Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kaun (1999)

Kaun (Hindi: कौन, English: Who's There) is a 1999 Hindi suspense thriller directed by Ram Gopal Verma, written by Anurag Kashyap, and starring Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai and Sushant Singh. Other titles for the film were Evaru (Telugu title) and Thriller (English title).

The film features a man claiming to be a white collar worker (Bajpai) and another man claiming to be a police inspector (Singh), both attempting to get into the house of a young woman (Matondkar). Kaun was an inventively minimalistic film using only one set and a cast of three actors (excluding a dead body and a brief appearance of a room full of silent, motionless extras). The only costume change occurs in the film's final scene when Matondkar reappears the following morning.
Kaun (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There was the usual plot twists and I was surprised by the ending especially from Bollywood. At times this seemed to border on the horror genre, which would make this the first Bollywood slasher film I have seen. The dead phone seemed obvious but not sure why each individual character decided to lie about it.

Baijpai did play the part well in creating a character that would get on anyone's nerve. The cat was not harmed in the making of the film. If you look closely at the cat with the blood around it, you can see his chest rising and falling. Must have drugged it to stay put in a puddle of water though.

I would love to Satya also but the members at Blockbuster said the sound quality is bad and most just returned the video to the store.

Kaun (1999)

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