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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:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogues) (as Ranjeet Kapoor), Dushyant Kumar (lyrics) (as late Shree Dushyant Kumar) | 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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The plaques and awards displayed in Ashfaque/Sameer Khan's home office are actually Ajay Devgn's own awards won over the years. You can see Silver Jubilee (25 weeks) plaques for Ajay's films Vijaypath (1994), Dilwale (1994) etc. displayed in the showcase of his home office. See more »

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Shabad Gurbani
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh
Music by Sukhwinder Singh
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Zor Se Bol! This is Damini!
15 November 2010 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Mr. Rajkumar Santoshi needs no introduction. In a true action hero style he made an entry with a "BANG!" (read that "Ghayal"). Then he went ahead and seized up movies like "Damini", "Ghatak" and highly under-rated "Andaz Apna Apna" (PS: the rest are not worthy mentioning anyway). If you look at "Halla Bol" it clearly gives away the fact that Mr. Santoshi has run out of steam. If "Family" was yet another "Ghayal" then "Halla Bol" is definitely "Damini". This time it is Ajay Devgan who witnesses a crime and decides to stand up against it. Coming to his rescue is not a drunkard lawyer with "Dhaai-kilo ka haath" but a reformed dacoit Pankaj Kapoor. The spouse in both versions lend a moral support to the proceedings. The plot has been tweaked to incorporate bits from A.) "Bollywood Calling"/ "Om Shanti Om", B.) Power of public and C.) Jessica Lal murder case.

Ajay Devgan:: Passable considering the plagiarised plot he decided to be a party to.

Vidya Balan:: Weak character which got compensated with a few fiery sentences like "My husband has got ****". Sorry but that cheesy line made me fall out of my chair.

Pankaj Kapur:: Saving grace. Anybody else instead, there would be nothing more than a zilch in the movie.

At least the Nadeem-Sharavan's music in "Damini" was melodious here there is hardly a number that stays with you when you walk out of cinema halls.

Finally Mr. Santoshi, nobody can fill in the shoes when it comes to your pairing with Sunny Deol. Your newfound partnership with Ajay Devgan is fine but the whole thing is akin to catching a tiger in the jungle. Only that you have caught a bear and trained him to mouth "I am tiger, I am tiger!".


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