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Bankok Hilton
sharankandhai29 August 2007
This Bhatt movie is like most Bhatt movies a remake of an foreign film. In this case a remake of the Australian Nicole Kidman mini series BANKOK HILTON with Sridevi in Nicole Kidman's role. The story is about a girl (Sridevi) who wants to go to another country to fins her father (Anupam Kher). when she leaves her boyfriend (Rahul Roy) puts drugs in her baggage and she gets caught and sent to jail. A local goon then tries to save her (Sanjay Dutt) along with her father who at first denied having a daughter. When the movie was planned Rahul Roy was to star in a negative role (he was a hero at the time) much publicity was given to that and Sanjay Dutt was to appear in a 15 minute special appearance. When the movie finally releases Rahul Roy had no career, his mentor Mahesh Bhatt who launched him in Aashiqui had edited his role to a 15 minute role and Sanjay Dutt (who had become very hot) his role was stretched to the main role as was done with Amitabh Bachchan in Insaaniyat (but that is another story).
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A Heart Touching Story.
BiswajitSince200526 March 2007
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Roshni(Sridevi) is a popular singer who has got a fan in Jaggu (Sanjay Dutt) who is mad about her. And what does Jaggu do ? He is a black ticketer. Roshni lives with her mother played by Reema Lagoo. Roshni in one of her programmes meets Rahul (Rahul Roy) who feels Roshni can become a better singer and he helps her become a household name soon. Both of them fall for each other. Though Jaggu is madly in love with him, she ignores him all the while. Rahul takes her in a trip to Mauritius where she was supposed to perform. Before the trip started, Rahul hides some drugs in her wallet in order to smuggle them outside. The drugs were caught by police and before Roshni realizes Rahul vanishes from the scene. Now Roshni is in big trouble as she is arrested by police on possession of drugs.

Jaggu then comes to her help with a lawyer, but then they are unable to do much as Roshni is caught red-handed. As per the law of the country, the sentence for the same crime is death.

Then there is another story of Roshni about her absconding father who she feels stays in Mauritius. Will she found her? Will she get out of the Jail at last? Will she found the love of her life?
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Sridevi's Bangkok Hilton
Chrysanthepop18 June 2011
Mahesh Bhatt made 'Gumrah' by shamelessly ripping-off the mini-series 'Bangkok Hilton'. It pretty much is a scene by scene copy with some sequences from the series left out while others being indianized. The typically indianized sequences were very cheesy (with the exceptions of those between Sridevi and Reema Lagoo). Yes, there are songs and they're mostly dreadful, especially the ones primarily visualized on Sanjay Dutt. The whole love angle between Dutt and Sridevi is very Bollywoodish. Yet, I must say that the suspense is mostly well maintained (as I had watched 'Gumrah' before 'Bangkok Hilton') and the prison atmosphere looks very realistic (even though it's almost a complete imprint of the set in 'Bangkok Hilton'). The final chase sequence was also quite fun to watch.

While Sanjay Dutt storyline does appear forced and exaggerated, the actor provides fine comic relief and has great chemistry with his female lead. Anupam Kher and Reema Lagoo are very good. Soni Razdan is superb in a small role. Rahul Roy brings wooden acting to a whole new level.

What makes 'Gumrah' worth the watch is Sridevi's tour de force performance. Not only does she look authentic but playing Roshni from the shy, talented and vulnerable young lady to a tough prisoner, Sridevi makes it look so easy to do. She gives the Roshni an identity of her own which makes her very different from Nicole Kidman's Katrina Stanton. She easily dominates the movie.

'Gumrah' is Sridevi's film.
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Drugs, romance and action, a thrilling joyride!
ankurkrazyy10 August 2020
Gumrah is one of those films that start off slow, but soon gain a rapid pace. The best way to describe would be the word 'unpredictable', as what starts as a normal drama, ends up being a crime thriller.

Now, coming to the performances, Sridevi is the light of the show! The character she plays, does total justice to this talented expressive actress, specially when we witness her transformation from this jolly naive girl to the combative chick!

Supporting her, are a group of very talented cast including Anupam Kher and Sanjay Duty, who lend great support. however it is Rahul Roy, who will surprise you in a brief yet effective role.

Speaking of the music, most songs are fabulously executed and are honey to the ears.

Overall, the film is a great joy ride, though sometimes dragging, it nevertheless entertains to you unbiasedly.

My rating would be 9 out of 10.
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Bangkok Hilton
silvan-desouza18 March 2014
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Mahesh Bhatt made a career remaking Hollywood films yet making good films, GUMRAH is a remake of miniseries BANGKOK HILTON which was later remade in EK HASEENA THI(2004). Strangely when the film was started Rahul Roy who Bhatt discovered with AASHIQUI(1990) and then made films like JUNOON, PHIR TERI KAHAANI YAAD AAYE was the lead and Sanjay Dutt had a cameo however due to Rahul Roy's fading career Bhatt reportedly made his role a 15 minute role and extended Sanju's role. The film brought Sanju and Sridevi together for the first time. The movie starts well, the first half is a bit slow, the romance between Sanju and Sridevi too is filmy but the twist at the airport is well handled however Bhatt doesn't bother to show Rahul's character and it appears sketchy and disappears conveniently, there are too many action scenes of Sanjay Dutt thrown in, however the jail scenes are well handled, though the escape does seem convenient and also the end

Direction is decent though the writing could be better Music by LP is good however 1 song was chopped off which had Rahul Roy

Sanjay Dutt does his role well, Sridevi is the life of the film and she scores as usual, Rahul Roy has a short role but he ruins it with his non acting and his dialogue delivery Anupam Kher as always excels in Bhatt films, Reema Lagoo, Anang Desai are okay in brief roles, Soni Razdan(Bhatt's wife) is good, Laxmikant Berde is as usual, rest are okay
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