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What If? (2006)
"Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  21 July 2006 (USA)
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The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Konkona Sen Sharma ...
Tilottama Das Punj
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Salim Rajabali
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Khushboo Modi
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Hemant Punj
Karan Khanna ...
Javed Rajabali
Paresh Rawal ...
Rajubhai Patel
Saroj Khan ...
Mrs. Rajabali
Ratna Pathak ...
Tara (as Ratna Pathak Shah)
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DCP Paul
Imaaduddin Shah ...
(as Immaduddin Shah)
Ravi Baswani ...
Papaji (as Ravi Vaswani)
Razak Khan
Suhasini Mulay ...
Namrata
Ankur Khanna ...
Rahul Bhide
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Payal
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The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul, and Salim must flee immediately to the U.S. albeit with a heavy heart, after also being betrayed by his lover, Namrata. Following his departure the following too get ready to leave for the U.S., Rajubhai Patel along with Payal, the daughter Tara V. Gandhi, who is now fated to live with an alcoholic husband and minor acting roles in Bollywood movies; Brilliant student Rahul Bhide who lives with his aged dad, in a dilapidated house, finds his future looking brighter when his dad passes away; Tilotamma Das who met and married Hemant Punj is now awaiting the arrival of her visa, when she finds she cannot take any more from her pushy mother-in-law. All of them try to reach America. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A different film
22 July 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It's legendary Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah's first try at directing and he does a pretty good job with it.

This film is different from other Bollywood ones which would be hero-heroine, hero-villain story. Here the people seen are real people.

The film has four stories running simultaneously. The timing is Mumbai, September 2001.

A bride, Tillotamma Das(Konkona Sen Sharma) got married to a S/W Enginner Hemant(Jimmy Shergill) settled in USA after an internet romance. Unfortunately Hemant has to leave for USA and Tillotamma has to live with her in-laws. Her sister-in-law and mother-in-law are nuts and they make her crazy. Only her father-in-law is OK. She has to go to America somehow to join her husband.

A stockbroker, Salim (Irfan Khan) has got green card. He and his brother Javed will go to USA. But Salim is madly in love with Namrata, a much older woman. But Namrata basically uses him as one of her young lovers. Salim finds that he is cheated. He goes to America. He tries to forget her but can't.

Talented doctor Rahul has got an admission into US University. But he has his sick father to take care of in India. How will he manage his expenses. But he has a rich friend Khusboo(Ayesha Takia) who has more than soft corner for him. He is in dilemma. Will he go to US or not.

The fourth character is Rajabhai(Paresh Rawal). He takes money from people and arranges them to send to US as part of dancing troupe. One day his old fame Tara of 19 years comes up and asks him to send her daugther to US. The soft lover in hard businessman Rajabhai risens.

The paths of all four crosses from time to time and changes forever.


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