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Black Friday (2004)

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Black Friday is 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 | 2 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 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
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 ... Sheikh Aziz
Uday Chandra Uday Chandra ... Old Neighbour at Al Hussaini
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,000, 18 February 2007
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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

All the actors in the film had real names of the characters which they played from cops, politicians and bombers. See more »

Goofs

When the dog is taken inside the small go-down to check the sacks containing the RDX, it simply whimpers and comes out(because it only smells fish), thus indicating that there is no explosive material. But when the cop comes in and kicks the bottom sack, he finds the stuff. The dog itself smelled the lowermost sack in the first place, yet it did not bark. 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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Connections

Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Arey Ruk Ja Re Bandey
Lyrics by Piyush Mishra
Composed by Indian Ocean
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User Reviews

A Haunting Friday
18 July 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Black Friday' is horrifyingly raw. It's overwhelmingly dark. It's frighteningly real. It's daringly gritty and graphic. Anurag Kashyap's film is one of the most skillfully executed movies of recent times. A great screenplay, strong light effects, the use of color, the direction, the performances, the background score work together very effectively. The cinematography, whether the shaky camera, the zooming or the closeup shots, works brilliantly. 'Black Friday' is slick (but not so much as to take away from the realness). Actors Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Shrivastava and Pavan Malhotra do an excellent job in the acting department.

Based on Hussain Zaidi's book of the same title, 'Black Friday' revolves around the investigation of the infamous Bombay blasts (after which Bombay became Mumbai) in the early 90s. The movie opens with a 'boom' and from then on the intricate investigation proceeds. As the trial was still in process, Kashyap had to wait years before his movie could finally release in 2007. The director deserves credit for bravely making a film on such a serious and risky subject.

However, it does have the documentary feel. Kashyap breaks the film into chapters and this gave the feeling that one was watching a documentary series. The pace isn't steady because the film does drag at certain points.

'Black Friday' is a brave well-made film and it is one that should be watched. Not everyone might like it but on some level they may appreciate it.


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