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Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)

Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining ... See full summary »

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Siddharth Tyabji
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Vikram Malhotra
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Geeta Rao
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Arun Mehta
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Senior Bihari constable
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Randhir Singh
Jasbir Malik ...
Mehmood Tyabji
Sohrab Ardeshir ...
The maharaja
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Politician Sadiq
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Daryll
Anupam Shyam ...
SHO Jhanda Singh
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Comrade Probir
Akhil Mishra ...
Vikram's father
Yusuf Hussain ...
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Manohar Khushlani ...
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Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining forces with left-wing Marxist and Communist parties. While Siddharth is directly involved in this struggle, Geeta and Vikram are romantically involved. When Vikram does not make any move toward marriage, despite of being introduced to Geeta's Madras-based family, she decides to give up on him, and he starts his romance with another young woman. While students continue to voice their disapproval of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Allahabad High Court gives a judgment indicting her for several offenses under the Representation of People Act. Mrs. Gandhi then uses her powers to clamp Emergency, taking away all powers of the judiciary, giving police virtually unlimited powers to the Police to detain anyone under the National Security Act, imprisoning leaders of all political parties, empowering her son, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film was originally titled " Twist With Destiny". See more »

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Maan Yeh Bavra
Written by Swanand Kirkire and Ajay Jhingran
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Swanand Kirkire and Ajay Jhingran
Courtesy of Virgin Records India
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An awesome film!
3 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had no clue what the movie was about when I rented it, and I absolutely loved it. Though I felt there were a few oddities when I saw it for the first time, when I watched it for the second and third time, I was able to appreciate the excellent performances by the entire cast, and the awesome script. Especially Shiny Ahuja, who plays Vikram Malhotra to perfection - every single expression on his face throughout the movie was a 100% apt. I also loved the Indian-ness imbued in the settings - the houses, roads, cars, government buildings, sound of birds, Geeta's sarees etc. Made me feel deeply nostalgic. The music adds to the poignancy of the movie, and is used very fittingly, to create a dramatic effect in certain scenes. I highly recommend this movie to all movie buffs, because I think of it as a unique work of art from the Hindi film industry. It's entertaining to those who want light entertainment, provides food for thought to those who are keen on watching films with ideological themes, and is an absolute must-see for die-hard romantics.


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