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Sankat City (2009)

A petty car thief and his garage-owner partner get in the bad books of a ruthless gangster.

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Pankaj Advani

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Pankaj Advani (dialogue), Pankaj Advani | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kay Menon ... Guru (as Kay Kay)
Rimi Sen ... Mona / Riya (as Rimi)
Anupam Kher ... Fauzdaar
Chunky Pandey ... Sikandar Khan / Sheshaiya
Manoj Pahwa ... Gogi Kukreja
Dilip Prabhavalkar ... Ganpat Gajanan Jagirdar
Yashpal Sharma ... Pawan Pachisia
Hemant Pandey ... Phillip / Fattu
Sanjay Mishra ... Lingam
Rahul Dev ... Suleman
Virendra Saxena ... Babaji
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... Sharafat (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Gurpal Singh ... Harnam Singh
Kurush Deboo ... Bawajee
Jahangir Khan ... Lovely
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Owning several aquariums, fish-loving Mumbai-based Guru makes a living stealing cars, getting them to his garage-owner friend, Ganpat Gajanan Jagirdar, and re-selling them through an associate, Sharafat. One day he steals a Mercedez and takes it to Ganpat. They inspect the car, find a bag containing Rs.1 Crore, decide to keep it and improve their lifestyles. Ganpat 'refurbishes' the vehicle, and Sharafat finds a buyer in Suleman, who quite unfortunately, recognizes it, and informs the owner, Fauzdaar - a ruthless gangster and money-lender. Guru is located, interrogated brutally, and agrees to return the cash which is still stashed in the garage. When he goes there - Ganpat, who had hidden the cash, has met with an accident, is gravely injured, and requires immediate hospitalization. While recuperating, the doctor finds that he has completely lost his memory. With rising fears of a meteor crashing in the city, a furious Fauzdaar gives Guru three days to find the cash and return it to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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An enjoyable one-time watch : Could have been much better
3 August 2009 | by srimaysarmaSee all my reviews

"Sankat City" is another one in the category of those recent Bollywood movies that delivers (well almost!!) what it promises; but do not get much hype or response from audience. Blame it on marketing. This one has some quite enjoyable, funny moments that you will savor for quite sometime. Anupam Kher is brilliant again in his role and have done full justice to the character he was playing. I strongly believe he is one of the finest actors Hindi film industry has ever got; so sad to see his talent getting wasted in some of those crap Hindi movies every now and then. Kay Kay also did a remarkable job. Together they gave the audience chances to roll throughout the movie. Rimi Sen, for me, has been a disappointment yet again. The over-use of Bengali really is too annoying and almost becoming a trend in all of her movies. The movie starts pretty well and quite engrossing and comic in its first half. But I felt it had lost its tempo gradually and had become quite lousy towards the end.

A good first time watch. There are some laughs guaranteed. Could have been much better though. Watch it for a relaxed getaway after a tiring day.


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India

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Release Date:

10 July 2009 (India) See more »

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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INR30,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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