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Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 21 September 2007 (India)
Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju... See full summary »

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Navdeep Singh

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Devika Bhagat (story and screenplay), Navdeep Singh (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abhay Deol ... Satyaveer Randhawa
Gul Panag ... Nimmi
Raima Sen ... Sheetal / Neetu
Sarika ... Manorama
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Minister P.P. Rathore
Vinay Pathak ... Brij Mohan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Poonam Gibson Poonam Gibson ... Sameera Rathore
Yana Gupta ... Herself (Illusion)
Brijendra Kala ... Bihari lal
Jogi Mallang Jogi Mallang ... Fauji (as Jogiji)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
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Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju. The region faces drought and extreme temperatures, with the local Irrigation Minister, P.P. Rathore, making tall promises of diverting water from Haryana and Punjab via a canal that is being constructed on a controversial site. Satyeveer also authored a fictional novel 'Manorama' that sold only about 200 copies. So dismayed was he with this that he decided to not even keep a copy for his private library. To make matters worse he accepts a motorbike from Seema Constructions as a bribe, is apprehended, and suspended pending an inquiry. Now out of a job, he is approached by Manorama Rathore, the wife of the Irrigation Minister, to collect evidence that her husband is having an extra-marital affair for a fee of Twenty thousand rupees. Satyaveer accepts this offer little knowing that he will soon be ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In The Desert, Nothing Is What it Seems


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Манорама See more »

Filming Locations:

Rajasthan, India

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Shemaroo Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In one scene of the movie, the protagonist is shown to watch 'China town' (the nose slashing scene) on television as a tribute to the film. See more »

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Read a book on screen
3 January 2008 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Manorama Six Feet Under is akin to reading a novel. Viewers who are not fond of reading might judge the pace of the movie to be slow. It takes a while to build the atmosphere, characters gets established, suspense builds up and races ahead to a grand finale.

Screenplay and cinematography is commendable, you can almost feel the heat of the desert and sand on your face. A few places you can see the shades of Tarantino style of movie-making.

MSFU is the story of Satyaveer who stumbles upon a mystery and the (failed!) writer in him itches to seek the truth – redemption or quest?

Abhay Deol apparently is focusing on building his competency in the "new-age cinema" genre (there is too much competition in the mainstream anyway). As Satyaveer he puts on a convincing get-up coupled with a restrained performance.

Gul Panag uses the usual sarcastic house-wife lines to portrays a convincing character.

Vinay Pathak goes to shows that he is good at everything and not just comedy. Minor hitch here: why does he carry a strong accent while her sister doesn't? Convent studies maybe?

Raima Sen character staunchly believes "Men and coffee are good rich" and the tension which prevails between Abhay and Raima over the game of snake and ladders is truly amazing, especially the come-hither passes.

Sarika has a small but effective role. Its goes to show that acting is akin to ride a bicycle.

Khulbhushan Kharbanda is as usual dependable.

The two henchmen have portrayed their parts well (apologies for not knowing their names).

Finally I must add that gone are the days where Bollywood used to paint the perfect world. Its emotionally gratifying to see just like true-to-life, the movie also depicts shades of grey.


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