Kaante (Translation: Thorns) is a 2002 Indian Hindi action-thriller film, directed by Sanjay Gupta, written by Milap Zaveri, and starring an ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Lucky Ali, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kumar Gaurav, Namrata Singh Gujral, Rati Agnihotri, Malaika Arora and Isha Koppikar. Kaante was heavily inspired by Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992), as well as the film that inspired Reservoir Dogs, Ringo Lam's City on Fire (1987). According to Tarantino, Kaante is his favorite among the many films that were heavily inspired by his work. The film was a success at the box office, with first-week earnings of £1.8 million in India, nearly $1 million in the United States, and £268,507 in Britain. The film's final worldwide gross was ₹430 million ($9 million), including ₹331.2 million in India and $2.05 million overseas.