Synopsis: The film portrays the kidnapping of a little girl of 10, who is out with her father for the day. Her parents are divorced and her stepfather (a cop) steps in for the investigation. The suicidal mother has an ax to grind with both her ex-husband and her current husband. As the investigation proceeds, the characters are placed in sordid scenarios that reveal their unsavory sides; the mind games between the both the fathers in particular lend the procedural its most gripping drama as everyone else is getting greedy and ugly not caring about the kidnapped girl.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Anurag Kashyap
Production: Phantom Films
  3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


Did papa call?


Every 5 minutes, police interrupts

our shoot, asking for bribe

Do you have legal shooting permits?

- We do, sir!

We have already paid the fees, both

to the municipality and the police

But this is the detection squad,

not a complaint office

I need to go in

- Who are you?

I am the brother in law of Mr. Bose

who is the chief of detection squad.

What is your work?

-lts personal

Ask him, he knows me.

Sir...! Sir...!!

Sir, when people

buy mobile sim cards...

...or when they go

through immigration.

Or check into a hotel, they need to

fill in their personal details.

We acquire all those details/tntei and

feed into our system.

Passport number, social security number,

mobile, license, car numbers...

...all such unique numbers are regularly

collated & updated in our systems.

So, if you need any intel on anyone.


We don't need to sift through various

offices for their records anymore.

We just need to send subject's

unique number by phone..

You can get all intel on that

person on your phone itself.

Mummy, check with Papa when

is he coming to pick me up.

You do it yourself.

But I can't get through to him.

Hey, don't.

Let me clean up...

- No, just leave.

Why did you break the jug?!

Because you're not calling papa?

I'll not allow you to go

out with him?

I know. Your TV is more important.

Don't talk back to me.

I know you hate papa...

- Shut up!


Is your mom home?

Hold on...

Mummy, uncle's calling for you.

I'll be there in 5 mins.

I will drop in for a bit but

I will leave quickly

It's daughter time today!

Kali, wait.

Do I smell bad?


Tidy your hair.

I'm still waiting outside.

Everyone is laughing at me

'cos they know who I am...

Bloody! Brother-in-law

He must be busy.

That casting director calls me

only on Saturdays...

when I'm suppose

to meet my daughter.

I'll speak to him.

Please speak to him, man!

Make him understand.

F*cking bitch! She treats me like

I'm going to kidnap my own daughter!

Bad word, papa...

10 bucks.

Easy.. I'm on my way.

Papa !!

- F*cking traffic..

You were there?

Good joke, man.

Indian women have a red dot on their forehead

'cos they're recording everything...!

It's a f*cking recording button!

I should've been there, man.

You're stupid to give him money, papa?

I don't. I don't even

speak to my son.

I don't even pay his rent.

You don't but your wife does.

It is wise to keep one's

woman on a leash.

Please hold...

your daughter's on the line.

What is it?

I know your brother is

waiting outside?

What's he saying?

Shalini, I didn't marry you to solve

your family problems...

Either I've to intimidate

your father's business associates...

...or illegally bail your

brother's friends.

You don't have to!

But when you make him wait outside,

he annoys me with his calls..

I'll thrash him so hard that he'll

forget how to dial a f*cking phone.. go have your

drink and stop bugging me..

I needed some money.


The man friday will

get you what you need.

I don't have any money

My bank account is empty.

I get bored sitting at home...

Your car always has

5 litres of gas.

Anything else, tell the man friday.



Give me your phone.

Get His Highness some tea.

Why have we stopped here, papa?

Just 5 minutes,

I've to pick a script.

Just 5 minutes. Please!

I know how long your 5 minutes are!

Aren't we going to lmax at 5?

What time is it now?


What will we do for next 2 hours?

I may as well do my tiny errand.

Why do you always pick me

when you've work to do..

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Akhilesh Jaiswal

Akhilesh Jaiswal (born 19 March 1986) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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