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Kurbaan (2009)

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A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be.

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Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
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Riyaz Mansoori
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Rehana
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Salma
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Hamid
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Train Passenger Yelling Durning Shooting
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Delhi University's Professor Avantika Ahuja meets fellow professor Ehsan Khan in typical Bollywood filmy style, and both fall in love with each other. Her father, who had preferred that she marry a Hindu, reluctantly permits them to get married. They do so, and subsequently re-locate to live in the United States. They buy a house, settle in, and are welcomed by their neighbors, Hamid and Anjum. A few days later Avantika's world will be turned upside down when she finds out that their neighbors are terrorists who want to avenge the deaths of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians massacred by British and American forces, and that her husband is not who he claims to be. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£164,468 (UK) (20 November 2009)

Gross:

$754,268 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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The film was the first solo pairing of Saif and Kareena but it bombed badly just like their previous films together. See more »

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Ehsaan Khan: I like people with opinions. It's the ones who don't have them that scare me.
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Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
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Kurbaan moves through America like a sputtering train!
20 June 2010 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

Actually, I saw Kurbaan in November of 2009 but didn't write a review on it until now. When I left the theater, I remember asking myself how much did Kurbaan move me as a cinematic experience. It has managed to stir our minds about the true roots of terrorism, but only in some pieces. Though a good movie, Kurbaan stumbled a lot to enthrall us, especially the first half.

Nearly everyone got meaty roles. Om Puri sleep walks through the role of a 'leader terrorist'. It didn't even test a quarter of his acting calibre. Saif Ali Khan was brooding, tough & menacing. Vivek Oberoi showed the right balance of anger, fear & vulnerability in his performance. Kareena Kapoor gave it her best shot. She's a seductress in the steamy scenes. Other actors like Kiron Kher and Diya Mirza (inconsequential role, really) were impressive too. Some of the American actors were wonderfully natural, especially the confrontation scene between Vivek Oberoi and a white American girl. The girl was superb.

Maybe it's the first time direction of Renjith but some of the scenes in the movie were 'choppy'. Let me explain - in the first half, Saif & Kareena keep meeting each other in every consecutive scene like as if they were performing on a stage! Scene A - Saif & Kareena meet at a cafe, Scene B - Saif proposes to Kareena, Scene C - they move to US. The editing didn't help make the scenes move seamlessly from one to another. I did feel I was watching a drama on a stage.

The title song 'Kurbaan' is cool. And the way explosion shots were tackled was applause-worthy.

Verdict - Doesn't engage you all the time but still, a very good directorial debut by Renjith. Watchable.


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