Cast Amitabh, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Kumar Gaurav, Lucky Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Tabu & Lisa Ray
Director Sanjay Gupta
Producer Sanjay Dutt & Sanjay Gupta (Sky Blue Productions) Raju Patel, Larry Mortoff (freelance line producer)
Presenter Pritish Nandy Communications
Writer Mahesh Manjrekar
Dialogues Anurag Kashyap (Hindi Version) Sujoy Ghose (English Version)
Music Viju Shah, Lucky Ali, Shiamak Davar, Adnan Sami, Sulaiman & Salim Merchant and A.R. Rahman.
Action Bhiku Verma
Cinematography A-Grade DP from America
Synopsis A legendary con returns to pull off one final heist.
Shooting to commence Shooting to Commence: 20th Agust 2001 - 10th of October 2001 (Sanjay Gupta will shoot the entire film in a single 50-day schedule in the US. beginning August this year. "It is for this reason that I've waited over a year," explains Gupta)
Release Date October 2002

Kaante First Pre-Production Trailer! (05/01)

Kaante preview from IndiaFM

What is Kaante?
6 perfect strangers. 1 perfect crime. Now, all they have to fear is each other... Three sentences summarise Sanjay Gupta's latest film -- KAANTE. In a world where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances bought, six perfect strangers come together to pull off the perfect crime. To get the job done, they must all do what they have never done before -- trust each other. But when their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, the ruthless killers realise that one of them is a cop. But which one? Says Amitabh Bachchan, who plays Yashvardhan Rampal aka Major "The script is great, I love it, but it's tricky and difficult." Sanjay Dutt, who plays Jay Rehan aka Ajju, is more forthcoming "It gives you an excuse to live with your dark side. The side you never express. The side that puts you in jail. The side that wakes you in a cold sweat and with a pounding heart. The side that's a part of me. And a part of you." Sunil Shetty plays Marc Issak aka the bouncer, Kumar Gaurav is Anand Mathur aka Andy, Mahesh Manjrekar enacts the role of Raj Yadav aka Baali and Lucky Ali is Maqbool Haider aka Mak

Kaante plot/storyline rumour
The movie starts with the release of a legendary gangster from prison (Amitabh Bachchan), he has had enough of prison and he will commit on last job before he retire, that will set him up for life. He then proceeds to mastermind a brilliant criminal scheme to rob the biggest bank in the country. He decides he needs 5 guys to help him out. So he puts the word out on the street, that he's on the lookout for 5 guys who have the relevant skills to help him do the job. They will each get 1/6 of the loot. the first person to get recruited is an infamous bank robber (Sanjay Dutt) with a very violent streak.when he tells his greedy wife (Shilpa Shetty) about the job, she coaxes him into killing the rest of the team and taking all the loot for his self when the job is over. One by one of 3 other guys get recruited for the job, Mahesh Manjrekar (a drug addict and petty thief), Sunil Shetty, Akhsaye Khanna/Mahesh Manjrekar. Only one guy remains, by this time word gets out to the cops about the job, and they put an undercover cop (Kumar Guarav), to infiltrate the gang and after the job is over to apprehend them. So he gets himself recruited. Everything is planned to minute detail, its agreed that no one will get hurt in the job. So when they get into the bank and hold everyone up to gunpoint and proceed to rob the bank, Sanjay Dutt can't help him self he gets trigger happy, and starts gunning down the employees for the sheer hell of it, Sunil, Mahesh, and Akshay, follow his lead and they too just start shooting all the employees and the people in the bank. Amitabh and the job goes smoothly. But somehow AB get to realise that there is a mole in the team, so AB takes them all to an abandonded house, to determine who the mole is and finish him off. When he gets there he lets them know what he has dicovered, what follows is all 6 of the guys in the room pointing guns at each to figure out who the mole is. While this is happening the guy (Sanjay Dutt) who wants the loot for his self is planning how he will do away with the other and take it for himself. What follows is a spectacular shoot out where everyone is firing at each other and at the end there is a pool of blood and bodies all over the place...

Cineblitz march 01
Stars will do anything for thier role. Mahesh Manjrekar has suddenly gone blonde and sports an earring, "because i am doing this role in kaante, and  i am supposed to look like this

Narad Online (Januray 01):
What inspired you to start your own production company White Feather House?Well I think you need to move ahead in life. So when I realised that I had been through every thing in life, I realised it was time for me to attempt something new. There are lots of benefits because I get to make films of my choice I can act or not at in them, I can do my work as I please with out pressure. I want to give back what I got from the film industry in terms of better films, good subjects and lots more. Kaante will start only after a few months. As you must already know that film is loosely based on Reservoir Dogs. So lot of good films are happening to me. Sanjay Gupta is directing the film and even Mahesh Manjrekar is going to act in the film.

The Hindu (Januray 01):
Kumar Gaurav says he is planning another movie, ``Kante'', in which he, Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan are in the lead roles. ``Shooting for the film will begin in August 2001 and it will be released by October 2002,'' says the actor who seeks to sail on two boats simultaneously.

Mahesh Manjrekar (Screen, October 00):
You're playing a role in Sanjay Gupta's Kaante, we hear. That's right. It will give me a month to relax in the US. I am playing one of the six protagonists. I've already worked out my character of the drug addict and petty thief. I wasn't forced into doing the role or anything. I just needed to do something for a change where I didn't have to think beyond pack-up. I'll just say my lines and keep to myself. That should be a welcome relaxation

Amitabh Bachchan, Filmfare (August 00):
Is Sanjay Guptas Kaante really a remake of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs? I think Sanjay is inspired by it. He's setting it in America. I've just got the script for it. It will be a start-to- finish venture in September or October next year.

Indiafm (Apr 00):
A joint venture production company of Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Gupta & Bobby Anand under the name and style of White Feather Films was launched on 14th April at Shatranj, Pali Hill, Bandra They also announced the launching of their maiden venture titled KAANTE to go on the floors in early 2001 with a start-to-finish spell in the US. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Kumar Gaurav and a top director in a friendly appearance. The film will be directed by Sanjay Gupta whose birthday was also celebrated on the occasion.

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