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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

Kaante was being filmed in Los Angeles, USA, in 2001,when the9/11 terror attacks took place. This forced the makers to relocate planned scenes from several areas that were then considered sensitive. See more »

Goofs

The blood of the cop looks orange. See more »

Quotes

Jay Rehan 'Ajju': Who killed him
[Baali]
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': ?
Maqbool Haider 'Mak': I did... he was going to kill the cop...
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': So you killed Baali instead?
Maqbool Haider 'Mak': But how could we let him kill a cop?
Jay Rehan 'Ajju': Why couldn't we let him this bastard? I'll show you how you kill a cop... Watch
[Kills MacQuarrie]
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Connections

References Heat (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Chhod Na Re
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Sanjay Dutt, Udit Narayan, Sudesh Bhonsle and Mahesh Manjrekar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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User Reviews

lives up to expectations..
26 December 2002 | by batman741See all my reviews

Yerp, this is probably 2002's most keenly anticipated bollwood film...and it clicks!

thought to be a remake of reservoir dogs, this film revolves around 6 men criminals...with one traitor in them...

the music in this film is no biggie, just below average...but the film's great...worth the wait...


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