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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)

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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

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

Remake of Oldeuboi (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Kya Main Zinda Hoon
Written by Sanjay Gupta
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shibani Kashyap
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Holy sh*t...
25 January 2007 | by daniel-berger-2See all my reviews

... I totally agree with the previous comments, how can someone copy shameless a good movie AND took out the best scenes and best story elements? Oldboy is definitely one of the best movies (that's why it's good story copied that often), but when I try to copy something than I try to IMPROVE the copy, not to omit the best things! I'm sure the good voting only were given by people who didn't see the original movie.

Please watch Oldboy - you will not waste your time. I really don't understand this Bollywood "Hype", bad actors, bad cinematography and a copied or other well known story - it's always the same. Finally I only recommend you to spend this 116 minutes of your valueable life with other things than watching this movie!


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