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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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Bhaijaan
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Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
Vivek Oberoi ...
Riyaz Mansoori
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Train Passenger Yelling Durning Shooting
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Rehana
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Kiron Kher ...
Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
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Salma
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Hamid
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Police Officer
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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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20 November 2009 (India)  »

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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 ran into trouble due to it's provocative poster of A Backless Kareena. 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
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Marriane D'Cruz and Kailash Kher
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One of the good movies from Bollywood
25 November 2009 | by (SFO, CALIF) – See all my reviews

I generally have no expectations from films that preach. Most of the films on terrorism do exactly that. More so, bollywood movies try to preach quite often, terrorism or not.

So I successfully gave-New York, Fanaa a miss without regrets.

But somehow I watched Kurbaan and it turned out to be a non-preachy good piece of art. Its a decent suspense thriller which will make the first-time-viewer think. It quickly moves from some romantic-love-story to conspiracy-theory without a preachy or sympathetic moral of the story - "its only-innocent-poor that are lured into terrorist activities." It sticks to the story and portrays the confusion of an individual who is torn between religion and his unborn child. Also a lesson for girls who fall prey very easily to romantic one-liners from guys who are very sacrificial for the girl they love. Beware of them and watch this worth-a-watch thriller.


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