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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 overview, first billed only:
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Vikram Bajaj ((Vicky)
Bobby Deol ...
Raj Malhotra
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Priya Malhotra
Bipasha Basu ...
'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 ...
(as J. Tritten)
John Peter
Alain Bedard
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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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£62,851 (UK) (21 September 2001)

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£62,851 (UK) (21 September 2001)
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The film was titled " Talaash" when it was launched in 2000. See more »

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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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Meri Zindagi Mein Ajnabee
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Kumar Sanu
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A easy enough film to watch but yet again it's a copy of a Hollywood film
16 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Raj (Deol) and Priya (Kapoor) meet, fall in love and get married in India. Shortly after their marriage, they move to Switzerland due to Raj's job as a polo player/teacher. Once settled into their new home they meet their glamorous neighbours Vicky (Kumar) and Sonia (Basu), also a married couple and the two couples become close friends very quickly. Whilst Priya is not very good at cooking India food and is quite a party animal, Raj craves home cooked Indian food and a peaceful home life. Vicky seems to be a party animal whilst his wife is very homely and loves to cook Indian food.

It soon becomes apparent that both men are more than a little attracted to each others' wives (mainly due to their similar tastes) but when both couples are on holiday in Mauritius Vicky suggests a wife-swap to Raj, Raj loses his temper, fights Vicky and breaks off their friendship. They return home to Switzerland. Do you see where the plot is going? Not yet? OK read on… By chance, Raj ends up saving Vicky's life and they become pals again and after an evening out celebrating a birthday and their renewed friendship, a drunken Raj ends up going towards his neighbours' house whilst Vicky heads off towards Raj's home. Waking up in the morning, Raj leaves the house in shock, only to find out later than Sonia has been murdered and he is the prime suspect.

This plot was lifted straight out of "Consenting Adults" which was released in 1992 and starred Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey and Rebecca Miller. Being a film aimed at the Indian market, the storyline was toned down somewhat.

Not an original story, so you can guess the ending if you've seen the Hollywood version, nice scenery, pretty good acting, good-looking Bollywood star cast - all round I'd give Ajnabee a generous 7 out of 10.


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