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Phamous - Poster.jpg
Directed byKaran Lalit Butani
Produced by
  • Raj Khatri
  • Amitabh Chandra
  • Sumit Jawadekar
  • Nivedita Kothare
Screenplay by
  • Puneet Sharma
  • Karan Lalit Butani
Story byKaran Lalit Butani
Music bySongs
Krsna Solo
Sundeep Gosswami
Surya Vishwakarma
Background Score
Akash Prajapati
CinematographyChetan Vohra
Edited byNayan Bhadra
Raj Khatri Filmz
OM Reels
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 1 June 2018 (2018-06-01)
Running time
115 minutes

Phamous (transl. Famous) is Indian Hindi-language romantic crime drama film directed by Karan Lalit Butani and produced by Raj Khatri, Vidisha Productions and Amitabh Chandra. The film stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Shriya Saran, Kay Kay Menon,[1] Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff and Mahie Gill in leading roles and was scheduled to a theatrical release in India on 1 June 2018. The Official Trailer of the movie was released on YouTube on 26 April 2018.[2]


The story of Phamous is set in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh with a power struggle between the four principal characters forming the crux of its story.[3][4][5] Phamous is the fourth Indian film to be shot in the Chambal region, which is famous[6][7] for its association with dacoits, the first is " Mujhe Jine Do * which was shoot in 1963 apart from few being Dacait, Bandit Queen and Paan Singh Tomar.[8]

Shambhu (Jackie) accidentally kills his own daughter on her wedding day while saving her from being kidnapped by Kadak Singh (Kay Kay), and his actions lands him in prison. He swears vengeance.

Radhe (Jimmy) idolises gun wielding, local politician Kadak Singh and dreams of possessing a weapon of his own. Kadak is indebted to Radhe who had saved his life as a young boy.

Kadak and Ram Vijay Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi) are bedfellows in the political game. Kadak rules the roost with crooked politicians Tripathi and his brother Babban (Jameel Khan).

Radhe has an old grudge against Tripathi as years ago, Radhe as a student was infatuated with his Rosie teacher (Mahie Gill). Tripathi, who is high on his libido, raped and murdered Rosie teacher.

Kadak Singh still manages to work with both until Tripathi sets his lecherous eyes on Radhe’s wife Lalli (Shriya Saran). Radhe has to make a choice and is forced to train his guns on Tripathi. What ensues is the battle of supremacy and a revenge drama, as Shambhu is back to avenge his daughter’s death. Good prevails over evil, as the self proclaimed dhaakad phamous Raavan meets his end.




The film was produced by Raj Khatri, Amitabh Chandra,Sumit Jawadekar and Nivedita Kothare under the banner of Vidisha Productions, Raj Khatri Filmz and OM Reels. The official trailer of the film was launched on 26 April 2018.[9]


The shooting of the film has been done in Madhya Pradesh. The shooting of the film in Chambal has been done in Chambal Valley.[10]


Soundtrack album by
Krsna Solo, Sundeep Gosswami & Surya Vishwakarma
Released19 May 2018 (2018-05-19)[11]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack of Phamous consists of 3 songs composed by Krsna Solo, Sundeep Gosswami & Surya Vishwakarma with the lyrics being written by Puneet Sharma and Naveen Tyagi.

1."Bandook"Puneet SharmaKrsna SoloVishal Dadlani03:57
2."Dil Beparwah"Naveen TyagiSundeep Gosswami & Surya VishwakarmaJubin Nautiyal & Jonita Gandhi04:46
3."Titri"Puneet SharmaSundeep GosswamiPriyanka Negi & Sundeep Gosswami04:31
Total length:13:14


This film was released on 1 June 2018 in India.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from critics; while some commentators praised the humour. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film 1 stars out of 5; she wrote that For lack of a better descriptor, Phamous can be said to be about men and moustaches. The kind of men who lord over the arid hillocks of the Chambal, who shower more affection on their ‘mooch’ than their ‘mashooka’. Or should we hazard the guess that their ‘mooch’ is their ‘mashooka’?[12] [13]


  1. ^ "I always wanted to shoot in Chambal, says Kay Kay Menon on Phamous". Hindustan Times.
  2. ^ "Official Trailer: Phamous". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Phamous trailer is all about guns and power struggle". Hindustan Times.
  4. ^ "Trailer Launch of Film Phamous". Bollywood Hungama.
  5. ^ "Phamous trailer: Jackie Shroff, Kay Kay, Pankaj Tripathi let their wild side out". Zee News.
  6. ^ "The curse of Chambal". The Telegraph.
  7. ^ "A breeding ground for dacoits". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Phamous is the third Bollywood Film to achieve this feat". Glamsham.
  9. ^ "Phamous trailer: Jackie Shroff, Kay Kay Menon, Pankaj Tripathi let out their wild sides as Chambal thugs". Firstpost. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  10. ^ "The disarming dacoits of Chambal". Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Phamous - 2018 - T-Series". Saavn.
  12. ^ "Phamous movie review: Much ado about nothing". Indian Express. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
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