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Rituparno Ghosh (original dialogue)
O. Henry (adapted from the story "Gift of Magi")
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Release Date:
24 December 2004 (India) See more »
One afternoon can prove to be greater than a lifetime
All he wanted was to see her just once. Manu was from a village in the backwoods. Neeru was the girl next door, his lost love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Short and Sweet See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order)

Ajay Devgn ... Manoj 'Mannu'

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Neerja 'Neeru' (as Aishwarya Rai)

Annu Kapoor ... Landlord
Mouli Ganguly ... Sheela
Pradip Adhikari
Kailash Koppikar
Kameshwar Mishra
Dilip Patra

Surekha Sikri ... Manoj's mom
Sameer Dharmadhikari ... Alok (as Sammeer)

Gulzar ... Poetry (voice)

Directed by
Rituparno Ghosh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rituparno Ghosh  original dialogue
O. Henry  adapted from the story "Gift of Magi"

Produced by
Kailash Koppikar .... executive producer
Original Music by
Debajyoti Mishra 
Cinematography by
Avik Mukhopadhyay  (as Abhik Mukherjee)
Art Direction by
Indranil Ghosh 
Set Decoration by
Sandipan Majumdar (decor)
Bibi Ray (decor)
Makeup Department
Azad Ahmed .... makeup artist
Noorjahan Ansari .... hair stylist
Bhola .... makeup artist
Reena Mondol .... hair stylist
Raju Shaikh .... makeup artist
Harish Wadhone .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chandan Das .... assistant production manager
Binoy Laskar .... assistant production manager
Prodyut Roy .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Debabrata Dutta .... chief assistant director
Sangeeta Dutta .... assistant director
Sandipan Majumdar .... assistant director
Rana Paul .... assistant director
Sameer Sharma .... assistant director
Art Department
Ashish Adhikari .... art associate
Ranjan Barik .... art team
Dilip Patra .... art team
Hero Purokait .... art team
Manoj Upadhyay .... art team
Sound Department
Vikram Biswas .... foley editor
Bishwadeep Chatterjee .... sound designer
Bishwadeep Chatterjee .... sound re-recordist
Sanjay Chatterjee .... location sound
Subir Kumar Das .... sound team
Anup Dev .... sound re-recordist
Vijay Kumar .... foley recordist
Bhandu Panda .... boom operator
Umesh Patel .... sound team
Sreejesh .... associate re-recording mixer
Pramod Thomas .... sound team
Camera and Electrical Department
Gopi Bhagat .... cinematography team (as Goopi Bhagat)
Pradip Das .... cinematography team
Oindrita Hazra .... cinematography team
Amal Kundu .... still photographer
Vivek Thakur .... cinematography team
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kalyan Das .... dresser
Tarak Das .... dresser
Neeta Lulla .... costumes
Sushanta Paul .... costumes
Anna Singh .... costumes
Editorial Department
Shakespear I. Chalissery .... negative cutter (as Shakespeare Challisery)
Anil Kuriakose .... post-production director
Yogesh Mhaskar .... post-production coordinator: Mumbai
Arghakamal Mitra .... montage (as Arghyakamal Mitra)
Music Department
Barun Chakravorthy .... music team
Sanjoy Das .... music associate
Raja Narayan Deb .... music associate
Nirmalya Dey .... musician: flutes & woodwinds
Sobhen Dey .... music team
Subir Saha .... music team
Srabani Sen .... chorus coordinator
Other crew
Pradip Adhikari .... general coordinator
Anjana Basu .... sub-title inputs
Murli Chhatwani .... distribution
Bishu Chhetri .... production assistant
Madhu Das .... production assistant
Montu Das .... edit team
Sanjoy Das .... sub-title inputs
Sangeeta Datta .... sub-title inputs
Shyamal Dutta .... finance controller (as Shyamal Data)
Usha Ganguly .... language input
Ganesh Ghosh .... production assistant
Shailja Gupta .... assistant: script supervisor
Urmila Kapoor .... office coordinator
Jayanta Kundu .... production controller
Arun Ladia .... office coordinator
Sushil Maheshwari .... office coordinator
Madan Majhi .... direction aide
Shrikant Mohta .... language input
Shrikant Mohta .... presenter
Sushmit Mondol .... edit team
Sumanta Mukherjee .... associate director
Himanshu Nanda .... communication designer
Rahul Nanda .... communication designer
Barbun Pandit .... production assistant
Rajendra Rao .... promotions
Dharmendra Sharma .... promos
Sameer Sharma .... language input
Mahendra Soni .... language input
Mahendra Soni .... presenter
Rajendra Thadge .... production assistant: Mumbai
Bauseb Yadav .... office coordinator
Sujoy Chakraborty .... acknowledgment: CP, Kolkata Police
Subhash Chatterjee .... acknowledgment: ACP, Kolkata Police
Sanjeev Goenka .... acknowledgment
Gulzar .... thanks (as Gulzar Bhai)
Subhash K. Jha .... acknowledgment
Lekhraj .... acknowledgment
Kameshwar Mishra .... special thanks
Jiwan Das Mohta .... acknowledgment: with blessings of (as Jeevandas Mohta)
Kumar Mangat Pathak .... acknowledgment (as Kumar Mangat)
Ram Ray .... acknowledgment
Siddharth Ray .... acknowledgment (as Siddhartha Ray)
Joydeb Sarkar .... acknowledgment
Hari Singh .... acknowledgment
Nishpal Singh .... acknowledgment
Sujit Sircar .... thanks
Sandeep Srivastava .... acknowledgment (as Sandeep Shrivastav)

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117 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Rituparno Ghosh's first Hindi film.See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Short and Sweet, 27 December 2004
Author: rohinvil from India

The plot unfolds like that of a master story teller. At any minute you feel that the plot will blossom into a climax, but that is not to be. The tenderness between characters before they married is also played out wonderfully between Ashwariya and Ajay. The cameo of the guy who rings the bell is excellent.I can't reveal his ID can I. The background, not much to see though has been very well made up. What I did not swallow was the cleanliness and the complete lack of it in the two different parts of the same house. It is Ashwariya at ONE of her best roles. She is like putty in the hands of her director. In today's world it would help if the lead character are shown to keeps away from cigarettes and other worse tobacco products as movies influence kids for sure. The ending of the movie is a masterpiece and brought a lump into my throat.

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