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
Three friends ready to face the world... and then the world changed.
26 June 2009 (India)
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Opening Weekend: £157,524
(26 June 2009)
(17 July 2009)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
According to director Kabir Khan
, the film had the full support of the New York Film Commission, "as it is not an anti-something film. It is a very balanced story and not a jingoistic film." See more
The co-ordinates shown on the camera of the interrogation room are 40 45 21.79 N
73 59 14.26 E, which is in Kyrgyzstan - not in New York. New York is at 73 59 14.26 West, not East. See more
[on the phone
I'm in detention! Listen to me!
References Jagte Raho
Written by Sandeep Srivastava
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Kay Kay
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music See more