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Halla Bol (2008)

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:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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

Color:

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Tushar Kapoor did a cameo in this movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Is Pal Ki Soch
Performed by Harshdeep Kaur
Music by Sukhwinder Singh
Lyrics by Sameer Anjaan
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One time watch movie
14 January 2008 | by prateekaroraSee all my reviews

Every time Pankaj Kapur's movie comes out, I eagerly wait to watch it. So I went to watch Halla Bol, but for the first half hour I could not decide if I am watching Halla Bol or Madhur Bhandharkar's "Page 3" or Jessica Lal murder case on some news channel. Its the same old plot, same old story. But as always Pankaj Kapur stands out. What an actor! Maqbool, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Chameli Ki Shaadi, etc., awesome movies. Hope he gets more movies, and film industry does justice to his talent.

This movie is not up to the standard of what we expect from Raj Kumar Santoshi. The person gave us awesome movies like Damini, etc. but this movie is not like those movies. As for Vidya Balan, I don't understand how is she managing to get movies. She is not a good actor, and does over acting most of the time. Looks can only take you so far, but she doesn't have talent. She has this patent face expression in most of her movies. But anyways, do watch the movie, it is a one time watch.


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