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Kaante (2002)

Six bank robbers trying to pull off the perfect heist discover one of them is an undercover cop.

Director:

Sanjay Gupta

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Yashvardhan 'Major' Rampal
Sanjay Dutt ... Jay 'Ajju' Rehan
Sunil Shetty ... Marc Issak
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Raj 'Bali' Yadav
Lucky Ali ... Maqbool 'Mak' Haider
Kumar Gaurav ... Anand 'Andy' Mathur
Namrata Singh Gujral ... Renu A. Mathur (as Namrata Cooper)
Malaika Arora ... Lisa - Marc's girlfriend
Rati Agnihotri ... Major's wife
Isha Koppikar ... Dancer / Singer in Club
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Det. Constable
Jeff Davis ... Det. MacQuarrie (as J.F. Davis)
Morgana Di Castlebesozza Morgana Di Castlebesozza ... Receptionist
Sanjay Sippy Sanjay Sippy ... Mr. Adler
Gilbert Aguilera Gilbert Aguilera ... Drug dealer
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Storyline

On or about 12May00, a truck gets stolen in Los Angeles, and the Police bring in six men of South Asian origin for questioning. They are: Yashvardhan Rampal, known as 'Major' educated intelligent, unemployed, with an ailing wife who longs to return to India; Non-English speaking Jay Rehan, otherwise known as 'Ajju', a foul-mouthed, trigger-happy gangster; A out-of-work former nightclub bouncer, Marc Issak, whose girlfriend, Lisa, is a bar dancer, and who is known to get into fights due to his uncontrollable temper; A drug deal, Raj Yadav, otherwise known as Bali, foul-mouthed, womanizer, stutterer, and alcoholic; Bali's sidekick, Maqbool Haider, otherwise known as Mac; White-collared Anand Mathur, alias Andy, recently separated from his wife, Renu, and longing to get back together with his son, who he cannot get custody of due to financial problems. The six confer in a cell, cite woes that even though the Italians have their Mafia, the Colombians have their Cartels, but the East ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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6 perfect strangers, 1 perfect crime. Now, all they have to fear is each other... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Rediff]

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Thorns See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 280,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 115,633,140 (India), 27 December 2002

Opening Weekend USA:

$425,975, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,002,066, 12 January 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was scheduled to be shot in the Mumbai slums but eventually it went to LA instead. See more »

Goofs

During the bank robbery scene, it is seen that the cameras, vault and alarms of the bank were disabled by Andy whereas in the last scene when everyone dies, Mak confesses to Major that he was the one who rang up the alarm to call the police. See more »

Quotes

Ajju: If I put this bomb on your head... what's gonna blow first? The bomb or your head?
Raj Yadav 'Baali': The bomb... no... the head can also blow first... its a very tough question... you tell me... what will blow first?
Ajju: Neither the bomb nor the head... first of all your balls will blow!
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Alternate Versions

The film was re-rated for video release and passed with a U certificate after some cuts in violence, language and a song were made. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Loot (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Baby
Written by Dev Kohli
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
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User Reviews

 
Stylish flick that fails to live up to expectations
4 December 2003 | by ozzyrocks86See all my reviews

Kaante, boasting of a millionaire star cast which includes Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, and Suneil Shetty, is Sanjay Gupta's latest Hollywood remake. Inspired from Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects, and Michael Mann's Heat, the film is about six NRI Indians who come together to pull off a bank robbery. But the movie falls short of expectations, mainly due to the gaping holes in the plot. Technically, the movie is first-rate, but Gupta's overuse of style becomes the movie's weak link. It seems that Gupta tried to camouflage the movie's inherent weaknesses with style. Performance-wise, Bachchan is commanding as the leader of the group. Shetty delivers a controlled, yet polished performance. Director-turned-actor Mahesh Manjrekar impresses with his funny antics. Lucky Ali and Kumar Gaurav hold their own. But it is the deadly Dutt who steals the show with his rugged looks and menacing screen presence. Despite its shortcomings, Kaante is a perfect popcorn flick which is worth a watch. 7/10.


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