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


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Farhan Akhtar (dialogue)
Anurag Kashyap (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
29 November 2012 (Kuwait) See more »
The Answer Lies Within
A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A giant leap for Indian Cinema ! See more (212 total) »



Aamir Khan ... Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat

Kareena Kapoor ... Rosie / Simran

Rani Mukerji ... Roshni Shekhawat

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Tehmur
Rajkummar Rao ... Inspector Devrath Kulkarni
Aditi Vasudev ... Mallika
Subrat Dutta ... Shashi
Shernaz Patel ... Frenny
Vikas Shrivastav ... Babu Tipnis
Vivan Bhatena ... Armaan Kapoor
Shivani Tanksale ... Roshni's friend
Rajshri Deshpande ... Roshni's friend
Pariva Pranati ... Sonia Kapoor
Sheeba Chaddha ... Nirmala
Om Prakash ... Yuvraj
Prashant Prakash ... Nikhil
Jineet Rath ... Karan Shekhawat
Gulfam Khan ... Madam
Suhaas Ahuja ... Sanjay Kejriwal
Sachin Patil (as Sachin Pandit)
Gajendra Ojha ... Samar's father
Ashish Nair ... Roshni's friend husband

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
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 Bapardekar 
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
Prakash Sateesh .... sound
P.M. Satheesh .... sound designer
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
Swapnil Dhawre .... visual effects producer
Nelson Dsouza .... production head
Marchila Dutta .... visual effects artist: PIXION
Gsanjeevandreason .... digital compositor
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
Hitesh Patel .... generalist
Suyog Pore .... roto/paint artist
Nilesh Posnak .... modeling & texturing: Pixion
Rajiv Raghunathan .... digital intermediate production head
Mrinal Ranjan .... junior compositor: Pixion
Viresh Raut .... FX Lead
Sarika Salian .... team lead
Amit Saran .... review coordinator
Selvakumar .... digital compositor
Vikas Seth .... generalist
Shubham.Gupta .... digital matte painter
Abhishek Singh .... digital 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
Dave Judge .... action director
Neil Murray .... stunt rigger: UK
Rinse Zwalua .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Ayaskant Baral .... assistant camera
Rudhraveer Singh Bhati .... key grip
Chandresh Gowda .... grip
Manoj Kumar Khatoi .... associate cinematographer
Soumyajit Nandy .... still photographer (as Soumyajit Toto Nandy)
Ganesh Patil .... still photographer
Vinayak Radhakrishnan .... steadicam operator
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
Rohit Karkera .... digital intermediate conformist
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
Other crew
Shafi Ahmad .... behind the scenes
Krishna Anaberi .... set production assistant
Prakash Bharadwaj .... dialogue coach
Preeti Jain .... assistant to director
Devika Jamdar .... production assistant
Ayush Kapur .... production assistant
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
Ganesh Patil .... publicity stills
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
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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131 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Nawazuddin plays a vagabond from Mumbai's dark underbelly. His character has a damaged left foot and has to limp. Hence, the name chosen for him is Taimur, which could be a subtle allusion to the 14th century Central Asian tyrant Timur, the lame.See more »
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Features Golmaal 3 (2010)See more »


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72 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
A giant leap for Indian Cinema !, 30 November 2012
Author: pratikprasenjit from India

It all started with the late night glitz, the charisma and the intriguing layers from the red-light area of Mumbai with the song "Muskanein Jhooti Hain" being played in the background, giving a clear indication that not all that glitters is gold. All the glamor and lustrous life is but a disguise and not real.

Writing and making thrillers in not very easy, but not often do you see Aamir Khan signing a mediocre script that says nothing. Kareena looks absolutely stunning and arousing with her knee high skirts, the backless dresses and sheer lewdness in her gestures. Amazing ! Ram Sampath, take a bow. The music blends with the screenplay so smoothly, and you never feel one overpowering the other. And the Faisal from GOW,(Nawazuddin Siddique) what an artist he is. Its not easy to share screen space with someone like Kareena and Aamir, but this man has done complete justice to his character, keeping you engaged every time.

If you are a serious cinema lover, you mustn't miss it. Aamir Khan here has created a classic. I don't care about the box office collections. Its a 9/10 for me ! I am going again .

P.S. The plot is completely unpredictable, I am sure it is going to send chills down your spine at times .

Talaash, The answer lies within .

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