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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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Bhaijaan
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Rehana
Vivek Oberoi ...
Riyaz Mansoori
Kiron Kher ...
Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
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Mansoori
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Train Passenger Yelling Durning Shooting
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Husband of Bombing Victim
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Salma
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SWAT Team Member
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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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Rasiya
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Shruthi Pathak and Kareena Kapoor
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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A stylish Hollywood-mould thriller from Bollywood
2 August 2010 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

Heavily influenced by Hollywood, there are a growing number of non-traditional Bollywood movies that eschew song and dance sequences and employ sync-sound rather than dubbing all dialogue. KURBAAN (aka Sacrificed, 2009) is one, particularly good example of this kind of new Bollywood film. Like so many Hindi films this does use a Hollywood film as a touchstone, but thankfully the source here (1999's ARLINGTON ROAD) is only alluded to in a couple of the plot points and beyond these the story moves in new, interesting directions that make this an interesting companion piece. Gripping for its two and a half hour running time, Renzil D'Silva's movie shares a few things in common with Kabir Khan's NEW YORK but superior thanks to it's consistent tone and credible characters and performances. Om Puri is particularly good in an extremely understated performance.


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