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Maqbool (2003)

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director:

Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers:

Abbas Tyrewala (screenplay), Vishal Bhardwaj (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irrfan Khan ... Maqbool (as Irrfan)
Tabu ... Nimmi
Pankaj Kapur ... Jahangir Khan (Abbaji) (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Naseeruddin Shah ... Inspector Purohit
Om Puri ... Inspector Pandit
Piyush Mishra ... Kaka
Masumeh Makhija ... Sameera (Abbaji's Daughter)
Ajay Gehi ... Guddu (Kaka's son)
Abbas Tyrewala Abbas Tyrewala ... Sadik Chikna
Deepak Dobriyal ... Thapa
Gyanchand Rikki Gyanchand Rikki ... Mughal
Manav Kaushik ... Asif
Ankur Vikal ... Riyaz Boti
Pubali Sanyal Pubali Sanyal ... Boti's wife
Raj Raj ... Boti's son
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Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family. Abbaji's mistress and Maqbool plot and carry out his death; the sea plays the role of Birnham wood. Written by James McLeod

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Maqbool - Der Pate von Mumbai See more »

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Director Vishal Bhardwaj initially wanted Pankaj Kapur to play the role of Kaka, but later changed his mind and cast him in the role of Abbaji. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Pandit: Shakti ka santulan chahiye sansar mein. Aag ke liye paani ka dar hona chahiye.
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Version of Macbeth (1993) See more »

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Irfan is the next superstar
22 February 2005 | by luvkush2kSee all my reviews

Irfan shines and shines. Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor are excellent, as are Naseerudin and Om Puri, but when Maqbool (Irfan) is on screen, he overshadows all. Yes even Pankaj (one of the finest actors of India). Vishal Bharadwaj has made an excellent adaptation. Why, oh why doesn't someone drag Sanjay Leela Bhansali to see this film. Anyone who has seen Irfan in 'The Warrior" or Haasil will certify that Irfan's utterly unconventional looks acts as a force multiplier, rather than a drag. He is a great talent, and Indian filmmakers would do well to use him much more than he is being used. Another victory for Bobby Bedi, one wonders why everyone in the industry seems to hate the man. He has already given us Bandit Queen and Maqbool. What more does a man have to do? Oh that's right, "Indian public wants films like Black and KKKG" (actual quote by a BB basher). Another word on Tabu, why don't more filmmakers give her real roles. But not Bhandarkar please. Page 3 has destroyed all faith in him.


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