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Kaminey (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 14 August 2009 (India)
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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.

Director:

Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers:

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 ... 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 ... Afghani
Carlos Paca Carlos Paca ... Cajetan
Eric Santos ... Ragos
Amole Gupte ... Bhope
Sagar Sagar ... Young Guddu
Samrat Samrat ... Young Charlie
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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Trivia

The kissing scene between Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra was originally not in the script, but the director decided to add it because he thought the movie was starting to look outdated and boring, along with the fact that Guddu's character mostly revolves around the fact that Sweety was pregnant. 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

Sweety: Don't you get it? Your chief is ready to trade his sister for votes. I don't want to marry that builder's wretched son. At least you should have supported me!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release received an A (adults only) classification after several verbal cuts were made. The deleted words/dialogues were replaced with censor approved dialogue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nautanki Saala! (2013) See more »

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Kaminey
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Difcover your mean fide
14 August 2009 | by csingh-2See all my reviews

The much awaited Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Kaminey' finally hit cinema screens and it does not disappoint! The primary thing that you will notice and appreciate in the movie is the acting. From the main characters Charlie and Guddu ( identical twins played by Shahid Kapoor ) till the supporting actors, everyone manages to impress you. Special mention would go to Priyanka Chopra, who plays Guddu's love interest Sweety, who nails the role to perfection.

The movie shows the parallel lives of identical twins Guddu and Charlie who detest each other and haven't seen each other in years but how circumstances lead them to face each other. The plot is gripping, the acting is flawless, the setting is dark and the direction is slick. Probably the only thing that could have been better is the ending. Though the ending wasn't bad, I guess I had a little more expectations hoping for something darker or unexpected. But all in all a fun movie not to be missed!


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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

Gross USA:

$1,291,827

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,610,033
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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