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New York (2009)

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A taxi-driver is detained on suspicion of being a terrorist.

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Cast

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Samir 'Sam' Shaikh
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Omar Ehzaz
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Maya Shaikh
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Roshan (as Irrfan)
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Zilgai (as Nawazuddin)
Mirza Ali Quli ...
Zaheer
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Russian #1
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Young female student
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Yaqub
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Sam's friend
Brian Dawson ...
Daylan (as Biren Patel)
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Storyline

After being apprehended, detained, humiliated, and denied legal counsel by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Omar Ehzaz, originally from Delhi's Lajpatnagar, relates to the investigator, Roshan, assigned to his case, how he arrived in New York during 1999; his friendship with Samir Shaikh and Student Counselor, Maya; the events of September 11, 2001; the subsequent paranoia, fear, racial profiling, generated and aggravated by the tyrannical right-winged regime of George W. Bush, and how he came to be in possession of several Ak47s and plastic explosives that were confiscated from his taxi-cab. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Three friends ready to face the world... and then the world changed.


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£157,524 (UK) (26 June 2009)

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$981,866 (USA) (17 July 2009)
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Main inspiration for the movie is from In the Name of God (2007). See more »

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Omar tells Maya that he has not been around, because their college experience will soon be over, and he has been packing. Then we see the reports of 9/11. But 9/11 happened at the beginning of a college semester, not near the end of one. See more »

Quotes

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Sam: [on the phone] I'm in detention! Listen to me!
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one of the very best from bollywood
1 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie was very interesting movie to watch because of the subject matter that it covers . when i watch this movie i realized that kabir khan is the next biggest director of bollywood. He has done a great job ,the story is very original and each character feels very real. One thing that i liked about this movie was that it used background music just like in departed, which i was very impressed because they don't do that in bollywood. Another thing which i noticed in this movie , which was not something bad to do but the part when Omar goes As under cover agent seemed like a scene from the departed.As far as the performances go i was very impressed by Neil Nitin Mukesh , you just can't believe it's his third movie and proves himself a scene stealer. A bravo performance.The next person that really proves himself a great actor in this movie is John Abraham, Before this movie everybody considered him body but after this movie proved that he is an excellent actor.Well irfan khan as always could never disappoint you he is probably the Naseeruddin Shah of his generation. Katrina is also acting in this movie for a change . She proves that besides being a beautiful girl she is also a good actress.I enjoyed this movie very much and didn't wanted to end because it was very fast paced and very entertaining.It is a must watch. 8/10 .


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