Chaalbaaz Hasina (2009)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 39 mins

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A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.
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2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Dubbed from: Body of Evidence (English)
Audio/Video Mismatch
After Frank handcuffs Rebecca and pushes up her robe, Rebecca clearly mouths the words "get off", but no sound is heard.

When Frank is shocked by the burn marks on his body, the marks don't correspond with where Rebecca poured the candle wax the night before.

The solidified candle wax covering Frank's right nipple disappears and re-appears between shots.

During a close up of Frank's stomach, the amount of candle wax on his chest is far greater than the amount Rebecca originally poured.

When Rebecca attempts to handcuff Frank, Frank grasps her right wrist with his left hand. In the very next shot, it is his right hand that is holding her wrist.

When Rebecca picks up the bottle of champagne from the ice bucket, she puts her left hand on Frank's right hip to maintain her balance. In the next shot her hand is on his left hip.

When Frank approaches Rebecca as she is lying on the bed and takes off his shirt, the cuffs of the shirt are suddenly unbuttoned (presumably so it would be quicker for the actor to remove), when they were buttoned previously.

The kitchen of the busy restaurant where Sharon works has nobody working in it when she runs out.

When Frank handcuffs Rebecca, there is a wide shot in which Rebecca is clearly gripping a rug. However, during close-ups of Rebecca's hands, the rug is nowhere to be seen.

When Frank handcuffs Rebecca, in the wide shots the sleeves of Rebecca's robe cover her forearms almost to her wrists, but in the close ups of Rebecca's hands, the sleeves barely reach her elbows.

When Frank follows Rebecca to her bedroom, there is a shot from Frank's point of view of him parting the curtain to see Rebecca lying on the bed. In the next shot, a close up of Frank, he parts the curtain again.

After Frank pops open Rebecca's bra, and she runs away from him, in the close-up shot Frank turns to his left to follow her, in the very next shot, Frank is turning to his right.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Frank confronts Rebecca at her house, the boom mic operator is briefly seen reflected in the mirror in Rebecca's bedroom.

Factual Mistake
DA Garrett claims that Rebecca's inheriting eight million from the dead man is "probable cause." Legally, it is "motive".

Factual Mistake
Dulaney has the medical examiner's statement stricken from the record, then proceeds to ask him about it under cross-examination.

Revealing Mistakes
When Rebecca breaks a light bulb in the parking garage with her shoe, the glass that falls on the car below is heavier and thicker than any glass from a light bulb.

Revealing Mistakes
When Sharon slaps Rebecca, her hand doesn't come anywhere near to connecting with Rebecca's cheek. Yet we hear the sound of a slap, and Rebecca reacts as if she has been struck.
Although this movie is castigated for its similarities to 'Basic Instinct', the shooting was in fact completed before 'Basic Instinct' was released, so the similarities are purely coincidental.

For this film, Madonna personally selected Willem Dafoe as her co-star.

Madonna's salary for this movie was higher than all the other actor's combined.

Neither Madonna or Willem Dafoe had a body double for any of the sex scenes in this film.

In a radio interview with Sway Calloway, Willem Dafoe confirmed that the scene in the parking garage is genuine, no body doubles were used.

In preparation for this role Madonna met with a real-life dominatrix, who taught her "a few tricks" including how to tie someone's arms behind their back using a belt.

Madonna, Willem Dafoe and director Uli Edel spent 2 weeks rehearsing the sex scenes before filming began.

In interviews, Madonna stated that she found filming the sex scenes "scientific, not sexy at all", but co-star Willem Dafoe admitted that he was "turned on despite himself" while filming the scenes.

Madonna's acting coach quit just before production began, claiming that "she thinks she knows everything".

The 'hot wax and champagne' scene was included in UK Channel 4's list of the '100 sexiest movie moments'.

Madonna's character doesn't remove her shoes in any of the three major sex scenes, except very briefly to smash a lightbulb with her heel.

Madonna had five personal assistants for this film, including her own hairstylist, make-up artist and personal trainer.

Earlier Gabriel Byrne was considered for the role of Frank Dulaney.

The cuffs that Frank wrestles from Rebecca and uses to manacle her, are in fact 'legcuffs' and not 'handcuffs'.

Marie-Christine Darah, the actress who provided her voice to Madonna in French, revealed in an interview that it was Madonna herself who imposed her to dub her.

John Wilson's "The Official Razzie Movie Guide." lists this film as one of "The Ten Best Bad Films ever made."

Patricia Cornwell wrote a novel with the same title, she successfully lobbied for a disclaimer in film's trailer and advertisements, saying the film had no connection to her novel.

Included in film critic Roger Ebert's 2005 list of his most hated films.

This film was nominated in all the major categories at the 1993 Razzie awards, although Madonna was the only person to "win", in the category of worst actress.