Karthik Calling Karthik is a psychological thriller film in the Hindi language that was released in 2010. The film was written and directed by Vijay Lalwani and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their production banner, Excel Entertainment.
Karthik Calling Karthik Hindi Movie 2010 Cast, Plot, & Release
The lead roles in the film are portrayed by Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone. Ram Kapoor, Vivan Bhatena, Vipin Sharma, and Shefali Shah play supporting roles. The film features music composed by the trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, while the background score is composed by MIDIval Punditz and Karsh Kale.
Karthik Narayan (Farhan Akhtar) is an introverted individual with low self-esteem, feeling trapped in his mundane job at a construction company. Haunted by a childhood incident, Karthik recalls his older brother Kumar’s tormenting behavior, which went unnoticed by their parents whenever Karthik complained.
One fateful day, Kumar attempted to throw Karthik into a well, but Karthik managed to escape. Tragically, Kumar accidentally fell into the well and lost his life. Since then, Karthik has carried the burden of guilt, believing himself responsible for his brother’s demise. Shonali Mukherjee (Deepika Padukone), Karthik’s coworker at the company, remains unaware of his existence and the affection he secretly harbors for her.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Farhan Akhtar||Karthik “Cheeku” Narayan|
|Deepika Padukone||Shonali Mukherjee|
|Ram Kapoor||Kamath Sir|
|Shefali Shah||Dr. Shweta Kapadia|
|Tarana Raja||Neelu Didi|
|Vinay Jain||Siddharth “Sid”|
|Yatin Karyekar||The boss at Blue Draft Courier|
|Swapnil Desai||Kumar Narayan|
|Vidyadhar Karmakar||Old Man at Ticket Collecting Counter|
|Brijendra Kala||Staff at Telephone Exchange|
The film stars Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. Ram Kapoor, Vivan Bhatena, Vipin Sharma, and Shefali Shah play supporting roles in the film.
Ram Kapoor, Vivan Bhatena, Vipin Sharma, and Shefali Shah play supporting roles in the film.
Karthik Calling Karthik. Role: Actress. Meet Karthik: an introvert by nature and shy by choice.
Brijendra Kala is an Indian actor who mainly appears in small roles in mainstream cinema like Jab We Met (2007), and Karthik Calling Karthik (2010).
To embody the character of Karthik, a solitary introvert, Farhan Akhtar adopted a methodical approach. He sequestered himself at home, disconnecting from the outside world by turning off his phone. Additionally, he dedicated time to mastering the skill of solving the Rubik’s Cube, a task his character effortlessly accomplishes in a single attempt.
Critics had varying opinions about the film, resulting in mixed reviews. Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India gave the movie a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, describing it as “immensely watchable” primarily due to Farhan Akhtar’s exceptional performance in the lead role. Kazmi recommended the film to those seeking a more thought-provoking cinematic experience.
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|Box office||₹18.75 crore (US$2.3 million) (India)
₹28.22 crore (US$3.5 million) (Worldwide)
|Budget||₹20 crore (US$2.5 million)|
|Directed by||Vijay Lalwani|
|Distributed by||AA Films (India)
Eros International (Overseas)
|Edited by||Aarti Bajaj|
|Music by||Original Songs: Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Background Score: MIDIval Punditz, Karsh Kale
|Produced by||Farhan Akhtar
|Release date||26 February 2010|
|Running time||135 minutes|
Karthik Calling Karthik had a below-average performance at the box office. With a budget of ₹20 crore (US$2.5 million), the film managed to collect ₹18.75 crore (US$2.3 million) domestically. It grossed ₹5.1 crore (US$640,000) overseas, resulting in a worldwide total of ₹28.22 crore (US$3.5 million).
The film’s soundtrack, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar, was released on 20 February 2010. While the album received mixed critical reviews, one particular track, “Uff Teri Adaa,” gained significant popularity and topped the charts multiple times in the months that followed.
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