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Page 3 (2005)

A look at Mumbai's socialite party circle world through the eyes of a Page 3 journalist.

Director:

Madhur Bhandarkar

Writers:

Nina Arora (screenplay), Madhur Bhandarkar (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Madhvi Sharma
Atul Kulkarni ... Vinayak Mane
Sandhya Mridul ... Pearl Sequiera
Tara Sharma ... Gayetri Sachdeva
Boman Irani ... Deepak Suri
Bikram Saluja Bikram Saluja ... Rohit Kumar
Upendra Limaye ... Inspector Arun Bhosle
Jai Kalra Jai Kalra ... Tarun
Soni Razdan ... Anjali Thapar
Anju Mahendru ... Ritu Bajaj
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Kunickaa Sadanand ... (as Kunika)
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Madan Jain Madan Jain ... ACP Uday Yadav
Suhasini Mulay ... Pratima Bharve
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Storyline

Madhavi is a newspaper journalist in Mumbai whose task is to fill the Page 3 column. Her job consists of attending parties among the socialite and small-time celebrity circle and reporting on it. Her roommates are Pearl, an air-hostess who wants to marry a rich man and settle down to a life of comfort; and Gayatri, a struggling actress. Gayatri is seduced by a leading married actor Rohit Kumar. When she finds out that she is pregnant, he advises her to abort the baby. Dejected, Gayatri tries to commit suicide but Madhavi and Pearl save her. She loses the baby and leaves Mumbai. Madhavi's job of interacting with shallow high-society people is depressing her. She wants to do some substantial reporting for a change, so she is assigned to the Crime beat alongwith veteran reporter Vinayak Mane. Written by Soumitra

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Official Sites:

Indiatimes | Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Seite 3 - Leben auf der Überholspur See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 11,398,000 (India), 28 January 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Raima Sen walked out of the film and was replaced by Tara Sharma. See more »

Quotes

Madhvi Sharma: I don't know what has happened to journalism.
Vinayak Mane: Who told you that you are a journalist? This is what you write in the page 3 column isn't it? Who went in whose party, with whom who went... And with whom who came back... What one wore, ate and drank what... And what one didn't wear. Miss Madhavi Sharma, this is called entertainment, not journalism.
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Too compelling yet without propaganda
29 June 2005 | by saraks_skSee all my reviews

The first review I saw of Page 3 said "what is madhur bhandarkar finally wants to say?". Should he say something so decisive.

The most beautiful thing about Page 3 is it doesn't take sides. No propaganda whatsoever. This is the film that captures so many angles of an issue(I don't know what do I call as an "issue" here) and yet like any mediocre movie doesn't come up with an solution. I was so intrigued when I realized that the movie ended almost in the same scenario just like it started.

The movie defines so many characters who are completely with completely different priorities and different ideologies and yet they are all a part of the system which is all the more apathetic. I wish i can say more but there would be more spoilers ahead. So watch Page 3 if you wanna see one of the most mature films of the recent times.


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