Synopsis: Vijay Salgaonkar runs a cable TV network in a remote and hilly village of Goa. He lives a happy life with his wife Nandini and two daughters. A 4th grade dropout & an orphan, Vijay has worked his way towards success with his sheer hard-work & street smartness in order to provide for his family who mean the world to him. A man of few means & needs; Vijay believes life is to be lived simplistically - his wife, while she loves him devoutly, wants Vijay's thrifty & miserly behavior to end and wants the world for her family. If there's one thing that Vijay cannot live without, it is his passion for watching films. Such is his 'filmy' obsession that he doesn't mind staying up all night at his office binging on TV movies! In a bizarre turn of events; a teenage boy goes missing; he is the son of a headstrong & no-nonsense cop; IG Meera Deshmukh and the Salgaonkar family is the prime suspect! Will a humble & middle class man, be able to protect his family from oppression of the powerful? How th
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Nishikant Kamat
Production: B4U US
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
163 min

Come on, we're at Pondolem.

Let's go, Pondolem.

Let's go, Pondolem.

Be careful, Peter.

Breakfast or beer?

Where's Pondolem police station?

The new one?

Are you a police officer?

- Yes.

Here it is. Right in front of us.

It was inaugurated just last week.

- I see.

The faded one right next to it

is the old police station.

Okay, thanks.

All the police officers have

breakfast here.

Some of them eat breakfast,

lunch and dinner right here.

I see.

Come over, after duty hours.

I'll serve you chilled beer

and fried fish.

Let's see.

Excuse me.

Who's the Senior PI?

Who are you?

- Satish Naik.

I have been transferred here.

Sir, do come in.

You're welcome.

Have a seat.

Sir will be here, soon.


Isn't that Vijay Salgaonkar?

Yes, sir.

That's him.

He seems to be pretty

straight forward.

But, appearances can

be deceptive, sir.

What do you mean?

- I mean, what he's done...

...is still pretty unbelievable.

Vijay, sir.

Get him, get him. Hey, hey, hey.


That was an awesome chase, sir!


They've edited it with fast cuts

and taken the audience for a ride.

On top of that, the music

is pounding away!

So that it seems as if

a lot is going on.

But, nothing is really happening.

You need to feel

the tension. Feel it!

Mr. Vijay, I have an idea.

You know, you should make

a movie.

I mean, then the world will see

that you...

I'll show it to you, first.

- No!

Mr. Vijay! No! Sorry, sir!

Are you done

with the collections?

Yes, I'm done.

Here, look.

As always, Inspector

Gaitonde cribbed a bit.

And, uncle Pinto's TV

is flickering.

That's a problem with his TV.

It's not a cable issue.

Tell him to buy a new one.

- You bet, I did!


- .

That's what he called you.

- And you let him abuse me?

No, no, I didn't!

I told him.

I said, if you want to abuse

Mr. Vijay...

...say something logical.

You can call him uneducated,

illiterate, 4th grade dropout...

...call him an orphan.

But, ? No, never.

Am I right?

Or am I right?

Alright, then!

- Listen to me.

You're absolutely right.

I'll give you a bonus. - A bonus!

Mr. Vijay, no! Sir, no!

He's waiting for SI Gaitonde.


- Don't ask.

He locked up

his only son in prison.

What did he do?

Nothing. He took a loan from

a private finance company.

He used to pay all

the installments on time.

He just wasn't able to pay

the final installment.

Mr. Gaitonde took my

son away, two days ago.

Now, the finance company

is also saying...

...that, the installment has to be

paid with interest, first.

That's when they'll let my

son go.

Why is Gaitonde taking such an

interest in this?

Because, his cousin runs

the finance company.

So, did you complain

to Mr. Prabhu?

Mr. Gaitonde told me...

...if I complain to anyone

at all...

...then, he will kill my son.

Anyway, what's the point of


Then, file a lawsuit in the court.

On whom?

His son wasn't locked up

by the finance company...

...Gaitonde did that.

'There is only one way

to get your brother out.'

'What's that?

- Habeas corpus.'

I'll tell you what to do.

Habeas corpus.

What? Hibbus...

Habeas corpus.

It's a legal term.

How will that help?

His son will get

released, because...

'This is not an ordinary case.'

'This is a case

involving habeas corpus.'

And if they tell the court...

...that someone has locked up

his son illegally...

...then, the court will order the

police to at once...

...present the man in the


Then, Gaitonde or the senior PI

or IG, can't ignore the court's order.

The police will not present him

in the court.

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Jeethu Joseph

Jeethu Joseph (born 10 November 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter, who works in Malayalam cinema.Jeethu made his directional debut with the 2007 police procedural film Detective and later went on to direct five successful films: the family drama Mummy & Me (2010), the comedy film My Boss (2012), the investigative-thriller film Memories (2013), the family-thriller film Drishyam (2013), the revenge-drama Oozham (2016) and the action-thriller film Aadhi (2018). Jeethu gained popularity after the release of Drishyam, produced by Aashirvad Cinemas, which is currently the second highest grossing Malaylam film, it was the first Malayalam film to cross ₹50 crore mark at the box office. Jeethu made his Tamil debut with Papanasam (2015), which is the remake of Drishyam. more…

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