New York (2009)

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



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Credited cast:
Samir 'Sam' Shaikh
Omar Ehzaz
Maya Shaikh
Roshan (as Irrfan)
Zilgai (as Nawazuddin)
Mirza Ali Quli ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rizwan A. Alvi ...
Yasir (as Rizwan Alvi)
Russian #1
Brandi Antoinette Briggs ...
Young female student
Ernest E. Brown ...
Sam's friend
Brian Dawson ...
Daylan (as Biren Patel)
Hope Galloway ...


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 (

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


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Release Date:

26 June 2009 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Нью-Йорк  »

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Opening Weekend:

£157,524 (UK) (26 June 2009)


$981,866 (USA) (17 July 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Abraham for the first time in his career, appeared fully nude in a Bollywood movie. See more »


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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[a claw traps Sam]
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References Jagte Raho (1956) See more »


New York Theme
Composed by Julius Packiam
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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5 July 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Despite having heard lots of depressing opinions on this movie I decided to watch it & I am really happy that I did. Although, yeah, most of the points were predictable, I'd give it a better than average vote for depiction of the agony, loss of confidence & retaliation that develops due to gross mistreatment. This part was well done. I liked the balanced & nervous character that Neil portrayed. I wasn't fully convinced with the rationalization that Roshan (Irfan Ali) made; that part should be given more work. If Karan is to come with his version of 'New York', he'd have to keep this rationalizing part real impacting.

Most people commented about the movie not being aptly emotional. I disagree. I'd like the way how the team worked to make it what I call "Not Sappy".

I'm really happy that the Indian Film Industry is making these bullshit free movies. Thanks for this.

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