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10 January 2003 (India) See more »
A suspended cop ends up in Calgary searching for a criminal, where he falls in love with daughter of a successful Indian businessman and a protective father who takes a while to accept his future son-in-law. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Pummy Brar ... Rahim
Priyanshu Chatterjee ... Samar Dev (as Priyanshu)
Crystal ... Cindy
Harry ... Jo Jo
Farida Jalal ... Asha 'Jiji'
Pawan Mahendru ... Pundit Ji
Monami ... Jinni's assistant
Navneet Nishan ... Jinni
Manoj Pahwa ... Aziz Khan

Om Puri ... Shyam 'Sam'
Arundhati Roy ... Saira A. Khan (as Arundhati)
Sajeel ... Jibran A. Khan
Veerendra Saxena ... Mohandas (as Virendra Saxena)
Sakshi Shivanand ... Pakhi (as Saakshi)
Anita Wahi ... Dancer / Singer

Directed by
Anubhav Sinha 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shashank Dabral  writer
Nitin Raikwar  lyrics
Rajan Raj  lyrics
Sameer  lyrics
Anubhav Sinha  dialogue

Produced by
Bhushan Kumar .... producer
Beena Shah .... supervising producer
Rajesh Shah .... line producer
Anubhav Sinha .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Vijay Kumar Arora  (as Vijay Arora)
Film Editing by
Sunder Pathuri (associate editor)
Anupam Sinha 
Costume Design by
Shaahid Amir (Shaahid Amir)
Payal Saluja 
Production Management
Basudev Bhandari .... production supervisor
Sameer Siddiqui .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fahim Inamdar .... associate director
Sound Department
Rajendra Hegde .... sound mixer
Javed Khan .... dialogue editor
Ajay Kumar P.B. .... sound re-recording mixer
Jayant Vajpayee .... dubbing engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Asit Biswas .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer (as Asha Bhonsle)
Alisha Chinoi .... playback singer
Harshdeep Kaur .... playback singer (as Harshdeep)
Udit Narayan .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Anuradha Paudwal .... playback singer
Shailaja .... playback singer (as S. Shailaja)
Jagjit Singh .... playback singer: "Aisi Aankhen Nahin Dekhi"
Alka Yagnik .... playback singer
Other crew
Suleman Mobhani .... consultant: internet promotion
Remo .... choreographer

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A decent movie that deserves a chance, 30 April 2003
Author: Deepshika from Boston

SYNOPSIS: Sam (Om Puri) is a single father raising his only daughter Pakhi (Sakshi) in Canada. As a consequence he is extremely protective of her and they share a very special bond. Sam's biggest fear is that his baby girl will have to get married and leave someday. He is of the firm belief that no man can love his daughter as much as he does. But unfortunately for Sam, his worst fears come true when Pakhi meets and falls in love with Samar (Priyanshu). Samar is a suspended cop who comes to Canada to solve some case which will prove his innocence. The rest of the movie focuses on how Sam comes to terms with the situation and accepts Samar as part of his daughter's life.

REVIEW: APBKDH is Anubhav Sinha's second venture after Tum Bin. He returns to Canada for the setting. Believe it or not, this time he manages to capture the scenery even better than in Tum Bin. The story itself is inspired from Father of the Bride and Meet the Parents but thankfully this doesn't take from the merits of the movie. Mainly because Anubhav Sinha is a good storyteller. My only complaint about the story was Priyanshu's suspended cop track which was a little confusing and lengthy. Also the fact that Pakhi's family cut ties with him because of it is hard to believe. He lied, yes and they had a right to be mad but not kick him out altogether.

The cinematography as I've mentioned before is breathtaking. The music however is disappointing. After Tum Bin, the expectations were high. The best song in terms of picturization and music is the title song. The rest are only slightly above average. Performances wise, veteran actor Om Puri takes the cake. Playing a worried, protective yet doting dad to the hilt, he is an absolute delight to watch. Priyanshu as the other pillar of the movie is also great. He has improved a great deal since Tum Bin. Here he gets to play a lighter character and gets to show us his action, comedy as well as romantic sides. He looks extremely handsome especially in all the trendy clothes he wore. Sakshi as Pakhi makes a decent debut. She looks pretty in almost every scene. Her best scenes are with Om Puri.

BOTTOM LINE: Definitely recommended for Canadian scenery and the performances but mainly for the depiction of the relationship between a father and his daughter. Also the tug of war between Sam and Samar is fun to watch. Om Puri and Priyanshu are hilarious.

Also I'd like to mention that the song 'Aisi Aankhen Dekhi Nahin' (I've never seen such eyes) should have been picturized on Priyanshu instead of Sakshi. His eyes are way prettier than hers.

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