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Shabd (2005)

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Author Shaukat Vashisht lives a wealthy life-style in India with his wife, Antara, who is a College Teacher. Shaukat achieves fame when he is nominated for the Booker prize, and goes on to ... See full summary »

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Shaukat Vashisht
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Antara Vashisth / Tammana (as Aishwarya Rai)
Zayed Khan ...
Yash
Aakash Pandey ...
Asyllum Inmate
Sadiya Siddiqui ...
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Susheel Chabra ...
Nerd
Imran Hasnee ...
Asylum Doctor
Brajendra Kala ...
The Servent
Brijendra Kala ...
Ramakant
Kamini Khanna ...
Mrs. Kapadia
Lou Lou ...
Publisher
Akash Pandey ...
Shouting Asyllum Inmate
Lalit Parashar ...
Mr. Bhargava
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Publisher's Assistant
Happy Sharma ...
College Peon
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Author Shaukat Vashisht lives a wealthy life-style in India with his wife, Antara, who is a College Teacher. Shaukat achieves fame when he is nominated for the Booker prize, and goes on to win it. His publishers, hoping that they have unleashed a goldmine, are disappointed with his subsequent works, and soon Shaukat is depressed to such an extent that he almost gives up writing. Then he decides to write a story on a woman named Tamanna, and figures that he will base this story on none other than Antara herself. For this purpose he starts to make note of her every movement, and it is then that he finds out that she has an admirer in fellow-teacher, Yash, a dashing young man - with a bright future ahead of him. Shaukat also finds out that Antara has never mentioned Yash to him, nor has she informed Yash that she is married. Watch how his obsession with Tamanna blurs Shaukat's reality with fiction and hallucination - with hopes still high that he will make a come-back and be nominated ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Chahaton Ka Silsila - II
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Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A Great Theme with good songs and Great Visuals !!!
4 February 2005 | by (Gandhinagar, India) – See all my reviews

I personally thought that this movie would be something like the old crap movies about a couple and then an extra-marital relationship that exists between the wife and a new man. The idea of SHABD is the same but hats off to the writer !!!! She has so marvelously crafted out a wonderful theme for the movie. It is so ....my ...a wonderful experience (minus Zayed) who really sucks with some cheap jokes!!! Shabd is about a writer (Sanjay Dutt) who tells his wife (Ash) that she should explore an extramarital relationship with a boy (Zayed Khan) because that will be the subject for his next novel.

This is just one dimension, not the entire film. It is not blatant as that. It is about a writer who is oscillating between his thoughts and the real world. It is about the way he lives his life and what he thinks about it. It is about how the mind works and how it spills over to reality --how it governs the matters of heart. It is very complex.

Leena Yadav, the director, has chosen all aspects of life. She has spoken through the visuals as well.

On the whole watch the movie for its great script, wonderful songs and visuals that are truly awesome !!! Watch it also for Aishwarya , for she has not looked so graceful after TAAL happened to her. Don't hate me if you feel bored when Zayed enters..well he is not too long...um...I will not spoil the interest by revealing the climax !!! Watch out for a commendable work of art and literature....

I give it a 8/10.


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