Knock Out (2010 film)

Knock Out is an Indian Hindi-language action-thriller film directed by Mani Shankar. Released on 15 October 2010, the film stars Sanjay Dutt, Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut. Knock Out is an unauthorized remake of Phone Booth. In October 2010, the Bombay High Court ordered the film's producers to pay a portion of their revenues to 20th Century Fox, who own the rights to Phone Booth. The film was a flop at the box office.[1]

Knock Out
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Theatrical poster
Directed byMani Shankar
Produced bySohail Maklai
Written byMani Shankar
StarringSanjay Dutt
Kangana Ranaut
Irfan Khan
Gulshan Grover
Rukhsar Rehman
Sushant Singh
Abdullah Jaidi
Music byGourov Dasgupta
Vishal Dadlani (lyrics)
Panchhi Jalonvi (lyrics)
Shellee (lyrics)
CinematographyNatarajan Subramaniam
Distributed bySohail Maklai Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Aap Entertainment Limited
Release date
  • 15 October 2010 (2010-10-15)
Running time
117 minutes
Box office622 million (US$8.7 million)



Bachubhai (Irrfan Khan) has come to a phone booth to make a call. He is interrupted by a man who interrupts him again. Bachubhai tells him to stop interrupting. While moving out of the phone booth after the call, the phone rings. Bachubhai picks up the call only to get surprised by an unknown caller who ensures that Bachubhai not leave the phone booth until his motive of calling is achieved. Another man interrupts who is shot dead by that unknown person from a far away building. As seeing the incident, police, public and news reporter Nidhi Srivastav Kangana Ranaut arrive. Everyone is seeing everything as Bachubhai has been told to do what the person on phone call says or he will shoot him. Later, Police officer Sushant Singh is transferred and another encounter specialist has been called. Meanwhile, Bachubhai, who is working for a corrupt politician who has 320 billion black money has been told to transfer the money on a government account to give back the money to the public. Bachubhai does everything as the phone caller says. At the end of the movie the money has been transferred to the public account and it is revealed that Veer Vijay Singh (Sanjay Dutt) is a Chief of Investigation Bureau. Bachubhai, after transferring the money, nothing happens to him.


Knock Out was poorly received by critics. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India rated the film 2 out of 5 stars.[2]


The film's music was given by Gourov Dasgupta, with background score by Atul Raninga and Sanjay Wandrekar. The soundtrack has five original tunes, one remix and an alternate version of one song.[3]

# Song Singers Lyrics Music Director
1. "Knock Out" Title track Vishal Dadlani Panchhi Jalonvi Gourav Dasgupta
2. "Khushnuma Sa" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
3. "Hungama" Sunidhi Chauhan
4. "Maula" KK
5. "Khushnuma Sa Woh" Krishna Beura Shelle
6. "Hungama" (Remix) Sunidhi Chauhan Panchhi Jalonvi
7. "Gangubai Pe Aai Jawani" Sumitra Iyer, Sanjeev-Darshan Sameer Sanjeev-Darshan


  1. ^ "BBC Asian Network – Love Bollywood – Downloads". BBC.
  2. ^ "Knock Out". Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Knock Out Music Review and online listening link". Music Aloud. Retrieved 30 September 2010.

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