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Total Votes: 29
Release Date 20 December, 2002
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Budget ₹30 crores
Box Office India ₹21 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹43 crores
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This is a story of 6 people who plan to rob the American Services Bank. They execute the robbery and get successful only to find themselves surrounded by the police. They manage to escape the shoot-out and meet in a secret hideout to find the betrayer. From a police detective, they come to know that the informer is amongst them only. They must find him quickly and kill him before it’s too late.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹2.04 crores
Saturday₹1.73 crores
Sunday₹2.1 crores
First Weekend₹5.87 crores
First Week₹10.38 crores
Second Week₹5.3 crores
Third Week₹2.28 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹21 crores
Worldwide Gross₹43 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹128.1 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹262.3 (
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Movie Reception

Kaante arrived in the theatres with a bang and it managed to take an excellent opening. On its first weekend, it grossed well and earned over Rs. 5 crores in the theatres. It performed on similar grounds on the weekdays and crossed Rs. 10 crores mark in its first week.

The film declined on decent grounds in the second week and collected around Rs. 5 crores. Similarly, it continued to remain strong in the coming weeks and ensured a very good total in its theatrical run.

Kaante received positive reviews for its music and the songs of the film played a crucial role in raising its earning. The film was a success at the box office and earned Rs. 43 crores in the worldwide theatres.

Full Cast & Characters

Sanjay DuttJai Rehan 'Ajju'
Amitabh BachchanYashvardhan Rampal 'Major'
Sunil ShettyMarc Issak
Mahesh ManjrekarRaj Yadav 'Baali'
Kumar GauravAnand Mathur 'Andy'
Lucky AliMaqbool Haider 'Mak'
Malaika AroraLisa
Ranjit ChoudaryMcQuarrie's Partner
Sanjay SippyMr. Adler
Rati AgnihotriMajor's Wife
Gulshan GroverCyrus
Jeff DavisDet. McQuarrie
Isha KoppikarSpecial Appearance in song, "Ishq Samundar"
Rohit RoySpecial Appearance in song, "Ishq Samundar"

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Earlier, Shilpa Shetty was scheduled to play the female lead but later she was replaced by Malaika Arora Khan.
  • Akshay Khanna was selected for the film but he refused to be the part of the film in the end.
  • Lucky Ali and Amitabh Bachchan had payment issues with the producers and the later even threatened the team of producers for legal action against them.
  • This film is a remake of the 1992 Hollywood film, Reservoir Dogs.
  • It was Kumar Gaurav's last Hindi film.
  • On returning to his hotel, Sunil Shetty was suspected to be a terrorist by the US cops because of his looks. Due to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, there was a high alert in the US.
  • In this film, Amitabh Bachchan played a lead role for the 100th time.