TALAASH | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 139m 30s

Release date 30/11/2012

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references and violence

Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Reema Kagti

Cast includes Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. Cuts were made by substitution. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 20/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

TALAASH is a Hindi language crime thriller. It follows a policeman who is investigating the death of a film star whilst trying to come to terms with a personal tragedy from his past.


There are a number of moderate sex references, mainly relating to the underworld of prostitution in Mumbai. One of the key characters is a female prostitute who talks about her profession. For example she says "AIDS is bad for business", "He's a pimp" and "You'll always be a whore's lame son". These verbal references are accompanied by undetailed sight of brothels and brothel owners, as well as other sex workers. However, there is no nudity and no portrayal of sexual activity. There is brief sight of a DVD shop with the sign 'Hot Movies' displayed above some DVD covers showing women in bikinis.


There is some moderate violence, including a scene in which a man is shot three times in the chest by another man. In another scene, a sniper is seen shooting a long range target in the head, albeit without sight of blood.

The film contains some mild bad language (e.g. 'bloody', 'bullshit', 'shit').

Cuts information

Distributor chose to remove sight of a man taking drugs, in this case 'chasing the dragon', in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cut made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.


Reliance Big Entertainment (UK) Private Ltd
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