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Apne (2007)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  29 June 2007 (USA)
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A disgraced ex-boxer attempts to make his two sons champion boxers in order to clear his name. One son agrees with this goal, but the other does not, causing family conflicts.

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Baldev Singh Choudhary
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Angad B. Singh Choudhary
Bobby Deol ...
Karan B. Singh Choudhary
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Simran A. Choudhary
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Nandini N. Sarabhai
Kiron Kher ...
Raavi B. Choudhary
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Ahsan Ali
Javed Sheikh ...
Roy
Aryan Vaid ...
Gaurav Ghera
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Sanjeeb Banerjee ...
Bhullar's Son
Dolly Bindra
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Luca Gracia (as Jonnie Louis Brown)
Parvin Dabas ...
Saket
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Dr. Niranjan Sarabhai
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Pooja B. Singh Choudhary
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An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled through fine, Baldev never forgot who ruined his chance. An opportunity strikes Baldev in the form of a T.V. Show. He trains a local boy to get into this media hyped boxing show, but is ditched for a better coach at the last minute. Baldev's younger son Karan has just launched his first music album. Realizing his father is in a crises, he gives up his dream of a musical career to get into the game of boxing. Karan works hard and wins all through thinking that his victory will bring the two pillars of his family together. After winning within the nation, he wins all over the world. The final match is with the current world heavy champion. Written by Raj Singh

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29 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£179,457 (UK) (29 June 2007)

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£513,421 (UK) (13 July 2007)
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The first film where Dharmendra and his sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol appear in the same screen together. Dharmendra and Sunny have appeared together previously in Sunny (1984), Sultanat (1986) and Kshatriya (1993). The Deol brothers have also previously appeared together in Dillagi (1999) and 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002). See more »

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Ankh Vich Chehra Pyaar Da - Remix
Written by Sameer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by Himesh Reshammiya, Shaan and Kunal Ganjawala
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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It was like being in a cinema in India!!!
2 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This has to be the first time that I have seen the audience clap and cheer a fight scene in the UK. When Sunny Deol exacts revenge in the climax on Luca (the current Heavyweight Champion) for what he did to his brother, the entire cinema erupted. Excellent stuff.

On the whole Apne isn't a brilliant film, but it has its moments, be it the emotional scenes between Dharamendra and his sons or the scenes in the boxing ring, it does leave its mark on you.

It was great to see Dharamendra back on screen playing a well etched character. His bitterness and failure really came across very well. Bobby Deol was also good in probably the weakest (no pun intended) character of the three. Sunny Deol as always was brilliant. No one plays rage and anger on screen as well as he does. He really gets the audience going.

To sum up Apne will leave you with moist eyes and fists. It makes a change to see a good desi film on screen, rather than the pretentious 'we're almost like Hollywood' type of films which are churned out week after week.


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