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Set in Delhi and the Kashmir Valley, a blind woman falls in love with a rakish tour guide who hides a terrible secret...

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Zulfikar Ali Beg
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Dr. Malini Tyagi
Kiron Kher ...
Nafisa Ali Beg (as Kirron Kher)
Lara Dutta ...
Zeenat
Shiney Ahuja ...
Major Suraj Ahuja
Satish Shah ...
Colonel Maan Singh
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Helen - Zooni's Instructor
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Susheel Rawat
Ahmed Khan ...
Naana - Rehan's maternal grandpa
Vrajesh Hirjee ...
Balwaan
Jaspal Bhatti ...
Inspector Jolly Good Singh
Gautami Kapoor ...
Rubina 'Ruby'
Shruti Seth ...
Fatty
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Choices--to choose between right or wrong is simple, but what defines one's life is the decision between the greater of two goods or the lesser of two evils. This is the advice that Zooni Ali Beg receives from her father, just as she is about to venture out into the world on her own for the very first time. Little does she know that these very words will shape her life. Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, meets Rehan Qadri, a local tour guide and an incorrigible flirt, who goes from city to city exploring their architecture--and also their women. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. She is not one to be protected. It is now her time discover life, and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni. He truly wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colors--and as he promises her, the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Box Office

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£300,563 (UK) (26 May 2006)

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$2,100,110 (USA) (21 July 2006)
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Trivia

Lara Dutta admit that she only accepted the film so she could get into the the good books of Yashraj Films as well as having the opportunity of working with Aamir Khan and Kajol. She would later act in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) which was produced by Yashraj Films. See more »

Goofs

Rihan and Zooni meet in New Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day (26th January), but in all the scenes the people wear summer clothes, despite the fact it is very cold in Delhi in January. See more »

Quotes

Rehan Qadri: Oh, you're blind.
Zooni Ali Beg: Yes, you didn't see that? Are you blind too?
Rehan Qadri: Thank God, I'm not.
Zooni Ali Beg: That's a nice thing to say to a blind person.
Rehan Qadri: If I was blind, I couldn't have seen the most beautiful thing in the world, you. "Your beauty made God make a mistake, what more can I say? So that you don't caste an evil eye on yourself, he took your eyes away."
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References Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanda Chamke
Written by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit
Performed by Babul Supriyo, Mahalakshmi Iyer (as Mahalakshmi), Akshay Bhagwat,
Aamir Khan and Kajol
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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1 June 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Fanaa- This truly is a good movie- not just in the entertaining sense. There are a few bloopers, of course, but they may be easily overlooked, an easy enough thing for sensible and regular watchers of Indian cinema.

True, Aamir and Kajol have performed brilliantly, the cinematography is excellent and the music heavenly. The background scores are worth more than a mention.

But the movie goes deeper and makes one think about the power of love and our utter helplessness before it... how it shapes one's life and choices. The importance of choice is given the limelight in this movie- the choices that are so unique and personal to each of us, given the same situation. It also asks, importantly, how much can love forgive?

Put yourself in the place of these characters as you watch the movie and see how much is asked of you at each step, what strength is required to make the choices they make.

This movie, in some ways, is a lesson in love. It puts to shame our cautiousness, rigid moral standards, emotional walls etc in love. You cannot walk into love with tiny steps, wearing a steel armor and praying not to get hurt. There is no such thing as going too fast or too slow, or all these clichés we've come up with to explain relationships :)

To love, you truly HAVE to be free. At heart.


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