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Talaash (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 30 November 2012 (India)
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Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Director:

Reema Kagti

Writers:

Farhan Akhtar (dialogue), Anurag Kashyap (additional dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Surjan Singh Shekhawat
Kareena Kapoor ... Rosie
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Tehmur
Rani Mukerji ... Roshni Shekhawat
Rajkummar Rao ... Devrath Kulkarni (as Raj Kumar)
Rajshri Deshpande ... Priya
Aditi Vasudev ... Mallika
Sheeba Chaddha ... Nirmala
Vivan Bhatena ... Armaan Kapoor
Subrat Dutta ... Shashi Naik
Shernaz Patel ... Frenny Mistry
Gulfam Khan Gulfam Khan ... Madam
Shivani Tanksale Shivani Tanksale ... Mira (as Shivan Tanksale)
Prashant Prakash Prashant Prakash ... Nikhil Deshpande
Ashraf Ul Haq Ashraf Ul Haq ... Pimp 2 (as Ashraf-Ul-Haque)
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Storyline

Seeing reflections of Mumbai under the red light, Talaash is a tale of love lost, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Suspense at its core, Talaash explores Mumbai's underbelly like never before. Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning informing him about death and an accident and how everything starts to unfold from there. The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with his wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherji and come face to face with his suppressed grief. Being on his investigational quest and fighting it out with personal struggle, Inspector Shekhawat meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle. What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies stringed ... Written by Reliance Entertainment

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The Answer Lies Within


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Marathi | Tamil

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A nyomozás - Egy rejtély részletei See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,395,080 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,018,669 (India), 5 December 2012

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,638,706, 2 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,706,375, 16 December 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,115,728, 5 December 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by the film Portrait of Jennie . Portrait of Jennie was earlier remade as Ek Paheli starring Feroz Khan, Tanuja. See more »

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Crazy Credits

A short scene plays after the end credits as an epilogue. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release omits a brief shot of a man using illegal drugs during the opening titles, this was at the request of the BBFC in order to help the film receive it's requested '12A' category. The shot was later restored for the DVD release of the film which was passed '15' uncut. See more »

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Features Golmaal 3 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Jiya Lage Na
Performed by Sona Mohapatra & Ravindra Upadhyay
Music composed by Ram Sampath with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar
(P) 2012 Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.
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After the mindless films that preceded it during the Diwali weekend, Talaash comes as a breath of fresh air
4 December 2012 | by vinay_payyapillySee all my reviews

The movie opens with a random accident involving a popular film star that seems to defy all explanation. It also introduces the main protagonist, Inspector Shekhawat (played gloriously by Aamir Khan). The rest of the movie details how the good inspector peels away the mystery surrounding the accident. Along the way, he also battles his own demons in the form guilt for his child's untimely death in an accident.

The movie is scripted well enough to keep you interested all the way to the end, even if the end if a tad bit tame.

Five-star performances from all the leading characters ensures that you are sucked into the mood and world that Reema Kagti creates. Nawazuddin Siddiqi gives another stellar performance to follow-up on his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur. Rani Mukherjee redeems her acting credentials after the disaster of Aiyaa. Kareena Kapoor is competent. However, it is Aamir Khan who steals the show with a highly nuanced performance which I am sure he will rate among his finest.

The music from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is very complimentary and at no time does it intrude, as it is want to do in Hindi films, into the story-telling. Instead it is very much part of the story-telling and at times even takes things forward.

The movie is another feather in the cap of Zoya Akhtar who has penned the story and screenplay along with the director Reema Kagti. The credits for the dialogs are shared between Farhan Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap.

After the mindless films that preceded it during the Diwali weekend, Talaash comes as a breath of fresh air and bears a promise that Bollywood is not all about assuming that the audience is a collection of sheep waiting to be sheared.


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