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Vijay Lalwani (story)
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Release Date:
26 February 2010 (India) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
12 nominations See more »
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a film not for bollywood old viewers.KCK bringing bollywood to higher level See more (39 total) »


  (in credits order)
Siddhartha Gupta ... Young Karthik
Swapnel Desai ... Young Kumar

Farhan Akhtar ... Karthik Narayan

Vipin Sharma ... Landlord
Kanchan Pagare ... Peon at ACL Office

Ram Kapoor ... Kamath Sir
Haansaa ... Secretary at ACL Office

Vivan Bhatena ... Ashish

Deepika Padukone ... Shonali Mukherjee
Abhay Joshi ... Phone Salesman Mumbai
Prachi ... Karthik's Mother
Zafar ... Karthik's Father

Shefali Shah ... Dr. Kapadia (as Shifaali Shah)

Brijendra Kala ... Telephone Exchange Clerk (as Brijinder Kala)
Khyati Kanchan ... Hair Stylist
Vijay Badlani ... Colleague at ACL
Taraana Raja ... Neelu Didi (as Tarana Raja Kapoor)
Vinay Jain ... Siddharth
Deepak Ramachandra ... Man Serving Drinks at Club
Vinod Goswami ... Milkman
Salim Patni ... ACL Security Guard / Pawn Shop Clerk
Akashdeep ... Petrol Pump Attendant
Akshat Trivedi ... Bank Clerk
Vidyadhar Karmakar ... Old Man at Ticket Counter
Tikaram Dhakal ... Ticket Collector on Train
Taha ... Man on Train
Irshad ... Autorickshaw Driver
Jagdish Kansara ... Hotel Receptionist
Arshad Sheikhlal Pathan ... Bellboy at Hotel
Uma Rane ... Old Lady Neighbor in Cochin
Athar Nawaz ... Customer in Courier Office
Chinmay ... Cochin Telephone Exchange Clerk
A.R. Manikandan ... Phone Salesman Cochin
Kavita ... Cochin Office Secretary
Anand Kumar Ekbote ... Watchman at Cochin House (as Anand Ekbote)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Yatin Karyekar ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Vijay Lalwani 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vijay Lalwani  story, screenplay & dialogue

Produced by
Farhan Akhtar .... producer
Amit Chandrra .... associate producer
Miriam Joseph .... executive producer
Vijay Lalwani .... associate producer
Stuti Ramachandra .... line producer
Ritesh Sidhwani .... producer
Original Music by
Karsh Kale (background score)
Shankar Mahadevan (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
Loy Mendonsa (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
Ehsaan Noorani (music) (as Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
Midival Punditz (background score)
Cinematography by
Sanu John Varughese (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Aarti Bajaj 
Casting by
Nandini Shrikent 
Production Design by
K.K. Muralidharan  (as K.K. Murlidharan)
Rachna Rastogi 
Set Decoration by
Shama Shah 
Costume Design by
Niharika Bhasin  (as Niharika Khan)
Makeup Department
Mickey Contractor .... makeup designer: Deepika
Walter Dorairaj .... hair designer: B: Blunt
Milind .... assistant makeup artist
Pradeep Mohate .... associate makeup artist: Deepika (as Pradeep B. Nohate)
Vardan Naik .... associate makeup artist: Deepika (as Vardan Nayak)
Swapnil Pathare .... makeup designer (as Swapnil H. Pathare)
Production Management
Manoj Chouhan .... post-production supervisor
Tikaram Dhakal .... production executive
Sunil Khedekar .... production manager
Niraj Pamwani .... production executive
R.P. Singh .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paran Bawa .... first assistant director
Niraj Kothari .... third assistant director
Manish Shahi .... first assistant director: second schedule
Manish Shahi .... second assistant director
Jigyasa Sharma .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Nitin Gaikwad .... production design assistant
Mohd Asdulla Khan .... assistant art director
Shiuli Thukral .... set dresser (as Thukral Shiuli)
Sound Department
Sanjay Chaturvedi .... dialogue editor
Prashant Dcruz .... sound editor
Prashant Dcruz .... sound effects editor
Baylon Fonseca .... production sound mixer
Baylon Fonseca .... sound designer
Gandhar Mokashi .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ajay Kumar P.B. .... final mixing engineer: BR Studios
Koteswara Rao S.V. .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Mukhtar Shaikh .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Pranay Agarwal .... digital compositor
Rehan Baigh .... senior wrangler
Priyanka Balasubramanian .... visual effects producer
Shraddha Belose .... digital artist: Prana Studios
Vinay Singh Chuphal .... visual effects supervisor
Samapika Karmakar .... digital compositor: Prana Studio
Shri Bindhu Madhav .... Bg Prep Artist
Yateen Mahambrey .... visual effects
Lokesh Mishra .... render manager
Sudipto Mukherjee .... modeler
Manoj Nagar .... tech support
Navin Shetty .... senior digital intermediate colorist: Prasad EFX, Mumbai
Aditya Talwar .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Srinivas Achary .... first assistant camera
Bidhan Chanda .... key grip
Hetal Dedhia .... rigging gaffer
Kapil Dubey .... grip
Tarun Hasan .... assistant camera
Rashid Jam .... grip
Kevin Nunes .... still photographer
Kamlesh Sadrani .... gaffer
Sanjay Sami .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shahjade Khan .... key costumer
Kirti Kolwankar .... costume supervisor
Sandeep Kumar .... wardrobe supervisor
Sharan Mishra .... costume assistant
Lipika Shetty .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Prashant Dhotre Colorist .... telecine colorist: promo
Lova Prasad Gandepalli .... digital intermediate Conformist
Meghnath Labde .... colorist: dailies
Karim Lakhani .... post production intern
Ranendu Ranjan .... first assistant editor (as Rinku Singh)
Taranveer Singh .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Parag Arsekar .... location manager
Music Department
Javed Akhtar .... lyricist
Clinton Cerejo .... playback singer
Suraj Jagan .... playback singer
Karsh Kale .... playback singer
Kailash Kher .... playback singer
Krishnakumar Kunnath .... playback singer (as Kay Kay)
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Alyssa Mendonsa .... playback singer
Loy Mendonsa .... playback singer
Caralisa Monteiro .... playback singer
Midival Punditz .... playback singer
Sukanya Purayastha .... playback singer
Other crew
Anubhav Chopra .... marketing assistant
Shivam Dwivedi .... assistant continuity
K. Gangadharan .... legal advisor
Jaswant Singh Hinduja .... chief financial officer
Dhananjay Kulkarni .... production coordinator: pre-production
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity designer
Rahul Nanda .... publicity designer
Shubha Ramachandra .... script supervisor
Ripul Sarvaiya .... cost accountant
Jigyasa Sharma .... set production assistant
Devika Shroff .... head of marketing
Taera Shroff .... production assistant
Taranveer Singh .... continuity assistant
Taranveer Singh .... director's assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"K.C.K." - India (English title) (short title)
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135 min
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Did You Know?

Before the soundtrack album got released, an online copy was leaked onto the Internet. Farhan Akhtar confirmed this and requested not to download them illegally.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
a film not for bollywood old viewers.KCK bringing bollywood to higher level, 18 April 2010
Author: shahz_ca from Pakistan

a marvelous job sir vijay..wat a a film screenplay and direction... the film end depict that director has really did research to bring a awesome end......wat a master piece. though by all Indian website reviews it was not regarded a good film so i prepared myself that this film was a flop so would not be good but as movie reach to its hour the film itself changed my mind and gave birth to feeling within myself that i am not watching a bollywood film but a film of Hollywood....farhan akhter and vijay(director,screenplay writer) really deserve some recognition for his work... otherwise Bollywood would be unfair to him. really bollywood hasnot yet prepared for a standard film which is free from all that unrealistic things such as songs and love triangle..

most of Indian film critics gave it rating 2 0ut of 5 but i will rate it 4.5 .

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