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Nishabd (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 March 2007 (USA)
A man, who has been married for 27 years, falls in love with his 18-year-old daughter's friend.

Director:

Ram Gopal Varma

Writer:

Kusum Punjabi (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay
Jiah Khan ... Jiah
Revathy ... Amrita
Nassar ... Shridhar (as Nasser)
Shraddha Arya ... Ritu
Aftab Shivdasani ... Rishi
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Vijay lives a wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Amrita, to who he has been married to for 27 years, and a daughter, Ritu, who is now 18 years of age. The family has a vast estate, where Vijay likes to trek around indulging in his sole passion - photography. Amrita, who was an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer, she even won two gold medals, gave up her passion to look after the family. This holiday, Ritu brought along a friend, Jia, to this household. Jia, quite childish, now lives with her divorcée mom in Brisbane, Australia, resents her lifestyle, especially after her mom started living with another man. When Rita sprains her ankle, both Vijay and Jia are thrown into each other's company. Amrita notices that Vijay suddenly starts singing to himself, then bursting into uncontrollable fits of laughter. Then all of a sudden, Ritu asks Jia to leave the household, but is prevented by Vijay. Things spiral out of control when Amrita's brother, Shridhar, arrives for a short visit, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Не просто поверить в любовь See more »

Filming Locations:

Munar, Kerala, India

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Before the film released a large protest was carried out in Amitabh Bachchan's hometown Allahabad; as protesters were unhappy to see superstar Amitabh Bachchan romancing a 18 year old, and felt this was totally unacceptable in the Indian culture. See more »

Quotes

Jia: The truth is you are a hypocrite!
Vijay: Yeah, I'm a hypocrite. Now leave.
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Remake of Lolita (1962) See more »

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The sum of parts is less than the whole
12 October 2010 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

"Nishabd" strictly speaking could have translated into the missing link between "Lolita" and "Cheeni Kum". RGV toyed with the media in an attempt to garner free publicity. The provoked media in turn added fuel to the fire. And finally the audience oscillated between speculation and fantasising. "Nishabd" as it finally turned out to be wasn't anything RGV/ media/ audience wanted.

"Nishabd" is a visual treat, you will fall in love with nature. Kudos to Amit Roy showcasing his talent of holding the camera. The background score is engaging. The single song Big B sings is good to listen thought doesn't blend in with the storyline. Technically the movie is brilliant. Every actor gives a calibrated performance. The audience gets an opportunity to see the subtlety which Big B manages to portray on the screen. There are many scenes as per the the conventional Bollywood rules could have dictated to be made as over-the-top. But RGV breaks away from the norm and makes it surreal.

Sadly all the goodness fails to make it a wholesome product. "Nishabd" is good in parts and at a few places it does not integrate with the spinal cord. Better writing and screenplay was warranted to convincingly flesh out the attraction between the pair in question. The audience had a serious disconnect on this front. Jiah Khan's character wasn't fleshed out adequately especially attempting to portray a product from a broken family goes astray on moral front. On the same note the character of the rest of the cast namely Revati, Shraddha, Nasser & Aftab are well written.

When a man falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own. ~Lenore Coffee


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