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A much abused loner achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karthik Narayan
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Shonali Mukherjee
Ram Kapoor ...
Kamath
Vivan Bhatena ...
Ashish
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Landlord
Yatin Karyekar ...
(as Yateen Karyekar)
Shefali Shetty ...
Dr. Shweta Kapadia (as Shifaali Shah)
Siddhartha Gupta ...
Young Karthik
Swapnel Desai ...
Young Kumar
Kanchan Pagare ...
Peon at ACL Office
Haansaa ...
Secretary at ACL Office
Abhay Joshi ...
Phone salesman Mumbai
Prachi ...
Karthik's mother
Zafar ...
Karthik's father
Brijendra Kala ...
Telephone exchange clerk (as Brijinder Kala)
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Storyline

Born in Delhi, but now living in Mumbai, Karthik Narayan is a much abused employee with ACL Construction, secretly in love with leggy Architect, Shonali Mukherjee, who has been going steady with yet another co-worker, Ashish. After purchasing a new telephone, Karthik gets a call from a male voice that resembles his, who instructs him to follow directions; tell no one about this phone call, and he will achieve success. He follows these instructions, is soon promoted, as well as befriends Shonali, and continues following instructions from this caller. After Shonali makes it clear that she loves him, he breaks his promise, and is urged to seek counseling by her. He reluctantly does so with a Pyschiatrist, Dr. Shweta Kapadia, who hopes to cure him by visiting him early morning in his flat - not realizing the shock and trauma that await the duo. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$179,643 (USA) (26 February 2010)

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$286,409 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Trivia

Some of the scenes will be shot in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. See more »

Goofs

When "Karthik" buys the telephone for the first time, the vendor tells him it's a new Japanese model. The box has Korean written on it (above "Kyungmin Corded Phone") and then the English translation underneath. This is seen more clearly when he buys the same phone towards the end of the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Will You Cross the Skies for Me? (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Ya! - Remix
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan and Clinton Cerejo
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Well made movie
27 February 2010 | by (Dallas, Tx, United States) – See all my reviews

KCK is a well made movie that does not insult the intelligence of the viewer. The script, editing and story telling is crisp. Acting is believable. Overall I came back very entertained. Not the typical film from Bollywood that gets put out in the name of "masala". A special word of praise for first time director Vijay Lalwani for trying something bold and off-beat in his very first movie. Also Farhan deserves special mention; he dons the cap of lead actor and does a very commendable job. He is truly the "master of all trades" -- a good director, producer, writer, singer and now an actor. Shefali and Ram Kapoor have also turned in good performances.


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