The Killer (2006 film)

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The Killer
The Killer poster.jpg
Directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala
Raksha Mistry
Produced by Mukesh Bhatt
Starring Emraan Hashmi
Nisha Kothari
Irfan Khan
Music by Sajid-Wajid
Cinematography Sanjay Malkar
Edited by Sanjay Malkar
Distributed by Vishesh Films
Release dates
  • 21 July 2006 (2006-07-21)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

The Killer is a 2006 Bollywood crime thriller film directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala and Raksha Mistry, and starring Emraan Hashmi, Irrfan Khan and Nisha Kothari in lead roles. The story is based on an Indian taxi driver in Dubai, who seats a hitman in his taxi unknowingly, and now he must face the consequences, by doing everything The Killer tells him to do, may it be a ride or a murder. The film released on 21 July 2006, and managed to do moderately well at the box office. It is a remake of the Michael Mann thriller, Collateral.


The story follows one serial killer who uses the help of innocent taxi drivers to murder his targets. When The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India, has been made aware of a killer cab-driver in Malaysia who killed several people in a matter of hours, and then crashed his taxi and killed himself. The same thing happened again, this time in Hong Kong, several people were killed by another cab-driver, who also ended up being killed. Now, this time in Dubai, taxi driver Nikhil Joshi (Emraan Hashmi). Nikhil is an Indian living in Dubai for a good life, and is madly in love with a cabaret dancer named Ria (Nisha Kothari). He is willing to do anything for Ria, and so is she. However, life has other plans for him when one night, a suave businessman named Vikram (Irrfan Khan), hails his cab.

Nikhil discovers that this pleasant passenger has an agenda of his own and a rather sinister one at that. Vikram holds Nikhil hostage in a bizarre plot to bump off various people who would testify against the dreaded don Jabbar (Zakir Hussain), who is at risk of being deported to India to face charges against him. As Nikhil helplessly becomes witness to one killing after another, he finds his life and dreams crumbling around him. Faced with the prospect of losing everything he has been working towards, he finally takes control of the steering wheel of his life. He stops dreaming and starts acting, as he begins to pit his wits against the assassin.

Killing one after another, Nikhil seems to be the prime suspect, that's why Vikram plans to kill him in his taxi and flee, however Nikhil fights back, and therefore Vikram escapes and kidnaps his girlfriend Ria. Only way Ria could survive is if Nikhil would take the blame of the murders Vikram has committed. Will Nikhil blame himself for something he didn't do, or will he stand his ground and fight Vikram the killer himself?


The film's plot is almost entirely based on the 2004 Hollywood action-thriller film Collateral.



The Soundtrack of Killer has chart busters like "Teri Yaadon Mein" & "O Sanam" sung by KK & Shreya Ghoshal. The music is composed by Sajid Wajid. The music was released on Saregama in May 2006.

Track No Song Singer Music Director
1 Teri Yaadon Mein KK & Shreya Ghoshal Sajid Wajid
2 O Sanam (Duet) KK& Shreya Ghoshal Sajid Wajid
3 Hibbaki Suzanne D'Mello, Hamza Faruqui & Earl Sajid Wajid
4 Abhi Toh Main Jawan Hoon Alisha Chinoy Sajid Wajid
5 Yaar Piya Sunidhi Chauhan Sajid Wajid
6 Hibbaki (Remix) Suzanne D'Mello, Hamza Faruqui & Earl Sajid Wajid
7 Teri Yaadon Mein (Remix) KK & Shreya Ghoshal Sajid Wajid
8 O Sanam KK Sajid Wajid

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