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

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Raja Menon

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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 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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Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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INR 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Barah Anna at IFFI
20 February 2009 | by nitinchandra25See all my reviews

I was at IFFI last year. There were slew of films there. posters, banners, cut outs, etc. Barah Anna was one of those films, about which I could not read before the screening. but it was in Hindi So I just didn't think much before entering, I was alone watching this film, it started........and the way it started unfolding, man...

Let me tell you its an absolute delight to watch Vijay Raj and Naseeruddin Shah together. I was like, ****, these two people together will do what not in the film and as the film proceeded further, I was right...... I was laughing and jumping in my seat like all others in the theatre, I was choked in tears at times and, I was feeling triumphant at times, damn.. so many feelings. At times I was laughing so much, in next seat there is this old woman looking continuously at me. I was like whats wrong, this film is doing what it is meant for. I had seen enough of tragic films and this film simply took me to the lighter side. Vijay Raj has outdone himself. He is the man to be watched. Even the slum girl..I liked her. The new actor is also good. He is there in "Luck By Chance" also. Naseeruddin Shah is keeping quite but his every expression is worth thousand words. Guys if you like a real cinema,the real characters and a genuine comedy, go and watch Barah Anna and please watch it in theatres, its a film to be watched in cinema-ghar. I am happy that end of the film was not the usual cliché. I wish I can make such films some day. Where do these guys get such ideas from?? OK..now..

WATCH IT!! WATCH IT!! WATCH IT!!


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