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Aa Dekhen Zara (2009)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 27 March 2009 (India)
A photographer has nothing going for him, until he inherits a camera that has the ability to predict the future. In the process, he gains dangerous enemies who wants his camera for illicit goals.

Director:

Jehangir Surti

Writers:

Sheershak Anand (story, screenplay and dialogue), Shantanu Ray Chhibber (story, screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Neil Nitin Mukesh ... Ray Acharya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bipasha Basu ... Simi Chatterjee
Sophiya Chaudhary ... Sophia
Rahul Dev ... Captain
Deepak Dhariwal Deepak Dhariwal ... Advocate Arora
Rajan Korgaonkar Rajan Korgaonkar ... Recovery Agent
Srivas Naidu Srivas Naidu ... Murli Murgadas - Bangkok Taxi-driver
Ashwin Nayak Ashwin Nayak ... Bike Rider
Thamapat Seengamrat Thamapat Seengamrat ... Inspector Baan
Sameer Siddiqui Sameer Siddiqui ... Romesh - Bookie
Sameer Siddiqui Sameer Siddiqui ... Ramesh
Bobby Vatsa Bobby Vatsa ... Special Officer Puri
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Storyline

Mumbai-based struggling wildlife photographer, Ray Acharya, is informed that his maternal grandfather has passed away, and left some mementos for him. He picks them up, finds out they include an old camera which has the uncanny ability to photograph the future. He uses it to amass wealth at the lotteries and races; and woos struggling singer, Simi Chatterjee, but finds that he has to face enemies who want the camera by hook or by crook. The first one is a ruthless assassin simply known as Captain; the other is Special Officer Puri. And even if Ray manages to survive either of these two - who pursue him all the way to Bangkok - he will still have to face yet another enemy - death! Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A Date With Fate


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Official Sites:

Eros Entertainment

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Freeze See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Dolby Digital

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The song "Beedi" from Omkara (2006) can be heard playing in the background in one scene. This was a song in which Bipasha Basu also starred. Also, later in the movie, Ray and Simi are shown watching Omkara (2006). See more »

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References The Twilight Zone: A Most Unusual Camera (1960) See more »

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Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
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Exciting plot but an unexciting and lifeless execution.
5 July 2009 | by bobbysingSee all my reviews

It is easy to select an exciting and interesting plot about future gazing but it's quite difficult to convert it into an equally entertaining movie. What may be amusing and great on paper may not be that convincing when it comes out as a complete film. That is the exact problem with "Aa Dekhen Zara" featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bipasha together for the first time.

The movie starts off impressively but then goes on a down slide with each new development on the screen. The story revolves around Neil and his Camera, which has the power of looking into the future. The camera can click photographs of the events which would be happening on the following day. The moment Neil comes to know about this gift, he goes on to fulfill all his wishes in life along with his lady love Bipasha.

Now reading the synopsis, you may feel excited to watch it, but the movie lacks the pull and passion required by the plot. A film based on future prediction should normally be a fast paced, exciting ride for the viewer. But the current flick fails to deliver the goods as promised. The main culprit behind this is the script, which is not able to hold the viewer at all. The sequences written are uninteresting and also conceived in a very simple way. There are too many loopholes in the story which are easy to spot even while watching the movie itself.

Director Jehangir Surti, has sure got the talent, but maybe he chose the wrong script. Same can be said about Neil Nitin Mukesh, who chooses his movies with utmost care. But this time, it seems he got over confident about the innovative plot and didn't care about its execution on the screen. Though performance wise he does a fine job but in my opinion, going by his looks, he should avoid dancing and love themes in his movies. Neil has got a perfect persona for thrillers and intense flicks, so he should look out for those kind of scripts more, leaving the usual bollywood stuff for others (like the act he did in his debut movie "Johny Gaddar").

Bipasha looks glamorous and she delivers what was required from her according to the script. Sophie Chaudhary on the other hand too looks sexy but it was indeed strange on part of the director to cast her as an Intelligence Agent. Others in the cast have strictly played their part as an official job assigned to them with nothing great to mention.

Musically, also the movie lacks a lot. Good thrillers either should not have any songs at all or should have highly entertaining songs which do not become an hindrance in the narration. Sadly here the songs are a big obstacle in the proceedings and are not able to entertain, not even the remix version of the hit R.D. Burman track from "Rocky". However among the few good things about the movie, is the camera-work in the chase sequences and fights, which is done superbly.

In short, the idea was good, which could have resulted in an exciting movie but the poor execution took away all the thrills from the otherwise interesting plot. Bollywood still has a lot to achieve in genre of Sci-fi fictions. The best movie till date on this topic still remains "Mr. India" but let's hope for better works in the coming years. If you are really interested in movies on journey into the future then do watch "Back To The Future" Series and enjoy the ride.


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