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Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa releases on Eros Now on November 20. Here’s all you need to know about the movie that’s hitting screen seven years after being completed.

Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is a story about a private detective who constantly struggles with being inconspicuous. Typically he gets too involved in the personal lives of the cases he’s investigating. However, things take a turn when he accepts a case in his rural hometown, which leads to a confrontation with his own romantic turmoils. The movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the pivotal role of Anwar, the agent at a small detective firm in Kolkata.

Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa

Directed by the celebrated Buddhadeb Dasgupta, the movie also goes by the English title Sniffer and was initially made in 2013. The poet and filmmaker has won the National Award for best direction and best feature film several times; some of his movies include Bagh Bahadur (1989), Charachar (1993), Lal Darja (1997), Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002), and Kaalpurush (2008). While he predominantly makes Bengali movies, Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is his fourth Hindi film. The sound design has been done by the Oscar winner Resul Pookutty.

The movie is centred on Anwar and how his outside circumstances lead to an inner discovery for this maverick detective.

Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa movie cast –

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the movie

He essays the titular role of Anwar. An investigator at ‘Inner Eye’, a detective agency based in Kolkata. Despite working here for 10 years, he isn’t able to be the perfect sleuth and go unnoticed when on his cases. His personal and romantic journey is explored in the movie, in the backdrop of the work journey that takes him to his native village.

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Pankaj Tripathi

He appears in a cameo, playing one of the men who went missing, and Anwar has been hired to find their whereabouts.

Ananya Chatterjee

She plays the wife of an executive who abandons her and their child and runs away from their family life. Anwar is hired to probe into this case.

Niharika Singh

She plays Ayesha in the movie. This character is Anwar’s one true love that he was never able to forget. Their story continues to write itself when he returns to his hometown.

Farrukh Jaffar

The veteran actor appears in a cameo. Anwar helps her cross a street, they strike a friendship and she shares with him tales of her possibly imaginary travels. This ignites wanderlust in him and takes him back to his youth.

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Amrita Chatterjee

She plays Anwar’s young neighbour. She has the habit of listening to Anwar’s conversations with his pet dog and likes to show up at his door every now and then.

Watch the trailer of Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa

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