Aetbaar (2004)

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After the tragic death of his son - Rohit, in a car accident, Dr. Ranveer Malhotra has been very protective of his daughter Ria. All is well for Ria until one day on a college mishap Ria ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Ranveer Malhotra
Aryan Trivedi
Bipasha Basu ...
Ria Malhotra
Supriya Pilgaonkar ...
Sheetal Malhotra
Ali Asghar ...
Deepak (Ria's friend)
Shruti Ulfat
Ramona Sunavala
Tom Alter ...
Dr. Freddie
Sumukhi Pendse
Arun Kannan
Raja Sevak
Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Pramod Moutho ...
Commisioner Lalit Mohan Tiwari
Prithvi Zutshi
Amardeep Jha ...
Mrs. Trivedi (Aryan's mother)


After the tragic death of his son - Rohit, in a car accident, Dr. Ranveer Malhotra has been very protective of his daughter Ria. All is well for Ria until one day on a college mishap Ria reaches up with Aryan and both fall in love with each other. Aryan showers Ria with a lot of love and she thought that he is her ideal life partner. Ria invites Aryan to dinner at her home and introduces him to her parents. Her mother immediately approves of him but her father thinks that something is a miss and tells Ria to stop meeting Aryan. But Aryan is madly in love with Ria and refuses to leave her. When Ria disobeys him, her father decides to dig deeper into Aryan's past. Ranveer is desperate as he knows Ria is heading towards something dangerous. Written by gAvInDrA (

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A story of. . .A fatal attraction. . .A deadly obsession. . .A father strikes See more »


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Release Date:

23 January 2004 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Aitbaar  »

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2.35 : 1
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The movie was shelved whilst in production, due to its producer [error] falling in financial difficulties. However it was reviewed once Cutting Edge Entertainment got involved with the project. See more »


In the song "Jeena Hai Kis Liye", Sheetal has socks in one shot, but not in the next. See more »


Remake of Fear (1996) See more »

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What a waste of money and talent
14 February 2004 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

With a tag line like "Love can kill", I expected some thrills out of this movie which had some talented names attached to it. Sadly what I got was a damp squib. This particular director has a habit of borrowing heavily from english films for most of his movies. In this case the Marky mark movie "Fear", a tale of a obsessed lover. The three principal characters are amitabh bachan, bipasha basu and John abraham. Amitabh is shown as a over protective father to bipasha who's studying at a local college. One rainy day bipasha encounters a group of bikers, John is one of them. He then follows her to a disco and then to her college and somehow manages to get a date with her. John has got all the bad habits one can think of, he hangs around with his hooligan friends stealing, drinking, going to brothels and beating up whores etc etc. Amitabh has planned something different for the weekend and takes the daughter away for a song routine at a scenic location. When Bips does not turn up he goes all wild and decides to show up at Bips house. Where as expected the lovers are caught by the Dad. Amitabh asks Bips to call him for tea, where Amitabh realises he has seen John somewhere, but can,t remember. The rest of the story is about how Amitabh finds out who John is and decides to save the daughter from his clutches. The story is nothing home to ride about and has been seen in a earlier movie of the same director "Inteha". Technically movie is slick. Music very functional. Amitabh is the only saving grace. Bips is badly miscast as the innocent lass. The talent shown by John in "jism" and "saaya" is missing mainly due to bad characterisation.

After watching the movie, some of the things which gave me heartburn are:

On their first date when Bips does not show up, John ends up at place where Bips is, and they are suppose to be on holiday. How in the world did he know where they were.

Later when he meets Bips he almost chokes her to death for not being there. Hello!! what does the director wants the viewer to think.

He beats up the hooker like a savage beast. No complaint, No police report. Nothing

I dont have any thing against getting inspiration from hollywood movies, but one should get inspired not completely make a mess out of it. The director has done it in the past with movies like "Ghulam" and "Raaz" which were inspired but were well made in their own rights with some excellent performances by Aamir khan and Bipasha basu respectively.

This one is strictly for Amitabh fans only.

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