Shah, Paresh Rawal, Neha Dhupia, Boman Irani, Om Puri,
Director: Shivam Nair
3 scamsters... a wily lawyer... an astute ACP... a
sleepwalker and a secret locket in a freezer. A game is
about to begin...
stakes and desperate players.
A young discontented wife, her eccentric millionaire
husband.. Then we have his trusted
chauffer-cum-confidante and a wily grumpy lawyer. All
think they hold the winning cards. All are wrong... for
all are pawns. And as the game unfolds... a suicide will
be camouflaged as murder... a phony kidnapping will
result in death... an innocent caretaker will get
entangled in more than what she bargained for.
At stake - freedom from the net cast by the astute ACP
Gokhale and Inspector Borkar.
players stage an unnerving battle to outwit each other,
the cops close in for the kill. Everybody will scramble
for cover... the plot will get murkier... the lies will
come faster and the motives will become darker.
beautiful, spoilt, greedy and ruthless. With single
minded determination she sets off to cheat her husband
of a vast sum of money, only to realize he's anticipated
and checkmated her every move.
Subhash (Paresh Rawal) is a failed actor turned small
time crook. When he saves Jaisingh Adenwalla's life, he
expects and gets money as reward. But what he doesn't
expect to be saddled with is suicide, kidnapping, murder
and the lure of 24 crores.
A D Merchant (Boman Irani), an old man and Adenwala's
supposedly trusted family lawyer. But as trustworthy as
a rattlesnake. He will manipulate, threaten, kill ...
and do everything in his power to get his slimy hands on
the 24 crores.
Swati (Tara Sharma) is a sweet little thing brought in
to provide a foolproof alibi to the schemers, but her
sleepwalking habit turns her into a threat they had not
ACP Gokhale (Om Puri) is a sharp, sttitute and a wise
cop. He can see through lies and people. When confronted
by a bunch of seemingly innocent people in the Adenwala
household, he does what he knows best... watches and
waits till somebody makes a mistake.
It rises above the run-of-the-mill bollywood thrillers
with clever narration of the story designed to keep the
audience riveted till the finale.
Naseeruddin Shah in a restrained performance as a
drunkard is awesome. He does not rave and rant like our
typical Bollywood heroes in such roles. Likewise, Paresh
Rawal is controlled as the chauffeur.. Neha Dhupia, has
acted her part very well.
Jaisingh Adenwalla - Naseeruddin Shah
Subhash Sharma - Paresh Rawal
Mallika Adanwalla - Neha Dhupia
AD Merchant - Boman Irani
ACP Gokhale - Om Puri
Swati - Tara Sharma
only thing that matters is survival and of course the 24 crores.
innocuous freezer will continue to hide a sinister
A petty crook Subhash ( Paresh Rawal ) makes ends meet
by his uncanny ability to think and act, surviving on
small time cons on unsuspecting victims. One night he
saves Adenwalla’s life and accompanies the injured man
back home. The opportunist in him capitalizes on the
situation, impressed with the grandeur and affluence of
Adenwala.(Naseeruddin Shah ) and gets the job as his
driver. An ex filmmaker who’s drinking himself to death,
Adenwala is married to a young pretty but fiery wife
Mallika (Neha Dhupia ) who’s favorite pastime seem to be
squandering her alcoholic husband’s wealth.
The film, based on a long-running Gujarati play Maharathi,
is a situational thriller with many a twist in its winding
trajectory. The plot is creatively adapted on celluloid is
about a one time famous film director dejected by his
wife's behaviour, and he shoots himself and challenges his
wife to prove his suicide as murder in order to get a
booty of Rs. 24 crores. The director's
chauffeur-cum-confidante helps the wife in achieving her
target in the hope of sharing the booty. The story unveils
as different characters enter and help the story move on.
Jaisingh Adenwalla (Naseeruddin Shah) is a rich,
eccentrict, smart and vengeful person. He may appear to be
in an alcoholic haze through the day but he knows exactly
what his beautiful young wife Mallika (Neha Dhupia) is
upto and will go to deadly extents to thwart her greedy
Director - Shivam Nair
Producer - Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited
Producer – Dhilin Mehta
Story, Screenplay and Dialogue - Uttam Gada
Original Music - Shibani Kashyap
Cinematography - Venu Isc
Film Editing - Aarti Bajaj
Production Design - Sadashiv Athule, Nitesh Mogre, Rajesh
Art Direction - Wasiq Khan
Assistant Director - Ashwin Nayak
Sound Designer - Parikshit Lalwani
Media Relations - Parag Desai