Published on 12 Dec 2014 | over 2 years ago
Paanch is an unreleased Indian film which was the directorial debut of Anurag Kashyap.The film is "loosely" based on the 1976-77 Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in Pune. This dark noir was so controversial and ahead of its time that the censors had put a stay on its release and the film still today remains unreleased .
The refusals to release this film were made on six grounds - the film glorifies violence; it shows the modus operandi of a crime (killing of a police officer); it shows excessive use of drugs; it has double meaning dialogues (with sexual undertones); it has no positive characters; it does not carry a social message (These things by the way are pretty much standard in films these days).
After some cuts, the film was cleared in 2001. However, it could not be released as the producer faced some problems.
Nevertheless a preview copy of the film leaked online in 2010 (the one which i have also uploaded) and can be found on some torrent sites
Cast : Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Vijay Maurya, Joy Fernandes ,Tejaswini Kolhapure and Sharat Saxena
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Plot (copied from imdb) :
4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader of the pack ensures his dominance in the group by providing accommodation, drugs and food for his wasted and broke friends. Pondy is fascinated by Shiuli who sleeps with rich guys for money. The movie revolves around a kidnapping plot gone wrong, in which the 4 male band members plan to kidnap another friend Nikhil. Nikhil is part of the plot and agrees to get himself kidnapped to extract money out of his rich but miser father. In the process excess of drugs and uncontrolled anger leads to the murder of Nikhil by Luke. Luke blackmails all others and ensures that nobody leaves or confides into the cops. Meanwhile Shiuli also gets entangled into the plot. The money hungry youngsters then go on to kill the father of Nikhil and a cop (Sharat Saxena) investigating the murder. The plot thickens with a set of betrayal and counter-betrayal leading to an interesting end.