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Chandni Bar (2001)
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Chandni Bar (2001)
Original name: चांदनी बार
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chandni Bar, a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, social, sexy, sexual, cult film
Plot: female protagonist, rape, gangsters, crimes, rich and poor, vengeance, political unrest, prostitute, family relations, criminal heroes, dancer's life, tough heroes, mother daughter relationship, women, dancing, murder, prostitution, tragedy, feminist, social issues, female empowerment, school, wedding, society, rape and revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india

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Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
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Shor in the City (2010)
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Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
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Maqbool (2003)
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Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mumbai india, asia, bombay india, india
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Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Outlaw Country (2012)
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Duration: 85 min.
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Coast Mafia (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
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Damini - Lightning (1993)
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Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her brother-in-law. She wants the victim to get justice, but the family ...
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After the Fall (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Shame (2001)
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Country: India
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