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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Sararara
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Nishat Khan
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Realistic
7 February 2011 | by vizzybanarasiSee all my reviews

Superb movie, far better the SRK's love Fictions, having no base and all non realistic, irrelevant Bakwas. its adult movie but lot to learn from it. Actual words used which we hear in normal life, with Irfan khan at his best. Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi initially made waves for its cast, then its slightly derogative title and lastly its 22 kisses. As the director fought tooth and nail for each of the above issues, he eventually managed to wriggle of them. Chitrangda Singh looks and plays the part exceedingly well. On screen she brings life to her role with her fiery attitude and feisty persona. Now only if the industry would utilize her more! Arunodhay Singh displays immense talent and shows much promise. The rest of the cast provides great support too.


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