Talaash (2012)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) investigates a popular film star's death. Before he can solve the complicated case, he has to face his suppressed grief and deal with Rosie -- a sex worker and murderer.
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Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukerji

Crew: Reema Kagti (Director), KU Mohanan (Director of Photography), Ram Sampath (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Dates: 30 Nov 2012 (India)

Tagline: The answer lies within

Hindi Name: तलाश

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Did you know? Most of the shooting for this movie took place in Mumbai, Pondicherry and London. Read More
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as Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat
as Rosie / Simran
as Roshni Shekhawat
as Mallika
as Roshni's friend husband
as Samar's father
as Madam
as Karan Shekhawat
as Yuvraj
as Sonia Kapoor
as Nikhil
as Devrath Kulkarni
Supporting Actor
as Nirmala
as Nirmala
as Frenny
as Roshni's friend
as Shashi
as Sanjay Kejriwal
as Armaan Kapoor

Direction

Director
Assistant Director

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Lyricist
Music Label

Sound

Sound Designer

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor

Editorial

Editor

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator

Stunts

Stunt Director
Stunt Driver

Thanks

Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
English, Marathi, Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRICAM Lite (LT)
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
01 
03:19
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Suman Sridhar
02 
03:36
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Vishal Dadlani
03 
04:37
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
04 
04:43
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Ram Sampath
05 
06:04
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Ram Sampath
06 
03:58
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Vishal Dadlani
Taglines:
The answer lies within
Goofs:
Factual Mistake
Kareena's shadow is seen in the mirror, which is a goof considering the finale twist.

Factual Mistake
The ring on Kareena's finger doesn't look muddy after being dug out from the mud.

Factual Mistake
In the end when Aamir Khan's car is drowning, he is unable to open the door of his car. However Mythbusters (TV Show) has shown that when a car is completely drowned and inside of the car is fully filled with water, car doors open easily as usual, the doors would be difficult to open only if inside of the car is not completely filled with water.
Trivia:
For a scene involving Khan and Kapoor, it was reported that both the actors would shoot in a red-light district. However the director, Kagti dismissed it and explained that it wouldn't be safe to do so. The scene was later shot at the Leopold Cafe on Colaba Causeway.

Most of the shooting for this movie took place in Mumbai, Pondicherry and London.

The story of this movie is inspired by a Hollywood movie Elephant White (2011).

After testing several fashions, the director and writer zeroed in for a mustache for Aamir Khan, and he grew it so long that it was against the rule of police. However, he didn't let them trim it, even a little. Only after being informed about the rule from a real police, did he finally give in.

Aamir, who did not know how to swim until this movie, underwent rigorous training for specific underwater sequences that were to be shot during this movie. He was trained for three months under a specialist trainer and went well prepared for the shoot. However, due to visibility problems, it was cancelled and later filmed at an undisclosed water studio in London.

Zoya Akhtar has admitted that the finale twist was borrowed from her own experience.

Nawazuddin plays a vagabond from Mumbai's dark underbelly. His character has a damaged left foot and has to limp. Hence, the name chosen for him is Taimur, which could be a subtle allusion to the 14th century Central Asian tyrant Timur, the lame.
Movie Connection(s):
References: Amaanat (Hindi)
References: Intruder (English)
References: Angaaray (Hindi)
References: Aksar (Hindi)
References: Fashion (Hindi)
Referenced in: Nayi Soch Ki Talaash Aamir Ke Saath (Hindi)
Referenced in: Phata Poster Nikala Hero (Hindi)
Features: Golmaal 3 (Hindi)
Spoofs: Shaan (Hindi)