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What If? (2006)

Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 July 2006 (USA)
The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently ... See full summary »

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Naseeruddin Shah

Writer:

Uttam Gada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ... Rajubhai Patel
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Tilottama Das Punj
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Hemant Punj (as Jimmy Shergill)
Irrfan Khan ... Salim Rajabali (as 'Irrfan')
Ayesha Takia ... Khushboo Modi
Karan Khanna Karan Khanna ... Javed Rajabali
Saroj Khan ... Mrs. Rajabali
Ratna Pathak Shah ... Tara
Boman Irani ... DCP Paul
Imaaduddin Shah ... (as Immaduddin Shah)
Ravi Baswani ... Papaji (as Ravi Vaswani)
Razak Khan
Suhasini Mulay ... Namrata
Ankur Khanna Ankur Khanna ... Rahul Bhide
Shahana Goswami ... Payal
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The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul, and Salim must flee immediately to the U.S. albeit with a heavy heart, after also being betrayed by his lover, Namrata. Following his departure the following too get ready to leave for the U.S., Rajubhai Patel along with Payal, the daughter Tara V. Gandhi, who is now fated to live with an alcoholic husband and minor acting roles in Bollywood movies; Brilliant student Rahul Bhide who lives with his aged dad, in a dilapidated house, finds his future looking brighter when his dad passes away; Tilotamma Das who met and married Hemant Punj is now awaiting the arrival of her visa, when she finds she cannot take any more from her pushy mother-in-law. All of them try to reach America. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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What If? See more »

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C.A.T. Productions See more »
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Arshad Warsi was signed for Jimmy Shergill's role but opted out due to date problems. See more »

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An excellent movie with an unexpectedly lousy ending
23 July 2006 | by drvikram77See all my reviews

This is a movie for movie watchers who are tired of the routine hero-heroine story. 'Naseeruddin Shah's debut as a director.' I guess that's what compelled me to go watch this movie. The concept of having 4 stories woven into one is nice. He has enthusiastically woven different strands together and what you are left with is a plethora of emotions.....but sadly the end gulps all those experiences. The star cast is well thought of....but they don't get enough of screen space to prove their bit, other than Konkana Sen Sharma and Jimmy Shergill. This is probably because there are too many of them. You always want to leave the movie hall happy, but you end up leaving grim and sullen because a sensitive topic is used for the thrill.....


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