The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Bhat ...
Rahul Kapoor
Ronit Roy ...
Shoumik Bose
Tejaswini Kolhapure ...
Shalini Bose
Vineet Kumar Singh ...
Chaitanya Mishra
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Rakhi Malhotra
Siddhant Kapoor ...
Siddhant
Sandesh Jadhav ...
Rane
Anshikaa Shrivastava ...
Kali Varshney (as Anshika Shrivastava)
Murari Kumar ...
Shrilal The Baloon Guy
Abir Goswami ...
ACP Gupta (as Late Abir Goswami)
Madhavi Singh ...
ACP Upadhyay
Manoj Khalatkar ...
ACP Khanwilkar (as Manoj Kolhatkar)
Ajay Purkar ...
ACP Godbole
Girish Kulkarni ...
Inspector Jadhav
Jayant Gadekar ...
Inspector Direkar
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The film portrays the kidnapping of a little girl of 10, who is out with her father for the day. Her parents are divorced and her stepfather (a cop) steps in for the investigation. The suicidal mother has an ax to grind with both her ex-husband and her current husband. As the investigation proceeds, the characters are placed in sordid scenarios that reveal their unsavory sides; the mind games between the both the fathers in particular lend the procedural its most gripping drama as everyone else is getting greedy and ugly not caring about the kidnapped girl. Written by Deepak Futela

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Rahul Bhat's comeback to big screen after 11 years. See more »

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When Rahul is given 50 lakhs by the police to hand to the kidnapper, the amount should have been 20 lakhs instead. A few scenes before we see the police catching Shalini's brother who had actually demanded the 50 lakhs. So, that would leave the police with the phone call (by Rakhee) the source of the real kidnapper. And Rakhee had actually demanded 20 lakhs, not 50. See more »

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Kashyap's Darkest & Finest Hour!
27 December 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Anurag Kashyap delivers a disturbing & unsettling tale with 'Ugly', a film that's raw & realistic. Kashyap also aces with superb performances, led by Ronit Roy & Rahul Bhat.

'Ugly' Synopsis: A terrible tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence starts when 10 year old daughter of an aspiring actor disappears.

Throughly engaging & interesting, Kashyap creates a world of deception & cruelty, with absolutely no inhibitions. 'Ugly' is entirely grim & bleak, a film that has an atmosphere of its own. The characters are Grey, while the narrative is blunt & on-your-face.

Kashyap's Screenplay is excellent. Its entirely twisted & serious. I'd like to point out, the last scene of the film, it's haunting & the Screenplay peaks itself then. Kashyap's Direction is suitably creepy & eerie. Cinematography & Editing are perfect

Performance-Wise: Ronit Roy is outstanding as the cop. Displaying anger & frustration, with zeal. Rahul Bhat is a revelation. His performance here, deserves distinction marks. Tejaswini Kolhapure is brilliantly restrained. Vineet Kumar Singh is fabulous, yet again. Girish Kulkarni is highly effective. Surveen Chawla is effective, in a brief role. Siddhanth Kapoor is impressive. Late Abir Goswami is decent.

On the whole, 'Ugly' is a massive winner from Kashyap! He ends 2014, with a roar! Very Strongly Recommended!


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