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Talaash -- A cop, a housewife and a prostitute get entangled in a mystery that links their lives in unexpected ways.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Farhan Akhtar (dialogue)
Anurag Kashyap (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
29 November 2012 (Kuwait) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Answer Lies Within
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Expect the Unexpected!! See more (219 total) »

Cast

 

Rani Mukerji ... Roshni Shekhawat

Aamir Khan ... Surjan Singh Shekhawat

Kareena Kapoor ... Rosie

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Tehmur

Rajkummar Rao ... Devrath Kulkarni (as Raj Kumar)

Vivan Bhatena ... Armaan Kapoor
Rajshri Deshpande ... Priya

Sheeba Chaddha ... Nirmala

Suhaas Ahuja ... Sanjay Kejriwal (as Suhas Ahuja)

Subrat Dutta ... Shashi Naik

Shernaz Patel ... Frenny Mistry
Shivani Tanksale ... Mira (as Shivan Tanksale)
Aditi Vasudev ... Mallika
Ishwak Singh
Gulfam Khan ... Madam
Vikas Shrivastav ... Goon 1
Jineet Rath ... Karan Shekhawat
Ashraf Ul Haq ... Pimp 2 (as Ashraf-Ul-Haque)
Viral Thakkar ... News Correspondent 1
Preeti Jain ... Minor Girl 1
Sana Khan ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Khushi ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Tariq Vasudeva ... Teji
Ashish Nayyar ... Sudhir
Pariva Pranati ... Sonya Kapoor
Krutika Desai ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Sagar Jha ... Coffee Seller
Raakesh Maudgal ... Cop at autopsy (as Rakesh Maudgal)
Reena Aggarwal ... Savita
Prashant Prakash ... Nikhil Deshpande
Sanskruti Kher ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Om Prakash ... Yuvraj (as Om Prakash Kumar)
Sandeep Sidhwani ... Director
Sudhir Nema ... Lido Owner
Sanjay Chawla ... Shekawat's team
Bianca Mare ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Saloni Mehta ... Social Worker
Mustan Tambawalla ... Commissioner
Shis Khan ... Shekawat's team
Dhruv Raj Singh ... Junkie 1
Libert Olivera ... Shekawat's team
Ulhas Barve ... Nikhil's Father
Vedant Nerurkar ... Samar
Vijay Gupta ... Pimp 3
Balwant Jadhav ... Shekawat's team
Izabelle Farias ... Hooker 2
Anangsha Limaye ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Suruchi Aulakh ... Dr. Anjali Punjabi
Manoj Sharma ... Pimp 1
Sukrit Dhandhania ... Photographer
Deepali Dadekar ... Frenny's Maid
Shweta ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Sonamoni Jayant ... Female Worker 1
Chandni Ansari ... Eunuch
Gaurav Sethi ... Forensic Guy 2
Rajeev Gaursingh ... Forensic Guy 1
Kabeer Handa ... Office Executive
Swagata Sharma ... Minor Girl 2
Shashi Sharma ... Nikhil's Mother
Lucky Singh ... Goon 2
Rakesh Maudgal ... Cop at autopsy
Vivek Madaan ... DCP Manish Awasthi
Chandrashekhar ... Anand Murugan
Neelima ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Dhananjay Singh ... Shekawat's team
Mandar Gokhale ... Havaldar Gokhale
Meenal Limaye ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Rajashri Deshpande ... Samar's Mother
Gajendra Ojha ... Samar's father (as Gajendra Oza)
Tiger Wilson ... Bouncer
Pallavi Bhaskar ... Nurse
Rajendra Jadhav ... Shekawat's team
Iqbal Dosani ... Accountant
Salma ... Female Worker 2
Yashwant Singh ... Akash Kejriwal
Naaz Sayyed ... News Correspondent 2
Rupali Jambulkar ... Hooker 1
Rakesh Shrivastava ... Rakesh Rane
Simran ... Juhi
Manoj Kumar ... Junkie 2
Kuldip Sareen ... Havaldar Pande
Aashique Hussain ... Havaldar Ghorpade
Soumi Roy ... Brothel Girls(Models)
Sachin Patil ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Reema Kagti 
 
Writing credits
Farhan Akhtar (dialogue)

Anurag Kashyap (additional dialogue)

Zoya Akhtar (story) &
Reema Kagti (story)

Zoya Akhtar (screenplay) &
Reema Kagti (screenplay)

Produced by
Farhan Akhtar .... producer
Lee Alliston .... line producer: UK
Vikesh Bhutani .... executive producer
Aamir Khan .... producer
Rhea Naidu .... line producer
Niraj Pamwani .... line producer
Ritesh Sidhwani .... producer
Amit P. Singh .... line producer (as Amit Kumar Raj)
 
Original Music by
Ram Sampath 
 
Cinematography by
K.U. Mohanan 
 
Film Editing by
Anand Subaya 
 
Casting by
Nandini Shrikent 
 
Production Design by
Sharmishta Roy 
 
Art Direction by
Sheetal Duggal  (as Sheetal Bapardekar)
 
Set Decoration by
Harsha Rajani 
 
Costume Design by
Manoshi Nath 
Rushi Sharma 
 
Makeup Department
Pompy Hans .... makeup artist
Sharon Holloway .... prosthetics designer
Luize Joyce Margaret .... hair stylist
Roo Maurice .... makeup artist
Ritesh Naik .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vishal Bajaj .... unit production manager
Tikaram Dhakal .... unit production manager
Bill Hayes .... production manager: UK
Kassim Jagmagia .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raj Acharya .... first assistant director
Terry Bamber .... first assistant director: pre-production
Gautam Bhalla .... third assistant director
Kirnay Bhatt .... third assistant director
Collin D'Cunha .... third assistant director
Lakshmipriya Devi .... first assistant director
Vidhi Gulati .... first assistant director: second unit
Vidhi Gulati .... second assistant director
Karan Kapadia .... first assistant director
Mrunmayee Lagoo .... second second assistant director
Mihir Lath .... assistant director
Menaka Nagarajan .... second assistant director
Kirti Nandakumar .... third assistant director
Anshul Pandey .... second unit director
Himanshu Powdwal .... second assistant director
Prashant Roy .... third assistant director
Prince Shah .... second assistant director
Manish Shahi .... second assistant director
Titus Tollyns .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Dhara Jain .... set dresser
Tejass Korya .... set dresser
Arvind Kumar .... on set dresser
Rashmi Sethi .... set dresser
Rose Maria Tharakan .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Abhishek S. Bhattathiri .... dialogue editor
Abhishek S. Bhattathiri .... supervising sound editor
Boloy Kumar Doloi .... associate sound re-recording mixer
Manoj M. Goswami .... sound
Rahul Karpe .... associate sound re-recording mixer
Vimal Kumar .... Post sound studio supervisor
Prakash Sateesh .... sound
P.M. Satheesh .... sound designer
Mukhtar Shaikh .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
David Payne .... special effects supervisor: UK
 
Visual Effects by
Dwivedi Amit .... digital compositor
Laxman Singh Bhati .... junior compositor: Pixion
Yatin Bhave .... digital compositor
Yogesh Chhag .... Business Head
Sanket Dandekar .... data supervisor
Swapnil Dhawre .... visual effects producer
Nelson Dsouza .... production head
Marchila Dutta .... visual effects artist: PIXION
Gsanjeevandreason .... digital compositor
Dipansu Haldar .... senior fx artist
Pankaj Kalbende .... associate visual effects supervisor
Pratik Kalbende .... digital compositor
Arun Kataria .... digital matte painter
Ashutosh Khandelwal .... render wrangler/render support
Anup Kumar .... senior compositor
Raghunathan Kunal .... digital compositor
Nadeem Mohd .... compositor
Vishram Mondkar .... compositor
Shahnawaz Mosani .... visual effects editor
Saurabh Nandedkar .... visual effects artist
Paresh Navlakha .... digital compositor
Anupam Pal .... compositor
Bhavesh Patel .... generalist
Hitesh Patel .... generalist
Suyog Pore .... roto/paint artist
Nilesh Posnak .... modeling & texturing: Pixion
Rajiv Raghunathan .... digital intermediate production head
Ankur Raikwar .... visual effects artist: Pixion
Rohit Rane .... compositor
Mrinal Ranjan .... junior compositor: Pixion
Abdul Rasheed .... digital compositor
Sheveta Raut .... animator
Viresh Raut .... FX Lead
Nishikant Rokadey .... visual effects: lighting technical director
Amit Saran .... review coordinator
Sarika Salian .... team lead
Selvakumar .... digital compositor
Vikas Seth .... generalist
Shubham.Gupta .... digital matte painter
Abhishek Singh .... digital compositor
Kanwaljeet Singh .... junior compositor
Shaikh Sohel .... lead matchmover
Swapnil Sonawane .... digital compositor
Sridharan .... digital compositor
Meera Sukhathankar .... digital compositor
Viral Thakkar .... visual effects supervisor
Prashant Thakur .... compositor
Shilpan Vyas Tinu .... line producer: vfx
Sudhir Trivedi .... cg supervisor
Vinod Vyas .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Anees Adenwala .... safety diver: underwater work
Dave Judge .... action director
Abbas Ali Moghul .... stunts
Neil Murray .... stunt rigger: UK
Rinse Zwalua .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ayaskant Baral .... assistant camera
Rudhraveer Singh Bhati .... key grip
John Chambers .... underwater camera assistant
Chandresh Gowda .... grip
Manoj Kumar Khatoi .... associate cinematographer
Soumyajit Nandy .... still photographer (as Soumyajit Toto Nandy)
Ganesh Patil .... still photographer
Vinayak Radhakrishnan .... steadicam operator
Shamsher Singh Rajwar .... underwater camera assistant
Sajid Sanwari .... second assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Sridhar Neelkantan .... lighting artist
 
Casting Department
Collin D'Cunha .... casting assistant
Parikshit Dhume .... casting assistant
Devika Jamdar .... casting assistant
Nida Naik .... casting associate
Abhay Datt Sharma .... casting assistant
Ketaki Walawalkar .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharma Swagata .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Manoj Chouhan .... post-production manager
Sourabh Dutta .... editor: making of
Rohit Karkera .... digital intermediate conformist
Meghnath Labde .... colorist: dailies
Prateek Makhija .... assistant editor
Manan Mehta .... additional editor
Ken Metzker .... digital colorist
Bhavesh Patil .... digital data manager
Divya Taneja .... post production supervisor
 
Music Department
Javed Akhtar .... lyrics
Vrashal Tejasingh Chavan .... Programming and Chief Musical Assistant (as Vrashal Chavan)
 
Other crew
Krishna Anaberi .... set production assistant
Prakash Bharadwaj .... dialogue coach
Devashish Chainani .... international sales and distribution: reliance entertainment
Goldie Duggal .... Production Executive (as Goldy Duggal)
Jaswant Singh Hinduja .... Chief Financial Officer
Preeti Jain .... assistant to director
Devika Jamdar .... production assistant
Ayush Kapur .... production assistant
Shafi Khan .... behind the scenes (as Shafi Ahmad)
Shashidharan Jacob Manas .... making-of cinematographer
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity designer
Rahul Nanda .... publicity designer
Kirti Nandakumar .... set production assistant
Binny Padda .... visual promotions
Ravi Padda .... visual promotions
Franz Pagot .... underwater unit
Ganesh Patil .... publicity stills
Shubha Ramachandra .... script supervisor
Mahesh Ramanathan .... management team
Dhairya Roy .... international distribution
Steve Scott .... paramedic
Mohit Shah .... production coordinator
Devika Shroff .... head of marketing
Priyanka Tanwar .... set production assistant
Rupali Suresh Vaidya .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Miriam Joseph .... special thanks
Nishant Radhakrishnan .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Talaash: The Answer Lies Within" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
140 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Reema Kagti's first film in 5 years after Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd in 2007.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Nayi Soch Ki Talaash Aamir Ke Saath (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Laakh Duniya KaheSee more »

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20 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Expect the Unexpected!!, 30 November 2012
Author: Gaurav Sharma from India

I was waiting for Talaash from a long time and wondering what new Aamir has added into his new film. Talaash was very nicely narrated and holds you till the end. But somehow I feel disappointed when the movie moves on to the climax. It was not the kind of a movie Aamir usually do. Mostly all of his previous movies where really good and add something new to the Indian cinema. But this one, despite being a very good movie, failed to become a masterpiece. See, this is what we always expect from Aamir Khan, a masterpiece! Cinematography was good, acting superb but somewhere it was lacking the X-factor. Rani Mukherji with no makeup added the depth to the role on the other hand Kareena was looking as glamorous as always. Aamir Khan as usual did the best. Nawazuddin Siddiqui did what he is best in....acting!! The script keeps you holding throughout. All in all it is a good movie to watch but I feel that the climax could have been made better and more sensible.

Definitely a one time watch and worth watching at least once.

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