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8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)

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 Benjamin Gilani ... Jatin Puri
John Sampson John Sampson ... Banff Ranger John
Rushad Rana 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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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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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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Akshay Kumar's favorite film even though it flopped badly at the box office See more »

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Habibullah Pasha 'Happi': I am 'Happi' with an i.
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Awesome thriller & awesome Akshay.......
6 April 2009 | by Poison555See all my reviews

Tasveer is a superb thriller in all aspects. The cinematography, the BG, the locales everything was just so perfect. Tasveer in its own has set new standards of film-making, esp Hollywood style film-making.

Coming to the movie, it is initially slow paced, but is needed to build up the story. As the film progresses, the pace is very well maintained. The BG music was just perfect to set your mood for a thriller. Its a movie shot very stylishly with amazing locales, added with some breathtaking stunts shot excellently. Nagesh certainly deserves an applause for such high quality direction usually seen in Hollywood movies. Regarding the climax, I didn't feel anything unusual in it. The climax really shock's everyone which is most important in a thriller. The thrill & suspense has been very well maintained till the end, and your curiosity to know the culprit just increases every passing minute.

Coming to the acting part, Akshay Kumar's just amazing for this role. I cannot think of anyone else for this role other than Akshay Kumar. AKshay play's this role with extreme ease & grace and delivers a top-notch performance. Akshay was at his best performing those daredevil stunts, esp. the one where he jumps from the cliff. This film just proves that Akshay can play any role with effortless ease.

Ayesha Takia was fine. Javed Jaafrey as expected was good with his humor. Rest of the cast was up to the mark.

Music was excellent, with just 3 songs. BG was just perfect.

Direction from Nagesh was just top-notch. Would like to see him making more thrillers.

Lastly, Tasveer is a visual treat to your eyes, containing all ingredients of a perfect thriller movie. Highly Recommended!


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