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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

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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Storyline

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:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (India) See more »

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Джонни предатель See more »

Filming Locations:

Goa, India See more »

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Adlabs Films See more »
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Sheshadri mentions to Vikram in a flashback scene that he used to sell stolen watches back in the 70s and his wife had gifted him a watch in 1972. Dharmendra, who plays the character of Sheshadri, starred in a film in 1972 where his character stole watches. He acted opposite Hema Malini, who's his wife in real life. 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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References Dealer (1973) See more »

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Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
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Shock and Awe - Slick, Brutal and Pummelling Promethean...
4 October 2007 | by debopam-basuSee all my reviews

It's the retro age - Recently i saw this Tarantino film (must admit I'm a huge fan of his!!) on the Grindhouse backdrop and it amazed me because of the recreated era - sublimely yet effectively treated and brought on screen. I kept wondering whether I will ever lay my eyes on any such film in the Hindi Film Industry.

Sriram Raghavan (of "Ek Hasina Thi" fame) has much the same treatment for us - Shock and Awe. Yes!! It is a complete disappointment for the people' who can predict every twist and turn while watching a Thriller - because the film is genuinely UNPREDICTABLE, right till the credits flash across your gaping faces. (I'm sure you will be staring in sheer disbelief at the audacity of the Director) It is the treatment that blows you off - and the director is not even shy to reveal his "inspirations" for he surpasses them! The plot is about a supposedly well planned and organized barter of things gone wrong - "The Gang" of Five wants to get hold of something which requires a payment of 2.5 crores, an investment which shall get doubled with time. But someone among them betrays. You get to know about who the betrayer is, but not the other four in the gang. It sets off a chain of events that involves five underhand dealers, their families, a cop has a perfect denouement. It is almost like a short story - leaves you yearning for more, just as you thought you knew it whole! Fast and slick - right from the credits which is sexy and suave, through the images - that of Johny's transition from warmth exuding from the eyes to that cold glimpse which petrifies, from Pune to Goa and back again, the bars, the "in-built" and "in-sync" songs, the promises made only to be broken, the message is clear - Evil begets Evil and consumes Evil too.

The actors are brilliant (except for Neil who does a good job, but somehow he seemed to be emulating rather than delivering originality). Be it VInay Pathak, Dharmendra or Zakir Husaain, their characters have been sketched to perfection. Watch out for the ironies and the metaphors that have sublimely been blended into the film (say for instance, Why the name "Johny Gaddar" ?)...

The camera work has to be seen to be believed. The editing is absolutely A-class. The soundtrack is a perfect foil to the hectic pace of the film. Yes it might have its share of flaws (a particular thread which has no "suitable" ending), but they are an iota to the grandiose treat that I'm sure you shall relish for years to come...

I might just add - Watch it on the Big Screen. It's a perfect fit. Hats off to you Mr. Raghavan!!


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