36 China Town (2006)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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Fast-paced and suspenseful, this murder mystery follows the investigation of a police officer trying to find the killer of a wealthy casino owner, Sonia. Raj Malhotra (Shahid Kapoor), a cash strapped wannabe Bollywood actor, meets Priya (Kareena Kapoor), a jilted runaway, who has discovered the true nature of her gold-digger lover, are thrown together by a complex sequence of events. When they begin travelling together as a team, neither has an inkling of the plot about to unfold. The duo soon find a baby, who seems to be the lost infant son of Sonia Chang (Isha Koppikar). Sonia is the owner of the titular casino in Goa. After her baby was kidnapped, the kidnapper and the baby both went missing. The distraught Sonia is contemplating changing her will, when the duo inform her of the development. Soon the duo come to Goa with her baby, only to find that Sonia has been murdered just some time before. Horrified, they try to run, only to be caught by Inspector Karan (Akshaye Khanna). The circumstances make the duo look like murderers, but something is not right. With a host of interesting characters who had a motive to kill Sonia, will the killer ever be caught?
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Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Crew: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (Director), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (Director), Ravi Yadav (Director of Photography), Himesh Reshammiya (Music Director), Salim Merchant (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Release Dates: 05 May 2006 (India)

Tagline: Murder, lies, mystery, let the fun begin join the party at.

Hindi Name: ३६ चाइना टाउन

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Did you know? This movie is a Hindi adaptation of the Hollywood murder mystery 'Once Upon A Crime' (1992). Read More
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as Chief Police Inspector Karan
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as Sonia Chang
as K.K. (as Johny Lever)
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as Natwar
as Gracy
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as Karan's wife
as Mrs. Lobo
Supporting Actress
as Raj Malhotra
as Croupier
as Casino Guest
as Film heroine
as Rocky
as Inspector Ravi
as Advocate Dixit


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Music Label: Tips Music
Murder, lies, mystery, let the fun begin join the party at.
They have all arrived at the wrong place.
In chinatown everyone is guilty.
Upen Patel, who made his debut with this movie, won three prestigious awards for this movie, the IIFA Award for Best Debutant (Male), Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut, and Global Indian Film Awards for Best Debut Actor. S interesting to note that his voice was dubbed in this movie

Tanushree Dutta made a sizzling special appearance in the song 'Jab Kabhie' for this movie.

This movie is a Hindi adaptation of the Hollywood murder mystery 'Once Upon A Crime' (1992).

Upen Patel's voice is dubbed in this film.

The film's concept came to directors Abbas Mastan while watching the detective thriller 'Chinatown'. This film is thus partly based on and partly a tribute to that film.

The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in their second film together along with actor Upen Patel making his debut.

This movie features the most expensive song (Rs. 30 million) for a Hindi film featuring Upen Patel and Isha Koppikar.