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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)
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Zaheer
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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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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 »

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The "Brooklyn Market" Samir goes to get the brown bread is the Italian Market in Philadelphia, likely somewhere along Passyunk Avenue. A sign for the Pennsylvania Lottery can be see on a storefront in the background. See more »

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Omar: These were not my people!
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References Jagte Raho (1956) See more »

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Tune Jo Na Kaha
Written by Sandeep Srivastava
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mohit Chauhan
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Noble effort with some foolishly superficial choices
26 June 2009 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

First, we should all applaud any popular entertainment that takes on the crimes of the recent American past. Here is a (largely worthwhile) Indian effort that is too far to the implausible end of the spectrum for my tastes. But it also has a political blind spot that makes it troubling and not only a bit foolish.

The part I found troubling is the way the US is defended. The filmmaker succeeds in making terrorist sympathizers of the audience, then lamely states the US case with totally unconvincing platitudes. The US government relentlessly behaves in a brutal and unapologetic manner throughout the film, and is then defended with a line like, "People make mistakes. Countries do, too." Well, if my wife made a mistake as severe as the US makes in this movie (drawn heavily from the headlines), she darn well better apologize or I'm gone! But do the Americans apologize? Have Americans ever apologized, i.e. the way Kevin Rudd did recently? There are MANY films that deal with these moral/political issues far better. The Bollywood epic "Mission Kashmir," for all its Bollywood silliness, does a far better job. The outstanding Indo-American film "The War Within" is my favorite of these issue films. And any of the movies of Mani Ratnam show how a popular entertainment can also be smart.


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