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  • NR
  • 2000
  • 2 hr 34 min
  • 5.0  (288)

Tarkieb is an Indian crime thriller movie from the year 2000, directed by Esmayeel Shroff. The movie stars an ensemble cast of some of the most talented actors in Indian cinema including Nana Patekar, Tabu, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and Aditya Pancholi, among others. The movie revolves around a twisty murder mystery that will keep the audience at the edge of their seats. The story is set in a small town where an army officer, Colonel Mahendra Singh (Nana Patekar), and his wife, Shalini (Tabu), live a happy life. However, things take a ghastly turn when Colonel Mahendra Singh is murdered in his own home. The local police are clueless about the murder and cannot seem to find any suspects, so they call in top detective Arjun Singh (Akshay Kumar) to investigate the case.

Arjun Singh is an unconventional cop who approaches the case unconventionally. He realizes that Colonel Mahendra Singh's murder is not a random act, but it is connected to a bigger conspiracy. He starts investigating Mahendra Singh's past and uncovers many secrets that were thought to be long buried.

During his investigation, Arjun Singh meets Shalini, Colonel Mahendra Singh's widow, and sparks start to fly between them. Shalini is initially hesitant to reveal too much about her husband and his past, but as Arjun Singh pieces together more about the mystery, she starts to open up to him.

Arjun Singh discovers that there might be more to Colonel Mahendra Singh's death than meets the eye. He finds out that he was not the only one investigating Colonel Mahendra Singh's death and that another person, an ex-cop, was also looking into the case. This raises more questions and adds to the intrigue of the film.

The movie combines the best of crime thrillers, complete with subplots, unexpected twists, and turns. It also features some excellent performances by the actors. Nana Patekar, in particular, delivers a powerful and emotional performance as Colonel Mahendra Singh. His portrayal of the complete officer who loved his country and his family with equal passion is a real standout.

Tabu, who has always been known for her versatility and talent, also delivers an excellent performance as Colonel Mahendra Singh's wife, Shalini. Her performance as a grieving widow who is battling her emotions while trying to help with the investigation is poignant and touching.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra plays the role of Colonel Mahendra Singh's daughter, and though her screen time in the movie is limited, she delivers a noteworthy performance.

The film also boasts some excellent cinematography by Alok Dasgupta, who captures the essence of a small town's life and adds to the film's overall mood and feel. The background score by Vishal Bhardwaj is haunting and gripping and adds to the movie's suspense and intrigue.

Overall, Tarkieb is an engaging, suspenseful crime thriller that is worth a watch. The movie's gripping plot, combined with the excellent performances by its cast, make it a must-watch for anyone who loves a good whodunit.

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    2 hr 34 min
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    5.0  (288)