Aagey Se Right

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Aagey Se Right (lit.'Straight, then right') is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Indrajit Nattoji. It features Shreyas Talpade, Kay Kay Menon, Mahi Gill, Shenaz Treasurywala and Shiv Panditt in the lead roles. It was produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the UTV Motion Pictures.[1] The film released on 4 September 2009 and although it failed to do well at the box office, it was praised for its lavish title sequence, looks and design.[2]

Aagey Se Right
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byIndrajit Nattoji
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
StarringShreyas Talpade
Kay Kay Menon
Mahie Gill
Shenaz Treasurywala
Shiv Panditt
CinematographyAmitabha Singh
Edited byRachel Reuben
Music byRam Sampath
Amartya Rahut
UTV Spotboy
UTV Bindass
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 4 September 2009 (2009-09-04)
Running time
117 minutes
Budget17.7 million (US$240,000)
Box office25.3 million (US$340,000)


Dinkar Waghmare (Shreyas Talpade) hails from a small town. He is a 28-year-old sub-inspector with the Mumbai Police who spends his time dreaming of beautiful TV reporter Soniya Bhatt (Mahi Gill). He has never solved a case and has always stayed away from serious action. His late father was a successful police officer. He is constantly reminded of his failure by his nagging mother and feels pressure to live up to his father's larger-than-life image. One day Dinkar loses his Bajrangbali-stickered gun and is under extreme pressure to find it.

Meanwhile, terrorist Balma Rashid-ul-Khairi (Kay Kay Menon), alias Janu, has arrived in Mumbai planning to bomb several locations in the city. However, he falls in love with Mumbai life and a bargirl named Pearl (Shenaz Treasurywala). But when Janu abandons his life of violence to romance Pearl, his chief comes to Mumbai to complete his mission and kill both Janu and Pearl. As he pursues his gun around Mumbai, Dinkar accidentally becomes a hero when he saves the mayor's life and then prevents the daughter of the police commissioner from committing suicide.

He meets Soniya who falls in love with the city's new hero. He is promoted to inspector and is assigned to head security at the Mumbai Police Show. The terrorist chief plants a bomb under the stage as planned, but Janu comes to defuse it as it is about to explode when Pearl starts her number. With the help of Dinkar, Janu defuses the bomb. The terrorist's plot is foiled and Dinkar is able to retrieve his gun and avoid humiliation.


Box officeEdit

The film did average business at the box office largely due to lack of publicity and no promotions for the music.[3][4][5][6][7] The timing of the theatrical release was at the time of Muharram a time of religious austerity for the audience.[8] The film also failed to garner immediate critical acclaim though reports from the audience was positive with unofficial blogs being written on the movie as the most underrated gem of the year and fair amount of positive viewer comments.[9]


Aagey Se Right was nominated for the annual SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" Awards 2010, and was the only Indian finalist at the awards.[10] The title design has been designed and animated by Upasana Nattoji.[11]


  1. ^ "Aagey Se Right Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama.
  2. ^ "Aagey Se Right opening title sequence". Art of the Title. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Aagey Se Right". Planet Bollywood.
  4. ^ "Movies we wish you'd seen in 2009". Sify.
  5. ^ "Another Dull Week For New Releases". Boxofficeindia.
  6. ^ "All India 2009 (Figures in INR Crore)". Boxofficeindia. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  7. ^ "It's raining flops at the box office". Rediff.com. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Shreyas Talpade does 'Gun-Visarjan'". Bollywood Hungama. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Aagey Se Right: User movie reviews". Bollywood Hungama. 4 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "SXSW Title Sequence Design Competition Finalists Announced". SXSW. 20 February 2010. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Indrajit Nattoji's AAGEY SE RIGHT goes Hollywood". Glamsham. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2012.

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