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Chameli (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 December 2003 (India)
On a rainy night, when an investment banker's car breaks down in the red light district, he takes shelter where he meets and later befriends a prostitute.

Director:

Sudhir Mishra

Writers:

Anant Balani (original concept), Shivkumar Subramaniam (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kareena Kapoor ... Chameli
Rahul Bose ... Aman
Rinke Khanna ... Neha
Yashpal Sharma ... K.P. Singh
Makrand Deshpande ... Taxi driver
Kabir Sadanand Kabir Sadanand ... Haseena
Pankaj Jha Pankaj Jha ... Usman
Satyajit Sharma Satyajit Sharma ... Police Inspector
Panne Chatterjee Panne Chatterjee ... Call Girl (as Panni Chatterjee)
Tarun Shukla Tarun Shukla ... Corporator's man
Aniket Vishwasrao ... Raja
Deepak Qazir ... Raja's father
Master Vinni Pachori Master Vinni Pachori ... Johnny (as Vinni Pachauri)
Dinkar Gavande Dinkar Gavande ... Usman's man (as Dinkar Gawande)
Ghanshyam Garg Ghanshyam Garg ... Usman's man
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Storyline

Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general. It is in this area, on a stormy rainy day, that wealthy Aman Kapoor's car breaks down. His efforts to call for help via his cell phone are in vain, and he takes shelter in a nearby building. This is where he comes in contact with a prostitute named Chameli - and this is where his nightmare involving pimps, eunuchs, prostitutes, and corrupt police officers - will begin - and will seem to have no ending whatsoever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Two strangers. One stormy night.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 December 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Jasmine See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was controversial due to it having many intense scenes, smoking, and alcohol. It was also controversial due to the heavy smoking by Rahul Bose and Kareena Kapoor in the film, as many critics felt it was promoting smoking. See more »

Goofs

When Chameli lights up the cigarette in the 1st scene she is using a AIM brand match box of yellow color, but in the next scene when brings up the cigarette with match box it turns to SHIP brand of match box of red color. See more »

Crazy Credits

End credits are mixed with outtakes. See more »

Connections

References Devdas (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Prof. R. N. Dubey
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sandesh Shandilya
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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a different love story.
25 July 2004 | by movie_3See all my reviews

I have seen this movie recently. And it seems to me that it is really different movie from typical bollywood films.

The script & direction of this movie is really brilliant and worth of praising. Rahul bosh as Aman Kapoor & bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor as Chameli played their roles successfully. Especially I recommend Kareena Kapoor for her wonderful acting in this movie as a prostitute named 'Chameli'.

I recommend this movie to watch who likes different type of films. I rate this movie 10/10. The movie is really excellent.


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