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Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 22 April 2005 (India)
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Ishwar Chandra Thakur is living the good life, content with his loving wife Sumitra and son Adiya. There is but one thing which gradually comes to annoy Ishwar: his son's laziness and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Ishwarchand Thakur
Akshay Kumar ... Aditya Thakur
Priyanka Chopra ... Pooja 'Mitali'
Shefali Shah ... Sumitra Thakur
Boman Irani ... Natu
Rajpal Yadav ... Laxman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Gilani ... Talent Agent
Asawari Joshi ... Ashalata (Natu's wife)
Rajeev Mehta Rajeev Mehta
Hemant Pandey
Rammy C. Pandey Rammy C. Pandey ... Inspector
Amit Thakur Amit Thakur
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Storyline

Ishwar Chandra Thakur is living the good life, content with his loving wife Sumitra and son Adiya. There is but one thing which gradually comes to annoy Ishwar: his son's laziness and dependency on his father. When Adiya marries his father's enemy's daughter and gets her pregnant, Ishwar decides to teach his son a lesson in the poverty that he himself experienced and fought himself out of.

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The race against time


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Race Against Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$454,800, 24 April 2005

Gross USA:

$815,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,395,616
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Akshay Kumar was so touched by the film's father-son subject that he acquired the Mumbai distribution rights of the film. He also insisted that the film be dedicated to his late father Hari Om Bhatia and that each DVD of the film display a letter he had written to his father. Apparently, he got into a clash with the director Vipul Shah over his set conditions, but eventually Shah agreed on all of them. See more »

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Composed by Anu Malik
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Beautiful!!!!
19 April 2011 | by musicmansuranaSee all my reviews

I Laughed. I cried.

This movie made me express all the emotions I could possibly express during the film.

What I loved the most about this movie was the Father-Son relationship that had been portrayed. I felt as if I was watching someone acting out the relationship that I shared with my father.

After having seen the movie, I would say that I was educated as to how I could be more nice towards my parents in all possible ways. My dad does love me, and Akki's behavoiur in the film made me realize how I might have hurt him in some way or the other.

Waqt was a great family entertainer....

Less to speak of & more to admire!!!!


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