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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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Priti
Arunoday Singh ...
Kuldeep
Aditi Rao Hydari ...
Shanti
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Mehta
Yashpal Sharma ...
Bade
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Inspector Satbir
Prashant Narayanan ...
Chotte
Anil Sharma
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Tony
Nassar Abdulla ...
Singhania (as Nasser Abdullah)
Tarun Kumar
Masood Akhtar
Vipul Gupta ...
Shyam Singhania
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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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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4 February 2011 (India)  »

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8 April 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Sudhir Mishra's Cinema appeals only to his fans. He is known, but he has never been a top-grade, filmmaker. Looking at his career, I seriously thought he was majorly over-looked, and I always wondered if he will ever get the name he kinda deserves.

'Yeh Saali Zindagi' is Mishra's only Box Office Success in years. This is a path-breaking film for him, as it made money at the ticket window.

I enjoyed 'Yeh Saali Zindagi'. Though this one is a overly abusive & twisted fare, what stands as a plus in this romantic-drama, is it's writing. The first hour is power-packed. The second hour gets confusing at times, but a satisfying climax leaves you happy.

Mishra's direction is quite good. The screenplay packs in memorable dialogue. The Cinematography comes across well, while the music is a mixed bag. Editing is alright.

Acting-Wise: Irrfan Khan does a good job. Arunoday Singh is impressive. Chitrangda Singh & Aditi Rao Hydari are passable. Sushant Singh is absolutely Fantastic, and quite frankly owns the film. Saurabh Shukla is fun. Prashant Narayanan is morbid, while Yashpal Sharma leaves a mark. Vipin Sharma does well. Others support well.

On the whole, This is some Good Stuff.


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