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Thorns (2002)

Kaante (original title)
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Six bank robbers trying to pull off the perfect heist discover one of them is an undercover cop.


Sanjay Gupta


Sanjay Gupta, Yash Keswani (as Yash) | 3 more credits »
6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





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


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Kill, threaten, kidnap, maim, murder, steal....Meet the masters. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Mahesh Manjrekar first major role in Hindi film earlier he made appearances in films directed by him. See more »


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 »


Yashvardhan Rampal 'Major': [Speaking to Ajju] Who gave you the passport to come here.
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Alternate Versions

The film was certified A by the Indian Censor Board with just one audio cut which was to remove a strong expletive. See more »


Referenced in Chalte Chalte (2003) See more »


Dil Kya Kare - II
Written by Dev Kohli
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Kumar Sanu
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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User Reviews

If you have seen "Reservoir Dogs", you have seen "Kaante"
8 May 2003 | by ashishthakurSee all my reviews

The only change is that Kaante is the Indianised version, with additional family members and some good songs thrown in. Watching the original Reservoir Dogs (director: Quentin Tarantino) after I watched Kaante made me realise that the song and dance sequences in Kaante actually thinned/watered down the pace, plot and the grip of the entire storyline. Kaante is a decent bet for your money, but then you have to hand it to the director to have come up with an original story/plot and executed is equally well.

The director should have "adapted" with minimal changes to the pace of the story. Quentin Tarantino would not have minded I believe.

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Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


INR280,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$425,975, 22 December 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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