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Inkaar (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 18 January 2013 (India)
At a leading ad agency, the battle for the top job between Rahul Verma, the advertising CEO, and Maya Luthra, his ambitious protégée, takes an ugly turn when Maya files a sexual harassment complaint against Rahul.


Sudhir Mishra


Sudhir Mishra
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Credited cast:
Arjun Rampal ... Rahul Verma
Chitrangda Singh ... Maya Luthra
Vipin Sharma ... Gupta
Mithun Rodwittiya Mithun Rodwittiya ... Jamshed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Bostock Jan Bostock ... John Doyel
Gobind Singh Dhanoa Gobind Singh Dhanoa ... Agency Guys
Gaurav Dwivedi ... Atul
Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish ... Mango Guy
Rohan Thomas Joseph Rohan Thomas Joseph ... Guitarist in the Ad Agency
Asheesh Kapur Asheesh Kapur ... Praful
Amaan f Khan ... (as Amaan Khan)
Kaizaad Kotwal Kaizaad Kotwal ... K K
Deepti Naval ... Social worker
Akanksha Nehra Akanksha Nehra ... Payal
Udai Singh Pawar Udai Singh Pawar ... Pool Ad Guy


At a leading ad agency, the battle for the top job between Rahul Verma, the advertising CEO, and Maya Luthra, his ambitious protégée, takes an ugly turn when Maya files a sexual harassment complaint against Rahul.

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18 January 2013 (India) See more »

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Remake of Mithun film Sheesha. See more »


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Sung by K. Mohan (Agnee)
Music composed by Shantanu Moitra and Shamir Tandon
Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire
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A Potpourri of Vestiges Review: Indian filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's tale of misunderstood love with shades of Rashomon
20 April 2014 | by murtaza_mmaSee all my reviews

Inkaar (which translates to "Refusal" in English) is a 2013 Hindi film written and directed by renowned Indian filmmaker Sudhir Mishra. Inkaar stars Chitrangada Singh and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles. While this is the third Sudhir Misha film that stars Chitrangada Singh in the lead— the other two being Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003) and Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)—it's the first time that Arjun Rampal has teamed up with Mishra.

In Inkaar, Sudhir Mishra puts the spotlight on the highly contentious issue of sexual harassment in corporate circles. The movie tries to define the term "sexual harassment" by highlighting the complexities associated with it. The greatest challenge is to draw the line between flirtation and harassment. Once that is taken care of the next challenge is to fathom the reality that, contrary to the popular belief, both the sexes are equally prone to sexual harassment. And that's where the subjective element comes into the picture. Who's the victim? Who's the accused? Thus, it becomes a real nightmare situation to deal with. As a senior female lawyer aptly describes in the movie, "It's often much easier to prove rape than sexual harassment". The story of Inkaar presents one such case of alleged sexual harassment.

As the hearing progresses, it becomes more and more difficult to discern who is speaking the truth and who is not. While the versions of the accused and the victim only differ slightly there is enough deviation to perplex the most astute of minds. The manner of proceedings, though completely alien to Indian cinema, is strikingly similar to Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's groundbreaking masterpiece Rashomon (1950), which is widely regarded as a cinematic treatise on the subjectivity of truth.

Overall, Inkaar despite its flaws is a commendable work of cinema that brings to the fore some serious issues concerning the corporate culture. Through the microcosmic world of an advertisement agency, Mishra presents to us the pitiful tale of human detachment that's slowly becoming a reality. Inkaar is brilliant from the technical point of view. The editing is absolutely brilliant and the same can be said about its music. The acting is above average. Mishra elicits a remarkably strong performance from Arjun Rampal. Chitrangada Singh is ever so delightful as the dusky, sensual Maya Luthra. Deepti Naval cameo is a major highlight of the movie. Apparently, Naval replaced Mishra's ex- wife Sushmita Mukherjee who, because of her tight television schedule, failed to spare any dates for the movie. Saurabh Shukla makes his presence felt in an interesting item number that he gets to perform in the movie. The lead actors get good support from the supporting cast. Inkaar with its slow character development, ambiguous themes, and deceptive direction is ought to disappoint an average viewer whose sole purpose is entertainment, but an intelligent viewer who is patient enough to wait for the different layers to slowly get unwrapped will be rewarded. 7.5/10

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