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Kurbaan (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 20 November 2009 (India)
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A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be.


Renzil D'Silva (as Rensil D'Silva)


Renzil D'Silva (screenplay) (as Rensil D'Silva), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogues) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kareena Kapoor ... Avantika Ahuja / Avantika Khan
Lewis Tan ... SWAT Team Member
Saif Ali Khan ... Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Mansoori
Om Puri ... Bhaijaan
Dia Mirza ... Rehana
Vivek Oberoi ... Riyaz Mansoori
Nauheed Cyrusi ... Salma
Kiron Kher ... Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
Faezeh Jalali ... Anjum
Damien Colletti ... Train Passenger
Shishir Sharma ... Professor Qureshi
Akash Khurana ... Ahuja
John McKeever ... Police Officer (as Jack McKeever)
Mohammed J. Ali ... Man falling down steps


Delhi University's Professor Avantika Ahuja meets fellow professor Ehsan Khan in typical Bollywood filmy style, and both fall in love with each other. Her father, who had preferred that she marry a Hindu, reluctantly permits them to get married. They do so, and subsequently re-locate to live in the United States. They buy a house, settle in, and are welcomed by their neighbors, Hamid and Anjum. A few days later Avantika's world will be turned upside down when she finds out that their neighbors are terrorists who want to avenge the deaths of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians massacred by British and American forces, and that her husband is not who he claims to be. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Some Love Stories have Blood on them


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Karan Johar had written the story for Kurbaan about six or seven years ago. The film was supposed to star Shah Rukh Khan, Tabu and Sanjay Dutt. It was to be directed by Nikhil Advani and all the other details were finalized too. But, for some reason, it didn't get made then. See more »


her father: When a couple is newly wed the husband and wife have no time for anything except each other. They shut their doors and windows and immerse themselves in a world of love. But when those windows open, the first thing to fly out, is love. If you want a happy marriage, you can't just listen to your heart.
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Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim Merchant
Performed by Shruthi Pathak and Kareena Kapoor
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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Kurban - Scientific Miracles and Movie review
20 November 2009 | by mokshjunejaSee all my reviews

Kurban pe koi mat hona Kurban. Its not that bad, you can go watch the movie and if you think its not going to be worth the money, then you can watch it in Single Screen theatres - Paisa Vasool!!

Scientific Miracles in the movie: * Scientific Miracle in the movie, even thought you cant see the bump that Kareena Kapoor is pregnant, we are able to see the ultrasonography of the child. *There is plane blast which is of course done digitally, but then we do not get to see the flying debris, anywhere in the movie. * An individual person can always remember a 10 digit mobile number, even if the person has randomly met or spoken only once on the phone. * Everyone dies in one bullet, but only the actor-hero of the movie, after 3 bullets is still alive for 15 minutes

In a few lines, Kareena Kapoor (Avantika) and Saif Ali Khan (Ishaan) are teachers. She is a professor in United States. She was here in India, cause her dad had a stroke. But later in and then flies out to the USA. Saif tags along with her. Just too realise that Saif is actually part of a terrorist group that is conspiring to blow up the city. The movie that comes to the mind is Fanaa and New York.

The movie takes its own sweet time and has its own pace. Sometimes, there is strong feeling of moving out of the theatre cause it is slow. But then, you also have the Kareena Kapoor who other than looking pretty, has not substance in her role. Her face is looking bigger or was it camera trick.

Saif Ali Khan has done a better role in the Sriram Raghavan's movie Ek Hasina Thi and of course Omkara, there he was convinced us on the playing negative characters with complete ease. He slips here. For some particular reason, Vivek Oberoi had a good acting and lived in his character, with this movie, he surely be getting some push in his career.

Lesser mortals in the movie Kirron Kher is an Afgani in the movie, her dialect an as Afgani trails away while she having the conversation. She was good in the climax scene of the movie. Om Puri was wasted in the movie, he should have had a much more impactful role. Others are not worth mentioning.

If hockey got a boost from Chak De India, don't see teaching getting a boost in this case. But for one, you don't always have hot teachers in the staff room, cuddling or couching cooing. That is something I have to still see as a student or as a teacher.

This is a good song and even the opening credits, though very long was well done!! Enjoy!!

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$403,678, 22 November 2009

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2.35 : 1
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