Here's How Kaminey is Among Greatest Crime Movies Ever Made in Bollywood
By 2009, Vishal Bhardwaj was already a cinematic hero. In addition to his glorious early years as a music composer, his transition to directing films had also worked wonders. Every movie he made was an important one, whether he was making a beloved children's tale or adapting Shakespeare for Indian audiences.
But in 2009, his focused changed. He made a movie on the underworld of Mumbai and of course, it too became a very important movie.
Kaminey , starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, didn't have the same heavyweight actors attached to it as the filmmaker's previous films had. Shahid Kapoor was more or less a chocolatey actor and Priyanka Chopra had attempted some dark movies before but nothing like this before.
Here's how Kaminey was a modern Bollywood masterpiece:
Twins in Bollywood are common. But not like this.
Guddu has a stammer; Charlie has a lisp. Guddu is modest; Charlie is ambitious. Guddu has a girl; Charlie has dreams. And most importantly, they don't meet in the movie till the end.
Best dialogues one after the other.
Whether a one-liner or an emotional epiphany, the characters said some pretty on-point lines.
Juggling of so many different storylines and moods.
Terrific central performance by Shahid Kapoor
The movie when Shahid Kapoor became a classic.
In fact every song of the movie was stand-out. Be it Raat Ke Dhai Baje or Pehli Baar Mohabbat or the haunting title track.