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Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 26 February 2010 (India)
A loner, Karthik achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone claiming to be him.

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Vijay Lalwani

Writer:

Vijay Lalwani (story, screenplay & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Siddhartha Gupta Siddhartha Gupta ... Young Karthik
Swapnel Desai Swapnel Desai ... Young Kumar
Farhan Akhtar ... Karthik Narayan
Vipin Sharma ... Landlord
Kanchan Pagare Kanchan Pagare ... Peon at ACL Office
Ram Kapoor ... Kamath Sir
Haansaa Haansaa ... Secretary at ACL Office
Vivan Bhatena ... Ashish
Deepika Padukone ... Shonali Mukherjee
Abhay Joshi Abhay Joshi ... Phone Salesman Mumbai
Prachi Prachi ... Karthik's Mother
Zafar Zafar ... Karthik's Father
Shefali Shah ... Dr. Kapadia (as Shifaali Shah)
Brijendra Kala ... Telephone Exchange Clerk (as Brijinder Kala)
Khyati Kanchan Khyati Kanchan ... Hair Stylist
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Storyline

Born in Delhi, but now living in Mumbai, Karthik Narayan is a much abused employee with ACL Construction, secretly in love with leggy Architect, Shonali Mukherjee, who has been going steady with yet another co-worker, Ashish. After purchasing a new telephone, Karthik gets a call from a male voice that resembles his, who instructs him to follow directions; tell no one about this phone call, and he will achieve success. He follows these instructions, is soon promoted, as well as befriends Shonali, and continues following instructions from this caller. After Shonali makes it clear that she loves him, he breaks his promise, and is urged to seek counseling by her. He reluctantly does so with a Pyschiatrist, Dr. Shweta Kapadia, who hopes to cure him by visiting him early morning in his flat - not realizing the shock and trauma that await the duo. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

K.C.K. See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$179,643, 28 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$262,511, 7 March 2010
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Farhan Akhtar's character in the film is apparently shown to be solving Rubik's cube throughout the film. For one scene, he was even required to be shown solving the game in one go. See more »

Goofs

When Karthik buys the telephone for the first time, the vendor tells him it's a new Japanese model. The box has Korean written on it (above "Kyungmin Corded Phone") and then the English translation underneath. This is seen more clearly when he buys the same phone towards the end of the movie. See more »

Connections

References Samasthakeralam P.O. (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Karthik 2.O - Instrumental
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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a film not for bollywood old viewers.KCK bringing bollywood to higher level
18 April 2010 | by shahz_caSee all my reviews

a marvelous job sir vijay..wat a a film screenplay and direction... the film end depict that director has really did research to bring a awesome end......wat a master piece. though by all Indian website reviews it was not regarded a good film so i prepared myself that this film was a flop so would not be good but as movie reach to its hour the film itself changed my mind and gave birth to feeling within myself that i am not watching a bollywood film but a film of Hollywood....farhan akhter and vijay(director,screenplay writer) really deserve some recognition for his work... otherwise Bollywood would be unfair to him. really bollywood hasnot yet prepared for a standard film which is free from all that unrealistic things such as songs and love triangle..

most of Indian film critics gave it rating 2 0ut of 5 but i will rate it 4.5 .


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