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Aurangzeb (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 17 May 2013 (USA)
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Kingship knows no Kinship and there can be only one Emperor in Aurangzeb's world. In Gurgaon, to bring down a criminal the law has to think like one.


Atul Sabharwal


Atul Sabharwal (script)
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Arjun Kapoor ... Ajay / Vishal Singh
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... ACP Arya Phogat
Jackie Shroff ... Yashwardhan Singh
Rishi Kapoor ... DCP Ravikant Phogat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sasha Aagha Sasha Aagha ... Ritu
Tanvi Azmi ... Veera Singh
Swara Bhaskar ... Suman Phogat
Rasika Dugal
Jayant Gadekar ... Baldev Singh
Anupam Kher ... Vijaykant Phogat
Sikandar Kher ... Inspector Dev Phogat (as Sikander Kher)
Shelley Marshall Shelley Marshall ... Dancer
Carol McFadden Carol McFadden ... Dankika
Deepti Naval ... Rama Phogat
Rajiv Ranjan Rajiv Ranjan ... Sub Inspector Yadav


Gurgaon is the most modern boom-town of "India Shining", the new frontier to be conquered by those who understand real estate. This city rose from a small town to a boom town satellite city in just fifteen years. However the law and order is yet to catch up. A family of Policemen - A family of Gangsters - Under the guise of a respected citizen, Yashwardhan (Jackie Shroff) runs a parallel world - a world, where he is the Emperor. To bring down a criminal - the law will have to now think like a criminal. When Vishal (Arjun Kapoor) is planted in Yashwardhan's world in place of Ajay (Arjun Kapoor), the lawmakers (Rishi Kapoor and Prithviraj) roll the dice and a sequence of events unravel - something much more than what Vishal bargained for, as he finds himself in a predicament that puts him to the test. Aurangzeb is all about a world where Kingship knows no Kinship and where there can be only one Emperor. Written by Official Source

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Son. Brother. Successor. Emperor. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


First film to star father and son Anupam Kher and Sikander Kher.But they did not share a screen. See more »


After firing Nina Vishal is shown driving a car with his associate. In close up shot a ring is visible on his ring finger while in other shot the ring is missing. See more »


Arya: This system of collection has been in place for years. The money from this system goes all the way up to the seniors and ministers. The nexus is not going to come to an end with just my Uncle's death. The DCP said that only two powers would survive - the politicians and the corporates. But if a policeman doesn't take bribes from any of them, then he won't fear them either.
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Sung by Marrianne Dcruz Aiman
Composed and Lyrics Vipin Mishra
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Aurangzeb Resurrects The Long Lost 'Crime-Thriller' Genre In Bollywood... 67%
30 May 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

I am enthralled by Prithviraj's performance. Having watched almost all his Malayalam movies & the recent Aiyyaa, I can now say that his Bollywood future looks shimmering.

Aurangzeb succeeds in capturing viewer's interest in less than ten minutes and then the bandwagon of twists, turns, identity revelations is enterprisingly mind-numbing, provided you don't compare it with the Hollywood. +1 for the guts to introduce double-roll for Arjun Kapoor who acts fine. Supporting cast is great, indeed.

Music has been largely copied from Hollywood, with inputs from Hans Zimmer's Inception OST. Screenplay confuses a bit, but is good enough. Atul Sabharwal is very expert in handling the camera and executing a gripping thriller which has elements from corruption to relationships, betrayal to politics. Wonderful!

The goofs and plot holes are tiny and passable mostly because the 130 minutes of running time never bores you, except when the insipid romance & flesh is showcased.

BOTTOM LINE: A great thriller worth having a look; great comeback for Prithivraj. 6.7/10.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? 95% YES

Profanity: Mild | Sex: Strong | Nudity: Critical | Mouth-Kiss/Foreplay: Mediocre | Violence: Very Critical | Gore: Strong | Smoking: Mild | Alcohol: Strong | Drugs: Mild (No Visuals)

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