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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

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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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Trivia

Akshaye Khanna was signed for John Abraham's role but opted out due to financial matter's. 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

Rohit Chopra: To find out why I did this to you... you have only 6 days left
Balajeet Roy: But you don't even have one day left...
Rohit Chopra: C'mon Bala... do you really think you can kill me?
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Connections

References The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) 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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2006 Annual Follywood Crap-o-Remakes Starts With Huge Thunderous FART
21 January 2006 | by Aam_AadmiSee all my reviews

OK, first off, this movie should be renamed to MURDA (dead).

Seeing this film's previews earlier on, and with Sanjay Dutt's comments that he plays a very complicated character, it had everything going for it until it suddenly became clear that its a ripoff of a recent Korean movie, Oldboy. Boy, are they fast, and getting faster each year.

The main character has been imprisoned without explanation for 15 years and when he's released, they are out to get him again. He bumps into a female cabbie of Indian origin (how convenient!). But before we get too far ahead – why the hell is this chappy living in Bangcock in the first place? Can't he get whatever it is he wants in India?? Such seemingly simple but completely *necessary* questions keep popping up repeatedly, the profound answers to which somehow keep eluding us. Confusing script yeah?!? Thats happens when you have no insights into the original.

Well, someone got a bloody bit of explaining to do is what it is. You can't expect much by way of direction knowing it is a remake after all. No flashes of inspired brilliance here, just plain old photocopying. In the overacting dept, Sanjay seems playing to the gallery. The sidekicks had no great parts to play. Fight sequences are OK and only 2-3 scenes are worth the money.

All in all, an avoidable fare and can be awaited on cable/DVD.


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