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Successful businessman Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) has everything going for him, including a lovely wife (Kareena Kapoor). Just when he thinks things can't get any better, Sonia (Priyanka ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Raj Malhotra
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Priya Saxena
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Mrs. Sonia Roy
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Ranjit Roy
Paresh Rawal ...
Advocate Patel
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Barrister Ram Choitrani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suresh Bhagwat ...
Bhagwat, Sonia's PA
Kamal Chopra
Firoz Irani
Dinesh Lamba
Anil Nagrath
Juliette Navis ...
(as Juliette Navin-Bardin)
Preeti Puri ...
Jenny
Vivek Shaq ...
Rakesh Sharma (as Vivek Shaque)
Upasna Singh ...
Kanchan
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Successful businessman Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) has everything going for him, including a lovely wife (Kareena Kapoor). Just when he thinks things can't get any better, Sonia (Priyanka Chopra) - his ex-girlfriend, now the boss's wife - walks back into his life - and she wants Raj. After he rejects her sexual advances, she accuses him of rape. But he soon turns the tables on Sonia and sues her for sexual harassment along with the help of his wife Priya. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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12 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£40,221 (UK) (19 November 2004)

Gross:

£136,697 (UK) (19 November 2004)
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The film was considered very different and bold for Indian audiences. See more »

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When Akshay looks in the mirror, the wound is on his chest but in the court he shows it on his back. See more »

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Remake of Disclosure (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Nazar Aa Raha Hai
Written by Sameer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan
Courtesy of Sony Music (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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AYE-traaz
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aitraaz Caught this movie on DVD last night. I've got only 2 words... WATCH IT!!! Priyanka Chopra has really established herself in this Abbas Mustan flick. Albeit, this movie is not in the same league as some of the class efforts from this director duo, it keeps the viewers plugged in through the end (partially due to Priyanka of course!) Why does Kariena always become the scapegoat in Bollywood movies where ravishing beauties play cameo roles. Then it was Ajnabee, now it is Aitraaz, there it was Bips, here it is Pri.

The court scenes were drawn out a little bit and were a bit unrealistic and crude, but other than that, it was a really cool flick.... it is Priyanka all the way! She has done the romantic, modelling and vengeful scenes with passionate energy and great elegance, which should get her the filmfare for the best supporting artist (Rani will give her a tough fight thanks to the Yas Raj rigging factor.. no offense to Rani here). She not only clobbered Kariena, but even sidelined Akshay Kumar. She might be a serious contender to Bipasha if she keeps this tempo going.

Paresh Rawal's court performance reminded me of his role in Akele Hum Akele Tum, while Annu Kapoor has done a sufficient job. The comedy track has been understandably toned down and the music was mediocre but was compensated for by the superb locations, picturization, cinematography, and costumes.

The climax was good.. although it was no big riddle, it was pretty realistic. I shall say no more.

Verdict: As a Priyanka and Abbas-Mustan Fan, I loved this movie. It is quite different and stylish. This is worth watching!


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