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Kidnap (2008)

A kidnapper has to settle a personal score with an influential businessman whose daughter he has kidnapped.

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Sanjay Gadhvi

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Yatharth Awasthi (additional dialogue), Shibani Bathija (story and screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sanjay Dutt ... Vikrant Raina
Imran Khan ... Kabir Sharma
Minissha Lamba ... Sonia 'Soni' V. Raina
Vidya Malvade ... Mallika V. Raina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasser Assadi Yasser Assadi ... Police Officer
Sophiya Chaudhary ... Dancer / singer
Parth Dave Parth Dave ... Young Kabir Sharma
Sheela David Sheela David ... Sister Margaret
Rahul Dev ... Inspector Irfan
Reema Lagoo ... Malika's mom
Ankita Makwana Ankita Makwana ... Tisha
Rushita Pandya Rushita Pandya ... Young Sonia Raina
Shyam Mashalkar Shyam Mashalkar ... Prisoner released from jail by Vikrant
Raj Zutshi ... Mahesh Verma (as Rajendranath Zutshi)
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Storyline

Wealthy Vikrant Raina gets the news from his estranged wife, Malika, that their only child, a daughter, Sonia, has been kidnapped. Vikrant is subsequently contacted by the kidnapper, who makes it clear that he does not want any money. Instead he wants Vikrant to perform a number of tasks, including burglary, breaking an inmate out of prison, and murder. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The song "Haanji" was sampled from Sukshinder Shinda's 'Punjabi Clap'. See more »

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Minisha gets kidnapped while she is swimming under the water. The kidnapper uses a chloroform spray inside water to sedate Minisha. In normal real life, it is impossible to breathe underwater. However, she still becomes unconscious. See more »

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Vikrant Raina: No guns. Let's save them for the cops and the criminals.
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Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
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Indian crime thriller and... musical?
29 January 2018 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

RELEASED IN 2008 and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi, "Kidnap" chronicles events in India when the daughter (Minissha Lamba) of a rich tycoon (Sanjay Dutt) is kidnapped by a man driven by vengeance (Imran Khan). Vidya Malvade is on hand as the beautiful mother and ex-wife of the mogul.

This was only my third Bollywood movie so maybe I'm not the best person to appraise these movies, but I find them interesting for cultural reasons and generally entertaining.

The animated credits sequence is overlong and is curiously followed by a pop music video led by Minissha Lamba before the actual movie starts at the 8.5 minute mark. There are a couple of other music videos thrown in later. The language mixes Hindi with some English here and there, which is interesting (I gather this is how they actually speak over there).

The story and some of the dramatics seem too contrived and sometimes too quaint. The prison break sequence, for instance, is akin to a goofy Spaghetti Western from back in the day. Nevertheless, this is a unique crime thriller in that it bends over backward to entertain, literally throwing in kinetic song & dance routines. Lamba is curvy, the aging Dutt is resolute analogous to Bruce Willis with a small spare tire and the young Khan is unrealistically formidable, but likable. There's a dynamic rooftop chase in the second half and I liked the moral of the story, which is unmistakably driven home. But the movie is overlong at close to 2.5 hours.

WRITERS: Shibani Bathija and six others.

GRADE: C/C-


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