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Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012)
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Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012)
Original name: तलाश
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, bollywood, husband wife relationship, drowning, murder investigation, accident, housewife, urban, surveillance, honest law enforcer, female director, neo-noir, dog, netflix, prostitute, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia

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36 China Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 140 min.
Story: Sonia [Isha Koppikar] is the owner of a casino in Goa. A successful entrepreneur, the only love in her life is her son. When the toddler suddenly goes missing, the lady is distraught and distressed. She offers a huge reward [Rs. 25 lacs] to anyone ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, goa india
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Ghajini (2008)
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Country: India, USA, UK
Duration: 186 min.
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Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Story: After a heated public argument between Mumbai-based Jatin Kampani and his wife, Zara, he returns home, and finds her missing. A day later, he is contacted by a male to come up with a ransom of 50 Lakh Rupees, and not to contact the police under any ...
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Country: Sweden
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
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The Missing Gun (2002)
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Duration: 90 min.
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