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8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | 3 April 2009 (India)
A man with the ability to visit the past by looking at photographs, must solve the mystery behind his father's sudden death.

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Nagesh Kukunoor

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Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Jai J. Puri / Jeet J. Puri
Ayesha Takia ... Sheila Patel (as Ayesha Takia Azmi)
Javed Jaffrey ... Habibullah 'Happi' Pasha (as Jaaved Jaaferi)
Girish Karnad ... Advocate Anil Sharma
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan ... Sundar Puri (as Anant Mahadevan)
Benjamin Gilani ... Jatin Puri
John Sampson ... Banff Ranger John
Rushad Rana ... Adit
Sharmila Tagore ... Savitri
Uttara Baokar Uttara Baokar ... Bibiji
Pia Shah ... Sally Kohli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Lumby ... Restaurant Patron
Andrea Tully Andrea Tully ... Andy Bourdain
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8 X 10 revolves around Jai, a man who has the power to see into the past. He uses this power to help people even though using it nearly kills him every time. When his father, Jatin, dies in a mysterious boating accident, Jai's suspicion is aroused by the appearance of an oddball detective, Happi. The only article that can help him in his investigation is an 8 X 10 photograph taken just minutes before the accident by his mother Savitri that shows Jatin surrounded by his best friend and lawyer, Anil, his adopted son, Adit and younger brother, Sundar. Jai decides to use this photograph to go into the past to unravel the mystery surrounding Jatin's death. As he discovers clues he realizes that his father was actually murdered and that everyone on the boat had a motive. Now on a mission to unmask the killer, he undertakes the dangerous journey of visiting the past repeatedly. A cat and mouse game ensues, with the killer outwitting Jai at every turn. As the bodies pile up and time begins to... Written by Armaan

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight by Ten See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Budget:

INR 35,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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2.35 : 1
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The schedule in Calgary was delayed causing the film to go over budget . See more »

Quotes

Habibullah Pasha 'Happi': I am 'Happi' with an i.
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Kuchh Is Tarah - Remix
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Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Mohit Chauhan and Tulsi Kumar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Worth Watching At least once.
7 April 2009 | by Pratik112See all my reviews

A thriller that will keep one glued to the seat all the way through as it revolves around a man who has the ability to see the past and he uses it to help others, even though it can kill him.

Starring Akshaye Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Girish Karnad, Sharmila Tagore, Anant Mahadevan, Javed Jaffrey, Pia Shah, Benjamin Gilani, Uttara Baokar and Rushad Rana, this thriller genre movie is directed and written by Nagesh Kukunoor.

Akshaye in such genre movies is always good and he has performed well but I must say that some are beginning to find his style a bit of a bore and he should not just stick to similar roles – he is capable of doing other roles and he should do them. Surprisingly, his co – star, Ayesha Takia, who I did not like in her previous movies, "De Taali" and "Sunday," has also performed well as was Javed Jaffrey, who has gone on to perform tremendously well after "Salaam Namaste" and also performed well in "Dhamaal." But what really made it better for me was to see two favourite actors of mine – Sharmila Tagore and Girish Karnad after such a long time. Director Nagesh Kukunoor has also done a good job of this and more so since this is his first thriller genre movie, though he was suppose to direct a movie based on the life of the late playback singer Kishore Kumar. However, I get the feeling that this has been shelved and it would be rather sad, not just because of me, being a fan of Kishore Kumar, but also having watched "K for Kishore" and knowing the amount of time that Nagesh Kukunoor must have spent on the sets listening to the participants and making comments, must have made it difficult for him.

The cinematography and especially the underwater sequence were breath taking and this will make one want to know what is going to happen next. The only negative side to this is that sometimes its quite predictable. On the whole, it is a movie that is worth watching.


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