The Bollywood action movie, Kaante is a famous and close adaptation of Quentin Tarantino`s Reservoir Dogs. Kaante has also got very close similarities to Bryan Singer`s "The Usual Suspects". Kaante is a highly thrilling action movie that will definitely leave audiences enthralled because of its high level drama, and intricacies of the plot. Kaante is one of the phenomenal action movies of Bollywood which has successfully been able to entertain the audiences worldwide.
The elements of strangeness and disloyalty are fundamental to the plot of Kaante. It reveals the tensions of an unrealistic universe where everyone gropes about blindly to find his way in life . It is sure to arouse some hidden part of everyone`s experience. Ranked as one of the Bollywood popular films, Kaante also has an impressive cast. Amitabh Bacchan, Sunil Shetty, Kumar Gaurav, Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Singh Gujral, Isha Koppikar, Rati Agnihotri, Lucky Ali and Mahesh Manjrekar play the important roles in the film.
The film begins with the mystery of a truck being stolen in Los Angeles for which the police brings six men of south east origin as suspects.
They are Yashvardhan Rampal played by Amitabh Bachhan also is known as "Major", Jay Rehan or Ajju (Sanjay Dutt) who is a non English speaking club owner,
`Marc Issak" played by Sunil Shetty. Raj Yaday who is a drug dealer and his close aide Maqbool Haider also known as Mac ,and Anand Mathur are other characters of the movie.. Condemned to compulsive stay in a cell together, they complain about their second class citizen status pulled in as suspects every time. Planning to take revenge for this, the six mutual strangers plan to rob the American Services Bank since most of the bank`s clients are members of the city police.
However the whole plot turns almost foil with the group finding themselves surrounded by the police. Though they manage to escape with their stolen possessions but they come to know that they have an informer within them. This awareness seeps like a canker within the psychology of the group leading to mutual suspicion and internal squabbles. The film represents the internal dissension that is paramount within every individual. The informer is not willing to come forward to confess his crime, as is quite natural.
Thus the story of Kaante is especially significant from the aspect of trying to assess the fundamental human negative attributes like jealousy and suspicion prompted by betrayal. It can also be seen as a rediscovery of the self which has a hidden thorn in the flesh. With kidnap, murder, stealing as essential elements of this action packed movie, Kaante has enraptured large audiences of Bollywood and outside.
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