7.0/10
474
11 user 4 critic

What If? (2006)

Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota (original title)
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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Three Walls (2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of a documentary movie-maker who films the reformation story of three hardened criminals within the prison walls - and in the process, finds redemption in her own life.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A satire on inflation-hit middle-class Indian family from a small city in North India. The story revolves around our protagonist who is struggling to survive in this spiraling inflation and... See full summary »

Director: Anshul Sharma
Stars: Vishwa S. Badola, Ranjan Chhabra, Zakir Hussain
Barah Aana (2009)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three impoverished room-mates kidnap middle-classed men and demand small ransoms to improve their respective lifestyles.

Director: Raja Menon
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Arjun Mathur
Tahaan (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A tender fable about childhood innocence amid the realities of war is set against the rugged landscape of Kashmir, so long a flash point for the territorial claims of neighboring India and ... See full summary »

Director: Santosh Sivan
Stars: Victor Banerjee, Purav Bhandare, Rahul Bose
Thanks Maa (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A homeless petty thief attempts to find the biological mother of an abandoned baby.

Director: Irfan Kamal
Stars: Master Shams, Master Salman, Master Jaffer
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Gangsters kidnap the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member.

Director: Sudhir Mishra
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Chitrangda Singh, Arunoday Singh
Maharathi (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A street-smart newly recruited chauffeur partners with his late employer's wife to pocket a hefty insurance claim.

Director: Shivam Nair
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Boman Irani
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal
Stars: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sammir Dattani
Haasil (2003)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Anirudhh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime, and must fight it out for himself, when friends turn into foes.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan
Firaaq (2008)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots.

Director: Nandita Das
Stars: Inaamulhaq, Nasser, Shahana Goswami
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A British woman faces challenges while attempting to locate her father in India.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Prashant Prakash, Naseeruddin Shah
Bullett Raja (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidyut Jamwal
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ...
Rajubhai Patel
...
Tilottama Das Punj
...
Hemant Punj
...
Salim Rajabali (as 'Irrfan')
...
Khushboo Modi
Karan Khanna ...
Javed Rajabali
Saroj Khan ...
Mrs. Rajabali
Ratna Pathak ...
Tara (as Ratna Pathak Shah)
...
DCP Paul
Imaaduddin Shah ...
(as Immaduddin Shah)
Ravi Baswani ...
Papaji (as Ravi Vaswani)
Razak Khan
Suhasini Mulay ...
Namrata
Ankur Khanna ...
Rahul Bhide
...
Payal
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

What If?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Arshad Warsi was signed for Jimmy Shergill's role but opted out due to date problems. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply Superb!
21 July 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I had never expected the ending! Though I was just getting the 'hints' somewhere in between.

The acting by most of the guys is simply great. The movie is quite entertaining. I just felt that the movie would go on.

Though Nasiruddin has not acted, his wife & son have filled the gap!

I had never imagined that Suhasini Muley could play such a role.

Irrfan looks cool and portrays the slightly difficult role (for him it might have been a cakewalk!) effortlessly.

Paresh Rawal doesn't need much of writing because he delivers much more than what is expected of him.

The most beautiful aspect of the movie is that all the newcomers act very credibly. And they have added freshness to the movie.

Shergill is the likable best.

On the whole, quite satisfying!


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i CANNOT believe that nasty lady..... mz_purfection
Film nahin hoto to kya hota - paisa bacch jaata tanhaadil
some people are just being mean agrawalmannu
AWESOME MOVIE hisanjit
Kudos fferlee
good film mohsinkhan_18
Discuss What If? (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?