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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.

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Atul Sabharwal

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Atul Sabharwal (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun Kapoor ... Ajay / Vishal
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... Arya
Jackie Shroff ... Yashwardhan
Rishi Kapoor ... Ravikant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sasha Aagha Sasha Aagha ... Ritu
Tanvi Azmi
Swara Bhaskar
Rasika Dugal
Jayant Gadekar Jayant Gadekar ... Baldev Singh
Anupam Kher
Sikander Kher ... ACP Dev
Carol McFadden Carol McFadden ... Dankika
Deepti Naval
Kavi Shastri Kavi Shastri
Amrita Singh ... Nina
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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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Аурангзеб See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sushant Singh Rajput lost out on the role of Arya, because he refused to sign a three film contract with Yash Raj Productions, however in the same year he appeared in Shuddh Desi Romance, a Yash Raj movie. See more »

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In the beginning, 8 minutes into the movie , a half filled bottle rolls towards a male and in the next shot when he picks up the bottle, it is empty. 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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Barbaadiyaan
Sung by Ram Sampath and Sashaa Agha
Composed by Amartya Rahu
Lyrics by Puneet Sharma
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Aurangzeb: This Moghul is bloody engrossing!!
21 May 2013 | by SwapnilagarwalSee all my reviews

"Kingship knows no kinship"- This ideology of Mughal king Aurangzeb defines the theme of YRF's latest 'Aurangzeb' (AZ). A directorial debut from Atul Sabharwal (writer of films like 'Phir Milenge'), Aurangzeb is a typical Indian masala entertainer from Manmohan Desai school. It is sprinkled with all sorts of spices viz. action, crime, drama and beau-coup DE skin-show. Not delving much into details of storyline et al, here are the highlights of the movie:

• Performances: Stellar work from most of the veterans and new-age stars is the biggest hallmark of AZ. If you think this is an Arjun Kapoor movie, you are mistaken. Despite a double-role (as evident from trailers), it is actually Prithviraj Sukumaaran (Malayalam actor of Aiyya fame) and Rishi Kapoor who steal the show through their out-of-the-skin portrayals of characters. Prithviraj is so accurate in his accent and mannerisms, it's hard to digest that he's a Southern import. Rishi Kapoor is a chameleonic surprise with every scene! Arjun too is good in both the roles. His toothy smile, give-a-damn attitude and rugged look is a carry forward from Ishaqzaade. Debutante Sasha Agha (daughter of Pak singer-actress Salma Agha) is pure glam doll (acting comments – not applicable). Could not help to mention her striking resemblance to Amrita Puri. Amrita Singh is in her normal shrewd avatar while Jackie Shroff is endearing in the limited role assigned. Nice to see the couple reunited after the 90's hit Aaina! Tanvi Azmi does a Nirupa Roy while Deepti Naval and Anupam Kher play a cameo.

• Plot & execution: Set in the real-estate mafia gullies of Gur-gaon (city), the film takes you through the lives of a real-estate king, judwa brothers, good & bad police officers, lots of blood-shed and gives a glimpse of what cooks behind the shining express-ways in our country. The narrative is adept and implementation smart. While the first half sets the stage, the second half is about execution and pace. Dilemmas (choice between sapne and apne) of the main protagonist have been well captured while shrewd ambitions of the 'actual' Aurangzeb are awesomely enacted.

• Music: Even with less songs in the movie, Vipin Mishra and Amartya Rahut are ordinary. Barring the pacy Barbaadiyan, no other song leaves impact. However, background score is good.

• Flaws: Despite the high-voltage drama, AZ does have its share of flaws and bloopers. The movie could have been a little less complex and dialogs a little less-filmy.

In all, Aurangzeb is a crisp, pacy action drama Bollywood got to see after long time. Dunno why YRF did not promote the film much! To know 'Who is real Aurangzeb in the movie?', watch it, and watch it till the end! You won't be disappointed.


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