bhosle ... Steve
Omkar Govardhan ... Kranti
Om Prakash ... Burgess
Flavia ... Charlie's Dream Girl
Indivar Bhatia ... Arms Dealer
Satyajeet Sharma ... Francis
Neena ... Twin at Nightclub
Veena ... Twin at Nightclub
Bugs Bhargava ... Marfatia
Nawab Khan ... Marfatia's Henchman #1

Mukesh Chhabra ... Guddu's Friend #1
Vishwanath Chatterjee ... Guddu's Friend #2 (as Vishwanath Chaterjee)
Vinod Rai ... Guddu's Friend #3

Aakash Dahiya ... Guddu's Friend #4
Dheerendra Dwivedi ... Guddu's Friend #5
Nandkishore Pant ... NGO Worker
Puhja Verma ... Sweety's Friend #2
Neha Shitoley ... Sweety's Friend #3
Feroza Khan ... Sweety's Friend #4
Geetanjali Chatterjee ... Sweety's Friend #5 (as Geetanjali Chaterjee)
Aarti Kelkar ... Sweety's Friend #1
Shashank Shende ... Ganesh
Eenesh Chavan ... Chocolate Boy
Vishwas Sohoni ... Bhope's Henchman #1
Nachiket Purnapatre ... Bhope's Henchman #2
Deepak Damle ... Bhope's Henchman #3
Amit Kalyankar ... Guddu's Friend #6
Ishandeep Singh ... Guddu's Friend #7 (as Ishaandeep Singh)
Shantanu Vaidya ... Guddu's Friend #8
Jay Aditya Giri ... Guddu's Friend #9
Ambrish ... Guddu's Friend #10
Ritika Handa ... Sweety's Friend #6 (as Ritika)
Richashree ... Sweety's Friend #7 (as Richa Shree)
Gayatri ... Sweety's Friend #9
Anuja ... Sweety's Friend #10
Ashlesha Tavhare ... Housekeeping Lady

Adil Hussain ... Flight Purser
Ramesh ... Marfatia's Henchman #2
Deepak ... Marfatia's Henchman #3
Sandesh Jadhav ... Prateek
Patrícia Bull ... Vivian
Azaan Shah ... Tano (as Azaan R. Shah)
Punita Grover ... TV Anchor
Deep Kulkarni ... TV Cameraman
Ejaz Khan ... Bhope's Secretary
Bittu ... Bhope's Henchman #4
Abhay Kulkarni ... Police Inspector at Crime Scene
Harish ... Police Inspector at Petrol Pump
Jayant Gadekar ... Police Constable
Suresh Sharma ... Ticket Checker
Vidula Javalgekar ... Kaki
Anjali ... Sunil's Maushi
Chandrakant Taneja ... Kishen's Boss
Pavitra Sarkar ... Tashi's Henchman #1
Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi ... Police Surveillance Technician
Ashok Kulkarni ... Bhope's Henchman #5
Suhas Sirsat ... Bhope's Henchman #6
Sanjay Vichare ... Bhope's Henchman #7
Ravi More ... Bhope's Henchman #8
Tanish Solanki ... Tashi's Henchman #2
Lalit Kumar ... Tashi's Henchman #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Collings ... The dancing man
Om Prakash ... Burgess
Sagar Thawani ... Young Guddu
Welket Bungué ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Vishal Bhardwaj 
 
Writing credits
Cajetan Boy (based on an idea by)

Supratik Sen (screenplay) and
Abhishek Chaubey (screenplay) and
Sabrina Dhawan (screenplay) and
Vishal Bhardwaj (screenplay)

Vishal Bhardwaj (dialogue)

Produced by
Rekha Bhardwaj .... executive producer
Indivar Bhatia .... executive producer
Tejaswita Desai .... line producer
Siddharth Roy Kapur .... co-producer
Deven Khote .... co-producer
Sanjay Mehta .... line producer: 1st schedule
Vikas Mehta .... line producer
Zarina Mehta .... co-producer
Alpana Mishra .... associate producer
Rajesh Nair .... supervising producer: UTV
Mubina Rattonsey .... co-producer
Punam Sawhney .... supervising producer: VBPPL
Ronnie Screwvala .... producer
 
Original Music by
Vishal Bhardwaj 
 
Cinematography by
Tassaduq Hussain (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Meghna Manchanda Sen  (as Megha Sen)
Meghna Manchanda Sen 
A. Sreekar Prasad  (as Sreekar Prasad)
 
Casting by
Honey Trehan 
 
Production Design by
Samir Chanda 
 
Art Direction by
Punita Grover 
Somnath Phakre  (as Somnath Pakre)
 
Costume Design by
Dolly Ahluwalia 
 
Makeup Department
Vikram Gaikwad .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Sachin Agarwal .... location production manager
Om Shankar Bhagat .... production manager
Ronak Bhagat .... executive in charge of production
Issa Khan Ejaaz .... production manager
Prakash Ravi Gupta .... production manager
Ejaz Khan .... production manager
Satish Mane .... assistant production manager
Santosh Mojar .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Javed Ansari .... second assistant director
Aarun D. Baliean .... second assistant director
Lara Bhalla .... first assistant director
Aasmaan Bhardwaj .... assistant director
Rajat Gaur .... second second assistant director
Rahat Mahajan .... creative assistant director
Aalaap Majgavkar .... assistant director
Nilesh Maniyar .... second second assistant director
Aditya Nimbalkar .... third assistant director
Abhiruchi Rishi .... second second assistant director
Abhishek Roy Sanyal .... assistant director (as Abhishek Roysanyal)
Supratik Sen .... associate director
Vikas Sharma .... third assistant director
Honey Trehan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dheerendra Dwivedi .... storyboard artist (as Dhiru Dwivedi)
Saini S. Johray .... assistant art director
Saugata Mandal .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Abhishek S. Bhattathiri .... sound editor
Debajit Changmai .... re-recording mixer
Nimish Chheda .... sound editor
Manoj M. Goswami .... sound editor
Shajith Koyeri .... sound designer
Marina Lerchs .... foley mixer
Harsh Parekh .... adr engineer
Hemant Rao .... adr recordist
Subhash Sahu .... sync sound (as Subash Sahoo)
P.M. Satheesh .... sound designer
Sreejesh .... re-recording mixer (as Sreejesh G. Nair)
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... visual effects designer and supervisor (as Vinay S. Chauphal)
Rohit Korgaonkar .... digital compositor
Paresh Navlakha .... digital compositor
Navin Saran .... visual effects producer (as Navin Saran)
Sarika Salian .... compositor
Navin Shetty .... digital intermediate colorist
Govardhan Vigharan .... visual effects designer and supervisor (as Govardhan Vigraham)
 
Stunts
Shyam Kaushal .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tapan Basu .... additional camera operator: Camera B
Tapan Basu .... second assistant camera
Sudeep Chatterjee .... additional photography (as Sudeep Chaterjee)
Malini Dasari .... additional camera operator: Camera C
Farhad Ahmed Dehlvi .... third camera assistant
Nusrat Jafri .... second unit camera assistant: 5th schedule (as Nusrat Jaffri)
Kavin Jagtane .... additional photography
Kavin Jagtiani .... additional camera operator: Camera A
Aparna Jayakumar .... still photographer
Sanjay Kumar Kesari .... first assistant camera (as Sanjay Keshari)
Sunil Khandpur .... steadicam operator (as Suniel Khandpur)
B. Durga Kishore Kumar .... b focus puller
Lenny .... Steadicam operator
Nitin Rao .... steadicam
Ramesh Sadrani .... gaffer
Sujit Sen .... steadicam
Vidushi Tiwari .... second unit camera assistant: 6th schedule
Kartik Vijay .... additional photography (as Vijay Kartik)
 
Casting Department
Mukesh Chhabra .... casting associate
Anish Vasudev .... casting assistant
Sanjay Verma .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kinjal Galia .... assistant costume designer
Neelanchal Ghosh .... assistant costume designer
Abhilasha Sharma .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Prashant Dhotre Colorist .... telecine colorist: promo
Lova Prasad Gandepalli .... digital intermediate Conformist
Datatraya Ghodke .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Sandeep Gondalekar .... location manager (as Sandeep Gondhalekar)
Prakash Gupta .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Rekha Bhardwaj .... playback singer
Vishal Bhardwaj .... playback singer
Clinton Cerejo .... music producer
Mohit Chauhan .... playback singer
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Earl D'Souza .... playback singer
Vishal Dadlani .... playback singer
Kunal Ganjawala .... playback singer
Gulzar .... lyricist
Kailash Kher .... playback singer
Sukhwinder Singh .... playback singer
Hitesh Sonik .... music producer
Abhijit Vaghani .... music producer: BGM
Suresh Wadkar .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Aasif Ahmed .... marketing: UTV
Sartaj Alaam .... distribution: UTV India
Sajid Ali .... legal: UTV
Uday Arya .... distribution: UTV India
Sanjeev Bansal .... vice president: business & legal: UTV
Ronak Bhagat .... production executive
Sachin Chauhan .... distribution: UTV India
Sandeep Kumar Das .... marketing: UTV
Lokesh Dhar .... marketing: distribution & syndication: UTV
Francis Fernandes .... distribution: UTV India
Ajay Giri .... distribution: UTV India
Vijay Giri .... distribution: UTV India
Parull Gossain .... publicist
Kabir Jain .... actor double: Shahid Kapur
Girish Johar .... distribution: UTV India
Shikha Kapur .... marketing: distribution & syndication: UTV
Aarti Kelkar .... Marathi tutor: Priyanka Chopra
Ahmed Khan .... choreographer: Dhan Te Nan
Ramakrishna Konda .... distribution: UTV India
Rahat Mahajan .... assistant to director
Rahat Mahajan .... post production assistant
Ritesh Matta .... actor double: Shahid Kapur
Nandini Mehta .... legal: UTV
Alnoor Merchant .... website design
Chandrima Mitra .... legal: UTV
Aniruddha Nag .... research: UTV
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity designer
Rahul Nanda .... publicity designer
Prakash Nathan .... marketing: distribution & syndication: UTV
Aditya Nimbalkar .... post production assistant
Binny Padda .... visual promotions
Ravi Padda .... visual promotions
Amrita Pandey .... marketing: distribution & syndication: UTV
Ashni Parikh .... legal advisor (as Ashni Parekh)
Pritam Patole .... legal: UTV
Aman Pujara .... actor double: Shahid Kapur
Soma Roy .... continuity supervisor
Soma Roy .... script supervisor
Yogesh Satam .... marketing: UTV
Raul Sen .... marketing: UTV
Nitin Sharma .... distribution: UTV India
Rakhee Sharma .... distribution: UTV India
Krishna Shetty .... laboratory in charge: Adlabs
Prem Shetty .... operations: UTV
Rahul Singh .... talent manager (as Master Rinku)
Sudhir Singh .... distribution: UTV India
Abhinav Srivastav .... stand-in: Shahid Kapur
Rama Subramanian .... legal: UTV
Raju Sundaram .... choreographer: Fatak
Prashant Suvarna .... operations: UTV
Pradeep Tiwari .... distribution: UTV India
Jidnyasa Vartak .... legal: UTV
Suniel Wadhwa .... marketing: distribution & syndication: UTV
Rahul Singh .... business manager: shahid kapoor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kishore Bajaj .... special thanks
Sudeep Chatterjee .... special thanks (as Sudeep Chaterjee)
Abhishek Chaubey .... special thanks
Bianca Gomes .... special thanks
Aalim Hakim .... special thanks
Kannan Iyer .... special thanks (as Kanan Iyer)
Vivek Jain .... special thanks
Satish Jhakotia .... special thanks (as Dr. Satish Jhakotia)
Sherry Kapoor .... special thanks
Prabodh Karnik .... special thanks (as Dr. Prabodh Karnik)
Bhupinder Kumar .... special thanks
Mira Nair .... special thanks
Kumar Mangat Pathak .... special thanks (as Kumar Mangat)
Pankaj Raag .... special thanks
Farouq Rattonsey .... special thanks
Sadhna Relekar .... special thanks (as Dr. Sadhna Relekar)
Julio Ribeiro .... special thanks
Pradeep Sharma .... special thanks
Sunjoy Shekhar .... special thanks
Jagjit Singh .... special thanks (as Jagjit Singh)
Abbas Tyrewala .... special thanks
Vinay Vasta .... special thanks
Hussain Zaidi .... special thanks (as S. Hussain Zaidi)
 

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Runtime:
130 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:12 | India:A | Ireland:15A | New Zealand:R16 | UK:15
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
[First lines]
Charlie:[voiceover] We are identical twins, but we are poles apart. He lags behind, whereas I zoom ahead. He stammers, and I pronounce 'S' as 'F'. On his deathbed, my father said, "Charlie, always remember - life is a bitch, and the only way to deal with life is to be scoundrels."
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Movie Connections:
References Aap Ki Khatir (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Raat Ke Dhai BajeSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Its an "Acquired taste", 16 September 2009
Author: Avinash Patalay from Middle Earth

Vishal Bharadwaj takes a break from Shakeshpeare and decides to give the Bollywood audience a break from candy-floss films (read that as K-Jo, YRF and their lookalikes!). He gives us a taster session of Tarantino & Guy Ritchie, famed for their distinct style of film-making. Unique (and loony) characters, tension-building scenes, unexpected turn of events, razor-sharp lines, strong background score - you name it "Kaminey" has all the ingredients. There is no "Once upon a time....." business here, the audience find themselves thrown into the middle of quagmire owing to which in the first few reels you find find yourself gasping to comprehend. Not being funny, but only the smart & intelligent stay with the proceedings.

Brilliant performances from all actors, including the host of new faces.

۩ Shahid Kapur:: Guddu & Charlie - not exactly "chalk-and-cheese" there, as you would normally expect in a storyline of identical twins. Let's say one is slightly more deceitful. Divide the stutter and lisp between them and Shahid gets a role of his lifetime which he delivers with utmost perfection.

۩ Priyanka Chopra:: Just about completing her home-run and needless to say her performance as the Maharashtrian girl is a feather in the cap.

۩ Amol Gupte:: Another Mahesh Manjrekar in the making.

۩ Deb Mukherjee:: Nice to see him after a long sabbatical, though short- role.

"Dhan Te Nan" is an obvious scene-stealer while the rest of the numbers would take sometime to catch up. Gulzar's lyrics as usual is mystical.

Crap was the word that first came to my mind when I watched "Pulp Fiction" but it took a couple of years of maturity to retrace my steps and appreciate the body of work. It goes without saying "Kaminey" deserves a second-time watch to get the gist and perhaps a few more to notice the grammar of fine film-making.

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