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Charas is a 2004 Indian crime thriller film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Set in Kasol, a village near Manikaran in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, the film deals with illegal drug trade. It stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Uday Chopra and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles with Kabir Sadanand, Namrata Shirodkar, and Hrishita Bhatt playing supporting roles.

Charas: A Joint Effort
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Directed byTigmanshu Dhulia
Produced byAnjum Rizvi
Written byTigmanshu Dhulia (dialogues and lyrics)
Javed Akhtar (lyrics)[1]
StarringJimmy Sheirgill
Uday Chopra
Irrfan Khan
Music byRaju Singh
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
7 May 2004
Running time
142 minutes
Box office5.1 million (equivalent to 14 million or US$200,000 in 2018)[2]




Charas: A Joint Effort
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GenreFeature film soundtrack
Raju Singh chronology
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The soundtrack of Charas was composed by Raju Singh with the lyrics being written by Javed Akhtar and Tigmanshu Dhulia.[3]

Track no. Title Singer(s)
1 "Bhambole" Sunidhi Chauhan
2 "Charas" Sowmya Raoh
3 "Hum Chale" Shaan, Sonu Nigam
4 "Sulge Huye Hain" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
5 "Tumhen Arpan" Hariharan, K.S Chithra
6 "Ye Dhuaan" Mahalaxmi Iyer

Critical receptionEdit

The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama rated 1 out of 5, terming it as "a half-baked product that disappoints".[4] Vivek Fernandes from Rediff stated the film as "compelling watch. So catch it, even if it is just for kicks."[5] Kaveree Bamzai from India Today criticised the film as a "completely flat entertainer".[6]


  1. ^ a b "Charas (2004)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Charas (2004) Box Office gross". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Charas (2004) Track listing". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  4. ^ Taran Adarsh (7 May 2004). "Charas review". BH News Network. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ Vivek Fernandes (7 May 2004). "Watch Charas purely for kicks!". Rediff desk. Rediff. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ Kaveree Bamzai (28 May 2008). "Film review: 'Charas' starring Uday Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Namrata Shirodkar". India Today. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

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