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Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai (2002)

Murad Hussein and Gul Baloch have been enemies for years. Murad would like to propose a truce so that the two families become friends again, and for this occasion he has chosen to marry his... See full summary »

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Manoj Punj
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Credited cast:
Gurdas Maan Gurdas Maan ... Amar
Tabu ... Shalu
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Gul Baloch
Rajit Kapoor ... Yusuf Zayed Hussein
Divya Dutta ... Kitu
Akash Khurana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bharti Achrekar
Chetana Das ... Amar's Mother (as Chetonaa Das)
Dinesh Hingoo ... Shah
Chandni Pandit Chandni Pandit ... Jameela (as Baby Chandni Pandit)
Navni Parihar
Deepak Qazir ... Film-maker Kothari
Sonu Sood
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Murad Hussein and Gul Baloch have been enemies for years. Murad would like to propose a truce so that the two families become friends again, and for this occasion he has chosen to marry his brother to Gul's sister. The wedding is arranged and Gul and his family are accordingly invited. Gul does attend the wedding, bless the couple, and when night came, he and his accomplices brutally kill every male in the household, including his very own brother-in-law. Gul's sister loses her sanity, and is taken back home, where he lives with his daughter, Jameela. Gul's sister gives birth to a baby boy, Yusuf Zayed. Years later, Jameela has grown up, albeit disabled with a thinking of a one year old in the body of a nine year old. She is fascinated by aspiring Bollywood singer, Amar, and Gul abducts him and makes him Jameela's companion. In the meantime, Yusuf finds out that his mother has been feigning mental illness, and is able to recollect everything that happened on her wedding night. She ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai See more »

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Life is Beautiful
17 January 2005 | by gunshaSee all my reviews

The lovely Tabu is Shalu in Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai (Life Is Beautiful). Amar (Gurdas Mann), a wannabe film-star in Bombay meets Shalu, who is a prostitute whose liver suffers from too much liquor. There is also a mafia boss and his 8 year old daughter, Jameela, who is kind of autistic and only a music video of Amar seems to make her happy. The mafia boss kidnaps Amar to make his daughter happy and through all sorts of twists and turns Shalu and Amar and Jameela play a happy family for the sake of the little and the big girl. They fall in love and in the end the question is, will Amar make his dreams of being a film-star come true or will he save the two strangers that became his loved ones? Once that question is answered, there's still a twist to overcome...

This is a nice fairytale, Bollywood at what it does best. Never mind whether this film had flopped or not (my guess is it has flopped.) One can criticize that the story is a bit far fetched and some of the characters in it enter the scene a bit confusingly unrelated. But the bittersweet feeling and the exciting mix of evil characters and the highest of human values that even overlap can keep one captivated. The music is nice, the cinematography presents us many beautiful pictures and the dialogs also have a special beauty to them. It does suggest that life is indeed beautiful.


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