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Kurbaan (2009)

A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be.

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Credited cast:
... SWAT Team Member
... Avantika Ahuja / Avantika Khan
... Rehana
... Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
... Bhaijaan
... Riyaz Mansoori
... Mansoori
... Salma
... Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
... Professor Qureshi
Akash Khurana ... Ahuja
... FBI Agent Bill
... Man falling down steps
... Hamid
... Police Officer
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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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20 November 2009 (India)  »

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$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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Akshaye Khanna was offered the film but could not agree on his price. It was for Vivek Oberoi's role. 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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One of the good movies from Bollywood
25 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I generally have no expectations from films that preach. Most of the films on terrorism do exactly that. More so, bollywood movies try to preach quite often, terrorism or not.

So I successfully gave-New York, Fanaa a miss without regrets.

But somehow I watched Kurbaan and it turned out to be a non-preachy good piece of art. Its a decent suspense thriller which will make the first-time-viewer think. It quickly moves from some romantic-love-story to conspiracy-theory without a preachy or sympathetic moral of the story - "its only-innocent-poor that are lured into terrorist activities." It sticks to the story and portrays the confusion of an individual who is torn between religion and his unborn child. Also a lesson for girls who fall prey very easily to romantic one-liners from guys who are very sacrificial for the girl they love. Beware of them and watch this worth-a-watch thriller.


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