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.