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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.

Director:

Kabir Khan

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$467,694, 28 June 2009

Gross USA:

$997,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,935,820
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Karan Johar was originally suppose to direct this film with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Sanjay Dutt in the main leads. The film was then titled Kaal. But Karan dropped this project to work on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001). The title "Kaal" was eventually given to another film with a different storyline. Aditya Chopra knew about the script and decided to make "New York" years later. He did this thinking Karan was not going to make the film. Years later Rensil D'Souza decided to brush off Karan Johar's old script Kaal and make it as "Kurbaan". Karan Johar stepped in as the producer . It was when New York in production that Karan realized Aditya Chopra had taken the story of Kaal without getting his permission or consulting him. Kurbaan had already started and it was too late to stop the film. This created friction in the friendship of Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra. See more »

Goofs

When the Aerial view of New York is shown during the opening credits, a shadow of the helicopter used to shoot the scene is visible on the external glass surface of some buildings. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Omar: These were not my people!
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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 »

Connections

References Stay Alert (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

New York Theme
Composed by Julius Packiam
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Noble effort with some foolishly superficial choices
26 June 2009 | by cliff-19See all my reviews

First, we should all applaud any popular entertainment that takes on the crimes of the recent American past. Here is a (largely worthwhile) Indian effort that is too far to the implausible end of the spectrum for my tastes. But it also has a political blind spot that makes it troubling and not only a bit foolish.

The part I found troubling is the way the US is defended. The filmmaker succeeds in making terrorist sympathizers of the audience, then lamely states the US case with totally unconvincing platitudes. The US government relentlessly behaves in a brutal and unapologetic manner throughout the film, and is then defended with a line like, "People make mistakes. Countries do, too." Well, if my wife made a mistake as severe as the US makes in this movie (drawn heavily from the headlines), she darn well better apologize or I'm gone! But do the Americans apologize? Have Americans ever apologized, i.e. the way Kevin Rudd did recently? There are MANY films that deal with these moral/political issues far better. The Bollywood epic "Mission Kashmir," for all its Bollywood silliness, does a far better job. The outstanding Indo-American film "The War Within" is my favorite of these issue films. And any of the movies of Mani Ratnam show how a popular entertainment can also be smart.


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