Kaminey kicks off with Charlie, a henchman for three Bengali brothers who fix races, explaining how this world has gone from bad to worse. It's the same story that we have heard a million times but Charlie's lisp makes it interesting!
Charlie has lost big money as the jockey double crossed them. Following up on the jockey's lead about the man who paid him, Charlie runs off with his money and all the freebies in the hotel room where he confronts the man.
On the run Charlie unknowingly bumps into two corrupt narcotics cops and takes off in their car. As soon as he realizes the truth he hurriedly starts cleaning off his marks and while doing so notices a guitar case. Curiosity gets the better of him and he finds cocaine worth crores in the guitar case. He wants to walk away but then he knows this is his chance to move from the fhotcut of life to the chota fothcut. He gets in touch with his best friend, Mikhail, to help him move the coke.
In a parallel universe Guddu's life has taken a drastic turn with his girlfriend telling him that she is pregnant. She wants to abort, Guddu isn't too keen on that but then Guddu isn't too keen on marrying her as well for this would disrupt his planned out life.
Sweety finally tells him that she is Bhope's sister and her two bit-of-local-goon-aspiring politician brother would kill him. That pretty much decides it for him.
Tashi, the Goa based drug czar gives the two cops a few hours to deliver the coke which has to be passed on to some African dealer. The cops catch Guddu thinking him to be Charlie while Bhope kills Mikhail and nabs Charlie to get to his twin.
The cops and Bhope broke a deal wherein they switch the brothers. Charlie kills the cops and tells Tashi to pay up while Guddu decides to pay off Bhope with the cocaine to fuel his political ambitions in order to live in peace with Sweety. The brothers once again come face to face and confront secrets of their past that Charlie wants to forget.
The film steps on the gas to reach a thrilling climax! Shahid Kapur's double take--the lisping Charlie and the stuttering Guddu--is the main stay of the film and is matched step for step by Priyanka Chopra's spoilt Sweety.
Final Verdict on Kaminey
The entire cast stands up and delivers especially Chandan Roy Sanyal as Mikhail. Written and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Kaminey has some excellent scenes like the cops forcing a stuttering Guddu to sing and spill the beans on his brother or the one where Charlie interrogates the jockey as the three Bengali brothers fire bullets while testing some weapons.
One of the better films to come out in ages, Vishal Bhardwaj's take on Mumbai's very gray underbelly replete with a whole bunch of quirky characters and crazy situations is a roller coaster ride on the wild fide. Don't miss this one for the world!
Kaminey Rating: 4½ out of 5
Kaminey Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Amol Gupte
Kaminey Genre: Drama / Action
Kaminey Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Kaminey Producer: Rekha Bhardwaj, Ronnie Screwvala
Kaminey Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj