A small town girl lands in big bad Mumbai to earn an honest living but faces a confrontation she would've never dreamt of in her wildest dreams.

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Pradeep Sarkar

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Rekha Nigam (dialogue), Rekha Nigam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rani Mukerji ... Vibhavari Sahay
Jaya Bachchan ... Savitri
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Subhavari Sahay
Kunal Kapoor ... Vivaan Varma
Anupam Kher ... Shivshankar Sahay
Abhishek Bachchan ... Rohan Varma
Hema Malini ... Dulari Bai
Murli Sharma ... Sunil Butalia
Kamini Kaushal ... Daadi
Harsh Chhaya ... Mr. Gupta
Tinnu Anand ... Rajju Chacha
Sushant Singh ... Ratan
Taraana Raja Taraana Raja ... Sophiya
Suchitra Pillai ... Michelle
Ninad Kamat ... Karan
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When a small town girl Badki (Rani Mukerji) from Banaras lands in the big bad city of Mumbai to earn an honest living for her family back home - things don't go exactly as she hoped. When her kid sister Chutki (Konkona Sen Sharma) comes face to face and her double life is revealed the 2 sisters are in a confrontation that none of them expected or would have dreamt of in their wildest dreams - the whole family is thrown in to a tumultuous storm. Everything threatens to explode in their faces leaving a trail of destruction. Written by Official Source

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Drama | Family | Romance

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The film was originally titled " Choodiyan". See more »

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References Chak De! India (2007) See more »

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Ik Teekhi Teekhi Si Ladki
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Krishnakumar Kunnath
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Pretty decent one ....
27 December 2007 | by bollywoodplusplusSee all my reviews

I started out with a pretty bleak expectation, to be honest, but it was not all that bad after a 2+ hours.

Though I was very impressed the ad-man Pradeep Sarkar's first outing, Parineeta. It was one of the best of that year. I began with expectations of good cinematography. But as the movie unfolded, it was hard to disregard the story to watch each and every frame! Certainly the frames, esp the Benaras ghat scenes were very artistically done. One can be pretty much sure of artistic delight of Pradeep Sarkar's penchant for visuals.

Acting wise, it's Rani Mukherjee's solo movie. I don't remember seeing her in a pivotal role in any film. So much so that, her co-star Abhishek Bachchan almost seems a gust appearance in the movie. Kunal Kapoor does good job in his role. (Why does every working professional hero/heroine in the Hindi movies have to do a job in ad-industry?) Konkana SenSharma - the only character I thought was a miscast. A big fan of her, almost all her movies - but her role in this movie looks sorta fake! Its not matter of the middle-class-family daughter in Benaras or working professional (ad-industry, of course) in Bombay. For that matter, last year, Vishaal Bharadwaj shot her beautifully in Omkara! I just think she is not commercial-movie-type. She seems very fake, when trying to dance or sing.

Shantanu Moitra's music is passable. 'Hum to aise hain bhaiyya' is hummable by the time you finish watching the movie, because it keeps playing in the movie throughout. This is a typical filmy album, with few happy, a dance number, a sad song, the usual fair. The only song really stands out is the sort of hip-hop number with Mita Vashisth's voice with Shubha Mudgal's rendition of Manna Dey's old classic, 'Laaga chunari mein daag'.

Lastly, I am truly happy for Pradeep Sarkar. Here's a man, who came to the industry very late in his career, but I am glad he did. In fact, I think going to Switzerland for Yash Chopra's movies is a must, so he does! But really, he doesn't need to go abroad to make his visuals appealing, he has enough colors in his desi palette to fill the canvas!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Bhojpuri

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey of a Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Lucerne, Switzerland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$320,987, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$675,102

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,354,562
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