Kaante (2002)

Kaante is a 2002 Bollywood film directed by Sanjay Gupta and starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. The film is a Hindi remake of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and intial sequences from Usual Suspects. Though knockoff, the movie enjoyable due to its slick look.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty

The film takes off with the release from the prison of a veteran gangster called Major (Amitabh). Major is tired of life behind the bars. And, instead of reforming, he plans to pull off a grand heist and rest on his laurels for the remainder of his life. So he hatches a meticulous plan to rob a bank and decides to team up with five more accomplices.

The first one to tag along is Ajju (Sanjay Dutt), a notorious chap who has had some experience in robbing banks. And soon others come along. They are – Baali (Mahesh Manjrekar) a drug addict, Bouncer (Sunil Shetty) a quiet but dangerous man, and Mak (Lucky Ali) a cool dude with a who-cares attitude. The sixth man Andy (Kumar Gaurav) is an undercover cop who has joined the gang to spy and foil their plan.

The six men assume different identities and names to prevent the plan from leaking out. But someone has already spilled the beans. He is Ajju, who has spoken about the robbery to his wife (Shilpa Shetty). Ajju’s wife in turn put a dangerous idea into his mind – which is to kill the other five after the robbery and walk away with the loot.

The D-Day comes when the six get into the bank and rob it at gunpoint. But before they could get away, police arrives and a shootout follows. Somehow the six manage to escape and meet again in a dilapidated warehouse. They are sure there is a ‘rat’ (informer) among them. But who is he? No one trusts the other and soon guns are drawn.

Will Andy’s cover be blown?

Who will get away with the loot?

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