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New York (2009)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  26 June 2009 (India)
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A taxi-driver is detained on suspicion of being a terrorist.

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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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Rizwan A. Alvi ...
Yasir (as Rizwan Alvi)
Steve Annan ...
Russian #1
Brandi Antoinette Briggs ...
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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Hope Galloway ...
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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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Нью-Йорк  »

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Opening Weekend:

£157,524 (UK) (26 June 2009)

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$981,866 (USA) (17 July 2009)
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Sam: [on the phone] I'm in detention! Listen to me!
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Connections

References Jagte Raho (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Hai Junoon
Written by Sandeep Srivastava
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Kay Kay
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Brilliant
26 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Truly this movie delivers what it promises. It starts with a bang (literally) and keeps the audience at the edge of their seats! I liked the fact they didn't push any unnecessary songs into the movie. The acting was amazing. Neil Nitin Mukesh, John and even Katrina, did a fantastic performance. Hats off to Kabir Khan and Sandeep Srivastava for writing such a sensitive topic. I liked the fact that this movie wasn't all "anti America", nor was it to show sympathy for terrorists. The movie states the facts and shows each side of the issue. There weren't any music nor song that really captivated much of my attention, it could've been much better. Overall, I would definitely recommend everyone to watch this movie for both the performances and of course the story.


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