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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

Writers:

Akhilesh Jaiswal (additional writer), Anurag Kashyap | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Bhat Rahul Bhat ... Rahul Kapoor
Ronit Roy ... Shoumik Bose
Tejaswini Kolhapure Tejaswini Kolhapure ... Shalini Bose
Vineet Kumar Singh ... Chaitanya Mishra
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 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 Jayant Gadekar ... Inspector Direkar
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 December 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Brzydki See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Budget:

$1,475,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) See more »

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Ugly
Lyrics by Vineet Singh
Performed by Vineet Singh,ishQ Bector, Shree. D.
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar and Brian McOmber
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Ugly - The Requiem for the Dreams
26 December 2014 | by notofdisdimentionSee all my reviews

So what is UGLY? Is it something like SHAITAAN, everyone has a UGLY side ..blah blah?? Or is it like Black Friday, pure reality of the system?? The best Kashyap's movie??

I would say it shows how great Anurag Kashyak is as a film maker. It is a cocktail of intensity and emotional finesse from the Korean Movies, the craziness from the Brazilian, the shock from the Italian and the Caos from Fincher.

The movie is so real, for an Indian audience he would not be surprised with a lot of things as he/she know the system, but he would definitely be surprised to see the limit of it, and to see what could be wrong. The movie shows the limit of efforts one can put and how desperate one gets. The humans are shown as parasites surviving on others, and how UGLY can they get for their survival and dreams. And when these dreams don't fulfill as planned things get UGLY

The movie is a really well written mystery thriller, the screenplay is amazing, the characters are real, and the acting is wonderful. Amazing work at the casting and background score.

There is no shaitaan side of people they are actually like that to the core -UGLY


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