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Kurbaan (2009)

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A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be.

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Renzil D'Silva (as Rensil D'Silva)

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Renzil D'Silva (screenplay) (as Rensil D'Silva), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogues) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kareena Kapoor ... Avantika Ahuja / Avantika Khan
Lewis Tan ... SWAT Team Member
Saif Ali Khan ... Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
Om Puri ... Bhaijaan
Dia Mirza ... Rehana
Vivek Oberoi ... Riyaz Mansoori
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Mansoori
Nauheed Cyrusi ... Salma
Brian Matthews ... Police Officer
Shishir Sharma ... Professor Qureshi
Kiron Kher ... Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
Robert Miller ... FBI Agent
Asheesh Kapur Asheesh Kapur ... Hakil
Rupinder Nagra ... Hamid
Akash Khurana ... Ahuja
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Storyline

Delhi University's Professor Avantika Ahuja meets fellow professor Ehsan Khan in typical Bollywood filmy style, and both fall in love with each other. Her father, who had preferred that she marry a Hindu, reluctantly permits them to get married. They do so, and subsequently re-locate to live in the United States. They buy a house, settle in, and are welcomed by their neighbors, Hamid and Anjum. A few days later Avantika's world will be turned upside down when she finds out that their neighbors are terrorists who want to avenge the deaths of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians massacred by British and American forces, and that her husband is not who he claims to be. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Some Love Stories have Blood on them


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | English

Release Date:

20 November 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacrifice See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$403,678, 20 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$754,268, 20 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Karan Johar was originally supposed to direct this film with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Sanjay Dutt in the main leads. The film was then titled Kaal. But Karan dropped this project to work on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001).Aditya Chopra knew about the script and decided to make "New York" years later.He did this thinking Karan was not going to make the film. Years later Rensil D'Souza decided to brush off Karan Johar's old script Kaal and make it as "Kurbaan". It was when New York in production that Karan realized Aditya Chopra had taken the story without getting his permission or consulting him. Kurbaan had already started and it was too late to stop the film. This created friction in the friendship of Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra. See more »

Quotes

Ehsaan Khan: I like people with opinions. It's the ones who don't have them that scare me.
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Soundtracks

Kurbaan Hua
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Vishal Dadlani
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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One of the good movies from Bollywood
25 November 2009 | by Mushtaq_AhmdSee all my reviews

I generally have no expectations from films that preach. Most of the films on terrorism do exactly that. More so, bollywood movies try to preach quite often, terrorism or not.

So I successfully gave-New York, Fanaa a miss without regrets.

But somehow I watched Kurbaan and it turned out to be a non-preachy good piece of art. Its a decent suspense thriller which will make the first-time-viewer think. It quickly moves from some romantic-love-story to conspiracy-theory without a preachy or sympathetic moral of the story - "its only-innocent-poor that are lured into terrorist activities." It sticks to the story and portrays the confusion of an individual who is torn between religion and his unborn child. Also a lesson for girls who fall prey very easily to romantic one-liners from guys who are very sacrificial for the girl they love. Beware of them and watch this worth-a-watch thriller.


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