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Sacrifice (2009)

Kurbaan (original title)
A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be.

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Renzil D'Silva (as Rensil D'Silva)

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Renzil D'Silva (screenplay) (as Rensil D'Silva), Niranjan Iyengar (dialogues) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kareena Kapoor ... Avantika Ahuja / Avantika Khan
Saif Ali Khan ... Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
Lewis Tan ... SWAT Team Member
Om Puri ... Bhaijaan
Vivek Oberoi ... Riyaz Mansoori
Dia Mirza ... Rehana
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Mansoori
Akash Khurana ... Ahuja
Nauheed Cyrusi ... Salma
Kiron Kher ... Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
Brian Matthews ... Police Officer
Carl Burrows ... FBI Agent Bill
Shishir Sharma ... Professor Qureshi
Mohammed J. Ali ... Man falling down steps
Rupinder Nagra ... Hamid
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | English

Release Date:

20 November 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacrifice See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$403,678, 20 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$754,268, 20 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The film was the first solo pairing of Saif and Kareena but it bombed badly just like their previous films together. See more »

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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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Rasiya
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Shruthi Pathak and Kareena Kapoor
Courtesy of Sonu Music India
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Very weak fare and a major disappointment, though with some good performances.
3 February 2010 | by Peter_YoungSee all my reviews

Kurbaan is a major disappointment for me. I expected much more from Karan Johar and was ready to see a powerful and moving picture. But it neither moved nor entertained me as I thought it would. Though the first half is fairly interesting, the entire suspense thing was a complete letdown. Once the so-called "secret" was unveiled, the movie became very predictable, and not even once was I particularly thrilled or shocked or surprised. The script is the film's weakest link. The film fails to convince the viewer. The romance between Saif and Kareena was not believable, the proceedings seemed unjustified by any means, the background of the characters was vague and the reasoning behind their actions was overlooked. At some point the film became overly messy and that too while being slow and boring. The film's subject was hardly evident in it and was seemingly used as a pretext. I did not see the point of the story and what exactly it tried to convey. Did you?

Kurbaan's saving grace may lie in some of the performances. Some. Saif Ali Khan did not impress me here, he was sort of ordinary. Kareena Kapoor was pretty good in her role. She was likable and looked stunning throughout the movie. One performance that completely amazed me though was that of Kirron Kher. She was absolutely outstanding, and her dialogue delivery was natural and powerful. Vivek Oberoi was strictly okay though one must note that his role is underwritten. The film's soundtrack was very good. "Shukran Allah" is a nice song, "Kurbaan Hua" is also very good. The film's last scene was somewhat effective with good acting by Kareena, but a few pluses cannot save this movie, and the final verdict is average. Kurbaan may be a decent one-time watch but overall it is a great disappointment. It is best described as a wannabe thriller which lacks the power to captivate and enthrall. Watch it if you must.


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