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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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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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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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Based on a Gujrati play of the same name by Paresh Rawal. 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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good enough
14 December 2008 | by jaskunwar993See all my reviews

It left me satisfied, honestly speaking. Nothing very great, except that maybe it features Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani and Naseeruddin Shah in a supportive role...

It begins on a very boring note... very normal beginning and suddenly you feel like walking out and at that very moment the movie begins. Very thrilling story where a suicide has to be proved a murder in order to achieve a large sum of money.

Light humor in places keeps the viewer not in suspense (trust me there's enough of that!), but keeps the person in a very interested mood. Naseeruddin Shah has given a good performance, and so has Boman Irani, and even Neha Dhupia was fine-ish, but the best performance no doubt was Paresh Rawal's! Very humorous, and very enriching and refreshing.

Of course there were errors, and the cinematography could have been a 1000x better, because the camera is shaky at parts, and some gross errors (like blinking when you're dead!), but they can be ignored seeing the final result.

All-in-all, with a very humorous and shocking climax and NO SONGS AND NO ROMANCE, this film has left me highly satisfied.

Recommended to all. 7/10.


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Release Date:

5 December 2008 (India) See more »

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INR100,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$535,185
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