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Antardwand (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | March 2008 (India)
A young man is kidnapped by a local strongman with the intention of forcing him to marry his daughter to secure a family alliance.

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Sushil Rajpal

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Sushil Rajpal (story), Amitabh Verma (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Raj Singh Chaudhary Raj Singh Chaudhary ... Raghu Veer
Swati Sen Swati Sen ... Janki
Akhilendra Mishra ... Mahendra Babu (Janki's father)
Vinay Pathak ... Madhukar Shahi (Raj's father)
Himanshi Himanshi ... Sia
Jaya Bhattacharya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shakti Kumar Shakti Kumar ... Shakti
Neelima Neelima
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A young man is kidnapped by a local strongman with the intention of forcing him to marry his daughter to secure a family alliance.

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

March 2008 (India) See more »

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INR 5,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie story depicts what really used to happen in 90's in Bihar and still a traditional version of this type of marraiage, though in a softer version, followed in some tribes of North India See more »

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Marriages are made in heaven, coerced on earth
23 April 2012 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

A story based in a land where anything goes - law is farcical, egos larger than life-size and respect supreme. "Antardwand" has a realistic take on the practise of groom abduction. Parallel cinema has never been so good.

Vinay Pathak and Akhilendra Mishra are the only recognisable faces whilst rest of the star cast comprises of practically new faces. Akhilendra Mishra reprises the usual character he normally does but for those who are expecting a funny bone from Vinay Pathak, be warned. He is serious as any patriarch can be, proving he is damn good at what he envelopes. Raj Singh Chaudhary as Raghu Veer and Swati Sen as Janki deliver great performances. Himanshi as Sia represents urban bred girlfriend whose segment is narrated in flashbacks.

The entire team of "Antardwand" deserve to be applauded for a brave attempt.

PS: Not for weak hearted, Strong gut warranted. And yes - not only you will forget all the matrimonial jokes but feel guilty as well.


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