Kidnap (2008 film)

Kidnap (2008 film)

Infobox Film
name = Kidnap

caption = movie poster
director = Sanjay Gadhvi
producer = Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd.
writer = Shibani Bathija
starring = Sanjay Dutt
Imran Khan
Minissha Lamba
Vidya Malvade
music = Pritam
cinematography = Bobby Singh
editing =
visual effects =
production_company =
distributor = Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd.
released = October 1, 2008
runtime =
country = India
awards =
language = Hindi
budget =
gross =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 1034449

"Kidnap" is a Bollywood film starring Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Minissha Lamba and Vidya Malvade. The film is directed by Sanjay Gadhvi, who earlier directed the hit films "Dhoom" (2004) and "Dhoom 2" (2006).


Sonia (Minissha Lamba) lives with her mother, Mallika (Vidya Malvade) and grandmother (Reema Lagoo) because her parents had divorced when she was ten. A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, she picks an argument with her mother about her coming home late after the Christmas Party. Her mother tells her to stay within limits and arrive home in time. She is reluctant to abide by the rule and after much negotiation demands that she would listen to everything if she gets to meet her father. Then she leaves home and goes swimming in the sea to vent out. Far into the sea, she vanishes underwater.

She wakes up in the evening in a cottage which has no exit. At first she doesn't believe that she has been kidnapped and thinks that her friends are playing a prank on her. The abductor Kabir (Imran Khan) tells her how she came there. When she went swimming in the open sea, he pulled her below the water surface and knocked her unconscious using a bottled chloroform.

On the other hand, everyone is worried at her home. Next morning, her mother receives a call from Kabir wherein he says that he is interested in speaking to her father, Vikrant Raina (Sanjay Dutt), a New York based Indian business tycoon, with whom he has an old score to settle.

Vikrant Raina is introduced as a very cruel and heartless person but a very wealthy man, worth of USD 51.7 billion. He is in India because he believes someone has emptied a large share of his money. While there, he sees Mallika in the lounge and asks what brought her there. She tells him that Sonia has been kidnapped and that the kidnapper wants to speak to him only.

Its around 3 p.m. when the kidnapper calls again. Vikrant and Sonia speak to each other for the first time in eight years. Kabir tells Vikrant that the money is safe in his own account. Vikrant wants to know what the reason behind the kidnapping is. Kabir tells him that he has to do a couple of things so as to release his daughter. The very first of them is saying "Sorry" to Sister Margaret whom he would find on a train from Panvel at 4 p.m. Vikrant says its crazy to reach there in haf an hour. But Kabir tells him that she has a clue of how the father and daughter can meet. Vikrant is determined to reach the place by 4 and he has to overcome unwarranted circumstances. Sister Margaret hands over a piece of paper which has a poetry written on it. Vikrant knows there is something in it so he involves a detective Irfan (Rahul Dev) who has solved many corporate kidnapping case successfully in the past.

But Kabir is interested in playing a deadly game with Raina. He is asked to perform daring tasks (like robbery from a business rival's house, fleeing a prisoner and even a murder) which would reward him with a clue to identify the kidnapper and the motive of kidnapping.

On the other hand its hard to believe for Sonia that she has been kidnapped. Initially Kabir is good with her but when she tries to stab Kabir he ties her up.

Sonia comes to know that she has been kidnapped in her own holiday house which her mother had obtained as the divorce alimony from Vikrant Raina. Kabir tells her that he used to live in an orphanage nearby. One day when his friend fell down from a ladder and was serious, he wanted to take Mr. Raina's car which he had earlier seen. When Sonia objects to taking it, he starts driving when Sonia also sits into the car and doesn't allow Kabir to drive it. Consequently, they meet with an accident and Sonia is said to be critical. At the hospital, Raina comes to know of the motive behind Kabir's such an act but gets angry and says that Kabir is a criminal and that he'll see to it that Kabir is never let out of the jail.

Finally Raina rescues Sonia. Kabir says sorry to Raina and Raina feels guilty. They both realise their mistakes and start a new life.

After two months its shown that Raina is united with his family and they are very happy. Sonia always wanted her parents to live together and when Kabir comes to Sonia, he tells her that he is now a software engineer and helps in development of software to eradicate cyber-crime. They both wish each other good luck for their respective lives.

The film ends with Kabir jokingly advising Sonia not to go swimming too far into the sea.


* Sanjay Dutt as Vikrant Raina

* Imran Khan as Kabir

* Minissha Lamba as Sonia Raina

* Vidya Malvade as Mallika

* Reema Lagoo as Sonia's Grandmother

* Rahul Dev as Irfan


The film is expected to lose around 3-5 crores after doing reasonably well in the first week by grossing 19 crore rupees. [cite web |url=|title=Kidnap Grosses 19 Crore In Week One|author=Box Office India|accessdate=2008-10-10] Though the box office success the film was given mainly negative reviews from critics. Many critics said that the script by Shibani Bhatija was very poor. [cite web |title=Movie reviews Kidnap|url=|author=Box Office India|accessdate=2008-10-10] Taran Adarsh also said "Shibani seems to think that the audience is pea-brained." [cite web |url=|title=Movie Reviews Kidnap|author=Taran Adarsh|accessdate=2008-10-10|]


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