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Johnny Gaddaar (2007)

Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death.

Director:

Sriram Raghavan

Writers:

Vinay Choudary (additional screenplay), Sriram Raghavan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dharmendra ... Sheshadri 'Seshu'
Rimi Sen ... Mini (as Rimi)
Ashwini Kalsekar ... Varsha
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Vikram
Vinay Pathak ... Prakash 'Pakiya'
Zakir Hussain ... Shardul (as Zaakir Hussain)
Dayanand Shetty ... Shiva
Govind Namdeo ... Inspector Kalyan
Rasika Joshi ... Shiva's mother
Shankar Sachdev Shankar Sachdev ... Naidu
Priyanka Bose ... Ola-Ola main dancer
Farah Farah ... Co-dancer 1
Radhika Radhika ... Co-dancer 2
Neeraj Khetrapal Neeraj Khetrapal ... Parekh Bhai
Sonia Rakkar Sonia Rakkar ... Sheshadri's wife
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Plain-clothed police officers, on patrol in a police van in Mumbai's Khar Danda area, recount the story of five crooks: Sheshadari, Shiva, Prakash, Vikram, Shardul, and their Police Inspector friend, Kalyan. The tale revolves around a bag containing 2.5 Crore Rupees that goes missing - resulting in lies, deception, betrayal, and death. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Джонни предатель See more »

Filming Locations:

Goa, India See more »

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Adlabs Films See more »
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Trivia

The role of Shardul was initially offered to Irrfan Khan, who couldn't give dates to do the film. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Kalyan: Who is your favourite actor?
Vikram: Amitabh Bacchan
Inspector Kalyan: Which movies you saw of Amitabh Bacchan?
Vikram: All Movies, Sholay, Deewar, Satte pe satta...
Inspector Kalyan: Have you seen 'Parwana'?
Vikram: NO Sir
Inspector Kalyan: Can I tell you the story?
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Features Johny Mera Naam (1970) See more »

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Watch out for Johnny!!
30 September 2007 | by HeadleyLamarrSee all my reviews

If you grew up reading James Hadley Chase and his prototype stories of the not so bad (but not good) protagonists, who always fell for the wrong woman, tried to make it big, but things went wrong in a very bad way - then this is a must watch for you! I am still stunned by the sheer quality, charisma and entertainment of this film. Dharam was Garam, Neil is a heart-throb and he can act, even Rimi Sen was competent. Dharam made me so nostalgic for the 70s - "It is not about age but mileage" LOL!!! I liked Rasika, Govind Namdeo, Zakir Hussain - in fact it is safe to say that no one turned in a bad performance. Neil Mukesh is one to watch out for - best when he played the innocent, but also great when he was the schemer. Move over Hritik, forget it Ranbir, the new man about town is certainly Neil Nitin Mukesh.

There were more references to everyone's favorite moments in books (Hadley Chase mostly) and films (of course the ubiquitous Johnny Mera Naam, and many many Bachchan films including the early and all important Parwana) than I can remember (and it might take another viewing to capture them all!), there was your favorite music from yesteryear's (Aage bhi jaane Na tu for one) and some cool new stuff, there was blood and gore galore, and there was an inevitability to the story (just like your favorite Hadley Chase book had).

And after you are done watching Johnny Gaddaar then go back and watch Jewel Thief and Johnny Mera Naam, maybe even Parwana, to get even more out of the film!

I highly recommend this film to all lovers of pulp fiction (and I do not mean the film alone), the noir genre, heists, double-crosses, and just unusual cinema that is very well done. Kudos to Sriram Raghavan, I wish I could get into his head to see where all this came from.


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