Main Aur Charles
|Main Aur Charles|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Prawaal Raman|
|Produced by||Raju Chadha |
|Written by||Prawaal Raman|
|Screenplay by||Prawaal Raman|
|Story by||Prawaal Raman|
|Cinematography||Anuj Rakesh Dhawan|
|Edited by||Nipun Ashok Gupta|
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Main aur Charles (transl. Me and Charles) is a 2015 Bollywood crime film written and directed by Prawaal Raman and produced by Cynozure Networkz. 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 Indian Orgin French serial killer Charles Sobhraj who was known as the bikini killer. The film opened on 31 October 2015 to positive reviews across India. However, it was a box office bomb, collecting a mere Rs. 6 crores.
The film stars Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra, and Alexx O'Nell in lead roles. 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 nature. The man not just escaped several high security jails but also manipulated the legal system. In the title, Main aur Charles, the word 'Main' stands for the character of Amod Kanth. The film was 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 Hooda, Chadha and Hussain.
- Randeep Hooda - Charles Sobhraj
- Richa Chaddha - Mira Sharma (Charles's girl friend)
- Adil Hussain - Amod Kanth
- Alexx O'Nell - Richard Thomas
- Lucky Morani - Dr. Ashima Mehra (criminal psychologist)
- Mandana Karimi - Liz (Charles's girl friend)
- Shaanti - Princess Malvika
- Dijana Dejanovic - Charles's Lawyer
- Vipin Sharma - Satender Kumar (Jailor)
- Tisca Chopra - Reena (Amod Kanths' wife)
- Kanika Kapoor - Special appearance as bar singer
- Anastasia Fullfina - Andrea (Charles's girl friend)
- Nandu Madhav - Inspector Sudhakar Zhende
- Saurabh Sarkar- Bajrangi Babu
- Sandeep Punia - Satpal Punia
- Satyakam Gupta - Rajan Ahuja
- Shanu Dev - Mr.Joshi (Investigating Officer)
- Abhiskek Diwan - Hemant
|Main Aur Charles|
|Soundtrack album by |
Vipin Patwa, Aditya Trivedi, Bally Grunge and Sanjeev-Darshan
|Released||October 15, 2015|
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.
|1.||"Neeli Bullet"||Kartik Chaudhry||Aditya Trivedi||03:41|
|2.||"Woh Tho Yahin Hai Lekin"||Dr. Sagar||Jonita Gandhi||02:51|
|3.||"Ya Rabba"||Rohan Moktali||Saugat Upadhaya||04:07|
|4.||"Dekhe Meri Aankhon Mein Jo"||Kartik Chaudhry||Saba Azad||03:36|
|5.||"Jee Lo Yaaron"||Bally Grunge||Saugat Upadhaya||03:43|
|6.||"Main To Yahin Hoon Lekin"||Dr Sager||Ali Azmat||02:39|
|7.||"Theme of Charles"||Aditya Trivedi||Aditya Trivedi||03:36|
|8.||"Jab Chaye Mera Jadoo"||Ikram Basra||Kanika Kapoor||04:54|
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