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Jannat: In Search of Heaven... (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 16 May 2008 (India)
Arjun is a reckless young man with an obsession for making money at card games. A chance meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya, gives him the reasons he was looking for the move out of his ... See full summary »

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Kunal Deshmukh

Writers:

Vishesh Bhatt (screenplay & story), Kunal Deshmukh (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Emraan Hashmi ... Arjun Dixit
Sonal Chauhan ... Zoya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armen Grayg Armen Grayg ... The guy in the Caffee
Shakeel Khan Shakeel Khan ... Shadaab
Sameer Kochhar ... ACP Shekhar Malhotra
Vishal Malhotra ... Vishal
Rohit Pathak ... Salim
Vipin Sharma ... Arjun's dad
Javed Sheikh ... Abu Ibrahim
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Arjun is a reckless young man with an obsession for making money at card games. A chance meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya, gives him the reasons he was looking for the move out of his ordinary life. He steps up from playing small-time card games to becoming a bookie. Stuck in a triangle of sorts between the woman he loves and his addiction to make a quick buck, Arjun moves on from being a bookie to a runner for the mafia. He steps into the world of match fixing. Arjun switches on the limelight to bigger, better, faster, more, until his dizzying rise attracts the attention of the police. Arjun has to now choose between the love of his life, Zoya, and this new found success and power. As Arjun struggles to choose between the two, the Don offers the forbidden apple of limitless wealth in exchange for his soul and draws him into his core entourage of money spinners. How far will the horizon of reality stretch as Arjun and Zoya tread a fine, fast-blurring line between right and wrong to... Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

In search of heaven...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Partially based on a Gambler by James Caan. See more »

Connections

References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Kyon Itna Mujse Hai Khafa Tu
Music by Pritam Chakraborty
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Heavenly
20 May 2008 | by springsunnywinterSee all my reviews

The successful combination of Mahesh Bhatt's production team and Emraan Hashmi have teamed up once again after Awarapan for this drama. The story is about the life of a bookie who becomes a cricket match fixer. Mukesh Bhatt's production house delivers great music and hard-hitting plots.

Their latest film Jannat is terrific. The film has a very different story that keeps you interested & entertained right from start to end. Generally I don't have any interest in gambling, betting or cricket match fixing but the story was told in a stylish format, it was about 2 hours 20 minutes and I enjoyed every second of it and there wasn't a single boring or useless scene. I'm glad that there isn't another film about revenge or love because I'm sick of those.

The best thing about the movie is that it shows that a person who spends money unwisely has an ability that can make him rich which cannot happen in real life. It also shows that you shouldn't push your luck and money can only be earned by hard work. The music is great as usual from the Bhatt's production house and the best songs are Zara Sa & Judai. Overall Jannat is one of Emraan Hashmi's best film and has a good message that we can all learn from. Other than that it was shot in great locations at Cape Town of South Africa.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 May 2008 (India) See more »

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$9,407,362
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