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Khamosh (1986)

When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.


Vidhu Vinod Chopra


Vidhu Vinod Chopra (scenario) (as Vidhu Vinod), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story) (as Vidhu Vinod) | 6 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shabana Azmi ... Shabana Azmi
Amol Palekar ... Amol Palekar
Sudhir Mishra
Soni Razdan ... Soni Razdan
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Chandran (Film Director)
Noni Ganguly Noni Ganguly
Sushma Seth ... Leela
Chitto Chopra Chitto Chopra ... (as Chitu Chopra)
Shakti Singh
Pankaj Kapur ... Kuku (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Ajit Vachani ... Dayal Prabhu (Film Producer) (as Ajit Vachhani)
Uday Chandra
Avtar Gill ... Dilawar Khan (Film Actor-Villain)
Virendra Saxena
H.A. Rehman H.A. Rehman


When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

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14 March 1986 (India) See more »

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The film lay completed and unreleased for nearly 2 years. Yash Chopra saw the film and loved it. He suggested to Gulshan Rai to watch the film. Gulshan Rai and Rajiv Rai saw the film and loved it. But still no one came forward to buy it. Vidhu Chopra then released the film himself with a owner of a theatre in Bombay, They divided the profits 50/50. The film was a surprise hit. See more »

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Quiet, There's A Killer Somewhere
11 March 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Vidhu Vinod Chopra has created a very Hitchcockian thriller. I liked the idea that the whodunnit story takes place among a films cast and crew as they are shooting on location. Chopra's reference to films like 'The Godfather' and 'Psycho' were quite funny. 'Khamosh' isn't as much a thriller as there's a lot of humour.

While a few of it is unintentional, there's also plenty of satire. I especially enjoyed the humour that took place in the shooting scenes. For instance, the sequence where Shabana delivers her dialogue to Amol while lifeless hand keeps bumping on her foot and she's completely unaware of it.

Some sequences were out of place and it appears as though Chopra just put them in for the sake of thrills. One such example is the scene where Shabana finds a drenched in blood dead chicken in her bed. It's also very easy to figure out that the lead suspects were not the actual murderers and after some time one can easily figure out who it is. Plot holes are also apparent. For example, why would Shabana go to the houseboat all by herself at night when there's a murderer on the loose?

At the same time, it's great to watch such an excellent group of actors work together and I was interested in how the director would choose to conclude the film. Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Amol Palekar are first rate. Azmi plays the Hitchcockian heroine with class and poise. Shah does a fine job as the fiery detective determined to solve the case. Palekar is cast against type and he is superb even though he has limited screen time. Soni Razdan does a decent job while the rest of the cast range from average to bad.

Overall, 'Khamosh' may not be an out and about thriller it tries to be but it's entertaining nonetheless and I think it even has good repeat value.

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