Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore

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Paanch Ghantey Mein Paanch Crore
Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore poster.jpg
Directed by Faisal Saif
Produced by Dr.Joginder Singh Padam
Written by Faisal Saif
Starring Meera
Abhishek Kumar
Kavita Radheshyam
Music by Leonard Victor
Cinematography Sumesh K. Chandran
Edited by Ashutosh
Release dates 10 August 2012
Running time 110 Minutes (Uncut Version)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR20 million (US$320,000)[1]

Paanch Ghantey Mein Paanch Crore (also known as 5 Ghantey Mein 5 Crore) or "Five Hours, Fifty Million" in English is a Psycho Thriller film written and directed by Faisal Saif. This film is Pakistani film actor Meera's second Bollywood film in five years.[2] The Times of India listed the film in Bollywood's Top 10 Bold Film category of 2012.[3]

Story[edit]

The film tells the story of chartered accountant Vikram (Played By Shawar Ali) and his keep Soniya (Played By Meera) who are waiting for another accountant Muqaadam (Played By Rashid Khan) to deliver R50 million hard cash to their farm house. Vikram works for Sultan Corporation which is owned by Sultan (Played By Ranjeet). As soon as Muqaadam delivers the money, Vikram and Sonia plans to kill Muqaadam and escape to Singapore next day with 50 million to start a new life. Vikram and Soniya goes exactly by their plan. Enter Karan Oberoi (Played By Abhishek Kumar) whose car breaks down in front of Vikram's farmhouse. Karan also happens to be Soniya's ex-classmate in junior college. Reshma Salahuddin (Played By Kavita Radheshyam), An exotic bar dancer who is 3 months pregnant and is waiting for her boyfriend Muqaadam to return. Until she finds out Muqaadam is killed, starts a Dirty Game of Love, betrayal, murder and deceit. Three People with 5 hours to go and with 50 million hard cash

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

Faisal Saif first approached critically acclaimed actress Tabu for the part of Sonia, but later opted for Pakistani actress Meera who was not only impressed with the script, but also did the film for free.[4]

First Look[edit]

Galaxy Lollywood covered the film's music and trailer launch by praising the trailer and music of the film.[5] Independent Bollywood recently revealed the film's first look.[6]

Release[edit]

The film was slated to release on 8 June 2012 along with Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai, but it has now has postponed to 10 August 2012 Eid release along with Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger.[7][dated info]

Reception[edit]

Professional Reviews
Review Scores
Source Rating
Independent Bollywood 3/5 stars
Filmy Town 2/5 stars
Live India News 2.5/5 stars
Bollywood Hungama (Music Review) 2.5/5 stars

The film was not screened for press and critics as the director Faisal Saif wanted to show the film directly to the audience, The film managed a decent opening of 50% with its limited cinema release.[8] Independent Bollywood gave the film 3 out of 5 Stars and called it 'A Tight Thriller'.[9] Filmy Town gave the movie 2 out of 5 Stars and wrote 'A crisp screenplay that keeps the viewer hooked on to till the climax'.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack of the film was released by Worldwide Records (India).[11] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama gave the soundtrack 2.5 out of 5 Stars and wrote "Well, brace yourselves, as this one turns out to be one of the bigger surprises of the year. Give it a chance; it actually has quite a few good songs that manage to hold on to their own!".[12] Music reviewer Amanda Sodhi wrote "It's totally worth it for O Sone Ke Kangna and Kya Wajah Thi Tere Jaane Ki".[13]

Paanch Ghantey Mein Paanch Crore
Studio album by Bandana Sharma, Shibani Kashyap, Rustam Fateh Ali Khan, Javed Ali, Sourish, Leonard Victor, Hasan Amin
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Worldwide Records

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Kya Wajah Thi Tere Jaaney Ki"   Tony Kakkar Bandana Sharma, Javed Ali 4:51
2. "Aaye Nahin Chain"   Rustam Fateh Ali Khan Rustam Fateh Ali Khan 4:27
3. "O Sone Ke Kangna (Female)"   Leonard Victor Shibani Kashyap 3:05
4. "Kamsin"   Leonard Victor Manjira, Swastee Shree Sharma 3:29
5. "Mashah Allah Kya Kehna"   Sourish Sourish 3:25
6. "Yaadien, Yaadien"   Rustam Fateh Ali Khan Rustam Fateh Ali Khan 5:02
7. "O Sone Ke Kangna (Male)"   Leonard Victor Leonard Victor 3:03
8. "Kya Jadu Hai Yeh"   Leonard Victor Leonard Victor, Suzanne 4:34
9. "Zindagi Kahun"   Ali Mustafa Hasan Amin 4:23

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