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Wanted (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 25 September 2009 (USA)
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Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

Director:

Prabhu Deva (as Prabudheva)

Writers:

Sunil Kumar Agrawal (dialogue associate), Shabbir Ahmed (lyrics) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Salman Khan ... Radhe
Ayesha Takia ... Jhanvi
Vinod Khanna ... Shrikant Shekhawat
Govind Namdeo ... Police Commissioner Ashraf Taufeeq Khan
Prakash Raj ... Ghani Bhai
Mahesh Manjrekar ... Inspector Talpade
Inder Kumar ... Ajay
Mahek Chahal ... Shaina
Manoj Pahwa ... Sonu Gates
Raju Mavani ... Datta Pawle
Asseem Merchant Asseem Merchant ... Goldenbhai
Sarfaraz Khan ... Radhey's friend
Sajid Ali ... Radhey's friend (as Sajid Khan)
Susilakar Gv Susilakar Gv
Prateeksha Lonkar
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Storyline

Mumbai-based middle-classed Jhanvi, who lives with her widowed mother and younger brother, has three suitors. The first is much older and considerably overweight - Sonu Gates. The second is Police Inspector Talpade, who is already married to Nandini, but lusts after Jhanvi so much so that he creates circumstances that will force her to marry him. The third is a male named Radhey - who often comes to her rescue - but breaks her heart when she finds out who is really is - a cold-blooded killer who works for a gangster named Ghanibhai. The later is a ruthless gangster who challenges Police Commissioner Ashraf Taufeeq Khan with impunity, and even abducts his daughter to ensure his personal safety. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

MAFIA WANTS HIM DEAD, POLICE WANTS HIM ALIVE

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was on of Salman Khan's first release on eve on Eid. See more »

Goofs

Salman's hairstyles keep changing throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Radhe: Once I committed to something, after that I don't even listen to myself
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Crazy Credits

There are two alternate ending credits: One with the credits rolling on the left with the title track theme played as instrumental only. Second ending includes a bonus music video of title track song which can be found on DVD prints. See more »

Alternate Versions

The television version is cut; it received a U/A rating after several cuts in strong violence and language were made, apart from some sexual content. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sakthi (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Dil Leke
Written by Arun Bhairav
Composed by Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali
Performed by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Controversial Khan's answer to Ghajini
24 November 2009 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Owing to the fact that I have watched the original (masterpiece?), my review would be less of an opinion and oscillating towards comparison.

۩ Salman Khan:: The Radhey (from Tere Naam) perhaps was the prerequisite for Salman to earn this role. And he justifies well given his constraints of his style and persona.

۩ Ayesha Takia:: The miss-goody-two-shoes seems to try too hard to appear coy and the penny drops at many places.

۩ Prateekha Lonkar:: Pity this "Iqbal" mother had barely any scenes in the movie.

۩ Manoj Pahwa:: Apt choice in comparison to the original version – but pity the track was edited out completely.

۩ Vinod Khanna:: Its appalling to see the quality and the size of the roles he is reduced to.

۩ Mahesh Manjrekar:: As usual he is reliable and effectively delivers the sleazy and gullible police officer with perfection. Wonder why the original Ashish Vidyarthi was not considered.

۩ Govind Namdeo:: Was adequate but as mentioned above why the the original Sayaji Shinde was considered.

In fact both above were spot on in their original roles and linguistic skills wasn't a constraint either.

۩ Prakash Raj:: He is the only one who reprises the same role in both versions. "Wanted" gives him ample scope to display his histrionics to Bollywood audience and who knows he might be the next Big Baddie in the offing!

The action are hard hitting and delivered with a punch. The good thing about Prabhudeva holding the directorial reigns is that he put special effort on Salman Khan's dancing skills. Sadly if the music could compliment equally – the results would have been set aflame the countdowns on the music video channels. On that note, what difference would it had made if the original director Puri Jagannath was asked to deliver goods instead?

Lastly, the original made a dent in the Telugu cinema and "Wanted" comes about 60% tops. Recommend to lay hands on the DVD of "Pokiri" with English subs at the first instance to discover sacrosanct can get lost in translation.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$217,432, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$349,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$404,099
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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