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This Damn Life (2011)

Yeh Saali Zindagi (original title)
Gangsters kidnap the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member.

Director:

Sudhir Mishra

Writers:

Manu Rishi Chadha (dialogues) (as Manu Rishi), Swanand Kirkire (lyrics) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irrfan Khan ... Arun
Chitrangda Singh ... Priti
Arunoday Singh ... Kuldeep
Aditi Rao Hydari ... Shanti
Saurabh Shukla ... Mehta
Yashpal Sharma ... Bade
Sushant Singh Sushant Singh ... Inspector Satbir
Prashant Narayanan ... Chotte
Anil Sharma Anil Sharma
Vipin Sharma ... Tony
Nassar Abdulla ... Singhania (as Nasser Abdullah)
Aditya Bhattacharya
Tarun Kumar Tarun Kumar
Masood Akhtar Masood Akhtar
Vipul Gupta Vipul Gupta ... Shyam Singhania
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Storyline

After Bade falls out of favor of Member of Parliament, Verma, he is arrested, held in a cell without any trial, and is humiliated and beaten everyday. His brother Chhotte and others conspire to secure his release by kidnapping Verma's to-be son-in-law, Shyam Singhania. Things do not go exactly as planned and Priti, Shyam's girlfriend, also gets abducted. In order to ensure Shyam's safety, she agrees to liaise between Verma and the gangsters - not knowing that she has an admirer who will do anything for her. She meets with Shyam's father as well as Verma but may end up endangering everyone's lives especially after Verma makes it clear that he will not negotiate Bade's release under any circumstance. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

This Damn Life See more »

Filming Locations:

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Budget:

INR 100,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Kaise Kahein Alvida
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Nishat Khan
Performed by Javed Ali
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Thumbs Up For Sudhir Mishra!!
10 February 2011 | by afsalthodupuzhaSee all my reviews

'Yeh Saali Zindagi' is a restless satire of the underskirts of Delhi,full of dilemma and heart With entertaining narration.

Irfan Khan shows his acting skills once again by effortlessly portraying the emotions and confusions of a witty(at the same time heard-hearted) man with oceanly passion for a girl,whom he consider the women of his life.

Aditi Rao Hydari (of Delhi 6 fame)introduces us to her sensual and womanly side in this dark movie and is brilliant and eye-catching.

Arunodoy Singh as a tough,but cool and love-making man showers the taste of aspirations and wrong calculations.

Chitrangda Singh excels as a fighting temptation and is full of feminine energy.

Director Sudhir Mishra explores the not-so-smooth side of the north,their culture and enties love n crime into a single entity.

Film uses a lot of profane language and swear words and has about 7 steamy scenes;the reason the film being rated 'A'.

Music by Nishat khan(a well renowned sitar player) is quite good and mast.The songs like Dil Dar-Ba-Dar n Ishq Tere Jalwe is quite soothing to the rustic darkness of the movie.

Verdict:In a whole the film will keep you entertained and will reveal the darker side of this life as in previous films of t director,in a darker way. So, Check out this movie and get entertained.Ma rating:8.5/10


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