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Chameli (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 December 2003 (India)
On a rainy night, when an investment banker's car breaks down in the red light district, he takes shelter where he meets and later befriends a prostitute.

Director:

Sudhir Mishra

Writers:

Anant Balani (original concept), Shivkumar Subramaniam (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kareena Kapoor ... Chameli
Rahul Bose ... Aman
Rinke Khanna ... Neha
Yashpal Sharma ... K.P. Singh
Makrand Deshpande ... Taxi driver
Kabir Sadanand ... Haseena
Pankaj Jha Pankaj Jha ... Usman
Satyajit Sharma Satyajit Sharma ... Police Inspector
Panne Chatterjee Panne Chatterjee ... Call Girl (as Panni Chatterjee)
Tarun Shukla Tarun Shukla ... Corporator's man
Aniket Vishwasrao ... Raja
Deepak Qazir ... Raja's father
Master Vinni Pachori Master Vinni Pachori ... Johnny (as Vinni Pachauri)
Dinkar Gavande Dinkar Gavande ... Usman's man (as Dinkar Gawande)
Ghanshyam Garg Ghanshyam Garg ... Usman's man
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Storyline

Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general. It is in this area, on a stormy rainy day, that wealthy Aman Kapoor's car breaks down. His efforts to call for help via his cell phone are in vain, and he takes shelter in a nearby building. This is where he comes in contact with a prostitute named Chameli - and this is where his nightmare involving pimps, eunuchs, prostitutes, and corrupt police officers - will begin - and will seem to have no ending whatsoever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Two strangers. One stormy night.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Aftab Shivdasani and Rahul Khanna were approached for the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When Chameli lights up the cigarette in the 1st scene she is using a AIM brand match box of yellow color, but in the next scene when brings up the cigarette with match box it turns to SHIP brand of match box of red color. See more »

Crazy Credits

End credits are mixed with outtakes. See more »

Connections

References Devdas (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sajna Ve Sajna
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sandesh Shandilya
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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What changes can a rainy night with a stranger bring!!
15 July 2020 | by ridi-arahanSee all my reviews

What worked:

  • the movie is a linear narrative happened at one rainy night, and also cyclic as it brings back the layers of incidents from the past. It's a bold movie and it's a daring job for Kareena to take this role, maybe one of her rarest performances.
What did not work:
  • I am not sure what's wrong with the movie. It's a well written, acted and directed movie. However for some reason, the movie fails to get the solid punch that this movie should and could have given. Maybe it's the pulse that's off track or it's the repetitive narrative that's been seen before. There is no denying it's a good movie but the overall impact for me is average.
Final verdict: recommended, at least for role portrayed by Kareena


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 December 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Jasmine See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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