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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) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Surjan Singh Shekhawat
Kareena Kapoor ... Rosie
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Tehmur
Rajkummar Rao ... Devrath Kulkarni (as Raj Kumar)
Rani Mukerji ... Roshni Shekhawat
Rajshri Deshpande ... Priya
Sheeba Chaddha ... Nirmala
Aditi Vasudev ... Mallika
Vivan Bhatena ... Armaan Kapoor
Subrat Dutta ... Shashi Naik
Shernaz Patel ... Frenny Mistry
Gulfam Khan Gulfam Khan ... Madam
Suhaas Ahuja ... Sanjay Kejriwal (as Suhas Ahuja)
Vikas Shrivastav Vikas Shrivastav ... Goon 1
Shivani Tanksale Shivani Tanksale ... Mira (as Shivan Tanksale)
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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

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has worked with Aamir Khan twice, in Sarfarosh (1999) and in Talaash (2012). Sarfarosh was Nawazuddin's debut film. 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 »

Connections

References Aksar (2006) 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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Not by Aamir's Standards, but still a good movie.
30 November 2012 | by vivek-ramashaSee all my reviews

Good movie. Brilliant plot and great direction. Aamir Khan, after a long wait of three years since his last blockbuster, 3 Idiots, has given another potential blockbuster. Movie is simply amazing.

Plot is the back bone of the movie. Director, Reema Kagti, has successfully tried to keep the mystery going through out the movie.

Suspense is highly underused genre in Bollywood. I can count decent Bollywood suspense movies on my fingers. My till-the-date favorite being 36 China Town, which is now replaced by Talaash. I hope this movie's success(which is going to be tremendous, but not even close to 3 Idiots), motivates other top actors and directors to exploit this genre.

Aamir Khan was very convincing as a cop. His character(Surjan Singh Sekhawat) was flawed and that's what I liked about it. Its a trend in Bollywood to make the protagonist, perfect, having no flaws at all. Ironically, Mr. Perfectionist's character in this movie was most flawed.

Even though he has been better, Aamir's acting in this movie was by no means, bad. He was good. But he's been better.

Out of Kareena and Rani, in my opinion, Rani was better. She was just perfect at what she was doing. She was living it.

Kareena, I think, yet again like Heroine, was trying too hard. She is one of the best actresses if not the best in Bollywood. So no one can say she was bad. Its just, out of three, she takes the third spot.

Biggest drawback of the movie was its music. Some scene lacked thrill because of poor background score.. Some songs were a bit dull as well.

Overall, movie was good. A MUST watch. Go for it. If not for Aamir then for a very rare Bollywood thriller.


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