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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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Avantika Ahuja / Avantika Khan
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Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
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Riyaz Mansoori
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Rehana
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Mansoori
Kiron Kher ...
Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
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Hamid
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Police Officer
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Salma
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Train Passenger Yelling Durning Shooting
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Storyline

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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Some Love Stories have Blood on them


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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Kurbaan  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£164,468 (UK) (20 November 2009)

Gross:

$754,268 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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Karan Johar was originally suppose to direct this film with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Sanjay Dutt in the main leads. But Karan dropped this project to work on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001). See more »

Quotes

her father: When a couple is newly wed the husband and wife have no time for anything except each other. They shut their doors and windows and immerse themselves in a world of love. But when those windows open, the first thing to fly out, is love. If you want a happy marriage, you can't just listen to your heart.
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Soundtracks

Ali Maula - Remix
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Salim Merchant
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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Premise lacks depth
14 February 2010 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

"New York" & "Kurbaan".... seems like there was a race between the buddies Adi & KJo. The similarities are aplenty and let me not go there on a listing spree. Having accredited and acclaimed for one of the finest screenplay in "Rang De Basanti", expectations are bound to run high from Rensil D'Silva. Paradoxically in "Kurbaan" the screenplay turns out to the weakest link, owing to which the Titanic starts going down under with each passing reel. The DOP also needs to share the blame for giving it a feel of suspense thriller/ whodunit at unwarranted places.

° Saif Ali Khan: The character seems to be a direct lift from "Fanaa". He puts up a strong performance however the the fallacies in the movie overshadow his effort. The smooth talking professor/ love story did not quite gel well.

° Kareena Kapoor: "Love is blind, marriage restores sight" is an apt phrase to describe her character. Avantika appears to be either an emotional fool or fickle-minded. Poor writing indeed.

° Vivek Oberoi: Not quite there.

° Om Puri: The fundamentalist part of the character is straight lift from "Shoot on Sight". However he seems to be having a streak of poor/ impulsive planner.

° Kiron Kher: Get the diction spot on and everything good ends there.

° Nauheed Cyrusi & Dia Mirza barely had few scenes.

° Khulbushan Kharbanda's character was unwarranted.

Coming from the house of KJo music is generally one of the strong points and therefore a few songs are quite good.

There are too many coincidences/ cinematic liberties in the movie. Coming to the premise, the writing of KJo attempts to give a balanced view of both sides of the coin. Sadly the research is inadequate and can be aptly termed as school homework. The writing hardly manages to touch a layer or two at the most. The planning/ plotting/ execution - if the actual terrorists would watch "Kurbaan", they would fall of their chairs and die laughing.


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