Synopsis: Seeing reflections of Mumbai under the red light, Talaash is a tale of love lost, fatal attraction and above all the quest to solve a perfect crime. Suspense at its core, Talaash explores Mumbai's underbelly like never before. Aamir Khan plays an investigation officer, Inspector Shekhawat who receives a phone call early in the morning informing him about death and an accident and how everything starts to unfold from there. The case turns into a life altering chase for Inspector Shekhawat when he is forced to reel under the repercussions of a broken married life with his wife Roshni played by Rani Mukherji and come face to face with his suppressed grief. Being on his investigational quest and fighting it out with personal struggle, Inspector Shekhawat meets a sex worker Rosie played by Kareena Kapoor who further adds shades of mystery to the puzzle. What looks like a simple car accident investigation turns into a haunting mystery as further investigations show many anomalies stringed to
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Reema Kagti
Production: Reliance Big Pictures
  5 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
140 min

lt's only the night that

brings the forbidden to life

The streets open their arms

to whoever passes by

This is the path for lost souls

Here a smile doesn't reach the eye

A mask is worn to cover the lie

lt's so festive all around

Even then only loneliness abounds

Yesterday in these very lanes,

in these crushed flowers

There was such a high

Now only thirsty spirits,

wracked in agony

Seem to wander by

All searching for the same thing

Not knowing the futility it will bring

This is the path for lost souls

Here a smile doesn't reach the eye

A mask is worn to cover the lie

lt's so festive all around

Even then only loneliness abounds

Between the lights

and among the shadows

An unhappy secret exists

Why is it here?

What has happened

for such anger to persist

Tell me oh dark night

Nothing escapes your sight

This is the path for lost souls

Here a smile doesn't reach the eye

A mask is worn to cover the lie

lt's so festive all around

Even then only loneliness abounds

Here a smile doesn't reach the eye

A mask is worn to cover the lie

lt's so festive all around

Even then only loneliness abounds

Good morning, sir.

Devrath Kulkarni.

So what happened here?

An accident, sir.

The car crashed into the sea.

l've heard a lot about you...

it's an honour to work with you.

The car came speeding down the road...

and then it swerved...

like... like this...

straight into the sea.

Where were you?

l was sitting over there.


Pinky knew something

was about to happen.

She warned us...

but we ignored her.

Who is Pinky?

- Another witness.

- Hello, sir.

That was the only car on the road.

Anything else on the road?

There was absolutely

nothing on the road...

l saw it...

Sir, please come here.

- Get a stretcher.

That's Armaan Kapoor.

Check if there's any lD.

The doors were locked...

he was also wearing the seatbelt.

lt is him.

Thank you.

What's going on here?

Move away... all of you.

We'll get to the bottom of this.


What happened to Ramu, our driver?

ls he...

Mr. Kapoor was driving...

he was alone.


What about Yuvraj?

His spotboy...

he accompanies Armaan everywhere.

There was no one else in the car.

But, Armaan...

Armaan was never on his own.

l don't get it...

why was he driving?

He hates driving.

Get Ramu and Yuvraj's number...

talk to them.

Good morning, mom.

What's wrong, mom?

- Film star Armaan Kapoor

met with an accident...

last night on Seaface road.

He died in the crash.

- Seaface road is part

of Mumbai's underbelly...

famous for the red light area nearby.

lt is not clear what Armaan Kapoor...

- was doing here last night.

- Meanwhile Sonya Kapoor's brother,

Teji Singh has stated that...

- the family is not satisfied

with the police statement...

- that it was merely an accident.

Right now, we need time to

deal with this tragedy...

- only then can we

take any legal recourse.

- We still don't know

what really happened.

What's wrong, Juhi?

Lost your husband?



Armaan Kapoor is dead.


Armaan Kapoor, the actor...

here on Seaface road.

Are you serious?

That's where l'm coming from...

it's chaos down there.

The press is all over

questioning the junkies.

So, you really met him last night?

l thought you were bluffing.

Whom did you meet?

Shut up!

You have only one good leg...

how about l break that too?

Jinxed bastard...

always arrives with bad news.

Here, get us breakfast.

Move it!

Poor guy, you are so mean to him.

Never repeat what l say to you...

in front of others.

Get it?


l said, l'm sorry!

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Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar (Born 14 October, 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors such as Mira Nair, Tony Gerber and Dev Benegal, before turning writer-director in her own right. She has directed movies such as Luck by Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Sheila Ki Jawani, a segment of Bombay Talkies (2013). She has co-written Talaash (2012) alongside Reema Kagti. She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family. more…

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