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Aurangzeb (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 17 May 2013 (USA)
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Kingship knows no Kinship and there can be only one Emperor in Aurangzeb's world. In Gurgaon, to bring down a criminal the law has to think like one.

Director:

Atul Sabharwal

Writer:

Atul Sabharwal (script)
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Credited cast:
Arjun Kapoor ... Ajay / Vishal Singh
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... ACP Arya Phogat
Jackie Shroff ... Yashwardhan Singh
Rishi Kapoor ... DCP Ravikant Phogat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sasha Aagha Sasha Aagha ... Ritu
Tanvi Azmi ... Veera Singh
Swara Bhaskar ... Suman Phogat
Rasika Dugal
Jayant Gadekar ... Baldev Singh
Anupam Kher ... Vijaykant Phogat
Sikandar Kher ... Inspector Dev Phogat (as Sikander Kher)
Shelley Marshall Shelley Marshall ... Dancer
Carol McFadden Carol McFadden ... Dankika
Deepti Naval ... Rama Phogat
Rajiv Ranjan Rajiv Ranjan ... Sub Inspector Yadav
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Gurgaon is the most modern boom-town of "India Shining", the new frontier to be conquered by those who understand real estate. This city rose from a small town to a boom town satellite city in just fifteen years. However the law and order is yet to catch up. A family of Policemen - A family of Gangsters - Under the guise of a respected citizen, Yashwardhan (Jackie Shroff) runs a parallel world - a world, where he is the Emperor. To bring down a criminal - the law will have to now think like a criminal. When Vishal (Arjun Kapoor) is planted in Yashwardhan's world in place of Ajay (Arjun Kapoor), the lawmakers (Rishi Kapoor and Prithviraj) roll the dice and a sequence of events unravel - something much more than what Vishal bargained for, as he finds himself in a predicament that puts him to the test. Aurangzeb is all about a world where Kingship knows no Kinship and where there can be only one Emperor. Written by Official Source

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To bring down a criminal, the law will have to think like a criminal. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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First film to star father and son Anupam Kher and Sikander Kher.But they did not share a screen. See more »

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When Ajay kicks the bandit at the beginning, he falls on the bumper of a car, while the altercation occurs in the aisle. See more »

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Arya: This system of collection has been in place for years. The money from this system goes all the way up to the seniors and ministers. The nexus is not going to come to an end with just my Uncle's death. The DCP said that only two powers would survive - the politicians and the corporates. But if a policeman doesn't take bribes from any of them, then he won't fear them either.
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The Father's Truth
Composed by Vipin Mishra
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Watch It For The Superb Performances!
20 May 2013 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Atul Sabharwal Directed 'Aurangzeb' is a fairly interesting crime-thriller, that works primarily for the Superb Performances it offers by its attractive star-cast.

'Aurangzeb' Synopsis: A lookalike of a thug is sent into a gangster's family by the police, to gather information on the gangster's doings. This sets in place a chain reaction of complications and increasingly uncontrollable events.

'Aurangzeb' begins well, but loses pace mid-way. The narrative is riveting in the first-hour, but the second-hour lacks the power to keep hooked. Reason? The drama is stretched & the climax is ordinary. Atul Sabharwal's Screenplay has some fabulous moments, but could've been stronger nonetheless. His Direction, on the other-hand, is technically superior. Cinematography is top-class. Editing is crisp. Art Design is eye-filling. Music is average, while The Background Score is marvelous.

Performance-Wise: Arjun Kapoor impresses in both the parts. He plays the good-guy ably, but convinces immensely as the filthy-mouthed thug. Prithviraj Sukumaran is excellent, his performance stands out. Rishi Kapoor & Jackie Shroff, like always, are perfect. Debutant Sashaa Agha looks alluring, but needs proper grooming as far as acting is concerned. Tanvi Azmi is wonderfully restrained. Swara Bhaskar, Deepti Naval & Amrita Singh do their bits well. Sikandar is decent.

On the whole, 'Aurangzeb' is certainly a watchable film.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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$79,665
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Yash Raj Films See more »
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