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24th May 2013- Thriller
Ugly is a Hindi drama thriller film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. A terrible tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence starts when 10 year old daughter of an aspiring actor disappears.
Director: Anurag Kashyap

Ugly: Pictures, Posters

Ugly (2014) hindi film poster

Ugly (2014) hindi film poster

Movie Cast

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Rahul Bhat Rahul Bhat Rahul Kapoor/Varshney
Ronit Roy Ronit Roy Shoumik Bose
Tejaswini Kolhapure Tejaswini Kolhapure Shalini Bose
Vineet Kumar Singh Vineet Kumar Singh Chaitanya Mishra
Surveen Chawla Surveen Chawla Rakhi Malhotra
Siddhanth Kapoor Siddhanth Kapoor Siddhant
Girish Kulkarni Girish Kulkarni Inspector Jadhav
Abir Goswami Abir Goswami ACP Gupta
Madhavi Singh Madhavi Singh ACP Upadhyay
Anshika Shrivastava Anshika Shrivastava Kali Varshney
Alia Bhatt Alia Bhatt Cameo (Guest Appearance)
Saharsh Kumar Shukla Saharsh Kumar Shukla Gangster Pujari

Movie Details

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Movie NameUgly
Original Language Nameकुरूप
Release Date24th May 2013
Languages Hindi
StorylineUgly is a Hindi drama thriller film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. A terrible tale of corruption, indifference, and systemic violence starts when 10 year old daughter of an aspiring actor disappears.
Story SummaryShalini (Tejaswini Kolhapure) is a middle-class housewife forced to stay at home by her second husband, police-chief Shoumik Bose(Ronit Roy). She considers suicide, and is about to shoot herself in the head with her husband’s gun when she is interrupted by her daughter, Kali (Anishika Shrivastava). Unaware of her mother’s activities moments earlier, Kali asks her mother to call her estranged father, Shalini’s ex-husband, Rahul (Rahul Bhat). It’s a Saturday, and Kali’s day with her father as decided in the custody agreement from the divorce. Rahul, an aspiring actor struggling to make it big, comes to take her for a drive but ignores her in favor of phone calls made to try to further his career. Finally, Rahul leaves Kali alone in the car to go to an audition and to check in with his agent, Chaitanya (Vineet Kumar Singh). When he returns to the car, Kali is missing.

Rahul first searches for Kali through the police, Chaitanya in tow. The local police-captain, Jadhav (Girish Kulkarni), does not take Rahul seriously until he realizes that Kali is the stepdaughter of the police-chief. Bose, out of hatred for Rahul, orders Jadhav to accuse Rahul of the kidnapping and to torture both Rahul and Chaitanya to interrogate and punish them. A game of one-upmanship follows as Rahul and Bose search for Kali while simultaneously attempting to upstage the other.
Run Time128 Mins
Movie BudgetINR 450000000

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Anurag Kashyap
Music DirectorG.V. Prakash Kumar, Brian McOmber
ProducerMadhu Mantena Varma, Vikramaditya Motwane, Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl
Production CompanyPhantom Films, DAR Motion Pictures
Writer (Lyrics)Gaurav Solanki
Film EditingAarti Bajaj
Assistant DirectorPuja Banerji, Karuna Dutt, Abhinav Pareek, Neeraj Ghaywan, Randip Jha, Saqib Pandor, Vyshakh R.V.
Co-ProducerVivek b Agrawal
Art DirectorMayur Sharma
SoundMandar Kulkarni
Camera (Assistant)Priyanka Singh
Costume (Assistant)Shruti Kapoor
DistributionHappiness Distribution, DAR Motion Pictures
Visual EffectsShubham Singh Rathore
Costume DesignDivya Gambhir, Nidhi Gambhir
castingMukesh Chhabra
sound editorRobinkkutty
digital compositorSelvakumar, Sridharan
visual effects supervisorBalakrishna P. Subaiah
Editor (Assistant)Vaibhav Bhadana, Ranendu Ranjan
Casting (Associate)Mandar Gosavi
digital intermediate conformistRohit Karkera
Digital intermediate coloristMakarand Surte
Associate producerAayush Maheshwari, Ranjan Singh
assistant sound mixing engineerDevobrat Chaliha
dialogue editorGeorge Shijomon
digital imaging technicianViki Vivek
digital intermediate producer Salil Deshpande
assistant promo editorNaveen Reddy
editor of makingRavikant Soitkar
music mix engineer Shrihari
music recording engineer Shrihari


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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Koman Nahata at Koimoi gave 4/5 stars praising the direction and scripts. Times of India gave 4/5 stars saying " Anurag Kashyap is in top form in this suspense thriller." gave 4.5/5 star saying it is Kashyap's finest work. Hindustan Times, Glamsham and Deccan Chronicle gave the film 4 to 4.75 stars out of 5.
  2. On December 23, 2014 a special screening was held in Mumbai. First Post said, "Ironically, Ugly looks beautiful. It's all dark, dank and disgusting, and yet impossible to look away from."
  3. The film's soundtrack is composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and Brian McOmber, with the latter composing two songs and the background score.
  4. Anurag Kashyap had initially intended for Ugly to release in mid to late 2013. The Indian Censor Board required a "Smoking is Injurious to Health" sign to be posted in the lower right corner of the frame whenever a character in the film is shown smoking. Kashyap fought this regulation stating " it's the Health Ministry that should take the responsibility of curbing use of tobacco and work towards measures to control it and films should not be a medium to advertise non-smoking." For a while Kashyap stated that he was not going to release the film until the Board decided to get rid of the rule, but after several months of negotiations, Kashyap decided that he would release the movie with the "Smoking is Injurious to Health" sign while continuing to challenge the rule. It was released on December 26, 2014.
  5. The film was premiered at the Cannes film festival and received what Filmfare called a "great response". The film released in France in May 2014 with Business Of Cinema stating that it had a "brilliant script and amazing performance."
  6. The digital poster of the film was released on May 8, 2013 and the film was released in India on December 26, 2014 after a delay about the inclusion of a warning about smoking.

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