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

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

Kuchh Is Tarah
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
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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Definitely superior product than Akki's previous no-brainer outings!!!
11 May 2009 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

Its not bad as it's projected to be. Akshay Kumar's flop-series have resulted in denting the prospects of 8x10 Tasveer. In my opinion, 8x10 is indeed quite an intelligent movie and deserves intelligent audience to appreciate it.

Akshay Kumar:: Delivers a good performance. And yes, special mention to his fresh look. Seems like he is back in shape.

Jaaved Jaffery:: At the risk of being repetitive, he indeed has potential. Pity Bollywood doesn't pay attention.

The rest of the star-cast is adequate.

The look of the movie is very much Hollywoodish and this cannot be refuted. Even the cycling scenes are aesthetically done. Notice the execution when the GMC revves the engines - indeed Hollywood standards. And yes, the execution and portrayal of Akshay Kumar ability is of top standards. The narrative deserves special mention here. At a given point in time, the audience is shown what is warranted thereby keeping the suspense alive. Kudos to Mr. Kukunoor (well, he has followed this format in Teen Deewarien earlier).

I seriously hope 8x10 gets critical acclaim for Mr. Kukunoor for he well-deserves it and indeed catapults him into the big league.


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