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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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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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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

Ehsaan Khan: I like people with opinions. It's the ones who don't have them that scare me.
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Soundtracks

Kurbaan Hua
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Vishal Dadlani
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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Very weak fare and a major disappointment, though with some good performances.
3 February 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Kurbaan is a major disappointment for me. I expected much more from Karan Johar and was ready to see a powerful and moving picture. But it neither moved nor entertained me as I thought it would. Though the first half is fairly interesting, the entire suspense thing was a complete letdown. Once the so-called "secret" was unveiled, the movie became very predictable, and not even once was I particularly thrilled or shocked or surprised. The script is the film's weakest link. The film fails to convince the viewer. The romance between Saif and Kareena was not believable, the proceedings seemed unjustified by any means, the background of the characters was vague and the reasoning behind their actions was overlooked. At some point the film became overly messy and that too while being slow and boring. The film's subject was hardly evident in it and was seemingly used as a pretext. I did not see the point of the story and what exactly it tried to convey. Did you?

Kurbaan's saving grace may lie in some of the performances. Some. Saif Ali Khan did not impress me here, he was sort of ordinary. Kareena Kapoor was pretty good in her role. She was likable and looked stunning throughout the movie. One performance that completely amazed me though was that of Kirron Kher. She was absolutely outstanding, and her dialogue delivery was natural and powerful. Vivek Oberoi was strictly okay though one must note that his role is underwritten. The film's soundtrack was very good. "Shukran Allah" is a nice song, "Kurbaan Hua" is also very good. The film's last scene was somewhat effective with good acting by Kareena, but a few pluses cannot save this movie, and the final verdict is average. Kurbaan may be a decent one-time watch but overall it is a great disappointment. It is best described as a wannabe thriller which lacks the power to captivate and enthrall. Watch it if you must.


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