Three impoverished room-mates kidnap middle-classed men and demand small ransoms to improve their respective lifestyles.


Raja Menon


Raj Kumar Gupta (screenplay & dialogues), Raja Menon (story & script)
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Cast overview:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Kedar Shukla
Vijay Raaz ... Yadav
Arjun Mathur ... Aman
Violante Placido ... Kate
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Rani
Jayati Bhatia ... Simone A. Mehta
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ... Cutlet Aunty
Benjamin Gilani ... Anoop Mehta

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Barah Aana is a comedy of real life, set in today's Mumbai. The story revolves around three unlikely friends: a driver (Shukla), a watchman (Yadav), and a waiter (Aman). The driver is an older man, stoic but dependable. The watchman, in his 30s, is a pushover at work but otherwise mischievous. The waiter is a young, swaggering chap, brimming with ambition. Living together, their differing attitudes spark playful banter. At some point, misfortune befalls the watchman and, due to a series of chance events, he stumbles into a crime. Striking upon a seemingly low-risk way to make good money, and discovering a new sense of self-confidence, he tries to entice the others to join him in a series of such crimes. Cat and mouse games ensue between the three as personalities change, but events soon spiral out of control, leading them in a direction none of them had wanted to take... Featuring a talented ensemble cast, Barah Aana is based on an original script. The running time is 97 minutes. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Entertaining and Dark comedy
22 February 2009 | by dhemalSee all my reviews

It's a good film, there is a lot of comedy.I enjoyed a lot; the story was well structured and really good.

It's a dark comedy, Vijay Rajperformance is good. This movie is of a different kind.

There are very few Indian movies of this kind. It's one of the best films that will come out in 2009.

The Direction is superb.

The movie is entertaining from the beginning till the end It's a puzzle till the end and you never know what's going to happen next.

The story is just unpredictable. We need more movies like this.

If you want my recommendation then it's a must see movie for 2009.

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Release Date:

13 March 2009 (India) See more »

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


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INR40,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital


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