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Halla Bol (2008)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | 11 January 2008 (India)
A popular Bollywood actor witnesses a murder but refuses to come forward to identify the killer(s).

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers:

Sameer Anjaan (lyrics) (as Sameer), Ranjit Kapoor (dialogues) (as Ranjeet Kapoor) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Ashfaque Khan / Sameer Khan
Vidya Balan ... Sneha
Pankaj Kapur ... Siddhu
Darshan Jariwala ... Ganpatrao Gaekwad (as Darshan Zariwala)
Abhay Bhargav Abhay Bhargav ... (as Abhhay Bhaargava)
Shiva Natrajan Shiva Natrajan
Anjan Srivastav ... Amanullah Khan (as Aanjjan Srivastava)
Sulabha Arya ... Nazma Khan
Iqbal Dosani Iqbal Dosani ... Police Commissioner
Deepak Pandit Deepak Pandit ... ACP Rathod
Sitaram Panchal
Sanjay Mishra ... (as Sanjai Mishra)
Anupam Shyam ... (as Anupam Shayam)
Viju Khote ... Mangesh (as Vijoo Khote)
Sana Khaan ... Sania (as Sannah Khan)
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Storyline

Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the masses. Ashfaque struggles to give a creative vent to the actor in him in order to realize his dreams. Ashfaque's determined struggle pays off and he gets a break in films. He gets a new screen name - Sameer Khan. With the passage of time, the roles start becoming better and he moves up the success ladder in a very short time. Soon, he becomes Sameer Khan the superstar - one who can enact any role with finesse, get under the skin of any and every character with ease and walk away with audience applause. Sadly, amidst all adulation and applause, he slowly loses his own identity. He forgets his real self and imbibes all characteristics of the various roles essayed by him on screen. Corruption takes over his entire system, alienating him from ... Written by pragnesh shukla

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Муки совести See more »

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Dolby Digital

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The film posters displayed in Ashfaque/Sameer Khan's display room are actually Ajay Devgn's own films over the years. You can also see Ajay's photo of the time he received his second National Award for The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) from the then President of India APJ Abdul Kalam in 2003. See more »

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Is Pal Ki Soch
Performed by Harshdeep Kaur
Music by Sukhwinder Singh
Lyrics by Sameer Anjaan
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Halla Bol!!!
10 May 2010 | by Atharv BalujaSee all my reviews

This film is a brilliant and yet not so great a film. This film had its flaws, the story line got a bit too filmy in a few places, was not so practical... a few goofs here and there but in the end what I feel what matters is the overall feel and effect, where this film did very well.

Analyzing this film, Rajkumar Santoshi does have a habit of touching an extreme, portraying a world with people who live either in the black or the white, he tends to leave out those who reside in the greys... That is where this film lacks in the story, that it is not practical.

But the same point comes to his rescue when it comes to involving the audience in his film, it becomes much easier for a viewer to associate himself with an extreme.

The music was a part that got left out of the rain, had someone like AR Rahman done the music and the background score, the film would have got a lot more value added to it. The acting was good, with all those in the lead doing an exceptional job...

If one overlooks a few flaws this film surely makes for a great viewing, and surely does touch your heart!!!


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