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Talaash (2012)

aka Talaash

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Details: 0 mins · English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil

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Plot:

Famous actor Armaan Kapoor dies in a mysterious car accident. Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat is saddled with the investigation. Surjan and his wife Roshni's relationship has soured after accidental drowning of their son Karan. Preliminary investigation makes Surjan think that Armaan's death is related to blackmail, which leads him to Hotel Lido, a hotel used for prostitution ring. Meanwhile, a pimp named Shashi is shocked to learn of Armaan's death, but tries to keep it a secret from his mistress Mallika and his deputy Temur. It is revealed that Armaan had paid that money to Shashi, but the latter knows nothing about what happened to Armaan. Here,Surjan runs into an escort named Rosie, who gives him a tip. Surjan then correctly surmises that Shashi is the blackmailer.

Meanwhile, a woman named Frenny comes to meet Roshni on the pretext that they are neighbours. Here, Surjan interrogates both Mallika and Temur, who do not know Shashi's whereabouts. Upon learning about the blackmail, Temur calls a number using Shashi's old SIM card. It is revealed that after Armaan's death, Shashi has started blackmailing Armaan's friend Sanjay. Mistakenly assuming that Shashi has become greedy, Sanjay has him killed. Here, Surjan runs into Frenny at a society function, where she reveals that Karan has a message to give to him. Surjan, who believes that Frenny is trying to fleece them, scolds her, but Roshni secretly starts meeting her.

Rosie starts giving information to Surjan whenever he hits a roadblock. After learning of Shashi's death, Temur decides to find out the truth. He sends Mallika back to prostitution in order to procure a bag that was with Shashi. He finds a CD in the bag and starts watching it. In the CD, old footage of Lido shows Armaan, Sanjay and a third person - along with Rosie. Flashback reveals that Rosie was injured that day and Shashi had arranged for her treatment in private. Now, Temur starts blackmailing Sanjay. In another meeting of Surjan and Rosie, she reveals that she had gone once with Armaan and his other friend, although she was ordered for their third friend Nikhil. Surjan goes to meet Nikhil on an impulse, only to find that Nikhil has been paralysed and bedridden since 3 years.

Meanwhile, Surjan learns about Roshni and Frenny's secret meetings. He has a shouting match with Roshni, where she accuses him of having an affair. Surjan doesn't retaliate and that same night, meets Rosie again. Rosie tells Surjan to rescue Mallika, who is in great trouble. Surjan saves Mallika from prostitution and in gratitude, Mallika decides to tell him the truth. Surjan realizes that Temur had an idea what this was all about, and now plans to keep Shashi's plan going. Temur has made a plan, according to which he will take the money from Sanjay and give it to Nirmala, a prostitute he has a soft corner for.

Sanjay is called on the Church Gate Station with money. He sends goons after Temur to kill him. Temur gives the money to Nirmala and gets caught by the goons after giving them a short chase. They shoot him and live him to die on a construction site. As Temur is dying, he sees Rosie, who is apparently mad at him for double-crossing her. Temur plummets to death, while his killer slips off the stairs while trying to flee.

The killer is caught by Surjan, upon which he tells Surjan that he was hired by Sanjay. Surjan arrives with his subordinates at Sanjay's residence. Sanjay reveals that three years ago, he and Armaan were celebrating their friend Nikhil's birthday. Despite their protests, Nikhil ordered an escort named Simran from Hotel Lido. Nikhil tried to have sex with Simran in their car, but the car door unexpectedly opened, throwing both him and Simran on the road.

The boys took Nikhil to the hospital and fearing humiliation, asked Shashi to take care of Simran. Later, Shashi sent them the surveillance tape and started blackmailing them by telling them that Simran died. Surjan watches the footage and is surprised to see Rosie. After putting two and two together, Sanjay and Surjan realize that Shashi and Rosie aka "Simran" were duping them. While driving to the police station along with Sanjay, Surjan sees "Simran" in his rear view mirror.

He turns back, only to see that there is nobody there. Here, Sanjay is frightened - Surjan is driving his van into "Simran", who has appeared on the middle of the road from nowhere. Sanjay forcefully turns the van steering, causing it to fall in the water, just like Armaan's car did. Surjan finds himself trapped in the van and Sanjay dead. He tries to escape from the van that has drowned, when he sees "Simran" swimming towards the van. Simran rescues him.

With all the principal people in the case dead and the case officially closed, Surjan realizes that he was being led to the killers by Simran's ghost all along. As he recalls his talks with her, he realizes where she might have been buried. Surjan succeeds in finding the body, which he later cremates. Surjan goes to keep Simran's ring in his almirah, only to find a letter from his deceased son. As Surjan reads the letter on the spot where the accident occurred, he learns that his son wants to see Surjan and Roshni happy together. Roshni comes to the spot, searching for Surjan, whereupon they reconcile.

Later... at the wee hours of another night, at the same spot on the beach road, two men are seen installing a road sign that reads, "Accident Zone."

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2012-11-29 : Kuwait

Theatrical : 2012-12-12 : Philippines

theatrical : 2012-11-30 : India