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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 »


Vikram Bhatt




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)


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


Action | Thriller


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a sleek, almost Hollywood-style, good vs evil movie
20 February 2005 | by moviesaremypassionSee all my reviews

Fortunately, I haven't seen any of the other movies that many reviewers state have had bits copied from them in Elaan. So, I didn't think this was a bad film. The multiple location approach made for great scenery (although I had to laugh when they gave the impression that Venice and the Swiss Alps are around the corner from each other) and gave a bit of a 007 air to the story.

What drew me to the movie was the cast. I hadn't seen much of their earlier work, so this was a good chance to see what they could do. Rahul Khanna holds his own as does Arjun Rampal, so hopefully this will lead to more films for both of them. Amisha Patel and Lara Dutta are good enough. It's not their faults if some of their dialog is lame. John Abraham is good at being angry, fighting, and looking sexy in songs, but other than that, he's not believable. Even his voice seemed monotone at times as if he was just reading the lines in the playback. It's really Mithun Chakraborthy who is the star of this film. He nailed his role as the bad guy by showing that fear can be generated without shouting at people all the time. I really believed his character's evil mind. Thank goodness they didn't make him sing and dance...

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Bern, Kanton Bern, Switzerland See more »


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