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Thorns (2002)

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

Director:

Sanjay Gupta
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ranjit Chaowdhary's appearance in a Hindi film after long time. See more »

Goofs

The blood of the cop looks orange. See more »

Quotes

Yashvardhan Rampal 'Major': Mak did the right thing by shooting Baali... Baali was mentally unstable
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': Major I agree Baali was mentally unstable but he also wanted to KILL a cop, not save a cop... who saved the cop??? He
[Mac]
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': did!
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Connections

References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Ishq Samundar
Written by Dev Kohli
Composed by Anand Raj Anand
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Anand Raj Anand
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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User Reviews

What about the American?
23 January 2003 | by jfdavis3See all my reviews

This is a unique film in many ways, most of which have been touched upon. It is a refreshing new version of Bollywood film making. Cheers to Sanjay Gupta for taking the chance to be different.

Sanjay Dutt was excellent in this film. He reminds me of Jean Reno, and hopefully this will open him up to an international audience.

What I would also like to comment on is my performance as Detective Maquarrie. I busted my butt to give the audience a realistic LA detective, and did all my own stunts as well.

It was a pleasure working with some of Bollywoods best, they are truly a great bunch of guys and were very profesional. Hats off to all of them for taking a chance on this film.

If you have any comments, please feel free to e-mail me.

I can also be seen in last years "Windalkers" as a marine sgt., and you will be seeing alot more of me in the future.

Thanks to all that saw the film.

JF Davis


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