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Ugly (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 26 December 2014 (India)
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The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters.

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Anurag Kashyap

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Akhilesh Jaiswal (additional writer), Anurag Kashyap | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Bhat Rahul Bhat ... Rahul Kapoor
Ronit Roy ... Shoumik Bose
Tejaswini Kolhapure Tejaswini Kolhapure ... Shalini Bose
Viineet Kumar ... Chaitanya Mishra (as Vineet Kumar Singh)
Surveen Chawla ... Rakhi Malhotra
Siddhant Kapoor Siddhant Kapoor ... Siddhant
Sandesh Jadhav Sandesh Jadhav ... Rane
Anshikaa Shrivastava Anshikaa Shrivastava ... Kali Varshney (as Anshika Shrivastava)
Murari Kumar Murari Kumar ... Shrilal The Baloon Guy
Abir Goswami ... ACP Gupta (as Late Abir Goswami)
Madhavi Singh Madhavi Singh ... ACP Upadhyay
Manoj Khalatkar Manoj Khalatkar ... ACP Khanwilkar (as Manoj Kolhatkar)
Ajay Purkar Ajay Purkar ... ACP Godbole
Girish Kulkarni ... Inspector Jadhav
Jayant Gadekar ... Inspector Direkar
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The film portrays the kidnapping of a little girl of 10, who is out with her father for the day. Her parents are divorced and her stepfather (a cop) steps in for the investigation. The suicidal mother has an ax to grind with both her ex-husband and her current husband. As the investigation proceeds, the characters are placed in sordid scenarios that reveal their unsavory sides; the mind games between the both the fathers in particular lend the procedural its most gripping drama as everyone else is getting greedy and ugly not caring about the kidnapped girl. Written by Deepak Futela

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Ugly premiered at the Cannes film festival and received what Filmfare called a "great response. See more »

Goofs

When Rahul is given 50 lakhs by the police to hand to the kidnapper, the amount should have been 20 lakhs instead. A few scenes before we see the police catching Shalini's brother who had actually demanded the 50 lakhs. So, that would leave the police with the phone call (by Rakhee) the source of the real kidnapper. And Rakhee had actually demanded 20 lakhs, not 50. See more »

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References Crazy Mad Lover (2011) See more »

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Singer: Christopher Stanley
Lyrics by Gaurav Solanki
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar and Brian McOmber
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Dark, Intense and Disturbing : A tale of wretched human motives
28 December 2014 | by hsm2310See all my reviews

It is one of the best to have come out of the Kashyap factory in terms of script and characters. It is one taut, dark, intense and disturbing tale of wretched nature of the human motives and how the grand plan has it's own way of laughing at those.

Interestingly Ugly through each of it's elements will take you back to Kashyap's previous works and remind you why he is truly the king. The brilliant script writing will remind you of Black Friday, Kashyap's first masterpiece. The excellent visual treatment, even though it's not a feature throughout the film is something without which any of AK's films is incomplete. The trippy background score by Brian Oncomber is the stand out feature in the second half of the film when the film begins to approach the tipping point.

Without doubt, the hero of the film is it's characters. Rarely would you come across a film full of complex characters, where the motives of every action of those characters get automatically clear as the story progresses. You do not know what to appreciate more, the courage with which the director is bluntly showing the depraved complexion of human nature or the ease with which that has been knit in a story.The non linear nature of the storytelling in the first half brings the necessary variation which adds to the build up.

Rahul Bhat who is seen on screen after a long gap tells you why there is no dearth of excellent character actors in the country, it's just that there are not enough roles for them. Vineet Singh, aka Danish Khan from GOW, will make you cringe and laugh with the expletive chain reaction. Ronit Roy, in his second powerhouse appearance in a Kashyap production, is perfectly cast. And one performance which is straight out of life is of Girish Kulkarni, as the police inspector. There is as much sincerity in his laugh as is in his sombre face. The one liners are so on mark that you would forget that there is a reel rolling.

Surely, the film has some of it's elements similar to that of Fargo, the classic Hollywood dark comedy, but it never plays on your mind, so it wouldn't qualify as lifting. Kashyapwa has done it again. Can't believe what made them to hold the film for so long.

Dear AK, you are the dark shining light of Bollywood. Keep'em coming


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