Even After 19 Years ‘Kaun’ Remains One Of Bollywood’s Most Underrated Suspense Movie

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Even After 19 Years ‘Kaun’ Remains One Of Bollywood’s Most Underrated Suspense Movie

Ram Gopal Varma who is known for making suspense thrillers and horror movies. He is best known for his work in movies that are more of the horror genre. It was back in 1999 when Ram Gopal Varma was riding high with back to back successes. It was the time when Satya got released and created a sensation.  It is a milestone movie for the actors who acted in it.



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In the gangster genre, starring Manoj Bajpayee, Urmila Matondkar and J.D. Chakravarthi, co-written with Saurabh Shukla by a new writer called Anurag Kashyap, the film has created much-needed buzz.


Varma who made such a milestone worthy gangster movie, in the immediate next year directed a movie named ‘Kaun’.  After all Ram Gopal Varma is a typical person and it takes more than a brain to understand him.



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He made Kaun with the same cast and of course with the same writer of Satya as an experiment. The film looked unconventional in a lot of ways. To start with, the movie was shot in a single location without any sets i.e. inside a house. The movie features no songs at all.



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See why ‘Kaun’ is still an underrated suspense thriller


The movie took a lot of time to complete its shoot. It has been exactly 19 years since the movie got released and we are here to talk about this box-office’s biggest disaster.


Urmila, who has mostly done commercial movies like Rangeela, Judaai, etc. playing this unconventional role in the unconventional film did not go well with her fans. However, the way she carried the character is appreciated by many. The ease with which she acted is something that we have to appreciate.



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The opening scene in the movie is the best sequence shot in any Bollywood movie till date. Varma has cast actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Urmila Matondkar and Sushant Singh in the flick instead of investing more budget, which he doesn’t have in his hand at that time.


Varma covered up the budget with the performances of the actors. Kashyap needs a hand down for his tight writing as well. Instead of choosing regular stories, the writer went out of the way to write a completely fresh storyline.



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Varma, who is known for his innovative direction skills and techniques used all the techniques in this movie. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, catch it right now and see what the movie has in its box.


Published by Mamatha on 20 Mar 2018
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