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Udaan (2010)

 -  Drama  -  16 July 2010 (India)
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajat Barmecha ...
Rohan Singh
Sanjay Gandhi ...
Rathod
Ronit Roy ...
Bhairav Singh
Manjot Singh ...
Maninder Singh
Ram Kapoor ...
Jimmy Singh
Raja Hudda ...
Vikram
Varun Khettry ...
Benoy
Shashi Sharma ...
Rathod's Girlfriend
Khushkeran Singh Sandhu ...
Punished Boy
Jayanta Das ...
Principal
Akantuk Sharma ...
Boy Carrying Trunk
Sahil Sahota ...
Boy Carrying Trunk
Aayan Boradia ...
Arjun Singh
Sonia Raisurana ...
Rashmi Singh
Mohammad Nizam ...
Mr. Rao (as MD Nizam)
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After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. Forced to work in his father's steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, he strives to forge his own life out of his given circumstances and pursue his dream of being a writer. Written by Anonymous

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$2,715 (USA) (16 July 2010)

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$7,461 (USA) (30 July 2010)
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The Contessa used in the film, BEN 747, was actually a stolen car that the thief sold to the crew without them knowing it was stolen. They only came to know when the original owner met them at a special screening of the film at the Beldih Club in Jamshedpur. The original owner only got to know because a relative saw the promo of the film and called. See more »

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When being expelled from school, Maninder doesn't even know that his home now has a telephone, yet somehow Rohan has his number and calls him from Jamshedpur. See more »

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References Trimurti (1995) See more »

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Kahaani Khatam Hai Ya
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Joi Barua and Neuman Pinto
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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One Of The Finest Films of 2010!
7 September 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Udaan' is a film, that lingers your memory, and gives you the hope to live your dreams. The film has everything going for it, it has a touching story, proficient performances, hummable music & striking direction. It's A Winner All The Way!

Rajat Barmecha stars as Rohan, who, after being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, returns to the industrial city of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed.

'Udaan' is an inspiring story. Screenplay by Motwane & Anurag Kashyap is brilliant. Their protagonist, is not a passive one, he has a goal, that of becoming a writer, which has been stabbed by his authoritarian father. The Screenplay allows it's Hero to get courage in himself. It starts superbly, and continues it's momentum to the end.

Motwane's direction is great as well. The Cinematography is able. Amit Trivedi's Music is hummable. The Editing is killer.

Performance-Wise: Rajat Barmecha is wonderful. The youngster lives his character each moment. Ronit Roy as the authoritarian father, is electrifying. The actor performs like never before! Aayan Boradia is a wonder child. A dependable actor! Ram Kapoor as the polite & understanding uncle, is lovable. Manjot Singh appears fictitious.

On the whole, as my summary says, One Of The Finest Films Of 2010! Strongly Reccmended!


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