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Barah Aana (2009)

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

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Raja Menon

Writers:

Raj Kumar Gupta (screenplay & dialogues), Raja Menon (story & script)
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Cast

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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Country:

India

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Hindi | English

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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A light hearted entertainer with a social message.
11 January 2009 | by rahulmodeSee all my reviews

Just happened to catch the premier at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF-2009), and not to mention the presence of the legendary Naseeruddin himself and Director Raja Menon at the ocassion.

The story of the movie is not so different than any other off-beat bollywood movie, but the direction impresses. The laughters never miss their slots. The pace of the movie is apt and well poised with the life stories of 3 men (who happen to share a room). The screenplay is intelligent and leaves an impact.

Acting wise, Vijay Raaz takes away the applauds, as Naseer strangely isn't explored at all.

Overall, surely worth a watch if you need some light hearted entertainment with a touch of class direction.


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