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Kaminey (2009)

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The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

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Vishal Bhardwaj

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Cajetan Boy (based on an idea by), Supratik Sen (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shahid Kapoor ... Guddu / Charlie (as Shahid Kapur)
Priyanka Chopra ... Sweety
Deb Mukherjee ... Mujib
Shivkumar Subramaniam Shivkumar Subramaniam ... Lobo (as Shiv Subrahmanyam)
Chandan Roy Sanyal ... Mikhail (as Chandan Roysanyal)
Tenzing Nima Tenzing Nima ... Tashi
Hrishikesh Joshi ... Lele
Rajatabha Dutta ... Shumon (as Rajatva Dutta)
Harish Khanna Harish Khanna ... Afghani
Carlos Paca Carlos Paca ... Cajetan
Eric Santos ... Ragos
Amole Gupte ... Bhope
Sagar Sagar ... Young Guddu
Samrat Samrat ... Young Charlie
Vijay Raj Vijay Raj ... Kishen
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Storyline

Guddu and Charlie are identical twins born and raised in the slums of Mumbai. They dream of leaving the squalor behind and moving into a life of prosperity and dignity. Though they look alike, the two are as different as chalk and cheese: one lisps while the other stammers; one is an honest, diligent social worker while the other hedges bets at a racecourse. The brothers want nothing to do with each other, but when Charlie gets mixed up in a deadly get-rich-quick scheme and Guddu realizes that the love of his life has unwittingly put a price on his head, their lives begin to collide. Faced with rogue politicians, drug dealers and crooked cops, they uncover a sinister plot laid out by the 'political-police-underworld' nexus. Their stories finally converge to a point when they realize they only have each other. Written by UTV Communications

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Marathi | Bengali | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Casa Colvale, Goa, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$726,834, 16 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,286,143, 6 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Priyanka Chopra played this extremely vocal Maharashtrian girl who believed in making herself heard and hence Vishal Bhardwaj made sure her voice was heard far and wide, due to which Priyanka had much trouble while shooting as Vishal Bhardwaj had been making her scream her lungs off for the film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot, Charlie is shown to be standing amidst railway tracks, beside whom a fast long-distance train passes. The area is said to be Cotton Green, Mumbai, through a text below. However, unlike shown in the movie, the area around Cotton Green does not have so many railway lines but, only two. Besides, no long distance trains pass through Cotton Green. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: One diamond adorns her finger, while she is a gem herself.
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Crazy Credits

The song "Pehli Baar mohabbat ki" pictured on Shahid Kapur and Priyanka Chopra is shown alongside the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Golmaal 3 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaminey
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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dark adventurous movie to keep you edged on the seats
14 August 2009 | by ankitj-pecSee all my reviews

We've seen so much of the RGV stuff about " Jai Maharashtra" and the style. plus, talk about 'judwa' movies .. There are things which might make you feel there's something familiar what Kaminey offers. NOT.

Well, attempting a dark comedy is difficult, especially about mafia (that too in the settings of maharashtra). The movie is a dark comedy, with an adventurous plot and an action setting. The movie almost achieves what it wants to. its brilliant in execution, with some freelance direction and good screenplay. the story revolves around parallel tracks of brothers wanting to live their own lives, but they're bound to collide. The storytelling warps in the movie where we witness a normal movie and then suddenly so much happens that you fee like rewinding back. The pace is varying and there is something to keep you edged on your seat. And the final scene comes similar to "lock, stock and 2 smoking barrels", in an Indian environment, really perfect, spotless direction.

The direction just in-phase with the contemporary age of experimental cinema. we see perfect lighting for the scenes and low shots in the movies. the songs are nice, too. the movie in whole is a great watch for people who have the taste of seeing action or adventure scripts. A nice movie, watch it.

Shahid's acting is good, limited in his roles but very methodical. priyanka tries a kareena of JWM (or the asin of Ghajini, for that matter) and plays it smoothly. However, editing the viewer with a lost feeling sometimes. There are certain potholes scattered throughout the movie, which could have either explained or avoided, at least. and yes, the movie seems a little predictable sometimes, but its maximum criticism it deserves. go on experimenting Bollywood ! o ya, n i really wonder why it got A certificate .. there is nothing A about it..


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