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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 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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Thif monfoon. Difcover your mean fide. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Marathi | Bengali | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Scoundrel See more »

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:

$1,868,980
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shahid Kapoor worked out for six months and took lessons in stammering from an ENT specialist to fit into his roles in 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: Can I have your fell number?
Bhope Bhau: [to others] What's he saying?
Bhope Bhau: [to Charlie] WHICH number?
Charlie: Fell. Mobile.
Bhope Bhau: [laughs] Do... do... do you lisp?
Charlie: Not really. I pronounce S as F.
Bhope Bhau: [misinterpreting] If not as F, will you pronounce it as L? What about your brother? Does he lisp as well?
Charlie: He stammers
Bhope Bhau: [laughing] One lisps and the other stammers!
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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

References Dead Space (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhan Te Nan - Remix
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani and Robert 'Bob' Omulo
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Dhan Te Nan
14 August 2009 | by aero_taurus84See all my reviews

Well if you thought that the song Dhan Te Nan which you see on various TV channels is frantic,just wait till you see this pumped-up heavy duty movie. The film begins with a chase sequence near the local trains of Mumbai.And from then on the pace of the movie never drops as it hurtles towards an explosive climax where all bets are off about who'll make it and who will not. The basic story revolves around a "Guitar" to which many people are connected directly or indirectly.Its a story about the decisions which we make in our life and what impact they have on us and the people around us. The movie has a large number of characters but its the beauty of screenplay and the Director that they all become memorable ones and not just forgettable names. Chief among them is Mikhail(Chandan Roy Sanyal) as Charlie's best friend. Amol Gupte is menacing as the villain. Priyanka Chopra who is riding high these days once again shows that she is a very capable actress and not just a pretty girl. Shahid Kapoor has always been a good actor in the simpleton Guddu type roles,but here he literally burns the screen as the whacko race-bookie Charlie.The tremendous passion which he brings to screen really keeps the viewers riveted to this scintillating saga of twin brothers. And finally... THE MAN.VISHAL BHARADWAJ. He literally makes the film what it is with the best direction and music that i've seen in any Hindi movie in a long long time. Take a bow Mr. Vishal Bharadwaj.You have really made a movie which shows how the movies should really be made.

My Rating >> 10/10


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