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Alive (2006)

Zinda (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 12 January 2006 (India)
A man, taken and locked up for 14 years without any sane reason, is suddenly released, and has 4 days to figure out why this was done to him.

Director:

Sanjay Gupta

Writers:

Vishal Dadlani (lyrics), Sanjay Gupta (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sanjay Dutt ... Balajit 'Bala' Roy
John Abraham ... Rohit Chopra
Lara Dutta ... Jenny Singh Sarji
Celina Jaitly ... Nisha B. Roy
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Joy Fernandes
Raj Zutshi ... Woo Fong
Alisha Baig Alisha Baig ... Reema Chopra
Nitin Raghani Nitin Raghani
Aditya Siddhu Aditya Siddhu
Rushita Singh Rushita Singh ... Reema B. Roy
Rahhull Dosani Rahhull Dosani
Chirag Chirag
Gaurav Chanana Gaurav Chanana ... (as Gaurav)
Master Shlok Chaturvedi Master Shlok Chaturvedi
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Storyline

Unkempt and unruly-looking, Balajit Roy (Sanjay Dutt), gets released from a room in Bangkok that he had been forcibly confined to. Reflecting on his life as a Software Engineer; his first wedding anniversary with his expectant wife, Nisha (Celina Jaitley); his friend, Joy Fernandes (Mahesh Manjrekar); and his house by the jetty. It is here that an unknown male shoots a tranquilizing dart, and he wakes up in a dark cell, is fed fried Won Tons twice a day, and has a TV set for company. He watches the world news - Nisha's murder with him as the prime suspect; the events of September 11, 2001; the devastating 2004 Tsunami; and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Valium gas is injected into the cell, he is rendered unconscious, taken out, groomed, while the cell is cleaned. This becomes a routine in his life, and then after 14 years he is let out. With the help of a savvy, street-smart taxi-driver, Jenny Singh Sarji, and Joy, he sets out to locate the person(s) responsible for his confinement, and... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One good act of vengeance.... deserves another


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Thai

Release Date:

12 January 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Alive See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$167,246, 15 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$332,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,514,018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

White Feather Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sanjay Gupta rewrote the incest part of the original Oldboy. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the love making scene, John Abraham finishes off the people in the fighting ring. He throws a punch that misses one of the fighters by about 2 feet, yet it makes a hitting noise and sends the guy spinning. See more »

Quotes

Rohit Chopra: I'd tell you why I am doing this to you... but then there wouldn't be any other motive for my existence... and life without a motive is meaningless... man tends to become very lonely...
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Connections

References The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Maula - Remix
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Nikhil Chinappa
Performed by Vinod Rathod
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A True Insult To Oldboy !!!
6 March 2006 | by nmacog-1See all my reviews

I can't believe they got the rights to crucify OLDBOY with this trash!!! I mean why bother... They have totally destroyed a cult movie of very high standard. The acting in this"effort" is shabby, the cinematography is amateur, the dialogue had me in stitches from start to finish. I found myself in tears of laughter at how bad this really was in every way possible.

I think the most tickling moment is when they tried to re enact the "hammer" fight scene with a hugely inflated Sanjay Dutt - it was like seeing a hippo on speed - the original was one of the most memorable fight scenes ever choreographed but this was like a terrible outtake.

I hope the actors and director of this nonsense look back at it and cringe with embarrassment because I certainly did.

Hollywood have their crack at Oldboy released some time this year, I hope and pray it's not as bad as Zinda - one thing this film is not is Zinda for sure - its DEAD from the opening scene !!!


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