Main Aur Charles

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Main Aur Charles
Main-aur-charles.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Prawaal Raman
Produced by Raju Chadha
Amit Kapoor
Vikram Khakhar
Written by Prawaal Raman
Screenplay by Prawaal Raman
Story by Prawaal Raman
Starring
Cinematography Anuj Rakesh Dhawan
Edited by Nipun Ashok Gupta
Production
company
Wave Cinemas Cynozure Networkz
Release date
  • 30 October 2015 (2015-10-30) (India)
Country India
Language Hindi

Main aur Charles (English: Charles and I) is a 2015 Bollywood crime film written and directed by Prawaal Raman and produced by Cynozure Networkz.[1][2] The film is a fictitious thriller inspired by true events; it is told from the perspective of the Indian cop, Amod Kanth, who handled the case of the serial killer Charles Sobhraj. The film opened on 31 October 2015 to positive reviews across India.[3][4][5] However, it was a box office bomb, collecting a mere Rs. 6 crores.[citation needed]

The film stars Randeep Hooda,[6] Richa Chadda, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra, and Alexx O'Nell in lead roles.[7] Through the narrative, we see a series of crimes committed by Charles and the story of each of his victims, who fell for his charisma but were betrayed by his serpentine like nature. The man not just escaped several high security jails but even manipulated the legal system. In the title, Main aur Charles, the word 'Main' stands for the character of Amod Kanth.[4][8] The film has been warmly accepted in the trade for its impeccable direction, casting and background score. Apart from these technicalities, the film has satisfied critics creatively with fine performances by Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and Adil Hussain.[9][10][11]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot in Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Pattaya, and also in Udaipur.

Soundtrack[edit]

Main Aur Charles
Soundtrack album by Vipin Patwa, Aditya Trivedi, Bally Grunge and Sanjeev-Darshan
Released October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)
Length 29:07
Label T-Series

The music for Main Aur Charles is composed by Vipin Patwa, Aditya Trivedi, Bally Grunge and Sanjeev-Darshan. The full audio album was released on 15 October 2015. The music rights are acquired by T-Series.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Neeli Bullet"Kartik ChaudhryAditya Trivedi03:41
2."Woh Tho Yahin Hai Lekin"Dr SagerJonita Gandhi02:51
3."Ya Rabba"Rohan MoktaliSaugat Upadhaya04:07
4."Dekhe Meri Aankhon Mein Jo"Kartik ChaudhrySaba Azad03:36
5."Jee Lo Yaaron"Bally GrungeSaugat Upadhaya03:43
6."Main To Yahin Hoon Lekin"Dr SagerAli Azmat02:39
7."Theme of Charles"Aditya TrivediAditya Trivedi03:36
8."Jab Chaye Mera Jadoo"Ikram BasraKanika Kapoor04:54
Total length:29:07

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 33% based on 6 reviews, and an average rating of 5/10.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Varma, Arjun (30 October 2015). "Main Aur Charles review: Randeep Hooda kills it in film based on the notorious Bikini Killer". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ Gauri, Gayatri (2 November 2015). "Main Aur Charles review: Randeep Hooda is seductive as the deadly Charles Sobhraj". Showsha. Firstpost. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ Iyer, Meena (17 December 2015). "Main Aur Charles Movie Review". Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b Sen, Raja (30 October 2015). "Review: Main Aur Charles is a cool, compelling, winner". Rediff. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ Shetty-Saha, Shubha (2 November 2015). "'Main Aur Charles' - Movie Review". Mid Day. Mid-Day Infomedia. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ Singh, Preeti (23 January 2014). "First Look: Randeep Hooda plays Charles Sobhraj in 'Main Aur Charles'". News18. Network 18. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal (26 February 2016). "Main Aur Charles Movie Review". NDTV. NDTV Convergence. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  8. ^ Gupta, Rachit (30 October 2015). "Movie Review: Main Aur Charles". Filmfare. Worldwide Media. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  9. ^ [Unknown author]. "Main Aur Charles Movie Review Rating Box Office Collections Ft. Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda". Belvoir Eagle.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Shah, Kunal M. "Main Aur Charles movie review". Absolute India News. AVS News Connect. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015.
  11. ^ Kumar, Smita Vyas (31 October 2015). "Hum tum ek kamre main bandh ho aur story kho jaye". Desimartini. Top Movies Entertainment. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Main Aur Charles (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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