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A long-held grudge between a Bollywood wannabe and a ruthless chief of police frames this hectic action thriller about Mumbai's dark side.

When aspiring actor Rahul leaves his daughter Kali in the car while he attends an audition, she vanishes without a trace. But the investigation into her disappearance is complicated by Kali's depressed mother and domineering police-chief stepfather bringing their own motives and tangled relationships into things, not to mention an unhealthy dose of police corruption.

Inspired by real events and enthusiastically received at Cannes, this dark, gritty follow-up to director Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (MIFF 2012) is an angry yet vital work. Relentless in its frenetic action, Ugly is as much a commentary on modern India as it is a gripping crime drama.

"This Fargo-meets-Mumbai-police-procedural is compulsively watchable, thrilling, darkly funny and extremely well-directed." - Twitch

D/S Anurag Kashyap P Phantom films PVT LTD, DAR Motion Pictures WS Elle Driver L Hindi w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013