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Talaash (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 30 November 2012 (India)
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Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.



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Credited cast:
Rosie (as Kareena Kapoor)
Devrath Kulkarni (as Raj Kumar)
Armaan Kapoor
Jineet Rath ...
Karan Shekhawat
Reena Aggarwal ...
Rajshri Deshpande ...
Frenny Mistry
Shashi Naik
Sanjay Kejriwal (as Suhas Ahuja)
Aditi Vasudev ...
Ishwak Singh


Seeing reflections of Mumbai under the red light, Talaash is a tale of love lost, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Suspense at its core, Talaash explores Mumbai's underbelly like never before. Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning informing him about death and an accident and how everything starts to unfold from there. The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with his wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherji and come face to face with his suppressed grief. Being on his investigational quest and fighting it out with personal struggle, Inspector Shekhawat meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle. What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies stringed ... Written by Reliance Entertainment

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Release Date:

30 November 2012 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A nyomozás - Egy rejtély részletei  »


Box Office


$7,395,080 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,018,669 (India), 5 December 2012

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,638,706, 2 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,706,375, 16 December 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,115,728, 5 December 2012
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Music composed by Ram Sampath with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar
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After the mindless films that preceded it during the Diwali weekend, Talaash comes as a breath of fresh air
4 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

The movie opens with a random accident involving a popular film star that seems to defy all explanation. It also introduces the main protagonist, Inspector Shekhawat (played gloriously by Aamir Khan). The rest of the movie details how the good inspector peels away the mystery surrounding the accident. Along the way, he also battles his own demons in the form guilt for his child's untimely death in an accident.

The movie is scripted well enough to keep you interested all the way to the end, even if the end if a tad bit tame.

Five-star performances from all the leading characters ensures that you are sucked into the mood and world that Reema Kagti creates. Nawazuddin Siddiqi gives another stellar performance to follow-up on his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur. Rani Mukherjee redeems her acting credentials after the disaster of Aiyaa. Kareena Kapoor is competent. However, it is Aamir Khan who steals the show with a highly nuanced performance which I am sure he will rate among his finest.

The music from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is very complimentary and at no time does it intrude, as it is want to do in Hindi films, into the story-telling. Instead it is very much part of the story-telling and at times even takes things forward.

The movie is another feather in the cap of Zoya Akhtar who has penned the story and screenplay along with the director Reema Kagti. The credits for the dialogs are shared between Farhan Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap.

After the mindless films that preceded it during the Diwali weekend, Talaash comes as a breath of fresh air and bears a promise that Bollywood is not all about assuming that the audience is a collection of sheep waiting to be sheared.

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