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The Race Against Time (2005)

Waqt: The Race Against Time (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 22 April 2005 (India)
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Ishwar Chandra Thakur is living the good life, content with his loving wife Sumitra and son Adiya. There is but one thing which gradually comes to annoy Ishwar: his son's laziness and ... See full summary »


Aatish Kapadia
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Ishwarchand Thakur
Akshay Kumar ... Aditya Thakur
Priyanka Chopra ... Pooja 'Mitali'
Shefali Shah ... Sumitra Thakur
Boman Irani ... Natu
Rajpal Yadav ... Laxman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Gilani ... Talent Agent
Asawari Joshi ... Ashalata (Natu's wife)
Rajeev Mehta Rajeev Mehta
Hemant Pandey
Shree Rammy Pandey Shree Rammy Pandey ... Inspector (as Rammy C. Pandey)
Amit Thakur Amit Thakur


Ishwar Chandra Thakur is living the good life, content with his loving wife Sumitra and son Adiya. There is but one thing which gradually comes to annoy Ishwar: his son's laziness and dependency on his father. When Adiya marries his father's enemy's daughter and gets her pregnant, Ishwar decides to teach his son a lesson in the poverty that he himself experienced and fought himself out of.

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The race against time


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When the film was announced Paresh Rawal was part of the script, however his role was finally taken by Boman Irani. See more »


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Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Sudesh Bhonsle, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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What is right with Bollywood.
28 May 2005 | by HeragSee all my reviews

I saw two movies over the weekend, One was "kaal" and the other "Waqt". Both movies are made in "Bollywood" but they are worlds apart. The fundamental difference is the Story and the Director. Vipul Shaw made his indelible mark with "Ankhen", one of the best Comedy Hindi movies. His Casting of the Charecteres is perfect. The story apparently taken from a Gujerati Play is awesome,the treatment is superb with some exceptions. In Bollywood when a movie is put together the first thing a Bollywood Director is prone to do is sign up a music director and this guy (mediocre Malik in this instance)is obligated to drum up six songs to fulfill his contract. So even a good Director like Vipul Shah has to use them to appease the Finacier and the Grandma's who just cant get enough of these numbers. No Music director can churn out good songs relentlessly as clearly evident in this movie. None of the songs have any melody and they are clearly intrusive to the narration of the story except the background music and the westernized version of the Bharat-Natyam. The duelling and role playing the Father and Son is good acting by Bachachan and Akshay Kumar. His stunt scenes are clearly outstanding. A good director surrounds himself with good actors and he is willing to wait till a good story comes along as in this super movie. Then we have a cheap classless tasteless Producer like Sharukh Khan who will stoop low as to shamelessly plug and promote a trash like "Kaal" to enrich himself at the cost of the betterment of Art, and they surround themselves with borderline talent, and they recoup the investment before the word gets around. These are the Bollywood locusts who prey on the unsuspected audience to garner "Film Farce" awards given by Bollywood Chamcha's and most of them are in the Media.

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Release Date:

22 April 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Time: The Race Against Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$454,800, 24 April 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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