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8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 3 April 2009 (India)
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A forest ranger with the ability to visit the past by looking at photographs attempts to solve the mystery behind his father's sudden death.

Director:

Nagesh Kukunoor

Writers:

Bohemia (lyrics), Nagesh Kukunoor | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Akshay Kumar's favorite film even though it flopped badly at the box office See more »

Quotes

Habibullah Pasha 'Happi': I am 'Happi' with an i.
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with a video on the 25 years anniversary of the film's production company, Percept Pictures Company. See more »

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The DVD release omits the intermission card. See more »

Soundtracks

Kuchh Is Tarah
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim Merchant
Performed by Mohit Chauhan and Tulsi Kumar
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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could have been better
6 April 2009 | by arindamchoudhurySee all my reviews

i saw this movie. i liked the story. but i felt there is some problem in the direction, they made the movie like a family drama or something like that. a bit of chill and would have made it better. in whole cinema in just one scene it looks like thriller, the scene where akshay and Ayesha searching the house. I also felt tired watching the same scene again again when it shows akshay going into the pic and his journey to the boat. in the movie they can give some clues about the ending to us, at once the ending feels like the '80's movie. but hats off to the production team to try a new genre... but whatever it is, it is not a thriller, you can say it mystery movie.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

INR35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,053
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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