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Kareeb (1998)

| Drama, Romance
Birju is a young man who lives with his mom, dad, elder brother, Bhabhi and nephew in an upper middle class home. His father would like him to work as well as accept some responsibility, ... See full summary »

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Brij 'Birju' Kumar
Neha ...
Neha
Abhay Chopra ...
Dr. Abhay
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Neha's Mother
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Bighelaal
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Lata (Mrs. Thakur Ranbir Singh)
Gopi Desai ...
Usha rani(Birju.s Mother)
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Birju's father (as Saurab Shukla)
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Diwan Virendranath (as Vijendra Ghatge)
Amit Phalke ...
Chandru
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Thakur Ranbir Singh
Sandhya
Abhijat Joshi
Uday Chandra
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Birju is a young man who lives with his mom, dad, elder brother, Bhabhi and nephew in an upper middle class home. His father would like him to work as well as accept some responsibility, but Birju does not heed him, but is instead interested in petty thievery, lies, and romancing a beautiful young woman named Neha. When he proposes marriage, his mom and dad hope that this will set him on the right path, and they approve of his marriage with Neha. When Neha finds out the truth about Birju, she refuses to marry him, and re-locates to another town. Birju is unable to get Neha out of his mind, and he runs away from home, hoping to locate Neha somewhere, and try to patch things with her. He does find Neha and her mom, who is hospitalized. When Birju makes inquiries he is told that Neha's mom is due for major surgery, and that this operation will cost a lot of money. Birju steals the money to pay for the surgery, and when he goes to deposit this money at the hospital, he finds out to his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Kareeb is what it tells... in true sense you should go near it .. to witness the cutest romantic movie
28 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Some well known philosopher has said the most difficult thing in this world is to keep things simple and yet effective. And this is what Kareeb nearly achieves excepts for some blips towards the end. Still at heart Kareeb is carrying a very simple tale of love which is held under siege not by some ugly and frightening villain but by situation aroused out of lies. Kareeb is not DDLJ and neither it wants to be ... because its beauty lies in the simplicity of the story-telling and the pureness of its characters which one can see through Neha's eyes. Birju played by Bobby may be a liar but at heart he is a nice man who wants his love at any cost even if he has to tell lies or steal money. Kareeb's first half is marvelous to say the least in fact I can go forward and say it has some of the most beautiful romantic screen moments; rarely seen now days. But where Kareeb loses a point or few is towards end , the whole Shammi Kapoor episode leaves a bad taste in mouth specially when the story was at peak of its emotional moments.

Neha fits into the character exceedingly well. Her no make-up look , her innocent voice only adds to the character. Bobby is good too but I wont say he was the best suited for this role. Johny Lever was a bit repetitive and Shauabh Shukla does add to the humor in the story with his acting skills. But what must be truly appreciated is the cinematography and music of the movie. If the romance comes out so beautifully in this movie all the credit must go to the above two departments. Specially the scene at lake with all those burning lamps is one of the finest shots ever taken in a Hindi cinema. All the songs in spite of being very situational are pleasant to ears. Vidhu Vinod Chopra has again churned out a gem ... a gem that would take its time to be recognized but I am sure it will go down into the annals of movie History as one of the cutest romantic film made. I will go for 10/10 for this gem.


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