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Elaan (2005)

Unrated | | Action, Thriller | 14 January 2005 (India)
Kantilal Shah a Mumbai based businessman is killed by underworld Don Baba Sikander after he fails to pay him the extortion money,Karan adopted son of Kantilal Shah had advised him not to do... See full summary »

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Vikram Bhatt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun Rampal ... Arjun Srivastav
Ameesha Patel ... Priya (as Amisha Patel)
John Abraham ... Abhimanyu
Lara Dutta ... Sonia
Rahul Khanna ... Karan Shah
Mithun Chakraborty ... Baba Sikandar
Chunky Pandey ... Salim
Asrani ... Kishorilal
Milind Gunaji ... Aftab Sikander
Ritu Shivpuri ... Anjali Shah
Avtar Gill ... Farid Chacha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Firdous Firdous
Madan Joshi Madan Joshi ... Kantilal Shah
Kannan Kannan
Swini Khara ... Aysha (as Baby Swini Khara)
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Storyline

Kantilal Shah a Mumbai based businessman is killed by underworld Don Baba Sikander after he fails to pay him the extortion money,Karan adopted son of Kantilal Shah had advised him not to do so and now his daughter Anjali blames Karan for his death.Karan announces that he will find Baba Sikander where ever he is and bring him back to the country.Karan finds Baba's hideout in Italy he along with Arjun a former cop and Abhimanyu travel to the country to find him they are also followed by a journalist Priya who developed cold shoulder towards Karan after death of his father and is tracking his every move,In Italy Abhimanyu has different plans he decides to elope with his girlfriend Sonia but are held by Salim, Baba's best friend who has a score to settle with Abhimanyu,Karan and Arjun reach on time and save Abhimanyu and Sonia.Abhimanyu realizes his mistake by the time they become good friends and are waiting for a tip of Baba's hideout. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Five unlikely heroes... one

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambition See more »

Filming Locations:

Bern, Kanton Bern, Switzerland See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,470
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Venus Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The film marked the return of Mithun Chakraborty to the Bollywood film industry after starring in low budget productions based at Ooty, known as Mithun's Dream Factory for a decade. See more »

Goofs

The English subtitle reads, "A rook moves slowly and looks insignificant. But if this very rook overcomes all the hurdles and reaches the other side.. it can assume the place of a Queen and even beat the King." The word should be "pawn" instead of "rook." The actor speaking, is holding a pawn. See more »

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Mithun Chakraborty is a legend.
10 June 2009 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Vikram Bhatt's 'Elaan' which came way back in 2005, is still in my mind because of Mithun Chakraborty. I feel Elaan will be remembered for the outstanding portrayal of Mithunda. I can go on and on praising Mithunda.... but even as a film 'Elaan' is underrated. The film is entertaining and even for a minute you're not bored. The film has its share of flaws, but come on 'Elaan' didn't promise to be a milestone of a watch. A very well-directed film, with a stellar performance by Mithunda.

Pluses of the film: Mithunda, Mithunda, Mithunda, Mithunda. He's the biggest asset of the venture, playing Baba Sikandar to perfection. He's fantastic from start to end. Vikram Bhatt has directed the film very well. The stunts are very-well done. Performances by the other actor are also good: Rahul Khanna plays his part well. Arjun Rampal is very good, and yes his exit gives a lump in your throat. John is likable. Amisha and Lara are decent. Chunkey Pandey is passable.

Minuses of the film: Mithunda should have been there throughout.

on the whole 'Elaan' is a entertaining watch... more than anything else, watch it for legendary actor Mithunda's powerful performance.


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