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Anwar is a Muslim who lives a middle-class lifestyle in Lucknow, India, along with his mom, brother, and Bhabhi, Suraiya. Anwar is doing a research on ancient Hindu Mandirs. They rent out a... See full summary »

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Nauheed Cyrusi ...
Mehru
Kashish Duggal
Pankaj Jha
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Anita
Siddharth Koirala ...
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Sudhir Pandey ...
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Vijay Raaz ...
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Yashpal Sharma ...
Supdt. of Police Ashok Tiwari
Hiten Tejwani ...
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Lalit Tiwari ...
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Prithvi Zutshi ...
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Anwar is a Muslim who lives a middle-class lifestyle in Lucknow, India, along with his mom, brother, and Bhabhi, Suraiya. Anwar is doing a research on ancient Hindu Mandirs. They rent out a room to a poor widow and her attractive daughter, Mehru. Anwar falls in love with her. Anwar is certain of Mehru's love for him, but is shocked when he finds out that she has eloped with Udit, his Hindu friend, who is about to immigrate to America. He informs her mother, who in turn calls upon her nephew and other kith and kin, to locate Mehru. They do locate the couple abroad a bus, Udit is killed, while Mehru is beaten and ultimately hangs herself. A guilt-ridden Anwar takes shelter in an ancient Mandit in Dholpur and his bag, which contained drawings of Mandirs and notes on 'Lord Krishna', 'Devi Maa Meera', and 'Mehru'. This bag ends up with the Police and they believe that Anwar is a terrorist who is planning to detonate bombs in sacred Hindu temples. The place is surrounded by Police, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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a good mirror of India
11 April 2009 | by (Delhi) – See all my reviews

there has been a slew of 'political' films that have come out of bombay of late. this is better than most of those, perhaps not a part of that league either. although all of them essentialise the girl.

too many balls are hanging in the air, and none of them falls down. manish jha juggles all.

lovely music.

a satire on all and sundry, though it empathises with the characters also. perhaps bleak. but very true. what is the 'indian Muslim'? what is the 'hindu'?

a long, hard look at a billion people masturbating together and screaming. what will happen after they ejaculate? will they stay together?


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