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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheshadri 'Seshu'
... Mini (as Rimi)
... Varsha
... Vikram
... Prakash 'Pakiya'
... Shardul (as Zaakir Hussain)
... Shiva
... Inspector Kalyan
... Shiva's mother
Shankar Sachdev ... Naidu
... Ola-Ola main dancer
Farah ... Co-dancer 1
Radhika ... Co-dancer 2
Neeraj Khetrapal ... Parekh Bhai
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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The film has multiple references to Amitabh Bachchan classic Parwana (1971) and also shows scenes of a major plot sequence of the movie. See more »

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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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You wouldn't want to miss this one.
30 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I have sat through below average movies several times because I have always believed in something 'keep your expectations low and you are in for a positive surprise'. However, I have been reading the pre release media coverage on this one and had it on in my watch list. I had expectations on this set already and usually it contrives the other way round, but this one proved me wrong. I still get to gain, since this is something which I rate as a rare cinematic experience as far as bollywood goes. I believe its a very brave effort to even think about a plot and to give it the look it has. With more of fantasy driven plots doing the rounds at bollywood box office, movies which venture in to unexplored territories always score better with me. Not just that, this one has quite a few reasons. Cinematography - It takes you to the retro era of the 70's. The color combinations of black and blood red, with the tall fonts for cast and the posters is very pleasing and reminiscing of the era of not so technical but still gruesomely intense thrillers of the 70's. Its a real tribute to that era.

Music - The title track is one of the best and looks like to be a big hit already. The blend of the old and the contemporary techno music is very refreshing.

Plot - The unpredictability is something which has not been seen in a while considering that you know the culprit through out. It makes you see the movie through the eyes of the characters. Its like a anti-climax repeated several times. It keeps your brain cells on the toes and you better not sit back and relax if you don't want to appear dumb after wards.

The performances have been superb and still it manages to have its own humorous moments as well. It reminds me of 'Sholay' since there are so many scenes which appear so discretely superb but blend in perfectly.

Highly recommended to the metro-plex audiences.


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