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Refugee (2000)

A young man who smuggles illegal weapons and people back and forth over the borders between India and Pakistan falls in love with a young woman whose family he helped.

Director:

J.P. Dutta

Writers:

J.P. Dutta (screenplay), J.P. Dutta (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Shroff ... BSF Officer Raghuvir Singh
Sunil Shetty ... Ranger Mohammad Ashraf
Abhishek Bachchan ... Refugee
Kareena Kapoor ... Nazneen Ahmed
Reena Roy ... Amina Mohammad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sudesh Berry ... Gul Hamid
Hemant Chaudhary Hemant Chaudhary
Avtar Gill ... Atta Mohammad
Vrajesh Hirjee ... BSF Officer
Puneet Issar ... Sikh Priest
Shadaab Khan ... Shadab Mohammad
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Manzur Ahmed
Anupam Kher ... Jaan Mohammad
Geetawali Rajkumari Geetawali Rajkumari ... Salma-Naaz's little sister
Mukesh Tiwari ... Tausif
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Storyline

Bihar-based Manzur Ahmed, his wife, his mother, and his daughter, decide to re-locate to East Pakistan after the partitioning of Hindustan during 1948, following the tussle between Sheikh Mujib Rehman and Pakistan's General Bhutto, which led to the formation of Bangladesh, where Manzur and several other Muslims were forced to re-locate to Pakistan. In order to do this, they cross two borders, one with India and Bangladesh, and the second with India and Pakistan. The route from Bangladesh leads from Dhaka then to Guwahati then to Delhi then to Ajmer then to Bhuj, and then on to Pakistan's Haji Peer. They get as far as Bhuj, but afterward they are assisted by Jaan Mohammad's son, known only as Refugee, who helps them trek their way across the Rann desert to Atta Mohammad's house in Pakistan. Refugee considers his clients as mere items of luggage and refuses to be emotionally involved with them. Then he meets Nazneen and he forgets this rule, and they soon both fall in love with each ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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pakistan | desert | muslim | fire | cruelty | See All (18) »

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Indya.com

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 June 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Refugee See more »

Filming Locations:

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$590,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$590,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tabu was signed to play the role of a doctor but the role was eventually scrapped from the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Happy New Year - Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Taal Pe Jab
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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J.P dutta bring pakistan and india together in this one
28 February 2004 | by kareena_kapoor19802004See all my reviews

With big film like Anil Sharma's Gadar J.P dutta's LOC and Border other film like Qayamat Zameen Hero BBV and many more all was agaisnt PAkistan and had them as enemies.

out of all Refugee was the only film to bring together India and PAkistan Both shake hands together. and Refugee have it.

The performance by every one was great from Jackie to suniel and from Abhiehsk to Kareena. all did a great job


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