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Kaun (1999) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Suspense / Mystery)
29 Jun, 2010 | Movies To See Before You Die / Suspense

Kaun - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

“Kaun” was the movie which more or less established the out of the box thinking director image of the ace film-maker Ram Gopal Verma. It was a first of its kind of attempt in Indian Cinema which though couldn’t be a box office success but was widely discussed as an innovative project. At the time of its release majority of the viewers were not sure of what kind of product it was due to its very short length, novel concept and never seen before treatment on Indian screen. There were mixed responses within the audience where in one section highly praised the movie for its guts and the others who couldn’t really appreciate it at all.
 
Nevertheless, “Kaun” was indeed a path breaking film in Hindi Cinema which somehow forced the Indian Filmmakers to start experimenting with some new ideas and scripts. Its basic plot revolving around only 3 characters in a bungalow is quite similar to “Signpost To Murder” (1964), yet it moves way ahead of just being an inspired movie and has its own original twists and turns to frighten the viewer.
 
Without revealing its surprising storyline I would like to say that if you really love the genre of thrillers and suspense movies then “Kaun” is a must watch having three superlative performances by Urmila, Manoj Bajpai and Sushant Singh. Even with a slow narrative style it’s highly exciting and keeps the viewer guessing about what’s going to happen next. A not to be missed new age mystery movie which arguably was one of those few ventures which became the foundation of a new movie making and movie watching style in Bollywood.

Directed by Ram Gopal Verma
Starring : Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai and Sushant Singh.

Background Music : Sandeep Chowta

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29 Jun 2010 / Comment ( 2 )
Saurabh

Wasn't Kaun inspired from Rajesh Khanna starrer "Ittefaq"? Anyway both were awesome movies!

Bobby Sing

Hi Saurabh,
"Ittefaq" was itself inspired from an English Classic "Signpost To Murder" (1964) as mentioned in the site at the link given below:
http://bobbytalkscinema.com/recentpost.php?postid=postid061609093929

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