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Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)

Set in the backdrop of Indian Emergency 1975, the story revolves around 3 friends whose lives changes drastically after the turn of events.

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Sudhir Mishra

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Sudhir Mishra (original story & screenplay), Shivkumar Subramaniam (original story & screenplay) (as Shiv Subramanyum) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kay Menon ... Siddharth Tyabji
Shiney Ahuja ... Vikram Malhotra
Chitrangda Singh ... Geeta Rao
Ram Kapoor ... Arun Mehta
Saurabh Shukla ... Senior Bihari constable
Yashpal Sharma ... Randhir Singh
Jasbir Malik Jasbir Malik ... Mehmood Tyabji
Sohrab Ardeshir Sohrab Ardeshir ... The maharaja
Aditya Bhattacharya ... Politician Sadiq
Arif Zakaria ... Daryll
Anupam Shyam ... SHO Jhanda Singh
Sandeep Kulkarni ... Comrade Probir
Akhil Mishra ... Vikram's father
Yusuf Hussain Yusuf Hussain ... Senior politician
Manohar Khushlani Manohar Khushlani ... Hotelier Wadhwani
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Storyline

Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining forces with left-wing Marxist and Communist parties. While Siddharth is directly involved in this struggle, Geeta and Vikram are romantically involved. When Vikram does not make any move toward marriage, despite of being introduced to Geeta's Madras-based family, she decides to give up on him, and he starts his romance with another young woman. While students continue to voice their disapproval of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Allahabad High Court gives a judgment indicting her for several offenses under the Representation of People Act. Mrs. Gandhi then uses her powers to clamp Emergency, taking away all powers of the judiciary, giving police virtually unlimited powers to the Police to detain anyone under the National Security Act, imprisoning leaders of all political parties, empowering her son, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Politics, Love, Ambition. Can You Handle Them All? See more »

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Release Date:

15 April 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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INR 1,988,000 (India), 22 April 2005
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Director Sudhir Mishra and Executive Producer Sushil Datta appeared in small cameos in the film. See more »

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References Do Raaste (1969) See more »

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Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Written by Mirza Ghalib
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shubha Mudgal
Courtesy of Virgin Records India
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We thought emotions(esp. love) were abstract entities but this film makes you think again..
17 August 2006 | by dkolhapureSee all my reviews

Top-notch performances, touching back-ground score and its intense script take 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi' to never-before-scaled heights of cinema.Its a movie about believing in something so unconditionally, that you give whatever it takes to stand up for it..even if it is your life.

The film showcases the three selfless lives of free India's first generation in their youth set in the back-drop of Naxalite moment and Emergency.

Shiny Ahuja is dynamic as Vikram.Kay Kay Menon(Siddrath) conveys more through his expressions and tone than this dialogs, once again proving his excellence as an actor.Chitrangada Singh(Geeta) ligths up every frame not only with her flawless beauty but, equally with her deep performance as well.she is simply brilliant. This movie sets the standard for excellence in cinema.A true masterpiece.


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