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The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

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Gayetri Tatya (as Diya Mirza)
Raima Sen ...
Koel
Sabyasachi Chakraborty ...
Ninad Kamat ...
Ajit
Achyut Potdar ...
Gurcharan (as Achyut Poddar)
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Moulin Rouge singer (singing voice)
Surinder Kaur ...
Rajeshwari
Kumkum Bhattacharya ...
Vasundhara
Supriya Shukla ...
Sunita
Smita Malhotra ...
Charu
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Ratan
Howard Rosemeyer ...
Siddhart Tantiya
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Circa 1962 in Calcutta, India, live three neighboring families in a upper middle-class area. Gurcharan lives in a palatial home (Haveli) with his wife, and two beautiful daughters, Lolita and Koyal. He is retired,unable to find suitable work and must live off of his savings, ends up mortgaging his house with his neighbor, Navinchandra Roy, and hopes to get his daughters married within his means; there is Charu Sharma, who lives with her brother and sister-in-law, who has a wealthy brother, Girish, who lives in Britain. And finally there are the Roys - Navinchandra, a hard-nosed businessman, who will never undertake anything unless there is a high level of profit for him, his son, Shekhar, who he hopes to groom after himself, and his quiet, devout wife. Navin realizes Gurcharan's plight and offers Lolita a job at his office in order to enable the family to survive. Shekhar and Lolita are attracted to each other, but Navin does not approve of this, as he wants Shekhar to get married to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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10 June 2005 (India)  »

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£115,286 (UK) (10 June 2005)

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$802,758 (USA) (22 July 2005)
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Trivia

The train Shekhar Rai is riding during the song "Kasto Mazza" is the same one his mother, Sharmila Tagore, was riding in the film Aradhana (1969) See more »

Goofs

The movie features ads for Saridon, an analgesic and a "headache specialist". (The company making Saridon, Boots Piramal Healtcare Pvt Ltd, was one of the sponsors of the movie.) Saridon was launched in India in 1969. The movie is set in 1962. See more »

Quotes

Shekhar Rai: Quite a weak business man you are, Dad. Entered into such a loss inducing bargain.
Nabin Roy: [shocked] What?! How much did the bargain settle for?
Shekhar Rai: For free! And still you paid such a heavy price. Becasue you gained the land, yes. But you lost your son in the process.
Nabin Roy: Have you lost your mind! In a few minutes Mr. Lala will be here and-
Shekhar Rai: First will you aks Mr. Lala whether he is willing to give his daughter to a married man?!
Nabin Roy: [Mother and father are both shocked] What!
Shekhar Rai: That's right! I'm already married!
Nabin Roy: To ...
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Version of The Fiancee (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Kasto Mazza
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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A mature bollywood flick after a long time
9 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really impressed with the movie. Although the story is (again) built around a relationship triangle but the twist to the story is quite different from the usual plot line that you see in Hindi movies. Vidya Balan definitely stole the show with her natural and subtle acting (most of the Indian actors/actresses are known for their exaggerated expressions, which are more suitable for theater than for movies), kudos to her. Sanjay Dutt was good as usual and Saif is improving with time. Besides the main lead everybody pitched in with pretty good acting, giving the movie an overall balance. In particular Raima Sen and her friend (don't know her name) were very good. One of the surprises were seeing Rekha (yeah!) as a club singer in one of the songs :), she's still able to pull it off. We need more movies like this, and overall, I would recommend others to watch this movie.


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