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Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

A loner, Karthik achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone claiming to be him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Siddhartha Gupta ...
Young Karthik
Swapnel Desai ...
Young Kumar
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Karthik Narayan
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Landlord
Kanchan Pagare ...
Peon at ACL Office
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Kamath Sir
Haansaa ...
Secretary at ACL Office
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Ashish
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Shonali Mukherjee
Abhay Joshi ...
Phone Salesman Mumbai
Prachi ...
Karthik's Mother
Zafar ...
Karthik's Father
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Dr. Kapadia (as Shifaali Shah)
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Telephone Exchange Clerk (as Brijinder Kala)
Khyati Kanchan ...
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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) (28 February 2010)

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$262,511 (USA) (7 March 2010)
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Farhan Akhtar's character in the film is apparently shown to be solving Rubik's cube throughout the film. For one scene, he was even required to be shown solving the game in one go. 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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References Samasthakeralam P.O. (2009) See more »

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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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Karthik calling karthik: really bollywood's to be proud material
21 April 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

hey everybody, don't listen critics, this is a superb movie which leaves u engrossed for the whole runtime and never runs away from its point, the characters are real and u feel part of them. the storyline is perfect, the songs are well embedded, farhan and deepika are just brilliant. and the suspense is worth sitting, the background score is enough engrossing that u feel a part of it, the moment it begins. Somehow, I could correlate to KARTHIK from the word go and loved it, I was so into the movie that I watched into full one stretch and didn't even move a single inch here and there, come what may. So forget critics, watch this superb movie and be proud that in this totally blurred and commercial age of bollywood in which actors like SRK and AKSHAY don't know nothing except to be making films for own motive, we have actors like FARHAN which r sincere and want to work from their heart, not because they want to earn money, but because they want to act.


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