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Zinda (2006)

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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
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
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicky Arora Vicky Arora
Aditya Sidhu Aditya Sidhu
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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)

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One good act of vengeance.... deserves another


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Trivia

John Abraham returned to negative roles after Dhoom. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Balajeet Roy: Why have you kept me inside here? What have I done to you? Is it because you want my software? You can keep it... You can take all my money... but please let me go... are you listening to me?
[Angry]
Balajeet Roy: Motherfucker... Sisterfucker... I'll cut your flesh into pieces... no wait... I'm sorry
[Cries]
Balajeet Roy: Please... just let me go...
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Connections

Version of Oldboy (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Yeh Hai Meri Kahaani
(DJ Nikhil Chinappa)
Written by Virag Mishra
Composed by Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood
Performed by Faisal Kapadia, Bilal Maqsood, Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Product of a questionably loose Indian Copyright laws
4 July 2006 | by bumfromkoreaSee all my reviews

Many have said this before, but I'm afraid I have to repeat the opinion on the account that a surprising many have decided that Zinda is worth of anything more than 1 star in IMDb. Zinda is a unscrupulous photocopy of the masterpiece Oldboy, and should be avoided, if not boycotted.

Some will claim that Zinda is a 'tribute' or a 'remake' of the Oldboy. To them I ask one question: "What kind of filmmakers make remakes of a movie when the original came out two years ago and has been selling DVDs very well internationally?" It seems that this particular brand of Indian cinema has decided that it is quite content making money off of other people idea for free. And though it is impossible for the original filmmakers to sue the filmmakers of Zinda (on the account that Indian copyright laws does not allow for such suit), Zinda should be remembered as a true stain on the development of Indian Cinema.

Because it has photocopied a great movie, Zinda avoids being an absolute terror of a movie. However, this does not excuse Sanjay Gupta and the section of 'Bollywood' that has involved itself in Zinda's production. Because of the blatant plagiarism, and the Zinda's makers absolutely refusing to apologize and reimburse the original filmmakers, I must say Zinda deserves 1 star, if not 0.


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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, 16 January 2006

Gross USA:

$332,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,474,820
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Production Co:

White Feather Films See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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