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New York (2009)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 June 2009 (India)
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A contemporary story of 3 friends discovering a new world set against the larger than life New York City. But one day the world around them changed.


Kabir Khan


Aditya Chopra (story), Sandeep Shrivastava (dialogue) (as Sandeep Srivastava) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Samir 'Sam' Shaikh
Katrina Kaif ... Maya Shaikh
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Omar Ehzaz
Irrfan Khan ... Roshan (as Irrfan)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Zilgai (as Nawazuddin)
Ali Quli Mirza Ali Quli Mirza ... Zaheer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rizwan A. Alvi Rizwan A. Alvi ... Yasir (as Rizwan Alvi)
Steve Annan ... Russian #1
Brandi Antoinette Briggs Brandi Antoinette Briggs ... Young female student
Ernest E. Brown Ernest E. Brown ... FBI Agent
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Yaqub
T.J. Craig ... Sam's friend
Brian Dawson Brian Dawson ... Daylan (as Biren Patel)
Brian Egendorf Brian Egendorf ... Background extra
Andrew Flihan Andrew Flihan ... Avacuee


NEW YORK is a contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the centre of the world. Omar (Neil Nitin Mukesh) has gone abroad for the first time in his life and soon enough he begins to see and love America through the eyes of his American friends - Sam (John Abraham) and Maya (Katrina Kaif). It is the story of these three friends discovering a new world together. But one day the world around them changed - For most of us, larger events in the world are just headlines in the newspapers but these events can change our lives - forever. New York is one such story of 3 young friends whose beautiful lives are turned upside down by the larger event of 9/11 beyond their control. At this point enters Agent Roshan (Irrfan), an FBI undercover agent who sets the ball rolling for a series of tumultuous events that turn the lives of these friends into a dangerous and thrilling roller coaster ride. Innocence is lost forever. Written by Official source

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Three friends ready to face the world... and then the world changed.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Main inspiration for the movie is from In the Name of God (2007). See more »


When Roshan is talking with Gibson in the bar, first Roshan is on the right and Gibson on the left. In the next scenes they are shown the other way around. See more »


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[a claw traps Sam]
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Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to cut sight of blood spurting in slow motion as a man and a woman are gunned down, in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »


Referenced in Break Ke Baad (2010) See more »


Sam's Theme
Composed by Julius Packiam
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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User Reviews

Tried hard, but eventually fails
26 June 2009 | by jaskunwar993See all my reviews

New York had the effect that a movie like Taare Zameen Par had: not expected much, yet looking forward to it, because it's the first worthy movie that has come out after the much-agonizing 2 month movie ban. The cast was top class: Niel Nitin Mukesh of Johnny Gaddar fame, Katrina Kaif of the Singh is Kinng fame, and John Abraham of the Dhoom fame. Not to forget the return of Slumdog Millionaire's Irrfan Khan, again as a police officer, no, wait, the FBI.

Three friends, ready to face the world... and then the world changed. This is the tagline. It was New York that had changed in the movie. The world was nowhere in sight. The script was good, light and humorous. Katrina's performance was amazing, considering that she doesn't know how to act. John was Good, and for a change so was Niel. Irrfan had that humorous touch in his voice that many love.

The direction is smooth, but too much slow motion at times. The cinematography is mind-blowing. Everything is beautifully captured. Editing is also smooth. The soundtrack is good, specially the Hai Junoon track. Thank god there are no dance sequences. They would have totally spoiled it up.

New York is one of those movies that tried very hard to strike a message, but fails. Don't get me wrong: the movie is not bad. It's another good film under the Yash Raj Banner, and it almost fully satisfies the movie-hungry person who has been hungry for 2 months, but, like Rang De Basanti, it's not able to strike a chord as a movie of it's genre should. What they've shown is fact, no doubt, but doesn't feel true. Maybe that's why. There was something lacking in the script, I'm sure, though it's really not spot-able!! I gave it a 7/10, because it didn't work that good for me. But I'm sure many will give it an 8, 9 or even 10. I'm hoping it's average to linger in the 7 point somethings. Not below that. Happy viewing.

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Release Date:

26 June 2009 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$467,694, 28 June 2009

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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