Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)

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Gangsters kidnap the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member.



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Arunoday Singh ...
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Singhania (as Nasser Abdullah)
Tarun Kumar
Masood Akhtar
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Shyam Singhania


After Bade falls out of favor of Member of Parliament, Verma, he is arrested, held in a cell without any trial, and is humiliated and beaten everyday. His brother Chhotte and others conspire to secure his release by kidnapping Verma's to-be son-in-law, Shyam Singhania. Things do not go exactly as planned and Priti, Shyam's girlfriend, also gets abducted. In order to ensure Shyam's safety, she agrees to liaise between Verma and the gangsters - not knowing that she has an admirer who will do anything for her. She meets with Shyam's father as well as Verma but may end up endangering everyone's lives especially after Verma makes it clear that he will not negotiate Bade's release under any circumstance. Written by rAjOo (

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4 February 2011 (India)  »

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Dil Dar Badar  »

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INR 100,000,000 (estimated)

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Yeh Saali Zindagi - II
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Nishat Khan
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shilpa Rao
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A hard hitting solid and very powerful movie.
27 February 2011 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Arun (Irrfan Khan) and Kuldeep (Arunoday Singh), two gangsters commit the biggest blunder. They get their love life entangled with their criminal misdemeanours. End result? A guns and roses story where everybody gets enmeshed in a dangerous web of fraud, treachery and kidnapping. Can anybody break the vicious circle?

wow what a movie, i really liked it. it requires a lot of courage to make this kind of film, hats off and hands down to the awesome producer Prakash Jha and the Director Sudhir Mishra, Sudhir Mishra in general made very different and very realistic movie, that are breathtaking in each and every way. very hard hitting movie, very different from the usual bollywood fare. this is a very striking movie and people will love it for very long, its a tremendous product which came from tremendous effort of course.

i read a review that said You need a strong belly to stomach this one! which is so right. i knew the kind of movie it was, and yes Sudhir Mishra is back, his previous attempt was pretty average but this one is good. it had some problem with the censor board. this movie has a lot of swearing and use of very rude and crude harsh expletives and bad words but that is the beauty of this movie that has its own different path.

this movie has narration which is very good and it goes in a very simplistic way and feels like the heart speaking of this character. the ending of the movie that bullet scene in this kind of realistic movie ruined it but all in all a good movie. this movie has some good soundtracks. Sararara, title track is so good i love both of them. background music is electrifying and of course the cinematography is so perfect with the capturing of old Delhi done so well. editing was good too. impactful screenplay and story and the plot was good. superb.

acting was of top notch, has superb performances. Irrfan khan is a gifted actor. Chitrangda looks stunning and matches up to Irrfan in most parts. she looks so good. Arunoday is so good looking, he did an awesome job climbing and jumping. lol. all of the other supporting performances were also quite good. a new age cinema all the way. a daring impulsive and engaging film with skillful direction and power-packed performances as its strong points. loved it.

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