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Company (2002)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 April 2002 (India)
A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.

Director:

Ram Gopal Varma

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Jaideep Sahni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ajay Devgn ... Mallik
Mohanlal ... Srinivasan
Manisha Koirala ... Saroja
Seema Biswas ... Ranibai
Vivek Oberoi ... Chandrakant (Chandu)
Antara Mali ... Kannu
Akash Khurana ... Vilas Pandit
Madan Joshi Madan Joshi ... Aslam bhai
Bharat Dabholkar ... Home Minister Rahute
Ganesh Yadav ... Yadav
Ashraf Ul Haq Ashraf Ul Haq ... Krishnan
Akshay Verma Akshay Verma ... Kenkare
Vijay Raaz ... Koda Singh
Mukesh Bhatt ... Akram
Manoj Goyal Manoj Goyal ... Mental Warsi
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Storyline

Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of them start drifting apart. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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A law & order enterprise


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

15 April 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Company - Kein Entkommen See more »

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Budget:

INR70,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Story loosely based on the rift between real life dons Dawood Ibrahim and his protege Chhota Rajan. Mohanlal's character based on Real Life Police Commisioner of Bombay Dhanushkodi Sivanandan. See more »

Goofs

After Sayeed and Anees, When Malik and Chandu goes to Sharma's place, they see Rathod (inspector who beat up Chandu) collecting cash from Sharma. Before Sharma receives call on his phone, if you notice in the back ground there is no Beer Bottle.

When Sharma asks Malik what will you do now? Malik shoots him and you suddenly see a Beer Bottle behind which blasts indicating bullet passing through Sharma

RGV for sure put the bottle there for visual and sound effect of the killing.. but should've kept the bottle from the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: One thing which few people know about the eagle is that it has a lot of patience. Once it has its eyes on its prey, it can keep following for hours, days and even weeks. Once it gets the opportunity, it pounces on it in one shot.
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Spoofs Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) See more »

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Wow!
17 April 2002 | by moviebuff81See all my reviews

Ram Gopal Varma's latest offering 'Company' is probably one of the best Indian gangster films ever made (after Nayakan and Satya). This film is so well done that the viewers feel like they are watching real-life events. And people living in India will know that some of the events are actually inspired by real-life incidents, although the film does not admit it.

Company is the story of two friends - Malik (Ajay Devgan) and Chandu (Vivek Oberoi) - how they build up the 'Company' - Bombay underworld on a global scale and thus establish their supremacy. A small misunderstanding between them turns into a large scale mafia war. The cast in this film is great, a special mention must be made of Vivek Oberoi. The son of Suresh Oberoi (former Bollywood star) is talented and seems to have put in a lot of effort for his first film. I only hope he doesn't get type-casted in the future after such a hard-hitting role on debut. Ajay Devgan fits very well into the role of Malik, a cold blooded don who always means business. Manisha Koirala enacts the role of Malik's girlfriend pretty well and is refreshing. However, the biggest surprise of this film was Antara Mali. She has done a great job as Chandu's wife, and it only goes to show that there is no dearth of talent in the country.

The narrative is well paced, and the viewer never gets bored. Some people might find the absence of songs in the film annoying, but their presence would only hamper the pace of the film. The script is well written, and some of the dialogues are really memorable - for example, when Malik says "To forgive a friend's mistake is an even bigger mistake in the 'Company'". The background music by Sandeep Chowta really complements the plot and he certainly deserves some credit. But more than anything, it is Ram Gopal Varma's direction that needs to be appreciated. He has proved once again that with a good story, an excellent cast and a lot of determination, one can make a memorable film and defy some of Bollywood's age old norms. A special mention must also be made of Mohanlal. He is certainly one of the best Indian actors of all time and although his Hindi dialogue-delivery in Company is quite sloppy, he deserves a lot of praise for making a good effort. His portrayal of an honest, determined cop trying to eradicate crime in Bombay (loosely based on Sivanandan, Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai) is very well executed.

The film gives us an in-depth view into the dark world of Bombay Mafia, where only the fittest survive, and how their operations have spread on a global scale. One thing I found intriguing about this film was the role that mobile phones play, how everything can be controlled efficiently by just making one phone call, and how business deals and murders can be executed with, quite literally, just one push of a button.

Bottomline: This film is a must-watch. A landmark in Indian film-making, all thanks to Ram Gopal Varma. An easy 9 out of 10.


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