Shabd (2005)

 |  Drama  |  4 February 2005 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Shaukat Vashisht
Antara Vashisth / Tammana (as Aishwarya Rai)
Zayed Khan ...
Aakash Pandey ...
Asyllum Inmate
Sadiya Siddiqui ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susheel Chabra ...
Imran Hasnee ...
Asylum Doctor
Brajendra Kala ...
The Servent
Brijendra Kala ...
Kamini Khanna ...
Mrs. Kapadia
Lou Lou ...
Akash Pandey ...
Shouting Asyllum Inmate
Lalit Parashar ...
Mr. Bhargava
Publisher's Assistant
Happy Sharma ...
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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 (

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Their's was a magical love story until she chose to rewrite the script




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Great story of an insane writer
5 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A really good low budget movie, the film had an amazing story with emotional intensity without violence and it takes you deep into a writer's mind e.g. Where they get their ideas and what they always think about like when Sanjay was cutting bits & pieces from magazines and putting them together to form a new idea. It's about a writer (Sanjay Dutt) who is planning to write his next novel based on his wife (Aishwarya Rai) and to do that he wanted her to have an affair with another man (Zayed Khan) so he can feel the pain and describe it in his novel because his wife & the other man are his characters. Cinematography was mind blowing especially when letters were falling from top to bottom and it had blue & white background during the scenes of Sanjay's imagination. A story like this has never been tackled before in Bollywood before but I'm not sure if it's original. Sanjay Dutt was the best he had taken care of the whole film and it was also a very different role for him because he always does action or comedy. Music was OK the song Sholon Si was the best; overall I prefer low budget films.

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