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Kurbaan (2009)

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 (as Kareena Kapoor)
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Rehana
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SWAT Team Member
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Bhaijaan
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Riyaz Mansoori
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Mansoori
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Salma
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Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
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Train Passenger
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Professor Qureshi
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Business man in subway
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Police Officer
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Hamid
Akash Khurana ...
Ahuja
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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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Some Love Stories have Blood on them


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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (India)  »

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Jihaad  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$403,678, 20 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$754,268, 20 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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Akshaye Khanna was offered the film but could not agree on his price. It was for Vivek Oberoi's role. 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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Dua
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Marriane D'Cruz and Kailash Kher
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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A complete waste of time
20 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was inclined to give this one just 1 star, but then bumped it to a 3 because of the technical elements of the movie (it looks good) and the music (which while not stupendous, is at least pleasant sounding) The movie itself is a complete waste of one's time, and for anyone with reasonable sensibilities - will leave them fuming at the end of it all. The seeming absence of reason and logic by the characters in the movie and the downright shocking stereotyping of characters, let the movie down completely. Before watching the movie - i'd read reviews on the internet from reputed publications that commend the tight script and great direction, but all of that just looks like an effective PR machinery and a flexible marketing budget at play.

If you do want to have a pleasant evening, and one that doesn't involve an onset of irritability and general bodily discomfort - then please avoid watching this one.


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