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Ten Stories (2007)

Dus Kahaniyaan (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 7 December 2007 (India)
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An anthology of ten short films dealing with diverse subjects such as infidelity, companionship, lust and a spectrum of human emotions.

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Sanjay Gupta (screenplay), S. Farhan (dialogue) | 17 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arbaaz Khan ... Rahul Sarin (segment "Matrimony")
Mandira Bedi ... Pooja (segment "Matrimony")
Sudhanshu Pandey ... Lt. Col. Aditya Singh (segment "Matrimony")
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Kabir (segment "High on the Highway") (as Jimmy Shergill)
Masumeh Makhija ... Kaamna (segment "High on the Highway")
Amrita Singh ... Mala (segment "Pooranmashi")
Parmeet Sethi ... Lover (segment "Puranmashi")
Minissha Lamba ... Mini (segment "Puranmashi")
Mahesh Manjrekar ... (segment "Strangers in the Night")
Neha Dhupia ... (segment "Strangers in the Night")
Manoj Bajpayee ... Saahil (segment "Zahir") (as Manoj Bajpai)
Dia Mirza ... Sia (segment "Zahir") (as Diya Mirza)
Aftab Shivdasani ... Aman (segment "Lovedale")
Neha Oberoi Neha Oberoi ... Anya (segment "Lovedale") (as Neha Uberoi)
Anupam Kher ... Anya's dad (segment "Lovedale")
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After five years of being married to wealthy executive Rahul Sarin, Pooja has a secret and intimate affair with Lt. Col. Aditya Singh every Thursday, on the pretext of visiting an ailing aunt, not realizing that Rahul is aware of this; Kabir and Kaamna get high on the highway - and encounter thugs; Mini is accused of being intimate with a male just before her marriage; A husband questions his wife for trying to seduce a terrorist; After re-locating to a flat in Versova, struggling write, Sahil, falls in love with his Missouri-born attractive neighbor, Sia; After a chance encounter with Aman, Anya has second thoughts of getting married to her fiancé, amidst a confession from her dad that he loved another woman; Dino is lured by a beach nymphet with a dark secret; A Hindu Tamil-speaking Mumbai-based maternal grandma, on her way to Pune by train, has encounters with people from different religious faiths; While traveling by bus with her husband, Simran meets a male taking eleven balloons... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Six Visionary Directors... Ten Spectacular Stories... One Cinematic Journey.

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The Ten Short Stories!
10 December 2007 | by VishboySee all my reviews

"Dus Kahaniyaan" comes from the stable of Sanjay Gupta's production house-WHITE FEATHER FILMS. In the past they have come out with "Musafir", "Kaante", "Zinda" & "Shootout At Lokhandwala". Two things that one can be certain of in the movies from this production house are Sanjay Dutt and lots and lots of style! In "Dus Kahaniyaan" you find both, but in parts! "Dus Kahaniyaan" can be described best as like a book of short stories covering different genres or spectrum. It has , like the title says, 10 stories. Each one of them is a separate story and therefore what makes this movie different from the likes of "Darna Mana Hai" etc. is that the stories are not connected by any common thread! Each story exists in a different world, completely independent of each other just like the different stories in a book.

Now, coming to the important part-are the stories good enough to grip you? Well, personally I feel that there are at least 4 stories that are a notch above the other 6. That's my personal opinion though some viewers might take a liking to a few of the other stories as well. The best of the lot are (not necessarily in that order): MATRIMONY-Features Mandira Bedi, Arbaaz Khan and Sudhanshu Pandey. It's about marriage and infidelity. Good acting from all three and the twist in the tale is awesome-my favourite of the ten stories! RICE PLATE-Shabana Azmi and Naseruddin Shah. You expect the best from them and are not disappointed. The story is about religious belief's-two contrasting views! A subtext of communal harmony.

ZAHIR-Another story with a twist! Features Manoj Bajpai and Dia Mirza. Good narration though acting was just about passable! It's about a writer (Manoj Bajpai) who has failed in love but see a ray of hope (yet again) in Dia Mirza. But is She ready? Has an underlying social message too! POORNAMASI-A tale of honour. Revolves around a mother-daughter played by Amrita Singh and Minnisha Lamba respectively. A decent story (that's the least you can expect from it's writer-Meghna Gulzar).

The other 6 stories that I haven't mentioned didn't really grip me! There's SEX ON THE BEACH (Dino Moreo, Tareena Patel) that has some good visuals, sound effects and tilts towards the spooks but just doesn't do it. GOOBARE (Nana Patekar, Rohit Roy, Hansika Mansandani) is predictable and so is the one that has Aftab Shivdasani and Neha Uberoi! RISE AND FALL involving Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty is confusing (due to the way it's narrated) and is only high on style. STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT (Neha Dhupia, Mahesh Manjrekar) is below average too. And the weakest is HIGH ON THE HIGHWAY (Jimmy Shergill).

The advantage for the viewer when you are watching a movie like this is that the movie literally moves on! If you don't like a story, it wouldn't tax you for long-that's the best part. Some stories, like I said, could have been better. Sometimes, like in their earlier movies, the stress is put too much on Style and Gloss rather than the fundamental part-the script. The point is then missed! So an overall rating of 5.5/10. 4 for the four good stories and 1.5 for genuine innovation-something different. A sequel-why not. Can get 6 or 7 right next time!


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$176,726, 9 December 2007

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