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is an India
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n film released on 9 July 2010. The drama is based on the true story of a poor Andhra cook who gets caught in the gunfire between cops and naxalites and is forced to work with the latter
was screened at the 6th Stuttgart
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Film Festival in 2009.
Source for first 12 cast-members: Characters per additional sources.
- Sunil Shetty ... Narasimha
- Sameera Reddy
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... Laxmi or Lakshmi
- Bhagyashree... Uma
- Ayesha Dharker
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- Seema Biswas
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- Ashish Vidyarthi
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- Makrand Deshpande
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... V.K. Raghavan
- Sunil Sinha ...
- Ehsan Khan... Krishna
- Gulshan Grover
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... Deputy Inspector General Rathod
- Naseeruddin Shah
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- Vinod Khanna
-Early life:Khanna was born to Kamla and Kishanchand Khanna, a textiles, dyes and chemicals businessman of Hindu Punjabi Khatri origin, on 6 October 1946, in Peshawar, British India . He has three sisters and one brother...
- Sophie Hilbrand ... Reporter
The Hindi-language film was dubbed into Telugu
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, Chhattisgarhi and English
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versions, with all four versions scheduled to be released the same day. Rahul Aggarwal
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, one of the producers, said every actor dubbed their English lines themselves.
The film was originally scheduled to be completed and released in 2008.
The film was not reviewed by a sufficient number of contributing critics to be rated at the review aggregating
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site Rotten Tomatoes
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. Rachel Saltz of The New York Times
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said the film "seems torn between two storytelling modes: episodic with a documentary flavor and action-driven pulp. It makes a hash of both." She added, "For some reason [it] has been dubbed into heavily accented English for American release, adding an unnecessary 'What did he say?' level of difficulty." Frank Lovece
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of Film Journal International
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echoed that, saying, the film "plays like one of those stiff historical drams that educational-film companies make for schools. Or in this case, an outsourced educational-film company." Adam Keleman of Slant
believed, "The unforgivable flaw of the film is its lack of subtlety, the way character detail and plot development is laid for us on a silver platter, never requiring the audience to ... fully engage with the intricacies of the lead character's internal and moral quandary."
- Winner, Director's Vision Award at the 2009 Stuttgart Film Festival
- Winner, South Asian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor - Suniel Shetty
- Winner, Stardust Search Light Award for Best Actor - Suniel Shetty