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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 ... 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

The film's title Ugly refers to ugliness of human's life where we try to upstage each other. 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 »

Connections

References Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (1999) See more »

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Suraj Hai Kahan
Lyrics by Gaurav Solanki
Singer: G.V. Prakash Kumar
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Another engaging, dark thriller from AK.
9 April 2014 | by DesiBabaSee all my reviews

I saw it at a local film festival last night and thought it was quite good. It is probably one of the darkest Bolly movie I've seen. This is the opposite of a family movie -- the plot is very dark, characters very gray, and language very adult. It has a very realistic feel to it. Other than Ronit Roy it was all new faces on the screen. There is no likable character in the movie, but there are a few scenes where you can't help but empathize with their situation and find justification for their actions. There is a little bit of dark humor sprinkled throughout. This is not a movie for general audience, but if you enjoy dark movies that are good character studies then I'd highly recommend checking this one out.


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