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A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

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Anurag Kashyap

Writers:

Raj Singh Chaudhary (story), Anurag Kashyap (screenplay and dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kay Kay Menon ... Dukey Bana
Raj Singh Chaudhary Raj Singh Chaudhary ... Dilip Kumar Singh
Jesse Randhawa Jesse Randhawa ... Anuja (as Jessy Randhawa)
Deepak Dobriyal ... Rajendar Bhati
Ayesha Mohan Ayesha Mohan ... Kiran
Mahie Gill ... Madhuri
Piyush Mishra ... Prithvi Bana
Abhimanyu Singh ... Rananjay 'Ransa' Singh
Aditya Srivastava ... Karan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Bhanwar Singh
Jyoti Dogra Jyoti Dogra ... Dukey Bana's wife
Chittaranjan Giri Chittaranjan Giri ... Police Inspector
Neel Guha Neel Guha
Pankaj Jha Pankaj Jha ... Jadhwal
Murari Kumar Murari Kumar ... Murari
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Storyline

Bikaner-based 28-year-old Dilip Kumar Singh is enrolled in a Rajpur-based Law college, and rents a room with an unstable male, Rananjay Singh. His attempts to re-locate to a hostel, pits him against a group of men, led by Jadhwal, who not only assault, but also molest him, and then lock him in a dark room with a naked and abused female, Anuja. He recuperates in a hospital and joins hands with Rananjay and Dukey Bana to avenge this humiliation, as well as befriends Anuja, who is a Lecturer in the college. He also decides to support Rananjay, who is legitimate son of a former Raja, to run for college elections - and it is this decision that will shatter and change his life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Love... Power... Revolution.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gier nach Macht See more »

Filming Locations:

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zee Limelight See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was initially being produced by Jhamu Sughand but after 20 days of shooting due to some personal problems of Jhamu Sughand the shooting got halted. Gulaal was stopped midway along with Johnny Gaddaar (2007) and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008), the other two films of Jhamu. The former was picked up by Adlabs and the latter by Aamir Khan. Gulaal got stalled for 2 more years and then Zee Motion Pictures came in and backed the movie. This is how Gulaal got finished finally. See more »

Quotes

Dukey Bana: A patriot must ALWAYS be ready to defend his country from his government!
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Connections

References Breathless (1960) See more »

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Arambh Hai Prachand
Performed by Rahul Ram
Lyrics & Composed by Piyush Mishra
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Lost Glory and Misguided Beliefs
15 March 2009 | by mettalicatrushSee all my reviews

Anurag Kashyap may well be the fountainhead that lets Bollywood finally get back on its feet. After the indie movement in the 80's, the Shah rukhs and the Salmans took over....and thus followed years of mindless duds.

Gulaal tells the story of a Rajput boy losing his innocence in the murky world of politics and betrayal. Interwoven with this are tales of deception, greed and apathy for mankind.

What happened in Rajasthan years ago makes it a perfect backdrop for this tale and the clever use of lyrics also let Kashyap rant about all that is going wrong in the world.

Gulaal, much like Kashyap's other film makes the viewer think long after the movie has ended. There are no definite endings and characters cannot be labeled as good or bad.

Even if you are a fan of mainstream bubblegum Bollywood, this movie deserves a dekko for the performances alone. Kay Kay has never shone brighter, Abhimanyu Singh leaps ahead of the pack and the Raj Singh shows a lot of promise.

I like my share of masala ficks, but this isn't Bollywood...this is Indian Cinema at its best....a must watch


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