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Vaada (2005)

A blind husband. An obsessed lover. And the missing body of a murdered wife...?

Director:

Satish Kaushik

Writer:

Rumi Jaffery
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arjun Rampal ... Rahul Verma
Zayed Khan ... Karan
Ameesha Patel ... Pooja Sharma / Pooja R. Verma (as Amisha Patel)
Alok Nath ... Mr. Sharma
Rakesh Bedi ... Advocate Saxena
Virendra Saxena ... Alex (as Veerendra Saxena)
Rajesh Vivek ... Inspector Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarfaraz Khan
Shashi Kiran ... Book Shop Owner
Achyut Potdar ... Judge
Anil Saxena Anil Saxena
Kuldeep Sharma Kuldeep Sharma
Anjan Srivastav ... Lawyer
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Storyline

Rahul and Puja are married and totally devoted to each other. One day they meet with a terrible accident and Rahul loses his eyesight. On a business trip abroad Rahul meets a friend Karan. Impressed by his dynamism and business acumen, Rahul asks him to join his business. They return to India and Puja is stunned to see her husband with her friend Karan. Rahul's love for Puja is blind and unquestioning. Karan's love for Puja is obsessive and uncontrollable. Puja is trapped between a blind husband and a sighted lover. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Promise See more »

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Gross USA:

$89,000
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Puja Films See more »
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The guitar baseline of the song Maula was inspired by the song "Make Some Noise" -The theme song of WWE wrestler X Pac. If one listens to the bass line of the guitar at 1:35, it is very similar to the bass line of the song "Maula". See more »

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Teri Kurti Sexy
Written by Sameer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by Shaan and Anuradha Sriram
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very interesting romance/thriller movie
13 August 2005 | by Priya_1989See all my reviews

Teri kurti sexy lagti hai," sings Arjun Rampal to his screen-wife Amisha Patel before he goes blind...and the film goes bust.

Wish we could see anything remotely sexy in this sterile thriller about a blind man, his beautiful wife and his closet-psychotic friend, played by Arjun, Amisha and Zayed Khan with all the correct pauses in-between fits of passion.

But alas, nothing finally fits in "Vaada". It's like an over-elaborate jigsaw puzzle. Someone evidently read the instruction booklet on whodunits too carefully. So much attention is given to the fine print that the overall framework appears to miss the bus...and the buzz.

Dead at the centre, cruelly unproductive at heart, "Vaada" is one of those could've-beens that don't take long to become has-beens. The cruellest blow to the audiences' expectations (no matter how low) is that the thriller, as written by Rumi Jaffrey, has the potential to grip.

The narrative just lets it droop...and drip until the basic story tapers into a blow-dried dead-end. Very often in the course of this stiff-and-over-conditioned film you ask yourself if director Satish Kaushik was briefed to make a play on film.

If so, the narrative ought to have been free of those frisky flights of fancy into foreign shores for Himesh Reshammiya's can't-get-over-you song sequences.

Styled like the Michael Caine-Dyan Canon-Christopher Reeve thriller "Deathtrap", "Vaada" tries to create an aura of upper class languor.


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