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Khamosh (1986)

When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

Director:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Writers:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (scenario) (as Vidhu Vinod), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story) (as Vidhu Vinod) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shabana Azmi ... Shabana Azmi
Amol Palekar ... Amol Palekar
Sudhir Mishra
Soni Razdan ... Soni Razdan
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Chandran (Film Director)
Noni Ganguly Noni Ganguly
Sushma Seth ... Leela
Chitto Chopra Chitto Chopra ... (as Chitu Chopra)
Shakti Singh
Pankaj Kapur ... Kuku (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Ajit Vachani ... Dayal Prabhu (Film Producer) (as Ajit Vachhani)
Uday Chandra
Avtar Gill ... Dilawar Khan (Film Actor-Villain)
Virendra Saxena
H.A. Rehman H.A. Rehman
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When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

14 March 1986 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Color:

Color
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The film lay completed and unreleased for nearly 2 years. Yash Chopra saw the film and loved it. He suggested to Gulshan Rai to watch the film. Gulshan Rai and Rajiv Rai saw the film and loved it. But still no one came forward to buy it. Vidhu Chopra then released the film himself with a owner of a theatre in Bombay, They divided the profits 50/50. The film was a surprise hit. See more »

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The Best Thriller ever made in Hindi Cinema
30 March 2006 | by amitabha_guptaSee all my reviews

I opted to put a serious review on this film as I felt it deserved a better review than the casual ones I found in the internet. First of all it is film ahead of its times. In the 1980's making a suspense thriller with such a well knit plot, without any typical Hindi film song & dance and a great climax was a magnum opus by itself. Directed by one of the best Indian Commercial film directors of recent times- Vidhu Vinod Chopra the story is build around a Hindi film shooting scenario. There is inter personal rivalry and tension between the crew members. During shooting of the film, members of the unit gets murdered one after another. Suspicion falls on all and sundry and ultimately the CBI Inspector (Nasiruddin Shah)solves the crime in a superb climax. Amol Palekar & Shabana Azmi does justice to their talents alongswith other cast. Pankaj Kapoor is brilliant in his small role as Kuku. Nasiruddin Shah is brilliant as usual. Overall It is the best suspense thriller ever made in the Hindi Film Industry.


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