- 2 hr 14 min
Kaminey is a crime thriller movie released in the year 2009. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the movie is set in Mumbai and revolves around two identical twins - Guddu and Charlie (played by Shahid Kapoor) - who get embroiled in a web of crime, drugs, and gang wars. The movie starts with a scene where Guddu, a mild-mannered and stuttering NGO worker, accidentally witnesses a murder committed by a group of henchmen from a local gang. At the same time, Charlie, a street-smart and ruthless gangster, is introduced, dealing in drugs and trying to expand his gang's territory. As the story progresses, we see how the brothers' lives get intertwined as they navigate through different situations. With a string of interconnected characters such as a crooked cop, an aspiring actress, and a corrupt politician, the script keeps the audience engaged throughout. Amidst all the chaos and violence, Guddu falls in love with Sweety (played by Priyanka Chopra) - the sister of Charlie's girlfriend. As the relationship between Charlie and his girlfriend deteriorates, the rivalry between the two brothers worsens, leading to a dramatic climax. The movie is known for its excellent direction, gripping storyline, and powerful performances by the cast. Shahid Kapoor delivers a career-defining performance with his portrayal of the two contrasting characters with finesse. Priyanka Chopra, with her nuanced acting, provides an excellent foil to Shahid's characters. Deb Mukherjee, who plays the pivotal role of a gang leader's father, delivers a standout performance in the film. His performance adds depth to the script and elevates the movie's intensity. The movie's music, composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is another highlight. The songs blend perfectly with the movie's narrative and add to the overall experience. Kaminey is a rare Bollywood movie that manages to blend style with substance. The movie balances light-hearted moments with gritty realism and manages to keep the audience hooked throughout. The film stands out as one of the best crime thrillers in the Hindi film industry, with excellent direction, screenplay, and performances making it truly captivating.