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Agent Vinod (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 23 March 2012 (USA)
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A series of seemingly unconnected events across the world leads to Agent Vinod undertaking a globe-trotting mission to discover why his colleague was murdered.

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Cast

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Iram Parveen Bilal / Dr. Ruby Mendes / Josie (as Kareena Kapoor)
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Agent Vinod
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Colonel
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Col. Iftekhaar
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David Kazaan
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Tehmur Pasha (Special Appearance)
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Rajan (as Ravi Kissen)
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Farah Faqesh
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Associate in Tangier
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Huzefa Lokha
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Tatiana Renko
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Sir Jagdishwar Metla
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Abu Nazer
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Malika Haydon ...
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In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhua, RAW Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is rescued by colleague Rajan (Ravi Kishan) from a rogue Pakistani army officer (Shahbaz Khan). In Russia/Uzbekistan, an ex-KGB Officer is tortured and murdered. In Cape Town, a group of international business tycoons discusses a rumor that the dead KGB officer possessed a nuclear suitcase bomb. In Moscow, Rajan is exposed and shot dead while trying to send a Code Red message to India. In India, the head of RAW sees the incomplete message containing just number 242. Agent Vinod undertakes a globe-trotting secret mission to discover the reason why his colleague, Rajan, was murdered. A series of twists and turns take Vinod across the globe to Morocco and Latvia, Karachi to Delhi and finally London where he discovers the actual conspiracy. Written by Dolly Mishra

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Also Known As:

O praktoras me tis 9 taftotites  »

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$427,043 (USA) (23 March 2012)

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$632,446 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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The film was banned in Pakistan as it made references to a section of ISI's involvement in Jihadi groups and terror activities. See more »

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Features Phir Subha Hogi (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Mera Muft Ka
Lyrics by: Neelesh Misra
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by: Nandini Srikar, Muazzam Ali Khan, Rizwan Ali Khan, Shadaab Faridi, Altamash Faridi and Shabab Faridi
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Utterly soulless and quite frankly too long and boring.
28 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is just an amazingly poor film. I think Saif Ali Khan can be a good actor, I liked him on "Being Cyrus", but AV is in my opinion absolutely dreadful. It's not a spy film, it's not a Bond film or a Bourne film... It's not anything. It's just a mess. It is not original, it is just a derivative action movie. It lacks any discernible plot and replaces any character development with continuous hyper-edited action, so much so that you just end up not caring about anything. What annoyed me most were the camera angles - I felt dizzy during a number of the action sequences and there was just too much going on in front of my eyes - all at the expense of an actual plot. In Saif A Khan's character there's not even a trace of humanity as he becomes increasingly unbelievable, and increasingly unlikeable : he tries so hard to look sultry with his oiled, polished bare torso, but he has no humor or charm or sexiness as you would expect him to have. AV is basically a spinning machine, almost robotic in his ways. The effects and stunts are OK, hence my one star. But that's it. The bulging-eyed female co-star, Ms Kapoor is an enigma for me: mediocre acting and not even a hint of charisma, mystery or whatsoever. I never understood and will never understand the reasons of her mega success in India. She should move to Hollywood and watch how difficult is for a professional actress to act well and get a deserved success. After disastrous partnership on screen between Mr Khan and Ms Kapoor (Tashan, Kurbaan), maybe it's time for both to stop acting together, since they really do not show any chemistry at all...that special "something" that you would expect from two people, who supposedly are partners in real life. Overall, very disappointed : utterly soulless and quite frankly boring. I wish I hadn't bothered with AV.


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