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Road, Movie (2009)

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A young man's journey across the mythic Indian landscape becomes a life changing odyssey.

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Dev Benegal

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Dev Benegal
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abhay Deol ... Vishnu
Satish Kaushik ... Om
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... The Woman
Mohammed Faizal Mohammed Faizal ... The Boy (as Mohammed Faizal)
Yashpal Sharma ... Waterlord
Virendra Saxena ... Police Chief (as Veerendra Saxena)
Amitabh Srivastava Amitabh Srivastava ... Aatma - Father
Suhita Thatte Suhita Thatte ... Mother
Roshan Taneja Roshan Taneja ... OPJ - Truck Owner
Shradha Shrivastav Shradha Shrivastav ... Sister (as Shraddha Shrivastava)
Hardik Mehta Hardik Mehta ... Masseur
Shabbir Hussain Shabbir Hussain ... Hair Oil Convention President
Bharat Vaibhav Bharat Vaibhav ... Head Constable
Rajinder Grover Rajinder Grover ... Waterlord's Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niraj Kothari Niraj Kothari ... Developer
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Storyline

VISHNU, a restless young man, itches to escape his father's faltering hair oil business. An old truck beckons, which Vishnu sees as his ticket to freedom. He offers to drive the antique Chevy across the desert to the sea, where it has been sold to a local museum. As he sets off across the harsh terrain, he discovers he's not merely transporting a battered vehicle, but an old touring cinema. Along the way, Vishnu reluctantly picks up a young runaway, a wandering old entertainer and a striking gypsy woman. Together they roam the barren land, searching for water and an elusive fair. The journey turns dire when they are waylaid by corrupt cops and a notorious waterlord. The key to their freedom is the eccentric collection of films and the two forty-year-old film projectors in the back of the truck. As in 1001 Nights, if the films are good, they live and move on. If the films are boring, they face death in the outback. The journey proves transformative for each of the travelers, but ... Written by AE

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Country:

India | USA

Language:

Hindi | English | Rajasthani

Release Date:

5 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Road Movie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dev Benegal has directed two movies, Road, Movie (2009) and English, August (1994), with commas in the title. See more »

Goofs

When showing the arrival of performers for the fair, the setting sun is first shown about to disappear behind the horizon and a few scenes later it is higher above the horizon. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, the film acknowledges to have ended by a slide-show of the words "The End" in different fonts, types, colors & even languages. See more »

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Features The Wall (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Tel Maaish
Written by Sachin Dev Burman (as S.D. Burman) and Sahir Ludhianvi
Performed by Sylvia Gordon
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Brilliant- Main tujhe Mard banata hoon
6 March 2010 | by animeshpriyaSee all my reviews

Just came back from watching this movie and realized why Robert DeNero wanted these guys to send him a DVD of the movie. The movie is brilliant. The story is nicely written, the direction and cinematography is superb and the background score could not have been better. Now to the important part, the actors. Mr Benegal got together an excellent cast for the movie and they don't disappoint. Abhay Deol, as usual is awesome. Satish Kaushik and Yashpal Sharma, seasoned actors do their part well, but adding to this was the excellent performance by Mohammed Faisal(the boy) and Tannishtha Chatterjee. And the reason I am ranting about the actors is that there is one scene in the movie which could have either made or broke a masterpiece.

This movie is a masterpiece. Go watch it.

Rating- 9/10


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