The Cop, The Home-Maker and the Call Girl: Talaash All Set to Take Indian Cinema to Next Level

Amir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee in Talaash (2012) Hindi Film Promotion London UK

London, UK, Nov 28, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor star in an eagerly anticipated Indian suspense thriller. A thriller that delves deep into the underbelly of modern city life, 'Talaash' sets up an intriguing mystery.

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Talash draws together the lives of three characters in unexpected ways. Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) is the cop whose investigations bring him into contact with housewife Shreya Bondre (Rani Mukherji) and prostitute Rosy (Kareena Kapoor).

Following her 2007 romantic comedy hit 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd', first-time director Reema Kagti received many approaches with ideas for a follow-up. But she decided to originate 'Talaash' herself, with the assistance of her screenwriter friend Zoya Akhtar.

Having read their script, leading Hindi actor Aamir Khan agreed to produce and star in the film. He's joined by Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.

Filming took place in Mumbai and Pondicherry (South East India), with key underwater sequences being shot at the UK's Pinewood Studios.

Talaash Trivia

  • Aamir's 3rd film with a female director, from Deepa Mehta in Earth, to his wife, Kiran Rao, in Dhobi Ghat, to Talaash with Reema Kagti
  • The return of the suspense drama to Bollywood, after the days that this genre was made popular, by film-makers such as Vijay Anand and Chetan Anand and there is been no other film made in this specific genre, of late - maybe in 20 to 25 years.
  • Talaash also reunites Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani who last worked together on Dil Chahta Hai, almost a decade ago. It was an iconic film in Hindi cinema, as you know.
  • The Talaash director, Reema Kagti was also present on the sets of Lagaan as she was assisting director Ashutosh Gowarikar at that time on the film.
  • Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar have worked together on the writing of Talaash, after their huge success as a writing duo, in the 2011 film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
  • Aamir in the film Talaash, is seen donning a police uniform for the first time. Even in the film Sarfarosh, where he was seen in the character of a police officer; he didn’t wear a uniform.
  • Nawazzudin, who last made waves in the film Gangs of Wasseypur, which opened at Cannes and had its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival, is going to be seen playing a very pivotal role in the film.
  • All the supporting actors of the film are well renowned and extremely talented theatre actors.
  • The newly married Kareena Kapoor, who is one of the female leads in this film, is will not be credited on screen as Kareena Kapoor Khan, but will be taking her maiden name. She was last paired very successfully, with Aamir Khan, in 3 Idiots.
  • Rani Mukerji and Aamir come together after Ghulam and Mangal Pandey: The Rising
  • Talaash is a rare 'Khan' film that is NOT during a big Asian festival... Especially as Aamir had HUGE Christmas hits with 3 Idiots and Ghajini. Examples of this are as follows - Salman, who got Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi with Bodyguard last year and Ek that tiger this year, and is getting Christmas 2012 (a festival that India celebrates in a big way and is also celebrated by British Asians even if they're not Christian), which is a triple hit of festival celebrations from his camp of 'Khan'! Both Vijay, the Southern Indian Superstar and Shahrukh Khan, took the Diwali 2012 slots, with Thuppakki (Tamil film - meaning Gun, from the director of Ghajini) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, both of which took stupendous figures at the UK box office.

Watch Talash Hindi Movie Trailer.

(With inputs from SPICE UK)