Kandahar (2010)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 30 mins

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Suryanatha Varma (Ganesh Venkatraman) is an educated, unemployed man. His father, Lokanatha Sharma (Amitabh Bachchan), wants to see his son victorious in life. Their lives undergo a sea-change when they meet the fearless and fierce Major Mahadevan (Mohanlal). It's another mission with Mahadevan and crew, as they deal with international terrorism with a flight being hijacked by hardcore terrorists. Inspired from true events, this high-octane thriller is about the Kandahar Indian Airlines flight hijack incident which rattled the nation in 1999.

Cast: Mohanlal Nair, Sumalatha Ambarish

Crew: Major Ravi (Director), R Velraj (Director of Photography), Ravi Varman (Director of Photography), Sameer Tandon (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama

Release Dates: 16 Dec 2010 (India)

Malayalam Name: കാണ്ടഹാ൪

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Did you know? Amitabh Bachchan was offered 8 Crore rupees for his pivotal but short performance in this movie. He refused payment, as he felt it was inappropriate to be paid for 3 days acting of a guest appearance role from producer Mohanlal, who always has had Amitabh's greatest admiration. Read More
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as Major Mahadevan
as Sumangaly
Special Appearance
as Lokanatha Sharma
as Student
as Selvan
as Suryanatha Sharma
as Mani
as Pathumma
as Company Havaldar Major Shiva
as Mullah
as Balettan
as Aishwarya
Supporting Actor

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Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: Satyam Audios
01 
04:56
Music Director: Sameer Tandon
Lyricist: Sandeep Nath
Playback Singer: Sonu Kumar Nigam
02 
04:23
Music Director: Sameer Tandon
Lyricist: Kaushal Kishor
Playback Singer: Kailash Kher
03 
04:26
04 
04:18
Music Director: Sameer Tandon
Lyricist: Sudhakar Sharma
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
05 
05:14
Music Director: Sameer Tandon
Lyricist: Sandeep Nath
Playback Singer: Neetha Subhir
06 
04:41
Music Director: Sameer Tandon
Lyricist: Kaushal Kishor
Playback Singer: Kailash Kher
07 
04:22
Music Director: Sameer Tandon
Lyricist: Sandeep Nath
Playback Singer: Amit Kumar, Neetha Subhir
Trivia:
The climax also bears remarkable similarity to the Hollywood action movie "Executive Decision" and was considered one of the key reasons for the failure of the movie at the box office.

The film was made in two versions, Hindi and Tamil, simultaneously.

The movie's central plot was based on real life incident of the hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 814 on 24 December 1999.

The film bombed at the Kerala box-office, even though Mohanlal is seen as a huge superstar in this region.

Amitabh Bachchan was offered 8 Crore rupees for his pivotal but short performance in this movie. He refused payment, as he felt it was inappropriate to be paid for 3 days acting of a guest appearance role from producer Mohanlal, who always has had Amitabh's greatest admiration.

Director Major Ravi reported that the plane sequences would be shot in Russia. Other locations include Ooty and New Delhi.

Both Kamal Haasan and Parvathy Omanakuttan were rumored to be attached to the project in the initial reports.

Before production commenced it was reported Suriya had signed for the film, but backed out due to dates unavailability. Actors Arun Vijay, Sunil Shetty & Narain were all considered for the role. Finally it was Ganesh Venkatrama who essayed the role.