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Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 9 February 2007 (India)
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A film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director:

Anurag Kashyap

Writers:

Anurag Kashyap (screenplay), Hussain Zaidi (book) | 1 more credit »
Top Rated Indian Movies #8 | 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ... DCP Rakesh Maria
Pavan Malhotra ... Mushtaq 'Tiger' Memon
Aditya Srivastava ... Badshah Khan / Nasir Khan
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Yeda Yakub
Kishore Kadam ... Inspector Bhaskar Dangle
Gajraj Rao ... Dawood Phanse
Zakir Hussain Zakir Hussain ... Inspector Nand Kumar Chougale
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Somesh Agarwal Somesh Agarwal
Akhilesh Tripathi Akhilesh Tripathi ... Raju
Imtiaz Ali ... Yakub Memon
Raj Arjun ... Nasir Deklu
Ragesh Asthana Ragesh Asthana ... Mohammad Dossa
Sushovan Banerjee Sushovan Banerjee ... Abhay Zarapkar
Asif Basra ... Shanawaz Qureshi
Aditya Bhattacharya Aditya Bhattacharya ... Sheikh Aziz
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Storyline

A dramatic presentation of the bomb blasts that rocked Bombay on March 12, 1993, displays the police investigation, amidst allegations of human rights violations, led by DCP Rakesh Maria, in tracking down the suspects, especially Bashir Khan. Bashir managed to elude authorities by re-locating to Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and West Bengal, after finally being apprehended in Bombay. His confession and subsequent flashbacks showcases the apathy shown by authorities who refused to intervene during the destruction of the sacred Babri Masjid by Hindu Kar Sevaks, and the inability of the police to fulfill their mandate and protect the vulnerable, forcing many to flee to other locations. The subsequent aftermath that succeeded in irreversibly polarizing communities in Bombay; Pakistan's involvement in training and arms' supplies; the main alleged suspects, Dawood Ibrahim, and Mushtaq Memon, sought refuge in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, while Indian politicians made a cosmetic move to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of the Bombay bomb blasts

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Черная Пятница See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,000, 11 February 2007

Gross USA:

$35,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,610,897
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (Asian) | (TV cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is based on "Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts", a book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings, published in 2002, it chronicles the events that led to the blasts and the subsequent police investigation. See more »

Goofs

In the scene before the first blast at the Bombay Stock Exchange, one of the extras at the right of the screen is seen wearing a soccer jersey of the club Real Madrid which says "Beckham - 23". This is factually incorrect because Beckham only moved to Real Madrid in 2003, while the blasts occurred in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Badshah Khan: I want to go to Dubai!
Bashir Khan: But how'll you go without your Passsport?
Badshah Khan: Why? Anwar has everbody's Passports. Am I right Anwar? You have everybody's Passports, right?
Anwar Theba: I dont have anybody's Passport!
Badshah Khan: What? When we came back from Islamabad, you had kept everybody's Passports you crook!
Anwar Theba: Mind your language Badshah!
Badshah Khan: Okay, then where're the Passports?
Anwar Theba: I told you to maintain a civil language, Badshah! Don't you take that tone with me!
Badshah Khan: Alright, then tell me where are the Passports?
Anwar Theba: They're with Tiger bhai.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

17 seconds' worth of cockfighting scenes had to be deleted from the UK version. UK law does not allow any film footage of actual animal cruelty that was deliberately orchestrated by the film-makers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kaun Banega Crorepati?: Episode #3.9 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Arey Ruk Ja Re Bandey
Lyrics by Piyush Mishra
Composed by Indian Ocean
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Wow...
1 February 2009 | by bluefoxninerSee all my reviews

It saddens me that posters on this thread have the need to brand this as a 'bollywood' movie. the brilliance that is ' black Friday' is so far,far,far removed and so many million times better than any of the dross that conventional ' bollywood' could ever even HOPE to produce makes 'bollywood' a throughly inappropriate branding for ' black Friday'.

for me, 'black Friday' is paving the way for what Indian cinema *should* be doing more of....that is, challenging it's audience and offering some intellectual stimulation.

I realise that the Indian cinema public's demand is overwhelmingly for ' boy meets girl, boys long lost brother/best friend also loves the same girl, they have a fight, then they realise they are brothers and engage in a 30 minute dance recital', type of bullshit, but Indians are becoming more sophisticated and I for one cannot wait for the more serious and discerning productions to come from India that truly challenges the mind and senses.

'Black Friday' in this regards represents a HUGE turning point for Indian cinema.

don't miss it..it's a must see movie on so many levels.


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