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Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands.

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Nagesh Kukunoor

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ayesha Takia ... Meera
Shreyas Talpade ... Behroopiya
Gul Panag ... Zeenat Fatima
Girish Karnad ... Randhir Singh
Prateeksha Lonkar ... Gowri Singh
Rushad Rana Rushad Rana ... Amir Khan
Anirudh Jaykar Anirudh Jaykar ... Shankar Singh
Shivani Joshi Shivani Joshi ... Leela
Uttara Baokar Uttara Baokar ... Laxmibai Singh
Pavan Singh Pavan Singh ... Pahad Singh
Banwarilal Taneja Banwarilal Taneja ... Baig Saab
Ikhlaq Khan Ikhlaq Khan ... Hanif
Veena Sajnani Veena Sajnani ... Waheeda
Vibhu Kashyap Vibhu Kashyap ... Post Master
Dhruv Jagasiya Dhruv Jagasiya ... Bhumi Singh
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Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go and abroad in Saudi Arabia and bids farewell to Meera, promising to keep in touch, which he does, and also sends them a large portion of his earnings, which is used to pay off the family's debts. Then when no word is received from him, a worried Meera phones, and is devastated to learn that Shankar has been killed by being thrown off a 10th floor balcony. Her status quickly changes, her jewelery, ornaments, fancy clothes are taken off, and she is told to remain indoors. wear dark clothes, and is only allowed to pray at a Mandir. Things brighten up for Meera when she befriends an Islamic woman, Zeenat, who has come all the way from Himachal Pradesh to look for her husband, Amir Khan. Shortly thereafter, Meera's world is turned upside down when ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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India

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Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

22 September 2006 (India) See more »

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Himachal Pradesh, India See more »

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References Bunty Aur Babli (2005) See more »

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Expression Of Love
Written by Mir Ali Husain
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
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Awesome
23 November 2006 | by gupta-anandSee all my reviews

One of the better movies of recent times.. you hardly get to see a more realistic reflection of the life in rural India. Kudos to cinematography to create such a holistic picture of Rajasthan... and what a breath taking view of the Opening Act.

Nagesh Kukunoor has definitely done his homework before making this film. It touches so many real issues faced by India.. the fiercely independent Zeenat, the overtly coy Mira, the odd jobs a beherupiya has to do, the dependency a family has on a son who's abroad, the young girl who was dumped at birth, the state of mind of the elderly, the list is endless...

Every actor of the film deserves kudos for giving justice to his / her role. Ayesha Takia needs to do some such similar role to repeat the phenomenon; a different take from what she has done so far... She is refreshingly different. Well Shreyas, you are getting better at acting.

One word to summarize.. Gul Panag, awesome !! Look forward to your next film..


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