A stockbroker who moves into a flat finds that he cannot sleep because of the loud whistle blown by the night-watchman. This leads him into conflict with the building's secretary who insists on the use of the whistle.

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Raj Shiv Puri
Kartika Rane ...
Abha (as Kartikadevi Rane)
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Janardhan Parikh
Mandeep Mazumdar ...
Kamini J. Parikh
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Dev
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ...
Ronnie Gonsalves
Chandrachood Karnik ...
Roger Mathew
Balaji Deshpande ...
Kulkarni
Susheel Parashara ...
Chaddha (as Susheel Parashar)
Dinesh Thakkerr ...
Khadilkar
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Gupta (as Nasser Abdullah)
Bhagyashree Desai ...
Mrs. Shenoy
Datta Sonawane ...
Inspector Pophle
Jayant Gadekar ...
Inspector Santosh Sawant
Anil Bhagwat ...
Sr. Shenoy
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This energetic black comedy (or drama with a sense of humour) turns a contemporary eye on something that is taken too much for granted in Indian cities, especially Mumbai - private space. It's about the clash between a stockbroker who is not allowed to sleep at night and a small-time trader who won't let him (as the secretary of the building society they live in). This seemingly trivial, even laughable, problem eventually snowballs into disasters for both of them and their families, while unspooling the attitudes of people around them. A very real but highly entertaining portrait of urban India. Written by Cartwheel, India

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The whistle that blew things out of proportion!

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Chandrachood Karnik debuts in the film at the age of 79. He was the most enthusiastic member of the cast and crew, the most punctual and the liveliest. Mr Karnik is well known for essaying the role of the MTV lift-man a few years ago. This is his first feature film. See more »

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A fairly good watch
3 October 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I knew about the premise of the movie - about a stock broker being unable to sleep well in the night due to the building security guy's whistling through the night. I wasn't sure how one could make a 2 hour movie on that. Jaideep succeeds to an extent with the fairly simple theme. There are a few scenes which are really funny and keep the movie going on and you engaged with the proceedings. The constant confrontation of Sushant and the watchman does get a bit repetitive after a while. However, a fairly decent watch - some good performances (Vrajesh Hirjee is tolerable and actually likable for a change to give you an idea), some good music by Indian Ocean though the songs do not go with the mood of the movie, a few scenes with good laughs - not bad for a Sunday afternoon watch.


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