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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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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 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: I wasn't there to save a woman from five men in Bangkok... but I had to see... if all those years of my training was really of any use or not...
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Connections

Referenced in No One Killed Jessica (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Har Saans
Written by Anwar Maqsood
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Krishna
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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xerox could have done a better job
3 September 2007 | by dutchmale24See all my reviews

The only reason this movie ended up with more as 1 star is because some hardcore nationalist bollywood lovers didn't write honest reviews. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against remakes nor bollywood, but this is just uninspired crap. I like any kind of movies. But movies ought to be made by people who enjoy making them, they should be skilled. Willing to put effort in making a good movie. This guy is allowed to make movies because he is from a rich influential family.

Sanjay Gupta must be one of the least talented directors these days. None of his work is original and all of his movies are cheap copies. this is the same, he saw a movie. Liked it, but just didn't understand it. it doesn't even come close to the original. Everything is just worse as the original oldboy. Camera work, story (that doesn't work out anymore) de fighting is lame, making it not offending for the Indian audience by cutting out the incest totally destroyed the story. The actor had to be a pretty face, too bad he didn't have acting skills with it. This untalented director shouldn't even be allowed to sell pop-corn in a cinema. Too bad mom and dad had money.

Its a direct insult to the real oldboy, and Sanjay didn't even pay for the rights to rip it. Please don't watch it, get oldboy instead. This one will only make you vomit


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