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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 ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Mat Jaa
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Good different movie
7 February 2005 | by (Pune,India) – See all my reviews

My initial impression about this movie was that it would be yet another love story( which i hate so much i can't tell you ), but still decided to watch it as i didn't get the tickets for 'Black'. But i'll say that this movie is different and that was the precise reason, i liked it. The movie is all about an author Shaukat ( Sanjay Dutt ), a very complicated character played brilliantly by Sanju. He is a booker-prize winner author whose last book was discarded by all for being very 'unreal'. So after a gap of 2 years, he decides to write a 'real' story.... I won't go into much details of his adventure...he asks her wife(aishwarya) to have a romantic relationship with a younger guy(Zayed), and he writes on the events taking place in their lives ... he tries to dictate the scenarios....tries to predict everything that will happen in their lives just as he predicts the fate of the characters in his book... Sanjay Dutt has given a great performance...aish is looking beautiful..and zayed is as always average... One thing that i didn't like about this movie is that the actors were crying a lot more that was expected/necessary in the situations....anyway, a good movie by a debutant director...


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