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Maharathi (2008)

A street-smart newly recruited chauffeur partners with his late employer's wife to pocket a hefty insurance claim.

Director:

Shivam Nair

Writers:

Sanjay Chhel (lyrics), Uttam Gada (story, screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Jaisingh Adenwalla
Om Puri ... ACP Gokhale
Boman Irani ... Advocate A.D. Merchant
Paresh Rawal ... Subhash Sharma
Neha Dhupia ... Mallika Adenwalla
Tara Sharma ... Swati
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashwin Nayak Ashwin Nayak ... The ATM Guy
Vivek Shauq ... Inspector Borkar (as Vivek Shaq)
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Storyline

The caption of the movie says, "How would you murder a man who has already committed suicide". The story revolves around 6 characters a one time famous film director, his wife (a one time actor in his films), a chauffeur, a confidante lawyer, a caretaker and an ACP all trying to outwit each other. At stake is a life insurance policy worth Rs. 24 crores. A one time famous film director dejected by his wife's behaviour 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. Written by Chandrakanth Patthi

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How do you murder a man who has already committed suicide?


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (India) See more »

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Budget:

INR100,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$535,185
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Dolby Digital

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Vipul shah wanted to make this movie But paresh rawal said he will make this movie because its his play See more »

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When Boman Irani asks Paresh Rawal to make him a drink, the ice cube appears only in the wide shot. In single shots, it is gone. See more »

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Some good performances - the second half is exciting
1 May 2010 | by kausix777See all my reviews

The VCD story, when read, may appear to be telling about several conmen trying to outwit each other. However, it is the catchline (tagline) that takes the cake and paves the way for the story to unfold.

The first half was a bit stretched although it was good for character development of some of the lead characters.

Paresh goes a little over the top several times in this movie, perhaps as a result of bringing a theatre piece to the screen. Boman, Paresh, Om and Naseer are great in the other scenes, especially in the second half when the pace catches up.

I did find a couple of plot points predictable but it still manages to get the attention of the viewers due to clever atmosphere-building.

This is not a great film or a masterpiece but I still give it 9 for its plot and entertainment value.


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