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Amidst strictly enforced curfew by Bombay Police during December 1992 following Hindu-Muslim riots, Suryakant - one of four siblings from Malad's Malvani slums, heads home. While doing so, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suryakant Sarang
Ankur Vikal ...
Vidya Malvade ...
Devi Sarang
Surya's mother
Padmapriya ...
Nicolette Bird ...
Anup Soni ...
Rajendra Gupta ...
Surya's father
Aditya Pancholi ...
Sitaram Panchal ...
Sub. insp. Shinde
Pushpendar Sain ...
Young Chandrakant
Kuldeep Sareen ...
Ashok Beniwal ...
Sonu seth (as Ashok Kumar Beniwal)
Usha Jadhav ...


Amidst strictly enforced curfew by Bombay Police during December 1992 following Hindu-Muslim riots, Suryakant - one of four siblings from Malad's Malvani slums, heads home. While doing so, he reflects on his childhood; his sisters: Devi and Rajni; brother Chandrakant; his dad, Shashikant, as well his mother; his expertise with the Carrom-board; run-ins with extortionist-goon, Jaleel Khan; his friendship with Zaid Khan; his crush on Noorie as well as his plans to find employment in Dubai; why he could not attend Devi's marriage, as well as the tragedy that awaits him. Written by rAjOo (

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Caram Mate
27 December 2011 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Chandan Arora who had previously given some delightful slice-of-life movies like 'Main Meri Patni Aur Woh' and 'Main Manjhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon' comes up with something slightly different and perhaps darker called 'Striker'. His first two films had dark undertones but on there was plenty of light and funny moments to maintain a balance.

That said, 'Striker' is not a depressing movie devoid of humour. It draws plenty of laughs mostly with dark humour and some-not-so-dark humour. The movie is mostly seen from protagonist Surya's perspective. Arora's presentation of life in the slums, the struggles of Surya and his family, the little happy moments, the vulnerability of the people is brilliant. He also touches on the theme of religious clash but never preaches. One of key theme of the movie is the underground betting market which has rarely been so elaborately depicted in any Hindi film before. Surya is a master caram player but he refuses to be lured into the gambling world and only succumbs when circumstances force him.

The writing is first rate. The characterization is brilliant. I liked how the Surya character was written as a strong, determined and independent young man who chooses his own path refusing to let anyone lure him into doing things. Whatever he does, he does on his own term. The rest of the characters, including the minor ones, are also well developed. The tasteful dialogues are witty and funny. The steady pacing of the story and its development is splendid.

'Striker' is exceptionally well shot. The sound effects and cinematography are remarkable. Note caram match sequences are shot, creating an excellent fusion of tension and suspense. The look of the slum is also captured authentically. The songs are effectively used in the background.

Siddharth outstandingly leads the film. He displays Surya's charm, vulnerability and determination with ease. He also appears to be very skilled in caram which only adds to his natural performance. Just as phenomenal is Aditya Pancholi as the menacing Jaleel. Ankur Vikal does a good job as the messed up friend. Vidya Malvade and Padmapriya leave a mark with small but significant roles. Anup Soni, Nicolette Bird and Seema Biswas are efficient. Anupam Kher is adequate.

'Striker' is one of the most refreshing films of recent times, one that engages, involves and provokes. Chandan Arora has done it again and this time with something different. This guy should make more movies.

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