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Ajnabee (2001)

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Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor play a new couple who get married and move to Switzerland. They make friends with their new neighbours Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu. Life seems perfect until one day when Bobby Deol wakes up in Akshay's house and finds out that Akshay's wife has been murdered. Bobby Deol is accussed of the murder but flees from the authorities in order to prove himself innocent.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vikram Bajaj ((Vicky)
Bobby Deol ...
Raj Malhotra
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Priya Malhotra
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'Fake' Sonia / Neeta
Johnny Lever ...
Banu Pradhan (B.P.)
Amita Nangia ...
Champa Devi
Sheela Sharma ...
Vina Chandra Devi
Narendra Bedi ...
Lakhan Pal (L.P.)
Amrit Patel
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Detective from insurance company
Dalip Tahil ...
Priya's father
Mink Singh ...
Lady in Mauritius / "Real" Sonia
Jakob Tritten ...
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John Peter
Alain Bedard
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Storyline

A new couple get married and move to Switzerland. They make friends with their new neighbors Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu. Life seems perfect until one day when Raj wakes up in Vicky's house and finds out that Vicky's wife has been murdered. Raj is accused of the murder but flees from the authorities in order to prove himself innocent. Written by Neo, Wellington, NZ

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21 September 2001 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Ajnabi  »

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Opening Weekend:

£62,851 (UK) (21 September 2001)

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£62,851 (UK) (21 September 2001)
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The film highlighted a very out of the box topic of wife swapping, which wasn't accepted much by Indian Audiences. See more »

Goofs

After the court scene, Bobby runs on a road which has subways but Switzerland has no subways. At the end they cross the Swiss border by sea but Switzerland landlocked. See more »

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Remake of Consenting Adults (1992) See more »

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Jab Tumhe Aashiqui Maloom
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Kumar Sanu
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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Nothing new, nothing great, but not that bad either.
25 August 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Another unoriginal fare by Abbas-Mastan, Ajnabee does work maybe because it was generally well made by the directors-brothers duo Abbas Mastan who often prefer to concentrate on the making of a film rather than invest time and write a new script. Well a job is a job and everyone is working for money, so remaking a foreign film is a much easier way to make money. Creativity/originality is not the word to describe this duo but they do manage to make an enjoyable flick every once in a while so let it be. Ajnabee is quite an interesting watch - it has good cinematography, very good editing, exceptional music, suitable actors and a very modern concept. The portrayal of Indians living in a foreign country is well done, the suspense is successful, and it uses the usual Bollywood clichés from time to time. The film is mainly surprising because of Akshay Kumar's shocking villainous turn (well if he had accepted the directors' early film Baazigar maybe things would have gone differently for him). He is convincing and wins most of the viewers' attention. It has a very lovely newcomer named Bipasha Basu who makes a confident debut. It also has an average Kareena Kapoor, a Bobby Deol (about him I don't have anything good or bad to say), and a hilarious Johnny Lever. I was annoyed at the beginning of the film to see Dalip Tahil who laughs and laughs for no reason - very disturbing. Anyway, you can try it if you like, it is a decent Indianised, fairly updated and changed version of Consenting Adults.


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