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welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:14 AM

Aishwarya Rai 20 FLOPS & 10 HITS (Photos/Full Details)
 
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (née Aishwarya Rai,Tulu: ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಾ ರೈ; born 1 November 1973) is an Indian actress and former Miss World. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 1994. During her career, Rai has acted in over 40 movies in Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali, which include a number of international productions.

Often cited by the media as the most beautiful woman in the world, Rai made her movie debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar (1997) and had her first commercial success in the Tamil movie Jeans (1998). She came to the attention of Bollywood in the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her performance in the film won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award. In 2002 she appeared in Bhansali's next project, Devdas (2002), for which she won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award.


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welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:23 AM

Iruvar
 
Iruvar (Tamil: இருவர்; English: The Duo) is a 1997 Tamil film directed and co-written by Mani Ratnam, with music composed by A. R. Rahman. The film is a fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the influential relationship between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...var_poster.jpgMohanlal and Prakash Raj played lead roles in the film. Tabu, Gouthami, Revathi Menon and Nasser star in supporting roles. The film also saw the movie debut of Aishwarya Rai, then a model and former beauty queen. It was subsequently dubbed in Telugu under the title Iddaru and in Malayalam as Iruvar. The cinematography was by Santosh Sivan.

The film was showcased in the Masters section at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival. The film won the Best Film award at the Belgrade International Film Festival, two National Film Awards, and two Filmfare Awards South.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:24 AM

Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya
 
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya is a 1997 Indian Bollywood film. The film starred Bobby Deol and Aishwarya Rai. This is the first Hindi movie for Aishwarya Rai. The movie also featured two songs by the celebrated Qawwali singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Its story is somewhat similar to the 1994 English film "Only You."

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Star Screen Awards: Won Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female- Aishwarya Rai

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:28 AM

Jeans (Tamil: ஜீன்ஸ்) is a 1998 Tamil musical romance film. Directed and written by Shankar and produced by Ashok Amritraj and Murali Manohar, it stars Prashanth, Aishwarya Rai and Nassar in the lead roles. Raju Sundaram and Lakshmi, prominent actors from the south Indian film industry, played the roles of the lead characters' relatives in the movie. The film features a successful soundtrack from A. R. Rahman, whilst Ashok Kumar and the pair of B. Lenin and V. T. Vijayan take care of the cinematography and editing respectively.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...Jeans_1998.jpgThe film revolves around a Non-resident Indian man, Nachiappan, who has twin sons, Vishwanathan (Visu) and Ramamoorthy (Ramu). As a result of Nachiappan's separation from his twin brother, he wants his sons to be married to twins. However, Visu falls in love with a girl, Madhumitha, who visits the USA to help her grandmother remove a brain tumour. Visu and Ramu are medical students who are attached to the hospital where Madhu's grandmother has her operation, and mistake requires Visu's intervention. After helping Madhu's grandmother, he eventually tells her his father's wishes. Madhu and her family thus put on a double act, introducing Vaishnavi as her twin sister. What happens next forms the rest of the story...

The film opened to Indian audiences after several delays, on 24 April 1998 just after the Tamil New Year, and was the most expensive film to be made in India at the time.<sup id="cite_ref-moneybudget_1-1" class="reference">[2]</sup> Despite receiving mixed reviews on the actors' performances and the basic storyline, the film became a major hit at the South Indian box office. Owing to its success, it was later dubbed into the Hindi and Telugu language and released with the same name. The film was nominated by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1998

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:29 AM

Aa Ab Laut Chalen
 
Aa Ab Laut Chalen (English language: Come, Let's Go Back) is a 1999 Bollywood romantic drama musical directed by Rishi Kapoor and written by Sachin Bhowmick. The film premiered in India and the United States on 22 January 1999. The film starred Rajesh Khanna, Akshaye Khanna (no relation), Aishwarya Rai, Suman Ranganathan, Navin Nischol, Kader Khan and Paresh Rawal.

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Plot

Rohan is a jobless graduate living in the Delhi-based Khanna family with his widowed mother and grandfather. His father Balraj was ****ed in an accident many years ago. Rohan leaves Delhi for USA at the request of his friend to improve his life. He meets with Pooja Walia (Aishwarya Rai) and rooms with Iqbal, Chaurasia, and Sardar (Jaspal Bhatti, Satish Kaushik, and Kader Khan respectively). However, life in America is not what he expected. Without a stable job, Rohan is forced to reside with Indian cab drivers who take him in as a member of their family. The plot thickens when Rohan meets Pooja, a stunning Indian girl who is in the same predicament as he is and Loveleen, a spoiled rich kid with money to throw at Rohan's direction. Will Rohan be able to fulfill his lifelong dreams in America?

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:34 AM

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
 
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Devanagari: हम दिल दे चुके सनम) is a Hindi film made in 1999. It was released in the English-speaking world as Straight from the Heart. It was filmed throughout the Gujarat-Rajasthan border region, in addition to Budapest, Hungary, which was used to represent Italy. It stars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, and Aishwarya Rai and is centred around a love triangle.

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Plot summary

The story of the movie is adopted from Maitreyi Devi's Bengali novel Na Hanyate. Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) is the daughter of Pandit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale), renowned proponent of Indian classical music, living in the Rann of Kutch. Nandini has been brought up with more freedom and education than her siblings, as she is the most beloved of Pandit Darbar.

Into this carefree life enters Sameer (Salman Khan), a boy of Indo-Italian parentage who wants to learn Indian classical music from Pandit Darbar. Sameer stays with the Darbar family, and Nandini is asked to vacate her room to give the guest the nicest room in the manor. Nandini takes a dislike to Sameer, and the two keep playing pranks on each other, but soon realise they are in love. Their love blossoms in the Darbar household around weddings, festivals and family get-togethers.


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One day the pair are caught rehearsing their wedding vows and dreaming of their future together by Pandit Darbar, who becomes furious with them. He has already planned Nandini's wedding. Sameer is kicked out of the house and asked never to contact Nandini again. Sameer does not leave India immediately. He stays in town and writes letters to Nandini asking her to join him, but his letters do not reach her in time.

Nandini's parents have arranged to get her married to Vanraj (Ajay Devgan) — who had fallen in love with Nandini during her cousin's wedding. On the wedding night, Vanraj realises that Nandini is not herself and tries to ask her why she is not responding to his love. He asks her for the truth, promising he will help her no matter what. Nandini stays quiet but is later caught reading Sameer's letters. Vanraj is very angry at first as all he had asked was the truth from her.

When he realises that his wife is in love with another man, he shows the ultimate love by taking Nandini to Italy and help her search for Sameer, much to the dislike of his own parents.

Nandini and Vanraj arrive in Italy and start searching for Sameer but always come up against dead ends. During their search, they face many problems and dilemmas and slowly Nandini gets to see what Vanraj really is like. She sees Vanraj selflessly devoting himself to caring for her during her stay in hospital after an incident.

Eventually they get news about Sameer through his mother (played by Helen), and Vanraj arranges for Nandini to meet Sameer on the night of his debut concert. His job done, Vanraj says goodbye to Nandini and walks away. Nandini and Sameer meet, but the matured Nandini's feelings for him have changed. She reflects on the unwavering love and devotion that Vanraj showed her throughout their whole relationship, and realises that Vanraj was her true soul mate. She leaves Sameer and catches up with Vanraj.
  • Winners: Best Actress - Aishwarya Rai2000 Filmfare Awards
  • 2000 Star Screen Awards
  • 2000 IIFA Awards
  • Zee Cine Awards (Lux Face of the Year)
  • Zee Gold Awards (Best Actress Critics' Award)

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:38 AM

Taal
 
Taal (Hindi: ताल, Urdu: تال) is a 1999 Hindi film directed by Subhash Ghai. Taal was an official selection by Roger Ebert for his 2005 Overlooked Film Festival. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Amrish Puri and Alok Nath. It was also dubbed in Tamil as Thaalam. It was quite successful in the overseas, becoming the first Indian film to reach the top 20 on Variety's box office list.<sup id="cite_ref-Bist_0-0" class="reference">[1]</sup> Anil Kapoor, A.R. Rahman, and Anand Bakshi each won a Filmfare Award for their work in the film.

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Synopsis

Manav (Akshaye Khanna) comes to visit India with his wealthy, infamous father Jagmohan Mehta (Amrish Puri), his aunt and uncle, and his father's employees. In Chamba he meets Mansi (Aishwarya Rai), the beautiful daughter of a spiritual singer named Tara Babu (Alok Nath); their families meet, and Jagmohan and Tara Babu become acquainted and friendly toward each other. Manav and Mansi fall in love, but when Jagmohan learns of this he packs the family up and moves them to their house in Mumbai, with the excuse that Mansi and her father are of low social status. However, he is nice to Tara Babu's face and invites him to come and stay with him and Mumbai if he, Tara Babu, ever happens to be travelling there. Mansi is distressed by Manav's departure but he assures her that he will not abandon her and that everything will be fine. She gives Manav his scarf which she modified, making it say "Manavsi", a mixture of their names.


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When Tara Babu learns of Manav and Mansi's affair he is at first angry but soon agrees to travel to Mumbai to visit his younger sister Prabha and to meet Manav's family. Instead they are insulted by Jagmohan's sister-in-law, brother, and the employees and endure hostile treatment. They were forced to sit and wait outside for 9 hours before being invited into the house, were forced to sit on a bench near a guard dog's cage, and were told that they should have made an appointment before coming to visit. When Jagmohan finally arrives at the scene, he too insults Tara Babu, which results in Tara Babu's slapping him across the face. Manav also arrives, and he rudely reprimands Tara Babu as well. Meanwhile Mansi, after witnessing Manav shout at her father, makes it clear to Manav that she wants nothing to do with him anymore. She and her father then leave the Mehta household deeply hurt and grieved.

Mansi soon meets Vikrant Kapoor (Anil Kapoor), a successful and famous music producer/director, who happens to be a fan of Tara Babu's work. With the encouragement of her aunt Pradha, she arranges a three-year contract with Vikrant, and Mansi performs dance numbers and remixes of Tara Babu's songs as well as some of Vikrant's productions. She wins awards and becomes a sensation in India. In the meantime Vikrant starts to fall in love with Mansi. Matters are further complicated when Manav arrives to apologize to Mansi for what he and his family did, as she rejects him out of grief for how he treated her father. However, he tells her that he knows she still loves him, and that he will wait for her. Vikrant learns of what happened between Manav and Mansi, but he chooses to ignore it. He has a few encounters with Manav but takes them lightly.

Vikrant proposes to Mansi soon afterwards, and her father and aunt encourage her to accept it, with the hope that it will help her forget about Manav. She accepts the proposal even though she is not in love with Vikrant. After winning an International MTV Award in Canada, she comes back to India to prepare for the marriage. In the meantime Jagmohan and Tara Babu patch things up after Jagmohan realizes his mistake.


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On the day of the marriage Manav arrives and tells Mansi that by marrying Vikrant when she loves Manav she is deceiving both him and herself, and that marriage is not a contract but a union of two souls; he reminds her that he loves her and will never stop waiting for her. Jagmohan also comes to the wedding with Manav and Tara Babu. Vikrant soon realizes, after seeing Mansi's reaction to seeing Manav, that she loves Manav. He assures her that the three of them can still be friends, and urges her to run to Manav. Jagmohan and Tara Babu give their blessings, and Manav and Mansi embrace. One of the last scenes shows everyone taking a family picture at the Mehta household after the wedding. No awards for her in that year..

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:41 AM

Kandukondain Kandukondain
 
Kandukondain Kandukondain (Tamil: கண்டுகொண்டேன் கண்டுகொண்டேன்; English: I Have Found It) is a 2000 Tamil musical and romantic film. Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon and produced by Kalaipuli S. Dhanu, it stars Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu and Abbas in the lead roles. Srividya and Raghuvaran, actors from the south Indian film industry, played other pivotal roles in the movie. Vikram, Revathi and Jayageetha dubbed for actor Abbas, Tabu and Aishwarya Rai respectively.

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The film is based on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and features two young sisters with differing views on love who find themselves with three suitors. The elder sister attracts the attention of an aspiring film director, while a wounded commando falls for her younger, hopelessly romantic sister but hesitates because he is much older than she. Meanwhile, the younger sister meets and falls for a businessman with a passion for poetry. However problems lap up from different directions, resulting in emotional turmoil for both sisters. Whom the sisters marry at the end of the film forms the crux of the story.

The film opened to Indian audiences after several delays, on 4 May 2000 just after the Tamil New Year, and in the process became one of the biggest multi-starrers in Tamil cinema history. It was later dubbed into the Telugu language and released as Priyuraalu Pilichindi. Scored by A. R. Rahman, it spawned a successful soundtrack. Furthermore, the film went on to win several awards in different competitions, with Shankar Mahadevan winning a National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in the process.

Box office
The film grossed $3 million at the box office. The film's audio rights were sold for $440,000. This record was reset ten years later by Enthiran.

Awards

Shankar Mahadevan won a Silver Lotus Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Enna solla pogirai".

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:44 AM

Josh
 
Josh (Devanagari: जोश, Nastaliq: جوش, translation: "Frenzy") is a 2000 Bollywood Action movie based on West Side Story and directed by Mansoor Khan. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai in their first film together. Chandrachur Singh, Sharad Kapoor, Boman Irani, Priya Gill and Vivek Vaswani appear in supporting roles.

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Synopsis
The film starts in the coastal city of Goa, a strange noble town called Vasco, named after Albert Vasco, the richest man who used to live in Vasco in 1958 but has now passed away. The film then drops to Vasco, Goa, 1980, where there are two gangs who rule. Gang no. 1 called the Bichoos, while Gang no. 2 is called Eagles. The Bichoo gangleader is Prakash (Sharad Kapoor), while the Eagles are led by Max (Shah Rukh Khan). They are all enemies, they fight, run, chase, and ****. But they are usually stopped from fights by Father Jacob, or the Town Inspector (Sharat Saxena).

Then Prakash's unknowing brother Rahul (Chandrachur Singh) shows up, who is a master-chef working in Mumbai. Rahul loves Goa, and as he tours around Vasco, he meets Shirley (Aishwarya Rai), the twin sister of Max and he falls in love with her straightaway. Knowing about Eagles and Bicchhoo rivalry, Rahul keeps his mouth closed. He opens a pastry shop 'Treat House' and settles in Vasco. Meanwhile, he becomes part of the Eagles-Bichchoo rivalry, and gets closer to Shirley. The whole situation is unprecedented in this city, which gets all the more intriguing when Rahul comes across a secret about Max and Shirley's past; a secret that will change their lives forever, and that, which leads to a death. He comes to know that Max and Shirley were actually the illegitimate children of Alberto Vasco, the founder of the town.

Rahul wants to reveal this to Shirley in a letter but due to circumstances it falls in the hands of Prakash. Prakash plans to ****** Max, to get his father's lands woth Rupees 20 lacs [2 million]. This leads to fight sequence between both, where Max accidentally shoots Prakash while defending himself. Max is arrested and his trial puts a rift between Shirley and Rahul. Max is about to go to the gallows, but the truth is finally revealed by Rahul and he acknowledges his brother's mistake. The story ends with a happy note while Rahul and Shirley are married, Max too marries his love interest Roseanne.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:46 AM

Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
 
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Satish Kaushik, released on 24 August 2000. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Sonali Bendre in lead roles.

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Plot
Preeti Virat (Aishwarya Rai) is a young, vivacious and naive girl. She once comes forward as a witness to heinous assault carried by Bhavani Choudhry and his men on a person who owes them money. Her testimony angers the Choudhry family, and as a result, Choudhry's brother ****s her. Subsequently, she becomes a disgrace even to her own family. Disowned by her own family and secluded by society, she leaves her house.

However, she finds shelter with a courteous man called Avinash (Anil Kapoor). Avinash, who had met her once before, takes her to his apartment. This act invites a social opprobrium and strong uproar over both of them, and there is no other solution but marriage. They soon fall in love with each other, and Avinash decides to ask Preeti for marriage, but she refuses as she considers herself unworthy of him. After some time, Avinash's childhood friend Khushi (Sonali Bendre) returns from America, and she is seemed to be very much in love with him. This is followed by couple of troubles, the main of them being Preeti's police arrest under the charge of prostitution, which is a complaint filed by Avinash's dad. Will Avinash and Preeti finally realise that they love each other?

Awards: Nominated as Star Screen Award Best Actress

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:48 AM

Dhai Akshar Prem Ke
 
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ki (English: Two and half alphabets of Love) is a 2000 Bollywood romantic drama film. It was the first of seven films in which currently married couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai starred together. The film is a remake of the 1995 Hollywood film A Walk in the Clouds.

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Plot
Sahiba is an intelligent, shy, and sensitive girl attending a college a long way from home. She belongs to a typical Rajput family in which tradition requires that a girl give her consent readily to marry the man chosen by her family. But being a girl of contemporary times that she is, Sahiba refuses to submit to age-old traditions. To avoid an arranged marriage, she tells a lie that she is already married. This angers her father Yogi Grewal (Amrish Puri).

The fake husband is a handsome army captain. The two meet at a train station after Karan saves Sahiba from a group of men who are trying to **** her; Sahiba explains that she had witnessed a ******, and the ******er had sent his men after her. Karan, learning Sahiba's plight, decides to escort her home and help her explain matters to her family. Once home, the family mistakes Karan for Sahiba's presumed husband, and the situation does not improve when Karan and Sahiba try and fail to tell the truth.
Sahiba's family consists of a smiling grandmother (Sushma Seth), a jovial uncle (Anupam Kher) who is more a friend than an uncle, and an understanding aunt (Tanvi Azmi), all of whom take a great liking to Karan. Sahiba's father, however, does not.

At first, Karan is anxious to get out of the situation and go meet his friend Nisha (Sonali Bendre) who he had fallen in love with but had not seen for a year. However, being an orphan, Karan soon gets carried away by the love and affection Sahiba's family showers him with.

Meanwhile, Sahiba has fallen in love with Karan. Following a misunderstanding in which the family celebrated Sahiba's and Karan's pregnancy (which did not occur), Karan decides that he should walk out. Before he can, though, a distressed Sahiba tells Karan that she loves him and begs him not to leave. He leaves anyway. Upon meeting Nisha, he discovers that she has already married and she had never taken him for more than a friend. Meanwhile, Yogi, who had finally taken a liking to Karan after learning of the "pregnancy," is angry that Karan left and even more angry when Sahiba tells him that she and Karan were never married. Karan is overcome with grief and guilt for having left Sahiba for Nisha when Nisha did not love him. In the shock of discovering Nisha's marriage, he also discovers that he had fallen in love with Sahiba but had been too focused on Nisha to realize it. He decides to go back to Sahiba's house and apologize. Upon entering, Yogi berates him and after revealing that he has arranged Sahiba's engagement to another young man, he tells Karan to leave and never come back.

Meanwhile, Sahiba is distressed to find out that the man she is engaged to, had ******ed a girl at Sahiba's college hostel - the very ******er whose men Karan had rescued her from. She explains this to her father, but he does not believe her; the young man in question, Vicky, happens to be the son of a family friend, Rai Singhal (Dalip Tahil).

Rai Singhal reveals his true colors when Yogi overhears him telling his son that they would use Sahiba to inherit her father's money, then they would get rid of her. Karan, who had been reunited with Sahiba by her uncle Raunaq and had been told who Vicky was, arrives at the scene and a brutal fight begins. It ends with Yogi and Karan captured and trapped in Singhal's warehouse, which Singhal and his henchmen have set on fire in order to ensure that Vicky and Sahiba's wedding will not be disrupted. Karan and Yogi struggle to escape the fire; in the process, Yogi reveals that he loves his daughter to death and does not know what he would do if something happens to her.

In the meantime, the wedding takes place. Sahiba is so overcome with grief and stress that she swallows poison. Before the wedding is complete, Yogi and Karan arrive and beat down Singhal, Vicky, and their henchmen. Before everyone can celebrate, though, Sahiba faints. They rush her to the hospital; Karan refuses to leave her bedside while she's unconscious. Soon she wakes up, and the doctors declare that she will live. Yogi declares that Karan and Sahiba are meant for each other. The last scene shows the family ushering a visibly pregnant Sahiba out of the house and into a car. Karan quiets everyone down, shouts that it's going to be a girl, and lifts Sahiba up and carries her away.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:50 AM

Mohabbatein
 
Mohabbatein (Hindi: मोहब्बतें, Urdu: محبتیں , translation:"Love Stories"), is a 2000 Indian Bollywood film directed by Aditya Chopra. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan in pivotal roles, along with six young debutantes. Aishwarya Rai appeared in flashbacks as Khan's lover. The movie was filmed at Oxford and Longleat. This is Aditya Chopra's second directorial venture after Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). The film went on to do well both critically and commercially. It became the second highest grossing film of the year<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">[1]</sup> and won two Filmfare Awards, given to both Bachchan and Khan for their respective roles

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Plot
Three young men arrive at a train station one night and strike an instant friendship. They are all going to join a prestigious Indian private school, Gurukul.

Gurukul is run by a stern headmaster named Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan). He is a strict disciplinarian who believes his institute runs because of his principles and rules. Apparently the students are picked from universities all over the country to study at Gurukul and the headmaster has high expectations of them. Moreover, Narayan Shankar has instituted a strict anti-romance policy – any student who becomes romantically involved will be expelled.

The three friends all have their hearts set on different girls. Sameer (Jugal Hansraj) works in a cafe and is in love with his childhood friend Sanjana (Kim Sharma). Unfortunately for Sameer, she already has a boyfriend. Vikram (Uday Chopra) catches Ishika (Shamita Shetty) stealing apples from the Gurukul gardens, and falls in love at first sight. Karan (Jimmy Shergill) becomes attracted to Kiran (Preeti Jhangiani) when he sees her waiting for a train. Kiran is married to an Army officer who never returned from war, and she behaves as if her husband were still alive because of her father-in-law, General Khanna (Amrish Puri), who holds out hope that his son is alive. However, Sameer, Vikram, and Karan all elect not to take their respective romances to the next level, for fear of Narayan Shankar and his stern ways.

The pupils soon meet Raj Aryan Malhotra (Shahrukh Khan). With flowers and a violin in his hand, Raj wants to join Gurukul as a music teacher. After some reluctance, Narayan Shankar allows Raj to join the institute. Raj spreads the message of love amongst the three young men and encourages them to follow their hearts. He tells them that he loved a woman named Megha (Aishwariya Rai), who is now no longer alive. Nevertheless, Raj continues to love her. The audience gets a glimpse of Megha, who now lives only in Raj's imagination and speaks to him when he is alone.
As the boys fall in love, the relationship between the headmaster and the music teacher begins to become strained. Much to the chagrin of the headmaster, Raj begins to implement many changes. He begins hosting parties (inviting girls from the nearby girls' hostel), celebrating festivals, and encouraging students to break Gurukul's strict rules.

It is revealed that Raj was once also a student of Gurukul, and the girl he fell in love with, Megha, was none other than Narayan Shankar's daughter. When Narayan discovered their romance, he forbade them from seeing each other, expelled Raj from the institution without ever meeting him, and distanced himself from his daughter. Megha became distraught, as she could not forget Raj, and ultimately committed suicide by throwing herself out of her bedroom window. Raj expected this tragic incident to finally transform Narayan, but he instead became more stern and strict. So, Raj made it his mission to spread love throughout Gurukul, and to one day reach out to Narayan Shankar and show him the magic of love and affection.

When Narayan Shankar comes to know that Raj is the same boy, R.A. Malhotra, who was in love with his daughter, he takes all the necessary steps to remove him from the institution. Raj continues to help the three boys and their lovers meet against school rules and the story turns into a war between Raj and Narayan Shankar.

Eventually, Narayan Shankar come to realize that love and change are indeed important parts of life and softens. He steps down and appoints Raj as the headmaster and, in this way, Gurukul is transformed forever into a singing, dancing, and loving school.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:52 AM

Albela
 
Albela (English: Besotted) is a Hindi film released on 20 April 2001. It was directed by Deepak Sareen and stars Govinda and Aishwarya Rai as the lead protagonists.

Tony (Govinda) works as a tourist guide. When he meets Sonia (Rai) and takes her for a tour of his home town he realises that she is his dream girl, as described to him by a fortune teller. He mistakes her friendliness for love and is smitten, unknowingly breaking the heart of his good friend Neena who is in love with him. However, Sonia is already in love with another, whom she has been forbidden to marry, and does not realise Tony's love for her.
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Plot

Tony (Govinda) is an easy-going and popular tour guide. One day a fortune teller tells him that a blue-eyed princess from overseas will enter his life and change it forever. She is the dream girl that he has been searching for.

On the way from Austria to an intended holiday in Singapore, Sonia (Aishwarya Rai) and her nanny stop off in Mumbai. When their connecting flight is delayed Sonia decides instead to travel to Malaga (which is implied to be near Goa), the birthplace of her mother, who died when Sonia was very young. Sonia has been brought up by her father (the Austrian Ambassador) since her mother mysteriously abandoned the family to return to Malaga. Although Sonia knows her father will be very angry with her - he hates India and Indians due to his wife leaving him - Sonia wants to see her mother’s grave for the first time. She convinces her father to let her stay in Malaga for a few days in order to fulfil her wish.

Upon arrival in Malaga, Sonia meets Tony and hires him to show her the area and to help her find her mother’s grave. As Sonia and Tony see the sights of Goa and find her mother’s grave, Tony begins to fall in love with Sonia and it appears Sonia is very fond of him. Unbeknownst to Tony, his childhood friend Neena (Namrata Shirodkar) is in love with him and she does not take kindly to him spending all his time with Sonia.

One day when Sonia is travelling with Tony she sees a man in the distance. Flashbacks show that the man is Prem Arya (Jackie Shroff), an Indian journalist who Sonia met in Austria when he was interviewing her father. Prem and Sonia became friends, fell in love and hoped to marry. When Sonia’s father found out, he forbid them to marry because Prem is Indian, and although they are deeply in love, they agree to separate.
Returning to the present, Sonia is shocked to find Prem is in Malaga. When she sees that Prem has written an article about Tony and that they are good friends she asks Tony to organise a lunch on the pretence of meeting the author of the article. Prem agrees to the meeting and is startled to see Sonia. When Tony goes to order lunch, Sonia reveals to Prem that she is still in love with him and is sorry about having to leave him in order to keep her father happy. Prem tells her that there is no point in having these feelings as there is nothing either of them can do about it and, overcome by emotion, he leaves. When Tony returns from ordering lunch, Sonia says she wants to leave too, resulting in a very confused Tony.

The next day Sonia calls Prem and admits he still loves her and has not been able to stop thinking about her. They begin to spend time together and after returning from one outing with Prem, Sonia admits to her nanny that she is in madly in love with Prem and that he is a wonderful and kind person. Tony overhears this and believes Sonia is referring to her feelings for him. On another occasion Tony and Neena join Prem and Sonia on their outing. It is obvious to both Prem and Sonia that Neena loves Tony and so Sonia attempts to tell Tony that Neena loves him. Tony mistakes her comments and, in combination with what he has already overhead, believes that Sonia is trying to tell him that she loves him.

As Sonia and Prem spend time together, Sonia realises that her true happiness lies in being with Prem. Unfortunately Sonia’s father travels to Malaga to surprise her and discovers that Sonia has been seeing Prem again. He believes that she intentionally travelled to Malaga to see Prem and does not believe that it was a coincidence. He forbids Prem to see Sonia and orders Sonia to pack, intending to take her back to Austria straight away.

Sonia advises Tony that she will be returning to Austria and he is devastated. Sonia invites Tony to join her in Austria and Tony willingly accepts. Neena is extremely upset but Tony thinks this is because he is leaving her alone in Malaga - he assures her that he will find a job for her once he is settled in Austria and continues happily packing in preparation for his journey.

Sonia makes one last trip to the cemetery and is met by a priest who tells her the true reason of her mother’s return to Malaga. When she gets to the airport she is met by Tony who tells her that he cannot go with her to Austria anymore, he has discovered a message left for him by Neena, revealing her feelings and wishing him happiness in his new life. He tells Sonia that he knows she loves him and although he loves her in return, he realises that Neena relies on him and will not cope if he leaves. Achieving his dream of being with Sonia will be at the expense of Neena and he is not prepared to do this.

Sonia tries to tell Tony that she does not love him but he leaves quickly, not wanting a sad farewell. Sonia’s father makes derogatory comments Indians and about Tony not joining them, but Sonia defends Tony and tells her father of his sacrifice. After seeing this sacrifice, Sonia realises that she cannot give up Prem just to keep her father happy and begs him to let them marry. Her father still refuses and makes further derogatory comments about Indians and her mother and this is when Sonia reveals the truth – that her mother was diagnosed with a contagious disease and so made the sacrifice to leave the two of them and die alone in India, so that they would not get sick. She gives her father letters written by her mother (but never sent) and he apologises to Sonia and tells her to go to Prem.

Tony and Neena are happily sitting in a restaurant when Tony notices Sonia at another table with Prem. Tony believes Sonia has not left Malaga because she wants to be near to him (Tony). Tony comments that although she looks quite pale and sad, Sonia will eventually get over her feelings for him. At Sonia and Prem’s table, Sonia suggests to Prem that they should thank Tony because it was he who brought them together, and she also wants to clarify with Tony that she never had feelings for him. Prem stops her and advises that some dreams are so beautiful that they should not be destroyed - that it is better for Tony to believe that he gave up a princess for an ordinary girl.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:54 AM

Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi
 
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi (Hindi: हम किसीसे कम नहीं, English: We Are Not Less Than Anyone) is a Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan and produced by Afzal Khan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. Ashish Vidyarthi, Satish Kaushik and Vivek Vaswani have supporting roles in the film. The film was also written by Javed Siddiqui.

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Plot summary
The film starts with Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt), a dreaded Mumbai-streeted goon, waiting for his enemy Pillai (Ashish Vidyarthi) to arrive, so Munna, and his man Pappu Pager (Satish Kaushik) can attack him. Munna had found Pillai while he was young, and he taught him how to ******, ****, attack and self-defence, now Pillai is using his own teached-s****s on Munna, and that is why Munna wants to **** him. Pillai's uncle, a kind-hearted man tells Munna to make his hatred into friendship, and while he is explaining that, Pillai jumps out ready to shoot Munna as his uncle jumps front and takes the bullet.

He dies at that point, as Munna beats Pillai up. He chases him into Komal's (Aishwarya Rai) dancing class, and then stops Munna from beating him up and explains to him the same that his uncle did. Munna straight-away falls in love with her without realizing that he is in love. Noticing that Munna Bhai seems to be ill, his sidekick takes him to Dr. Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan), whose diagnosis is that Munna Bhai is suffering from the "love virus" which can only be cured with love. He advises Munna Bhai to try to woo the girl with whom he is smitten. What Dr. Malhotra and Munna Bhai do not realize is that this girl is none other than the doctor's younger sister. When Dr. Malhotra finds out, he straightly takes Komal to his friend's house to get her married to his young son, unaware that Komal is in love with Raja (Ajay Devgan). When Raja pranks Dr. Malhotra into thinking that Raja does not love his sister, he persuades him to take him along to get her married, as Raja will not let that happen. Munna Bhai then follows Dr.

Malhotra and lands right onto his feet saying that he will die if he doesn't get Komal. That is when Munna Bhai gets a gun-victim and is saved by Raja, and Raja wishes that for saving his life, Munna Bhai should convince his girlfriend's brother to get them married, and Munna Bhai accepts, unaware of knowing it's Komal. When he finds out, they both create a torn between each other and start a fight saying that who ever gets her first, gets the girl, and when Raja is first, Munna Bhai shows up and shoots him, and once again Komal takes the bullet. Komal nearly dies, as she sees Munna Bhai saying he gives up the Crime World, and surrenders. Komal gets back healthy, and marries Raja with Dr. Malhotra's concept.

Hum Kisise Kum Nahi released to a good response of 60-70% and this quickly rose to 90%, with a final verdict of hit. It's movie ratings were 3/5, and music ratings were 2/5.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 04:59 AM

Devdas
 
Devdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Hindi film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Bollywood (Hindi) version and the first colour film version of the story in Hindi. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in the leading roles.

At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced, with a reported budget of Rs 50 crores.<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">[1]</sup> The film was released in six alternative language versions: English, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Punjabi.

Shahrukh Khan's performance as the rebellious alcoholic Devdas is often considered one of his best performances, and won him a Filmfare Award. The song Dola Re Dola became a hit with its unique dance duet between Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.

The film won five National Awards, ten Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It was ranked #74 in Empire magazines "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010

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Synopsis
Sir Narayan Mukherjee (Vijay Crishna), a zamindar, and his wife Kaushalya (Smita Jaykar) have heard that their younger son, Devdas (Shahrukh Khan), is coming home from a law school in England to their mansion in Tal Sonapur, Bengal. On the day of his return, Kaushalya insists everyone in the family close their eyes so that she will be the first person to see him. Her plan backfires, however, when instead of coming straight home, Devdas goes to see Parvati "Paro" Chakraborty (Aishwarya Rai), his childhood sweetheart, first. This incident ignites Kaushalya's dislike of Paro.
Paro is Devdas's neighbour and childhood friend. The years apart turned their friendship into love. When he was sent to England at the age of ten, she lit a lamp for him, which she carefully tended to over the years and never allowed to extinguish.

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It seems to everyone, including Paro's mother Sumitra (Kirron Kher), that Devdas and Paro will get married, but Devdas's vindictive sister-in-law Kumud (Ananya Khare) reminds Kaushalya of Paro's maternal lineage, which consists of mujra dancers. This is considered inappropriate for an alliance with the Mukherjee family. When Sumitra announces her desire for Devdas and Paro to marry, Kaushalya rejects and humiliates her in public. In retaliation, Sumitra vows to ensure that Paro will get an even better marriage, and soon arranges for Paro to marry Thakur Bhuvan Chaudhry (Vijayendra Ghatge), a forty-year-old widowed aristocrat with three grown children.

Devdas gets into a fight with his father about his relationship with Paro, and flees to a brothel with his college friend Chunnibabu (Jackie Shroff). He leaves a letter for Paro, stating that love had never existed between them. At the brothel, Devdas meets a good-hearted tawaif (courtesan) named Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit), who falls in love with him. Soon, Devdas realizes his mistake in abandoning Paro.

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Devdas returns to Paro at the time of her wedding to Bhuvan Chaudhry and asks her to elope with him. Paro refuses, reminding him of the way he had discarded her so easily. Grieved, Dev leads Paro to her bridal procession and Paro, still holding the lamp, breaks into sobs as she is carried away.
Devdas, having lost both Paro and his family, is heartbroken. He moves to Chandramukhi's brothel permanently and becomes an alcoholic. Eventually, he becomes so ill that the slightest dose of alcohol could **** him.

Eventually, news of his alcoholism reaches Paro, who arrives at Chandramukhi's brothel and angrily accuses her of manipulating him into drinking. She soon realizes, however, that Chandramukhi deeply cares for Devdas. Chandramukhi urges Paro to convince Devdas to stop drinking; Paro attempts to persuade him, but Devdas remains stubborn. He promises Paro that before he dies, he will come to her doorstep one last time.

Paro invites Chandramukhi, whom she has befriended, to a celebration of Durga Puja at her husband's home and introduces Chandramukhi to her in-laws without revealing her profession. However, Bhuvan's ill-natured son-in-law who turns out to be Kalibabu (Milind Gunaji), a frequent visitor to Chandramukhi's brothel who made inappropriate advances towards Paro, reveals her background and humiliates her in front of Bhuvan and the guests. He also tells Bhuvan of Paro's relationship with Devdas. As a result, Bhuvan punishes Paro by permanently forbidding her from leaving the mansion.

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Devdas tells Chandramukhi that he loves her but that she must let him go. He decides to travel the country, and takes Dharamdas (Tiku Talsania), a trusted servant, with him. While on a train, he meets his old friend Chunnibabu (Jackie Shroff), who offers him a glass of wine, and drinks it knowing it will be fatal.

On the verge of death, Devdas remembers his promise to see Paro one last time. He travels to her house, collapsing in front of the main gate. Paro learns of his presence, and, screaming his name, runs out of the house and attempts to reach him. Bhuvan sees this and orders the servants to close the gates, leaving Paro sobbing in front of them. Devdas sees a blurred image of Paro running to him, but the gates close before she can reach him and Devdas dies. At the same time, the lamp that Paro had lit for him flickers out.

Devdas was a huge hit at the box office. It grossed 69 crores and became the highest grossing film of 2002
Winner Awards as Best Actress for Filmfare Awards 2002, Star Screen Awards, IIFA Awards

And Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 - Aishwarya Rai & Shahrukh Khan

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:02 AM

Chokher Bali
 
Chokher Bali (literally translated to "sand in the eye", figuratively to "constant irritant") (Bengali: চোখের বালি) is a Bengali film based on the novel Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore.

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It was directed by Rituparno Ghosh in 2003 and stars Prasenjit as Mahendra, Aishwarya Rai as Binodini and Raima Sen as Ashalata. Ashalata and Binodini refer to each other as Chokher Bali. The other major characters are played by Lily Chakravarty (as Rajlakshmi, Mahendra's mother) and Tota Roy Chowdhury (as Behari, Rajlakshmi's adopted son). The film was later dubbed into Hindi and was released internationally under that language.

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Plot
The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married. She returns to her village and lives there for a couple of months until she sees one of her relations passing by there on her way to somewhere else.

Binodini hails the woman and the two soon agree that it would be best if Binodini came to live with the woman and her son, Mahendra (who, by the way, was one of the first to see Binodini's photo when she was unwed and up for grabs yet refused her on account of his being "unready for marriage"). When the two arrive the woman's son and his new bride are in the throes of passion, constantly sneaking off to be alone together.

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This infatuation does not last long, however, Mahendra soon begins to see that his wife's friend, Binodini, is more his type. The story details the lives of these three and Mahendra's best friend as they deal with certain issues as distrust, adultery, lies, and numerous fallings-out between them. The movie correctly depicts what Tagore so s****fully wrote and is a sad, stirring tale of the deceit and sorrow that come from being unsatisfied and unhappy. A masterstroke of Tagore - it potrays a story of the rebellious Bengali widow, with independent thinking - so unimaginable in parts of even today's India.

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welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:05 AM

Dil Ka Rishta
 
Dil Ka Rishta (Hindi: दिल का रिश्ता, Urdu: دل کا رشتہ, English: Relationships of the heart) is a Bollywood movie, directed by Naresh Malhotra and produced by Aditya Rai, Aishwarya Rai's brother; it was released on 17 January 2003 in India.

The movie is about a young man named Jai (Arjun Rampal), who falls in love with Tia (Aishwarya Rai), a woman who loses her memory and her husband in an accident. After the accident -which was caused by Jai himself- he looks after her; and when Tia starts to fall for him, he keeps her at distance since he does not want to take advantage of this situation.

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Plot
Dil Ka Rishta is about a young man named Jai (Arjun Rampal). He is very wealthy and supports many charities. One day, he accompanies his friend Anita (Ishaa Koppikar) to a school for the deaf. There, he meets Tia (Aishwarya Rai), a teacher, and falls in love with her. He helps her wherever he can and tries to be near her—and he believes that Tia feels something for him, too. When he finally admits his feelings, Tia reveals the existence of her fiancé, whom she finally marries and has a son with named Anshu.

Jai is devastated, since several attempts to win over Tia's heart, fail. One night, being completely drunk, he drives home and causes an accident: Anita, who was with Jai in the car, dies immediately and so does Raj (Priyanshu Chatterjee), Tia's husband, who happens to be the driver of the other car. Tia herself survives but loses her memory. The doctors believe that Tia will not be able to handle the return of her memories and advise Tia's mother (Raakhee) to move her daughter to a place where nothing reminds her of her past. Jai wants to look after Tia (since he is responsible for her condition) and offers to take Tia and her mother to South Africa where they can live with him.

Tia's mother accepts for Tia's sake—she hates Jai for taking away her son-in-law and her daughter's memories. Tia is told that the boy who is coming with them is Jai's and Anita's son; but he is really Raj's and Tia's son. Tia is told that Anshu loves his "aunt" very much and that she should look after the boy so he won't miss his mother too much.

In Africa, Jai lives with Tia, Tia's mother and Anshu under one roof. Tia's mother realizes Tia's emerging feelings for Jai and warns him not to do something inappropriate. Jai looks after Tia, but whenever she is trying to get close to him, he takes his distance. Even as Jai's father (Paresh Rawal) tries to matchmake the two of them, Jai refuses her—even though he loves her more than anything else.

Finally Tia's mother accepts the fact her daughter is in love with Jai and agrees: they can get married. When Tia looks for Jai's approval, things get out of control. Tia flees and Jai follows her: after a car-chase sequence they have a fight. The truth is revealed: Anshu is Tia's son and she has a dead husband.

Jai's father, who has finally arrived with Tia's mother, explains that Jai is very much in love with Tia, but he hopes (out of guilt) that she regains her memory and punishes him for what he did: ****ing her husband in the car accident.

Instead of a punishment, Tia forgives Jai, telling him that the past is gone and she cannot remember it anyway. She decides to leave Jai and takes her son with her in order to not burden Jai anymore. Jai stops her: He wants to be a father for Anshu, tells her that he loves her and asks her to marry him. Tia accepts and they get their happy ending.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:06 AM

Kuch Naa Kaho
 
Kuch Naa Kaho (Hindi: कुछ ना कहो, Urdu: کچھ نہ کہو, translation: Don't Say Anything) is an Indian Bollywood movie, directed by Rohan Sippy, starring Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan and Arbaaz Khan. It was released on 26 August 2003.

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Plot

Happy American bachelor Raj (Abhishek Bachchan) reluctantly attends his cousin's wedding in Mumbai where he finds himself pushed towards marriage by his overzealous uncle (Satish Shah). His uncle's employee, Namrata (Aishwarya Rai), begrudgingly chaperones Raj on a series of set-ups that he deliberately sabotages. Eventually on one of these dates, Raj watches Namrata dancing and realizes he loves her. He finally gets the strength to tell her, but to his surprise he discovers she has a son, Aditya, and is already married.

Raj is confused, but forms a strong fatherly relationship with her son anyway. His uncle informs him that Namrata's husband disappeared right before Aditya's birth; although Namrata is still technically married, Raj takes heart. Soon enough, however, she finds out about Raj's feelings. In turmoil, she attempts to distance herself from him, knowing they can never be together. Nevertheless, Raj follows her to Aditya's boarding school, having promised the boy to pose as his father. While Raj drives Namrata home, he sarcastically comments that her circumstances must have been her fault. Upset, she tells Raj that her husband was the one that left her for another woman whilst she was pregnant. Eventually Namrata comes round and they both get together.

Raj is about to introduce Namrata to his mother, but just as she is about to leave for the party her husband Sanjeev (Arbaaz Khan) walks back into her life to begin where they left off. She does not want anything to do with him, but she grudgingly takes him back even though she is now in love with Raj. After a chance meeting with Sanjeev, Raj invites Sanjeev to his cousin's wedding. Adi also comes and goes straight to Raj and calls him "Dad." Sanjeev, jealous and angry, insults Raj and his family and creates a scene at the wedding. Namrata, finally gets the courage to tell Sanjeev that she is no longer his wife and that she is in love with Raj. Raj and Namrata get married, have a child and live happily ever after.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:09 AM

Bride and Prejudice
 
Bride and Prejudice is a 2004 romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges is a Bollywood-style adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was filmed primarily in English, with some Hindi and Punjabi dialogue.

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Plot
The plot closely follows the plot of Pride and Prejudice, with many elements compacted to brief references. Some character names remain the same, while others are changed slightly, using localized names with similar pronunciation (such as Lalita for Lizzy).

Set in Amritsar, the story follows Lalita Bakshi, a young woman living with her doting father, her mother determined to marry off her daughters to respectable men and her three sisters, Jaya, Maya, and Lakhi. At a friend's pre-wedding party, Lalita meets William Darcy, a handsome and wealthy American businessman working in the hotel business. He has arrived in Amritsar for two weeks with his long-time friend, the barrister Balraj, and Balraj's sister Kiran, who constantly flirts with an oblivious Will. Will, however, shows interest in Lalita, but she considers him to be self-absorbed, and resists his advances. Balraj and Jaya fall quickly in love, much to the delight of Jaya's mother, who wants her daughters to marry rich men. During a friend's wedding, Will and Lalita argue and Lalita labels him arrogant and proud with a mind closed to Indian culture. When Balraj invites Jaya and a reluctant Lalita to visit Goa with him, his sister Kiran, and Will, Lalita and Will argue further. On their last night in Goa, Lalita meets Johnny Wickham, a handsome young man from London whose mother was Will's nanny and who used to caddy for Will's father. Lalita recognises the negative vibes between Will and Johnny. According to Johnny, he was fired by Will right after Mr Darcy Sr. died, a story Lalita immediately believes as it fit with the bad impression she has of Will already. Lalita and Johnny hope to meet again; she invites him to Amritsar and he invites her to London.

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Meanwhile, Mrs. Bakshi has invited a distant relative of the family named Kholi who has a business in Los Angeles and wishes to marry an Indian girl. He is initially attracted by Jaya but after telling Kholi that she is practically engaged to someone else, Mrs. Bakshi steers him towards Lalita. That night, Jaya, Maya and Lakhi tease Lalita by singing about her marriage to Kholi and having to deal with his sloppy eating and unattractive habits, making reference to his saying, "No life without wife". Lalita then daydreams of marrying Wickham but this turns into a nightmare when Darcy enters the picture.

Johnny arrives surprisingly on the doorstep of the Bakshis to see Lalita. Despite Mrs Bakshi's suspicions of Johnny being a hippy, Mr Bakshi lets him stay and invites him to a dance that night, much to the delight of Lalita and her sister Lakhi, who is immediately attracted to Johnny. At the dance, Lalita and Johnny show much chemistry to the dismay of Will, who is slowly falling in love with her. She rejects his advances and his warning to not "believe everything she hears". Mrs Bakshi invites Will, Balraj and Kiran to dinner and Lalita and Jaya are embarrassed by Maya's snake dance and their mother's jokes and taunts about marriage. Kiran tries to warn Lalita that she shouldn't fall for Wickham's "bullshit" but Lalita cuts Kiran off and ignores her because she is Darcy's friend.

Kholi proposes to Lalita the next morning but Lalita refuses. Mrs Bakshi is distraught and refuses to talk to her unless she marries Kholi whereas her father says he will never speak to her again if she does. After Kholi leaves embarrassed and angry, Balraj arrives saying he is leaving a week early with Will and Kiran, leaving Jaya heartbroken. Lakhi then informs the family that Chandra (Lalita's best friend) has accepted a proposal from Kholi and they are to have a big American wedding in L.A after a small temple ceremony in Amritsar.

Johnny then tells Lalita he has to leave and return to London, leaving both Lalita and Lakhi upset. In secret, Lakhi and Johnny begin emailing whilst neither Balraj nor Johnny contacts Jaya or Lalita. Kholi and Chandra call to invite them to their wedding in Los Angeles, sending four tickets. Lalita, Jaya, Lakhi and Mrs Bakshi stop over in London to see Balraj, staying in Southall with relatives, but Kiran (who had taken an immediate dislike to the family) tells them that Balraj is in New York with their parents "looking for some girls". As the family leave from Heathrow for the wedding, they meet Will returning home after a meeting in London. After swapping his seat in first class with Mrs Bakshi, he and Lalita bond and discuss why Balraj never contacted Jaya and why Wickham hasn't called either.
They arrive in L.A. The Bakshis are shown around Kholi and Chandra's new, luxurious house and Chandra explains to Lalita that she isn't romantic but wanted the safety and security of Kholi's business and money and Lalita accepts Chandra's happiness. The Bakshis visit one of the Darcys hotels where the wedding is taking place and meet Darcy's mother, who Lalita stands up to, and his younger sister Georgie, who has heard of Lalita's beautiful guitar playing from Will.


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Will and Lalita start to get closer and go on dates, including a helicopter visit to the spectacular Grand Canyon. However at Kholi and Chandra's wedding, Will's mother introduces her to Will's "girlfriend" Anne from New York, shocking and upsetting Lalita. Things are worsened when Georgie says (without realising how Lalita is involved in this) that Will persuaded Balraj to not marry or contact Jaya as he thought Mrs Bakshi was a gold-digger and was pressuring Jaya too much. Lalita is furious even when Darcy proclaims he loves her and storms off vowing never to speak to him again.

Will tries to apologise and explain but Kholi informs him that the family is on their way to London. Meanwhile, back in London, Lakhi sneaks off to see Wickham and leaves a note for her family. After a day and still no return of Lakhi, Will arrives in London where the Bakshis are staying. He apologises sincerely and tells Lalita the truth: he had thought Mrs Bakshi was pressuring Jaya too much and that neither Jaya nor Balraj was ready for marriage, and, that Wickham is a liar and a bad man as he attempted to impregnate Georgie when she was 16 to gain the Darcys' money. Knowing he will do the same with Lakhi, the two go out to save her; they end up saving Lahki and defeating Wickham after tracking them down to a theater. Will beats Wickham in a fistfight, and both Lalita and Lakhi slap Wickham in disgust.

They return to the house they find that Balraj and Jaya are engaged. Will and Lalita realise their love when Mrs Bakshi asks Balraj if he has any cousins for Lalita to marry. Back in India, Darcy surprises Lalita by joining in the traditional drumming, showing his newfound awareness of Indian culture, and the two embrace. The film ends with the double wedding of Will and Lalita and Balraj and Jaya as they ride on elephants down the colourful, vibrant streets of Amritsar.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:11 AM

Khakee
 
Khakee is a 2004 Indian movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Tusshar Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Tanuja and Jayapradha. Lara Dutta made a special appearance in the song "Aisa jadoo".

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Plot
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) is assigned to escort accused terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai, so that he may appear in court. A terrorist organization seems determined to free him. The organization is led by Yashwant Angre (Ajay Devgan), a ruthless ****er and a former police officer. DCP Anant's team consists of Senior Inspector Shekhar Verma (Akshay Kumar), rookie Inspector Ashwin Gupte (Tusshar Kapoor) and a few constables. Soon Mahalakshmi (Aishwarya Rai) joins them, as she is the only witness to have seen Angre.

The team is armed and ready to go, but danger lurks everywhere as the terrorists are determined to make sure the police team does not make it to Mumbai. The mission turns into a battle for survival when the team is attacked at various points during the journey. When the team reaches an abandoned cottage in a forest en route, there is another shoot-out and the team finds itself heavily outnumbered. Against Anant and Ashwin's judgment, Shekhar tries to force an exchange of Ansari in return for their lives. At this point, Ansari breaks down and reveals that the terrorists are not planning on freeing him, but instead on ****ing him. He goes on to reveal a corrupt world involving the police and politicians, and how he was framed when he threatened to expose it. At this point, Shekhar's intentions change and he plans an escape from the cottage. The plan is successful and they manage to get out and get Ansari—who is injured in the encounter with the terrorists—to a nearby hospital in the fictitious city of Nairoli. And due to a slip-up by ACP Naidu, who is DCP Anant's senior, Anant figures out that he was the mole leaking out information about their whereabouts to the terrorists.

At this point, Minister Deodhar, the politician controlling the terrorists, and ACP Naidu come up with a plan to turn citizens against the police team by declaring in a press conference that the police team had gone rogue and is now protecting Ansari on the directions of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. Seeing the news on TV, several locals gather at the hospital and threaten to barge inside. DCP Anant confronts them and urges them to have faith in his team, and not go by what they hear on TV.
The police team then commissions a train to take them from Nairoli railway station to Mumbai. However, once again the terrorists arrive at the station and there is another shoot-out. The cops manage to get Ansari on board the train, but constable Kamlesh dies trying to divert the attention of the terrorists.

After reaching Mumbai, Ansari is again taken to a hospital, where he is declared dead. This is a severe jolt to the efforts and reputation of DCP Anant's team. However, at this point, they manage to unearth another piece of evidence against Deodhar and ACP Naidu—a file containing incriminating details against them, hidden away by a now-dead journalist in a locker in Mumbai's General Post Office. Shekhar and Mahalakshmi manage to find the file, but are again confronted by Angre while leaving.

Shekhar gives the file to Mahalakshmi and asks her to take it to DCP Anant, and engages Angre and his men to allow her to escape. At this point, it turns out that Mahalakshmi is actually an agent of the terrorists, and was sent in order to leak the cops' plans to them. Mahalakshmi ****s Shekhar, who believed she was in love with him—but not before exposing Mahalakshmi's reality to DCP Anant, unbeknownst to her and Angre. This ****** angers Anant, and he and his team hunt down Angre by following Mahalakshmi, and capture him after a fight. Mahalakshmi is ****ed during the encounter, when Angre uses her as a protective shield against the gunfire. The police are also able to retrieve the file indicting Deodhar.

Armed with compelling evidence in the form of the file, the court is able to convict Angre, Deodhar, and ACP Naidu. The movie ends with Inspector Ashwin shooting Angre dead in a fake encounter while transporting him to jail.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:12 AM

Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...
 
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., released in English as Look What's Happened Now, is a 2004 Bollywood romance film directed by Samir Karnik and starring Om Puri, Aishwarya Rai, Vivek Oberoi, Amitabh Bachchan, Tinnu Anand and Rati Agnihotri.

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Synopsis
Diya (Aishwarya Rai) is an intelligent university student who does not agree with arranged marriage. She spends much of her time at an orphanage in Coorg, helping her "Uncle" (Amitabh Bachchan) with the kids living there. The story begins when Diya travels to Mumbai to take exams. While there, she stays with her father's friend, and meets their lighthearted son, Arjun (Vivek Oberoi). His views on love are completely opposite hers. But they start spending time with each other and soon fall in love. Arjun however, is unaware that he is in love, whereas Diya professes her love.

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Misunderstandings occur until Arjun ventures off to the orphanage, in hopes of putting a smile on her face again after breaking her heart. There, he realizes his true feelings for Diya, who is planning to marry her childhood friend, Ishaan (Suniel Shetty). Luckily, this was all just a plan 'Uncle' made to get Arjun to realize his mistake of not professing love for Diya at the right moment.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:14 AM

Raincoat
 
Raincoat is a 2004 Hindi film directed by Rituparno Ghosh, and starring Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai. It tells the story of two lovers, separated by destiny, who meet again one day. This encounter allows each to realize the truth about the lives they are living. It is an adaptation of the short story The Gift of the Magi by O Henry and is the inspiration of Mithaq Kazimi's short film, Through Her Eyes.

The film was nominated for the Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Rai also won the Zee Cine Award for Critics' Choice Best Actress and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award

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Synopsis
The story begins with unemployed Manu (Ajay Devgan),from Bhagalpur in search of money to finance his new business as he has lost his earlier job at a jute mill. On his quest, he visits his former ******** friend Neeru (Aishwarya Rai) in Calcutta, to whom he was once engaged six years ago. During the rainy evening, the couple reminisce about their former love and how each ended up in their current situation.

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The story goes along the girl who pretends to be in happy and prosperous situation. The gestures made by her to former lover has many interesting instances, particularly when the door bell rings and she persuades Manu not to open the door. They go on talking about their past and present with director s****fully transcends in flashback to get the clearer picture.

The raincoat comes to role when Neeru adorning it goes to fetch some food. The landlord speaks of the real situation of the household, and prompts Manu to give his borrowed money as outstanding rent for the house. Manu left a letter under the bed sheet explaining things. Meanwhile, when Neeru returns he does not say anything about his encounter with her landlord. After some time Manu leaves. Later, when he puts his hand inside the pocket of his raincoat, he finds a pair of gold bangles that belonged to Neeru, along with a letter saying that she had a lot of money and he should have told her about his financial situation. She had actually read a letter that was inside the raincoat that informed her about Manu's condition.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:16 AM

Shabd
 
Shabd (Hindi: शब्द, Urdu: شبد, English: Word) is a 2005 Bollywood movie produced by Pritish Nandy Communications, and directed by Leena Yadav. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai and Zayed Khan. The film got good reviews but failed at the Box Office.This movie resembles the 1983 malayalam movie Rachana directed by Mohan.

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Plot
Shaukat (Sanjay Dutt) is a Booker Prize-winning writer, whose latest work has been criticised by one and all for being too surreal for anyone's liking. Antara (Aishwarya Rai), his wife, supports him nevertheless.
Shaukat has some weird plans for his next book though. He decides to manufacture a realistic story by making Antara hide her marital status from Yash (Zayed Khan) and pursue a relationship with him. Things go wrong as Antara begins to have real feelings for Yash. (She still loves Shaukat though.)

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Whatever Shaukat pens turns out to be true. He starts to believe he can change Antara's and Yash's fate by his writings, and writes according to his logic that Yash would commit suicide after getting to know Antara's reality. However, Antara soon coms to know of this. She lies to Shaukat that Yash really committed suicide in order to disillusion Shaukat. Shaukat, out of guilt, becomes schizophrenic. The film ends on a disturbing note: Antara sends Shaukat to an asylum, due to his schizophrenia.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:18 AM

The Mistress of Spices
 
The Mistress of Spices (2005) is a film by Paul Mayeda Berges, with a screenplay by Gurinder Chadha and Berges. It is based upon the novel The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The film stars Aishwarya Rai. The soundtrack was created by Craig Pruess, who also contributed to the Bend It Like Beckham soundtrack.

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Plot synopsis
Tilo (Aishwarya Rai) an immigrant from India, is a shopkeeper, clairvoyant, and a mistress of spices. The spices she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their needs and desires, such as "sandalwood to dispel painful memories; black cumin seed to protect against evil eye."
As a young girl, Tilo was initiated as one of several young Mistresses of Spices by a First Mother (Zohra Sehgal) who warns the girls about rules they must follow, or face consequences. They are instructed never to leave their respective stores all around the world, touch the skin of the people they meet or use the spices to their own ends.

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Tilo ends up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a store called "Spice Bazaar". Tilo's customers include Haroun, a cab-driver(Nitin Ganatra), a grandfather (Anupam Kher) dealing with an American-born granddaughter Geeta (Padma Lakshmi), Kwesi, a man trying to impress his girlfriend (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Jagjit, a teenager trying to fit in at school (Sonny Gill Dulay).
Her life takes a turn one day, when a man on a motorcycle (Dylan McDermott) crashes outside her store. Tilo tends to his injuries, while trying to ignore their mutual attraction. Her life changes when he touches her and they begin to fall in love. This man, Doug, is an American and an architect.

But the spices are jealous, and things soon start to go sour in her relationships with her other customers. Haroun gets in an accident, Geeta's family situation does not improve, Jagjit falls in with the wrong crowd at school, and Kwesi's girlfriend breaks up with him. Doug comes to meet her that night and tells her that his mother died.

Tilo recognizes that the source of these misfortunes is her breaking of the rules. The First Mother comes to her in a vision and chastises her. She vows that she will return to India, and posts a notice about a closing sale. She goes all out to help her customers one last time and tells the spices that she will spend just one night with Doug, and then she will give herself totally to them. She closes the store and goes off with Doug for the night. After a sweet night of love-making, she leaves him a note that she must leave and cannot return, but she will always love him. Then she goes back to the store and sets the spices on fire, with her at the center of the flames.

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Doug comes searching for her, and finds the store devastated; Tilo is still there, alive and barely conscious. There is no sign of a fire, but there was an earthquake. We see a vision of the First Mother sitting at the beach, telling her that since she demonstrated her willingness to give up everything for the spices, now she can have everything and they will never desert her again. Doug agrees to help her rebuild the store, and she reunites with him.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:22 AM

Umrao Jaan
 
Umrao Jaan (Urdu: امراؤ جان, Hindi: उमराव जान) is a Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.

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Plot
In 1840, a young girl named Amiran (Bansree Mandhani) is kidnapped from her home in Faizabad by Dilawar Khan (Vishwajeet Pradhan) who had been sent to jail based upon the evidence presented by Amiran's father. To take his revenge, he kidnaps Amiran and sells her to a brothel in Lucknow run by Khannum Jaan (Shabana Azmi). Bua Hussaini (Himani Shivpuri) and Maulvi Sahib (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) adopt Amiran and treat her as their own daughter. In the company of Khurshid (Ayesha Jhulka), Bismillah (Divya Dutta), and one of the courtesan's sons, Gauhar Mirza (Puru Raajkumar), Amiran learns the art of being a courtesan, or tawaif.

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The young girl turns into an elegant, poetic beauty by the name of Umrao Jaan (Aishwarya Rai). Umrao's beauty and poetry is enough to catch the eye of Nawab Sultan (Abhishek Bachchan). The two begin a passionate romance, but when his father hears of their relationship he disowns Nawab Sultan from his life, wealth and property. The penniless Nawab goes to stay in the house of his uncle, who is a judge in Ghari, to sort himself out; Umrao is left desolate without him and prays every day for his return.

In the Nawab's absence, Umrao catches the eye of Faiz Ali (Sunil Shetty). Though she rejects his romantic advances, he determinedly pursues her and eventually asks her to accompany him to his home in Daulatabad. Umrao accepts, but only after she learns that they will be traveling through Ghari. Along the way, the whole party is arrested after a confrontation between Faiz Ali's men and a group of state soldiers. Faiz Ali is revealed to be a dacoit whom the soldiers have pursued for years. Nawab Sultan hears that Umrao and Faiz Ali are in Ghari and goes to meet Faiz Ali in prison. Faiz Ali, who then realizes that Umrao only accompanied him so that she could meet Nawab, manipulates the information concerning his time with Umrao and implies to the Nawab that they had a ***ual relationship. The Nawab confronts Umrao and feeling that she betrayed him, shuns her and sends her back to Lucknow. Heartbroken, Umrao returns to her old life, but fate has other plans for her.

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In a drunken state, her childhood friend Gauhar Mirza, who has always been in love with her, becomes frustrated at her for rejecting his advances and ****s her. Soon after, the British attack the city and she is forced to leave Lucknow. She and the refugees separate after she decides to go to Faizabad, her childhood home. There, she learns that her father is long dead. She meets her mother and brother, but they refuse to accept her because of her profession. Umrao, rejected by her family and her lover, leaves to return to Lucknow. Then, fate plays another joke on her: on her way out of the city, she encounters Dilawar Khan, the man who kidnapped her and sold her to the brothel when she was a child. Poor, wretched, homeless and injured, the man begs her for money, not recognizing who she is; she gives him her gold bangles and it is implied that forgives him.

Ostracized by all and having forgiven those who destroyed her life, Umrao lives out the rest of her days in Lucknow with her poetry and ill fate.

The film performed poorly at the box office, grossing only Rs.64,900,00 The film received mainly negative reviews from critics, many of them reacting unfavourably to J. P. Dutta's direction and the film's three hour running time. Despite the unfavourable reviews for the film, BBC film critic Poonam Joshi praised Shabana Azmi's performance as "exemplary"while the Hindustan Times called her performance "the highlight of this film"

Worldwide, the film has grossed $1,371,723, including $485,000 at the US box office

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:26 AM

Dhoom 2
 
Dhoom 2: Back In Action (Hindi: धूम २, <small>Hindustani pronunciation: </small>[dʱm], also abbreviated and known as D:2, D2 and D2: Back In Action) is a 2006 Indian Bollywood action film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra at an estimated budget of Rs 350 million.<sup id="cite_ref-budget_0-1" class="reference">[1]</sup> It is the second film in the Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra star in the film as buddy cops Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively. The duo attempt to capture Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan), a professional thief whose passion is to steal rare and valuable collectibles using high-technology gadgets.

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The film was shot primarily in India, Durban, and Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first major Hindi film to be shot in Brazil.<sup id="cite_ref-first_at_brazil_2-0" class="reference">[3]</sup> The film's distributor, Yash Raj Films, promoted the film by forging associations with Pepe Jeans and Coca-Cola.<sup id="cite_ref-budget_0-2" class="reference">[1]</sup> India's biggest video game producing company, FXLabs, developed a game based on the film entitled Dhoom 2.5.<sup id="cite_ref-game_3-0" class="reference">[4]</sup> The film premiered on 24 November 2006 in India, where it received the widest release in Indian cinema history with over 1800 prints.

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Dhoom 2 was generally well-received by both critics and the mass audience. It became the highest grossing Indian film of 2006,<sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference">[5]</sup> and remains in the top ten on the list of highest-grossing Bollywood films in India<sup id="cite_ref-5" class="reference">[6]</sup> and the list of highest-grossing Bollywood films in overseas markets.<sup id="cite_ref-foreign_gross_6-0" class="reference">[7]</sup> After grossing over Rs 1.34 billion (USD$34 million), the film was elevated to a "blockbuster" rating on Box Office India.<sup id="cite_ref-gross_1-1" class="reference">[2]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-gross2_7-0" class="reference">[8]</sup> The film received 80% approval rating among critics on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.<sup id="cite_ref-80.25_8-0" class="reference">[9]</sup> Critics praised Dhoom 2 for its exotic locales and elaborate action sequences.<sup id="cite_ref-9" class="reference">[10]</sup> However, both Dhoom and Dhoom 2 inspired Indian youths to ride their motorcycles rashly, resulting in an increase in the number of road accidents in Mumbai, India and an appeal by the city's police commissioner to censor the fast-paced rash driving scenes in the film.


Plot
The film begins with Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan) sky-diving and landing on a train that is carrying the British Queen. He steals her crown by disguising himself as the Queen and escapes. Newly-promoted officer Ali (Uday Chopra) and Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) are introduced to Sonali Bose (Bipasha Basu), a special officer assigned to investigate Mr. A's case. After the initial investigation, Dixit's analyzes the underlying trend in Mr. A's heists. As per his analysis, a theft in a Mumbai city museum will follow.

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Dixit's analysis proves wrong, however, when a disguised Mr. A steals a rare diamond from a different museum and escapes. In a televised challenge to the police, Mr. A announces that he will steal an ancient warrior sword. In response, Dixit, Bose and Khan enforce a strict vigil at the location housing the sword. At night, Mr. A meets his impersonator in the room that holds the sword. The police are alerted, but they manage to steal the sword and escape. The impersonator turns out to be Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai), a woman who idolizes Mr. A, and after this they form an alliance of sorts.

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In Rio de Janeiro, Mr. A and Sunehri plan their next heist. As Dixit's analysis has named Rio the location of Mr. A's next heist, Jai and Ali travel to the city. Meanwhile, the relationship between Mr. A and Sunehri evolves into romance. He unveils his real identity, Aryan, to her. However, Mr. A discovers that Sunehri is a spy working for Jai after seeing them together at a theatre and then a parade. Aryan forces Sunehri to play a game of Russian roulette. Sunehri cries and refuses to shoot Aryan because she loves him, but Aryan forces her. However, after six attempted shots from the gun, neither is injured because Aryan had not inserted a bullet into the gun. Sunehri admits she betrayed Aryan and that she loves him. Elsewhere in Rio de Janeiro, Ali develops strong affections towards Monali (Bipasha Basu), Sonali's twin sister. In their final heist, Aryan and Sunehri successfully steal some early Lydian coins while disguised as performing dwarfs.

Sunehri implies that she does not wish to remain allied with Jai, forcing Jai and Ali to go after them. After the chase, all of them end up on the top of a waterfall, where Sunehri is caught by Ali. Sunehri, despite conveying her feelings for Aryan, shoots him. Aryan falls from the waterfall while Jai allows Sunehri to escape. After six months, it is revealed that Aryan is still alive and has opened a restaurant somewhere in the Fiji islands with Sunehri. Jai meets Aryan and Sunehri at the restaurant and states that despite their crimes, he does not wish to imprison the couple. He is aware of their feelings towards each other, but warns them against returning to their life of crime. Ali calls Jai as he departs the restaurant and Jai tells him that they have a new case in India.


Cast: Aishwariya Rai as Sunehri, another thief who tries to be like Mr. A. She was sent by Jai Dixit to find out more about Mr. A, but she falls in love with him and decides not to work for Jai anymore.

Awards: Aishwarya Rai won the Stardust Award for Star of the Year – Female, and had similar nominations at several other awards ceremonies.

At the 2007 MTV India Style Awards, however, Dhoom 2 swept nearly all of the movie awards, winning the following Most Stylish Actor - Female: Aishwarya Rai
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welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:29 AM

Guru
 
Guru (Hindi: गुरू; Tamil: குரு [ˈɡʊɾuː]) is a 2007 Indian political thriller co-written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan in the leading roles. The movie also has Mallika Sherawat in a guest appearance. The score and soundtrack for the film is composed by A. R. Rahman. Similarities between Gurukant and India businessman Dhirubhai Ambani have led to speculation that Guru is based on his life.<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[2]</sup> The movie was released simultaneously in Tamil as Guru and in Telugu as Gurukanth.<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference">[3]</sup> The film was released on 12 January 2007, and premièred at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, making it the first Indian film to have a mainstream international premiere in Canada

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Synopsis
In a small village of Idar in Sabarkantha District North Gujarat, a young man dreams of making it big some day. His father (Rajendra Gupta), the headmaster of the village school, tells him that dreams never come true. Gurukant Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) decides to go to Turkey and enters the spice trade and then later is promoted but refuses the job because he wants to work for himself and not another man.

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Manik Dasgupta a.k.a. Nanaji (Mithun Chakraborty), who publishes a newspaper Swatantra, treats Guru as his son. Guru likewise looks to him as a father figure who gives him support during his early struggling days in Bombay. He also develops a strong friendship with his granddaughter, Meenu (Vidya Balan). Meenu develops multiple sclerosis as she grows up, and begins using a wheelchair later on in the film.

As Gurukant Desai's business grows into one of the largest in India, he ruthlessly pursues success. He smuggles in parts for his polyester mills, illegally creates goods, and manipulates stocks to make a higher profit. But when Manik Dasgupta learns that Guru's means of success are not always honest, he, along with a reporter of his newspaper, Shyam (Madhavan), decide to expose Guru's increasingly corrupt ways.

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The stress of his battle with the newspaper causes Guru to have a stroke, and he is paralyzed on his right side. Meanwhile, Meenu (Vidya Balan), who is now married to Shyam, is slowly weakening from her illness, and eventually dies. In the end, Guru is brought before a government inquiry into his unethical actions, but he persuades the panel to clear him of most of the charges. He is charged with less allegations and is allowed to return to his company, and the film ends with Guru continuing to dream of the future, and even greater success.

Awards: Nominated - Best Actress - Aishwarya Rai

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:34 AM

Provoked
 
Provoked is a 2007 UK based English language film, directed by Jag Mundhra. It stars Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Nandita Das and Steve McFadden. The film is loosely based on the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia who ****ed her abusive husband.

Cinematography for the film was handled by Madhu Ambat. The film's score and soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman, and the theme song for the film, "Alive", was composed by Rahman and sung by Karen David, who has a small cameo in the film. Shot in London, the film was released in April (Easter Weekend) 2007.

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Synopsis
Kiranjit Ahluwalia (Aishwarya Rai), a battered Punjabi homemaker and mother of two, living in Southall, UK with her 2 children and abusive, alcoholic husband, Deepak Ahluwalia (Naveen Andrews). Unable to bear the brutality and repeated ****s at the hands of her spouse, she sets fire to his feet while he is sleeping, unintentionally ****ing him. Charged with ******, her case comes to the notice of a group of South Asian social workers running an under funded organization called the Southall Black Sisters.

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Kiranjit is sentenced to life imprisonment with possibility of parole in 12 years. She befriends her cellmate, a Caucasian woman named Veronica Scott (Miranda Richardson), who teaches her English. Veronica is also friends with several girls in the prison and stands up for Kiranjit against the local prison bully. Veronica enlists her brother, Edward Foster QC (Robbie Coltrane), a highly respected Queen's Counsel, to aide in Kiranjit's appeal. Edward, in turn, realizes Kiranjit's importance to his sister and the importance of her case. His sister's request has additional meaning given that Veronica would not let him help her with her own appeal due to their on off relationship since childhood.

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Before Kiranjit's appeal hearing the Southall Black Sisters bring her plight to the attention of the media by organizing rallies to gather public support for her freedom. She is ultimately freed by the judicial system in a landmark case called "R v Ahluwalia", redefining provocation in cases of battered women in the UK. (She was reconvicted from ****** to manslaughter; but released with time served). Kiranjit is reunited with her children and subsequently given an award by Cherie Blair, for her crusade against domestic violence. (The award is not shown on the film although it is accredited at the end)

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The movie received theatrical distribution on May 11, 2007 in 12 theaters, grossing $30,000 in the opening weekend. It's box office run wrapped up after 3 weeks, grossing $761,740 in the domestic market and $2,316,969 from overseas for a worldwide total of $3,078,709

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:37 AM

The Last Legion
 
The Last Legion is a 2007 film directed by Doug Lefler. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and others, it is based on a 2003 Italian novel of the same name written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. It stars Colin Firth along with Sir Ben Kingsley and Aishwarya Rai, and premiered in Abu Dhabi on April 6, 2007.

The film is loosely inspired by the events of 5th century European history, notably the collapse of the Western Roman Empire under its last Emperor, Romulus Augustus. This is coupled with other facts and legends from the history of Britain and fantastic elements from the legend of King Arthur to provide a basis for the Arthurian legend.

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Plot
The film is narrated by Ambrosinus, native to Britain, who knows of a legend concerning the sword of Julius Caesar, which was hidden away from evil men. It begins shortly before the coronation of Romulus as Emperor in 460.

Having traveled through much of the known world in search of Caesar's sword, Ambrosinus has then become Romulus's tutor. A Druid and part of a secret brotherhood protecting the sword, he at times gives the impression he is a magician, but his "magic" is just trickery. Romulus's father Orestes rules Rome but is not Emperor himself.

On the day before the coronation, Odoacer, commander of the barbarian Goths allied with Rome, demands a third of Italy from Orestes, but is rebuffed. The same day, Romulus meets the general of the Nova Invicta Legion, Aurelianus Caius Antonius, called "Aurelius".

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The night after Romulus is crowned, Rome is attacked by the Goths. Most of Aurelius's men, pledged to protect the emperor, are ****ed, though Aurelius is only stunned and left for dead. Orestes and his wife are ****ed by Odoacer's lieutenant Wulfila, who captures Romulus.

Next day, Odoacer, now ruler of the Western Empire, plans to have Romulus ****ed. However, Ambrosinus convinces Odoacer to spare the boy. Instead, Romulus is exiled to Capri along with Ambrosinus, guarded by Wulfila and his men. His prison is a villa constructed more than four centuries earlier by the emperor Tiberius.

With Ambrosinus's help, Romulus discovers a hidden chamber within the villa. He comes across a statue of Caesar holding the fabled sword, forged by a Chalybian smith after his military campaigns in Britain. Writing near the statue's feet proclaims the sword was made for "he who is destined to rule". This is interpreted as a prophecy by various characters, and Romulus keeps the weapon.

The two are rescued from Capri by the loyal Aurelius and three surviving legionaries, Vatrenus, Batiatus, and Demetrius, accompanied by a female agent of the Eastern Roman Empire - a Keralite warrior named Mira (trained in the martial art of Kalarippayattu). They take Romulus to a seaport where the Eastern Roman Empire's emissary (whom Mira works for) and the senator Nestor have promised safe passage to Constantinople. However, they barely escape after they learn the Senate and the Eastern Empire have betrayed them and sided with Odoacer.

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Ambrosinus persuades Romulus to seek refuge in Britain, where the Ninth Legion (called the Dragon Legion) may remain loyal, being far from the events. They are followed by Wulfila and his men; the Goth covets Caesar's sword after learning the prophecy. Crossing the Alps and the English Channel, the party travels to Hadrian's Wall and initially find no evidence of the legion until a farmer approaches and reveals he was its commander. With the collapse of Roman support of Britain, the legion had decided to disband and settle as farmers. Most of the men in the legion had married and had families. They also did not want to antagonize the powerful warlord Vortgyn. During their stay in the small Celtic village, Romulus meets and befriends a young girl named Igraine. Aurelius and Mira practice swordfighting and become close to each other. Ambrosinus told Romulus of a scar on his chest, similar to the design on the sword hilt, which he received from Vortgyn after he refused to tell him where the sword of Caesar was.

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Vortgyn also desires the sword of Caesar as he aspires to rule the whole of Britain. It is revealed that Vortgyn and Ambrosinus are old enemies. After meeting with the Goths, Vortgyn decides to either capture or **** Romulus as a gesture to Odoacer. After confronting Igraine outside of the village, he convinces her to tell everyone in the village to surrender Romulus and has several of his men **** the Blacksmith's wife and sons. When a tearful Igraine tells the villagers of what had happened, Aurelius confessed that Romulus was the emperor of Rome. The Blacksmith then demanded revenge on his wife's and sons' deaths, and Aurelius and his men decide to lead an army to Hadrian's Wall to face Vortgyn's armies in one final battle.

Before leaving the village, Romulus receives from Igraine a suit of Roman armor which belonged to her brother, which he has since outgrown. Aurelius, wielding Caesar's sword, leads his men and a small number of Celtic warriors against Vortgyn's forces at Hadrian's Wall. Aurelius, his men, and the archers pelted the infantry with arrows, while Mira, Romulus, and several Roman and Celtic soldiers struggled to hold the enemy at the gate.

Despite their casualties, Vortgyn's soldiers began to slowly overwhelm the small force on the wall. The battle appears hopeless until the rest of the Ninth Legion, having taken up their old Roman arms and uniforms, appear and turn the tide. The two warring sides cease their hostilities when Ambrosinus confronts and burns Vortgyn alive at a tree-sanctuary of his secret brotherhood near the battlefield. Romulus ****s Wulfila with Caesar's sword, avenging his parents. He tells Aurelius that he fought like a dragon, whereupon Aurelius replies that Romulus fought like the son of a dragon.
Repulsed by the deaths in the battle, Romulus heaves away his sword which remarkably pierces a large rock and becomes lodged there. Many years later, Ambrosinus, now known by his Druid name, Merlin, takes a young boy to the battlefield to describe the now legendary events. Merlin, who has visibly aged little since the battle, says that Aurelius married Mira and the two raised Romulus as their own son. He became a wise ruler, took the girl Igraine as his wife, and adopted the name "Pendragon". The boy, Arthur, recognizes Romulus as his father and Igraine as his mother.

In a final scene, the sword of Julius Caesar is shown embedded in the stone, with moss growing on the blade, covering the original inscription, leaving only the Latin letters which, when read as a single word, read Escalibur.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:40 AM

Jodhaa Akbar
 
Jodhaa-Akbar (Hindi: जोधा अकबर, Urdu: جودھا اکبر) is an Indian epic film released on 15 February 2008.<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">[4]</sup> It is directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, the director of the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan (2001). It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles. This film also marks the debut of newcomer Abir Abrar. Extensive research went into the making of this film which began shooting at Karjat.<sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference"></sup>

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The film centers around the romance between the Muslim Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, played by Hrithik Roshan, and the Hindu Rajput Princess Jodhabai who becomes his wife, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The music is composed by acclaimed music composer A. R. Rahman. The soundtrack of the movie was released on 19 January 2008.<sup id="cite_ref-5" class="reference">[6]</sup> The film has won the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival,<sup id="cite_ref-businessofcinema_6-0" class="reference">[7]</sup> two awards at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival,<sup id="cite_ref-bollywoodhungama_7-0" class="reference">[8]</sup>, seven Star Screen Awards and five Filmfare Awards, in addition to two nominations at the 3rd Asian Film Awards.<sup id="cite_ref-IMDB_8-0" class="reference">[9]</sup> The Charlotte Observer ranked Jodhaa Akbar at #2 in its list of top ten films released in 2008 from across the world

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Synopsis
Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.

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Political success knew no bounds for Emperor Akbar (Hrithik Roshan). After having secured the Hindu Kush, his empire extends from Afghanistan to the Bay of Bengal, and from the Himalayas to the Narmada River. Through a shrewd blend of diplomacy, intimidation and brute force, Akbar won the allegiance of the Rajputs. This allegiance was not universal. Maharana Pratap and many other Rajputs always considered Akbar as a foreign invader. Maharana Pratap also banned inter marriages between Rajputs who had given their daughters to the Mughals and the ones who did not. But little did Akbar know that when he married Jodhaa (Aishwarya Rai), a fiery Rajput princess, in order to further strengthen his relations with the Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey – the journey of true love.

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The daughter of King Bharmal of Amer, Jodhaa resented being reduced to a mere political pawn in this marriage of alliance, and Akbar’s biggest challenge now lies in winning the love of Jodhaa – a love hidden deep below resentment and extreme prejudice.

Awards
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actress Award
Won Star Screen Awards as Most Popular Actress & Best Actress
Won V Shantaram Awards Awards Best Actress

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:48 AM

Sarkar Raj
 
Sarkar Raj (Hindi: सरकार राज, translation: Rule of the Overlord) is a 2008 Indian dramatic thriller film set in the world of politics and crime. It was co-written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It is the sequel to Sarkar (2005).

The primary cast features three members of the Bachchan family - Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, who reprise their roles from the prequel, and new entrant Aishwarya Rai. Supriya Pathak, Tanisha Mukherjee and Ravi Kale also reappeared in their respective roles from Sarkar. The film released on 6 June 2008.

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Premise
The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a unique opportunity to destroy the mass political clout enjoyed by him and his father (Subhash Nagre), the political icon known as "Sarkar".

The plot of the original film Sarkar was adapted from the 1969 novel The Godfather. However, the sequel Sarkar Raj follows an original plot instead.

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Plot
The sequel is chronologically set two years after the original film, Sarkar.
The movie opens with an assassination attempt against Shankar Nagre (Abhishek Bachchan) being busted by his lieutenant Chander (Ravi Kale). The assassination follows the 'chain of command' theory mentioned in The Godfather (novel) (the lower members or links of the chain were ****ed so that the planners could not be found). It was planned by Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (a state in India), Karunesh Kaanga (Sayaji Shinde) and Hassan Qazi (Govind Namdeo).

Anita Rajan (Aishwarya Rai), CEO of an international electrical power firm based in London, holds a meeting with Mike Rajan (Victor Banerjee), her father and boss and Hassan Qazi, as a seemingly shady adviser and facilitator; regarding an ambitious proposal to set up a multi-million dollar power plant in rural parts of the state of Maharashtra in India. Qazi states that this project will be impossible due to possible political entanglements. When Anita asks him for a solution, Qazi states that enlisting the support of Subhash Nagre (Amitabh Bachchan) (commonly referred to by his title of Sarkar), who he describes as a criminal in the garb of a popular and influential political leader, might help their cause.

Sarkar is shown greeting a massive crowd from the balcony of his palatial bungalow in Mumbai, Maharashtra. They have gathered to celebrate his 60th birthday. He addresses the crowd and states that he is proud of what his son, Shankar, has achieved as the heir of the Nagre clan. He then goes down to mingle with the rejoicing crowd.

Anita is accompanied by the Chief Minister of Maharastra, Kaanga, and Qazi to the Nagres's residence. They put forward the power plant proposal to Subhash and Shankar. Subhash angrily rebukes the CM, who had been brought to power thanks to Sarkar's influence; for agreeing to sponsor the power plant as the project involved resettlement of around 40,000 people from five villages surrounding the major rural vote bank of Thakerwadi. The CM apologizes and promises that something like this won't happen again. After this failed meeting gets over, the dejected Anita tells Qazi that she doesn't think things will work out in this 'jungle-like' political scenario. Qazi however reassures her by saying that there is still some hope left as Shankar had not said a word during the meeting.

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Shankar is trying to convince his father about the benefits of the plant and the tremendous progress it can spark in the power-hungry state of Maharashtra. He states that one should overlook a small loss in the present if there is a promise of a greater gain in the future. After some convincing, Subhash somewhat reluctantly agrees to support the project.

Father and son proceed to Thakerwadi, accompanied by Shankar's wife Avantika (Tanisha Mukherjee), their trusted lieutenant Chander (Ravi Kale) and bodyguards. They have gone to meet Rao Saab, Sarkar's wise mentor and a popular leader in the interns of Maharashtra; to seek blessings and advice for the project. He is initially reluctant about the idea and Shankar vehemently opposes his stance. However, he agrees to give his go-ahead to the project after Shankar convinces him that Sarkar believes in the project, although it is apparent that neither Rao Saab nor Subhash himself is entirely convinced.

During the meeting, Rao Saab's grandson, Sanjay Somji (debutante Rajesh Shringarpure) storms in to complain about a matter and proposes a violent solution. Rao Saab promises to look into the matter and introduces him to the Nagres as a leader in the local farmers' union. He describes him as a short-tempered albeit good-natured man.

Anita and Shankar have a meeting, after which Qazi tries to bribe Shankar to let him embezzle money from the project; when Anita goes to attend a phone call from her father. However, the righteous Shankar informs Anita about the corrupt Qazi's plans. She informs her father who later fires him.
Shankar, along with Anita, visits the villages to mobilize support from the masses. During this campaign, Anita starts to admire Shankar and realizes her conversations with him sets a strong foundation for friendship with him. Shankar states that the power plant has become as much of a dream for him as it is for Anita, who relishes this opportunity as an opportunity to work independently from the constraints of her boss and estranged father. However, they face an obstacle in the form of Somji, who incites the people against the Nagres, calling them money-minded city-dwellers who don't care about the welfare of the rural public and are just out to grab tracts of their motherland. The fickle public react by protesting violently.
Kantilal Vora (Upendra Limaye), a businessman, approaches Sarkar with the proposal of shifting the project to the state of Gujarat, as the project was seemingly facing a dead end in Maharashtra. After his idea is unceremoniously rejected by the Nagres, he joins hands with Qazi and Kaanga (who is unhappy with Sarkar for making him deputy CM instead of CM) to make a plot against the Nagres.

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Subhash mourns over the death of Vishnu (played by Kay Kay Menon in Sarkar), his erring son who was ****ed by Shankar for a ****** attempt on his father. Later, Subhash tells his son that Kantilal Vora had come, in a manner that hints that he is a threat to their cause, but the seemingly overconfident Shankar brushes the matter aside and tells his father not to worry about anything as he would take care of whatever comes up.
Meanwhile Chander approaches Shankar with the idea of intimidating Somji, who is proving quite problematic. However, Shankar declares that he wishes to hold talks with Somji as he believes that both work for the benefit of Maharashtra and that Somji is merely uninformed about the project. He orders the bewildered and dismayed Chander to arrange for a meeting. With some difficulty, he succeeds in arranging a cell phone conversation just when Shankar is about to enter his car. As he is standing in the courtyard talking to Somji, the vehicle explodes. Avantika, two months pregnant was sitting inside the car waiting for Shankar, dies. Subhash, who rushes to the balcony on hearing the explosion, gets a heart attack on witnessing the scene.

Shankar fires Chander over the security breach that resulted in the explosion, without giving him a chance to prove himself. He appoints a deputy, Bala, as the new security officer. Shankar, Anita and Pushpa (Supriya Pathak), Shankar’s mother, visit Subhash in the hospital. Here, Subhash consoles Shankar and tells him to forget the incident for a while and to keep going with the project. Shankar responds by asking his father how he could forget the loss of his beloved wife and unborn child.

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Unknown assailants kidnap Somji as he is on his way to a rally. Media speculation and general opinion point to Shankar as the culprit. As Subhash watches the news with Kaanga, he notices by Kaanga’s speech and behavior that he could possibly be a perpetrator.

Shankar attends a party hosted by Anita for those involved in the project. Here, Mike tells Anita that he is giving the project to the business-minded Vora, as he is fed up of the problems faced by it in Maharashtra and also of Shankar’s idealistic approach to them. When Anita tells him that this would be wrong, as their promises to the rural public of Maharashtra would be broken; Mike remarks that she shouldn’t be moralistic and should think of profits. Anita replies that Shankar would not allow this, to which Mike ominously retorts that Shankar would be ‘taken care of’, thus arousing Anita’s suspicions. Her father then introduces her to Vora, and the two men go off to discuss the business.

Meanwhile at the party, Shankar receives a phone call from Chander, who in an attempt to redeem himself, has found out that Somji is being held captive by Qazi in a house in a forested region. Shankar leaves the party with Bala, rushes to the spot in a jeep and picks up Chander on the way, who leads them to the secluded hideout in the middle of a forested area. They wish to settle scores with Qazi and free Somji so as to shatter kidnapping allegations against them. Shankar purposely crashes the jeep into an electrical generator. This causes a forest fire, and all the guards rush outside and make efforts to stop it. Hence they become easy and unsuspecting targets for the trio. Shankar enters the house and shoots down Qazi as he rushes out about to escape. A terrified Somji is also freed.


The indebted Somji becomes an aide to the Nagres. Rao Saab calls Shankar and thanks him for bringing a positive change in his grandson, something he himself could not do. Meanwhile, Kaanga and Vora hire an assassin, apparently to **** Shankar. Shankar and Somji hold a joint press conference where they announce their alliance. Somji says that he is now a supporter of the project, a statement that brings some ire from one of the apparent supporters of his previous stance, who is present at the conference. The assassin is also present there.

Anita and Shankar are having a conversation over tea at a secluded balcony. Anita tells him that the project is being taken to Gujarat, to which he replies that only efforts are being made to take it there, and he won’t let that happen. He says that the two main threats, Qazi and Somji, have been taken care of, and now the going will be a lot smoother. Anita relays Mike’s statement that he would ‘take care of’ Shankar. But Shankar says that she is having irrational fears. The two face a few uneasy moments, realizing the extent of their feelings for each other and Shankar is then shot multiple times by the unseen assassin.

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Subhash, Pushpa and Chander rush to visit Shankar at the hospital. The doctor informs them that Shankar's chances of survival are low. a heartbroken Pushpa collapses on hearing this. Subhash enters the ward where a fatally wounded Shankar and a sobbing Anita are present. He tries to give Shankar strength, but Shankar passes away and Anita starts crying uncontrollably collapsing to the floor. His body is taken for cremation, Subhash writes in the ashes and the rain increases to wash away the inscription as Anita watches.

Subhash begins on a path of bloody revenge. He asks Anita who was present with her dad at the party, and on being told that it was Vora, instructs Bala that he wants to see him "now". Vora is abducted and tortured at the Nagre’s mansion for information about the others involved, and presumably ****ed later. Kaanga is knifed at his office while Bala bludgeons the assassin to death with a rifle’s ****. Chander is also shown as one of the traitors. He was the one who informed the assassin about Shankar’s location. He was also angry that Shankar had fired him and chosen to trust a rookie (Bala). He says that he had been loyal to Subhash for twenty years as he respected him and his way of functioning, but could not digest the way Shankar worked as the Sarkar. Subhash tells him if after twenty years he couldn't understand, there was nothing to explain then. As Subhash turns to take a phone call Bala shoots Chander in the head.

Subhash goes up to Anita and informs her that her dad, Mike, had been shot dead by one of his men in London. She sheds a stray tear as Subhash tells her about the conspiracy to **** Shankar. Vora wanted to handle the profitable venture himself, while Qazi wanted to embezzle a few hundred crores from the multi-million dollar project. Both realized that Shankar’s presence would not allow them to do what they wanted and hence bumped him off. Kaanga meanwhile wanted to overthrow the ruling party so that he could enjoy the powers of being the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, but realized that the support given by the Nagres to the ruling party would prevent him from doing so. ****ing Shankar was probably intended to weaken the Nagres’ hold over Maharashtrian politics. Meanwhile, Chander thought he would succeed Subhash as the next Sarkar but the unexpected arrival of Shankar on the scene (in the first movie Sarkar) dismayed him.
However, Subhash then states that he has discovered that this whole setup was actually a cover-up for an elaborate and dirty political conspiracy in which Qazi, Kaanga, Vora, Chander, Mike and the ****er were merely pawns. When Anita asks him who the mastermind behind it was, Subhash unexpectedly replies that it was Rao Saab. The conspiracy was to make Somji the new ‘Sarkar’. He was the one who instructed the trio of Qazi, Kaanga and Vora about everything. The bomb that was planted in Shankar’s car was merely a distraction and was not meant to **** Shankar, as would have been thought (as Shankar would have been in the car had it not been for Somji’s phone call). Shankar was not bumped off at this stage because then the public perceived Somji and him to be enemies, and Shankar’s death would arouse his supporters suspicion against Somji and make them turn against him, thus defeating the entire purpose of the conspiracy. To achieve this end, Rao Saab orchestrated Somji’s kidnapping and sacrificed Qazi. Hence when Shankar saved Somji and Somji joined the Nagres’ campaign, the public perceived him to be a younger brother to Shankar. Thus when Shankar would be ****ed, the public would automatically consider his ‘brother’ Somji to be his successor. On hearing about the complete conspiracy, a stunned Anita asks Subhash what would happen next. Subhash talks about who would now take his son's place and she replies "You". Subhash replies that Rao Saab would be coming to his residence the next day.

The next day as Rao Saab arrives, he sits down with Subhash and shows feigned grief over Shankar’s death. He then asks Subhash who would be able to take on Shankar’s mantle. Subhash points behind Rao Saab, who turns to see the bloody corpse of his grandson Somji and is visibly terrified as to what Subhash would do to him now that his plot has been uncovered. Subhash asks Rao Saab what he should do now. Subhash stands up and walks out of the room, what finally happens to Rao Saab is not shown.

Subhash is shown lamenting that his son had to pay the price of his actions. He goes and sits on his son’s desk, symbolizing that he has reclaimed the title of ‘Sarkar’ himself after Shankar’s death. He calls out to his wife Pushpa and tells her to call his daughter-in-law Amrita (the wife of the deceased Vishnu Nagre, played by Kay Kay Menon in the prequel Sarkar) and tell her to send his grandson Chiku from the city of Nagpur to their house in Mumbai. This is probably to feature his training as a successor in a sequel. In the closing shots of the movie, Anita is shown at the Nagres’ residence holding a meeting, she turns and casually and comfortably asks for a cup of tea.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:53 AM

The Pink Panther 2
 
The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart.<sup id="cite_ref-NRK_1-0" class="reference">[2]</sup> It is the sequel to the 2006 film The Pink Panther, a reboot of the popular comedy series.<sup id="cite_ref-Variety_2-0" class="reference">[3]</sup> The film was released on February 6, 2009 in North America.<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">[4]</sup> In the film, Inspector Clouseau must team up with detectives from other countries to rout the daring cat burglar, The Tornado, who has returned after a decade of inactivity. Steve Martin, who reprised the role of Clouseau, originated by Peter Sellers, polished the original script written by Scott Neustadter and Michael M. Weber in November 2006.<sup> </sup>Columbia Pictures, partnering with MGM on the sequel, hired the team of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to perform a further rewrite in January 2007. Principal photography began in Paris on August 20, 2007, then moved to Boston several weeks later, where filming ended on November 2, 2007.

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai appears as the criminology expert, Sonia Solandres. John Cleese replaces Kevin Kline as Chief Inspector Dreyfus with Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer reprising their roles as Clouseau's partner Ponton and Clouseau's girlfriend Nicole. Andy García, Yuki Matsuzaki and Alfred Molina round out the cast as detectives, Inspector Vicenzo Brancaleone, Inspector Kenji Mazuto and Chief Inspector Randall Pepperidge. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 23, 2009.

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Plot
When the master thief, the Tornado, begins stealing expensive artifacts (the Magna Carta in London, the Turin Shroud in Turin, and the Imperial Sword in Kyoto), the Government of France assembles a Dream Team of International Detectives to solve the case. Inspector Clouseau (Steve Martin) is reassigned from his task as a parking officer by Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese) to join the Dream Team in Japan, site of the Tornado's recent heist. At the airport, as soon as he is officially leaving France, news breaks that the Pink Panther Diamond has also been stolen. Clouseau travels back to the scene of the crime, where the other members of the Dream Team, Inspector Pepperidge (Great Britain), Vicenzo (Italy), Kenji (an electronics specialist from Japan), and Sonia (a researcher and criminology expert from India), are gathering. They go to Rome to investigate a black market fence, Alonso Avellaneda (Jeremy Irons), who deals with The Tornado. Assuming he is The Tornado, the Dream Team question him while Clouseau snoops around. Avellaneda successfully vindicates himself by demonstrating that he lacks a bullet-wound to the right shoulder- the Tornado was shot in that shoulder during a theft over a decade ago. After they leave, Avellaneda meets with the Tornado himself (Johnny Hallyday).

Later on that night, Clouseau and his partner, Ponton (Jean Reno), spy on Avellaneda, using a bug they planted at the table they were sitting, as he takes a date out for dinner. Unfortunately, the mission is compromised when they find Vicenzo and Clouseau's love interest, Nicole (Emily Mortimer), together at the restaurant. Having been banned for burning down the restaurant three months earlier, Clouseau disguises himself as a dancer and attempts to switch the bug to Nicole's table. In the process, he ends up burning down the restaurant again, thanks to knocking down a flambe a waiter is holding. At the same time, The Tornado steals the Pope's ring, an act which begins to turn public opinion against the Dream Team. When Clouseau's acts of foolishness aggravate the situation, he is voted off the team, with only Sonia sympathizing with him. Shortly afterward, Clouseau is called to an office where they see the Tornado has ****ed himself, and left a suicide note claiming he destroyed the Pink Panther- regarding it as being so beautiful that he could not bring anyone other than himself to own it- and left the other treasures to be recovered. Examining a key they found in the Pope's Chambers, they successfully match the DNA of the victim with DNA of the Tornado acquired when he was shot, and thus believe themselves to have solved the case. However, Clouseau is unconvinced and believes the Tornado was not the thief.

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For their victory in recovering the stolen items (minus the Pink Panther), a celebration is thrown in the Dream Team's honor. Clouseau, who was not invited, tries to convince Dreyfus that the real thief is still at large, but is ignored. Dreyfus relays to the group that Clouseau told him Sonia was the thief, and the group, treating the idea as a joke, works out a plausible explanation for how she could have done it; as the Tornado's ex-lover, she would have in-depth knowledge of his methods, and has set up a plan. She would make the Tornado steal all the other artifacts so all attention would be drawn to him. Then, Sonia could set him up, make him come out of hiding, **** him, forge a suicide note, and keep the Pink Panther, which was the only fencible artifact. Nicole suddenly realizes that Clouseau's story may actually be feasible, prompting Nicole to ask Sonia to conclude the joke by showing the contents of her purse, Clouseau claiming that the Pink Panther is in her purse. Disgusted by this indirect accusation, Sonia attempts to leave the party. As Sonia tries to leave, Nicole again asks her to take everything out of her purse. Sonia pulls out a gun, and after initially threatening to shoot Nicole, she shoots Clouseau, but the bullet hits the medal of honor he had received. She then runs upstairs. Clouseau and the rest of the Dream Team chase her all around the building, while they all, except for Clouseau, make fools of themselves.

Finally cornered, Sonia threatens to destroy the Pink Panther, and Clouseau successfully goads her to do so. Clouseau reveals that she had destroyed a fake gem he had switched with the real one before his departure from France, and that the Tornado, a master thief and a recognized authority on valuable gems, would have recognized this; therefore, his suicide note— where he praised the beauty of the gem in his possession— was forged and he was actually ******ed. He reveals that he had given Sonia's car a ticket one day before the Pink Panther was stolen, contradicting her alibi of having been delayed to the crime scene because of her flight. Dreyfus tries to claim credit for having appointed Clouseau to his parking job, but Clouseau, remembering Dreyfus told him to deny this to anyone who asked, rebukes the claim. Clouseau later marries Nicole, though the wedding is short-lived after Dreyfus fires the cork out of the Champagne bottle onto a security device, causing elite unit operatives to storm the party in a manner similar to an earlier event in the film. Clouseau and Nicole ditch the wedding and head for the airport for their honeymoon with the animated Pink Panther watching them leave. The film ends with Pink Panther looking into the camera as he walks into the chaotic wedding and closes the door.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 05:59 AM

Raavan/Raavanan
 
Raavan (Hindi: रावण) is a 2010 Hindi film directed, written and produced by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram in the lead roles while Govinda, Ravi Kishan, Nikhil Dwivedi, Tejaswini Kolhapure and Priyamani feature in key supporting roles. It was simultaneously released in Tamil as Raavanan with a slightly different cast, which would also be dubbed into Telugu<sup> </sup>and other regional languages. The film's score and soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman.<sup> </sup>The film was released on 18 June 2010. The film's premiere was held in London on 16 June 2010

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Raavanan (Tamil: ராவணன், English: Ravana) is a 2010 Tamil thriller film written, produced, and directed by Mani Ratnam. The film stars Vikram in the lead role, with Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj essaying other pivotal roles along with a supporting cast led by Karthik, Prabhu, and Priyamani. Featuring dialagoues from Suhasini, music from A. R. Rahman, editing from Sreekar Prasad and cinematography shared by Santosh Sivan and V. Manikandan, the film was also made simultaneously in Hindi as Raavan, with a slightly different cast. Furthermore, the film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Villain, with all three versions releasing simultaneously on 18 June 2010. The Tamil version, became a massive success.

The film follows the crux of the epic Ramayana, with a ruthless police officer on the chase to find a tribal leader and lawbreaker, who has kidnapped his wife. Veeraiya, the kidnapper and his motif for the kidnap has been led on by the death of his sister, as a result of police custodial torture and brutal ****. The film explores the search by the officer, whilst exploring the changing emotions that the three protagonists experience with each other, leading to a riveting climax, situated in the jungle. Raavanan was announced in February 2008, amidst much hype of the celebrated director, Mani Ratnam's return to Tamil films, whilst Vikram's and Aishwarya Rai's selection in the lead roles, creating more anticipation.

Shooting began soon after, and took place in various locations with a record number of extras in areas including Chalakudy, Kerala and Ooty, Tamil Nadu amongst other regions throughout India. Prior to release, the film was given a universal rating by the Central Board of Film Certification.

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Plot
The film opens with shots showing Beera Munda (Abhishek Bachchan) jumping off a cliff into the water. His gang is busy distracting the police. Police and police vehicles are set ablaze. Ragini Sharma (Aishwarya Rai), on a boating trip, is kidnapped by Beera. Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram), her husband and a superintendent of police, is informed.

A brief montage of sorts showcases the story of Beera. He is seen as a local hero, a sort of Robin Hood- who runs a parallel govt, with his brothers - Mangal (Ravi Kishan) and Hari (Ajay Gehi). Though considered a terrorist by the local police, Beera is respected by the villagers. He kidnaps Ragini hoping to avenge the death of his sister Jamuni (Priyamani). Dev and his team enter the forests with the aid of Sanjeevani Kumar (Govinda), a forest guard. Despite searching deep in the forests, Dev is unable to hunt down Beera.

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Beera eventually tells Ragini the story of his sister's death; Dev had led an encounter against Beera during Jamuni's wedding. Dev's shot grazed Beera in the neck. Beera escaped, but the police captured and serially ****d Jamuni, when she refused to reveal Beera's whereabouts. Beera returns home to find Jamuni distraught and traumatized. The next day, she commits suicide by drowning in a nearby well.

Unhappy that his brother is preparing for war, Hari convinces Beera to allow Hari to offer a truce to Dev. Dev initially seems to agree, but when Hari comes out in the open, Dev shoots him to death. Beera and Mangal are enraged and attack Dev's camp and wipe it out. A final confrontation between Beera and Dev takes place on a rickety bridge, where Beera prevents Dev from falling to his death. Dev later finds Ragini bound and tied, with Beera leaving her.

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However, while riding a train back to their hometown, Dev accuses Ragini of infidelity and informs her that it was Beera who told him so. Furious, Ragini leaves Dev to meet Beera through Mangal. When she does, she asks him what Beera had told Dev. Beera replies that he had said, he protected Ragini for all the fourteen days and not anything else. They quickly realize Dev lied, hoping Ragini would lead him to his hideout. Dev appears with a police team and confront the duo. Ragini tries to save Beera, but he pushes her out of the line of fire. He is shot multiple times. Raagini's true feelings comes to surface when she tries to save Beera with all her might. Content that Raagini too has feelings for him, Beera falls off the cliff to his death with a smile.

Box office
Raavan opened "below expectations" at the Indian box office, with the Hindi version earning Rs 60 million (Rs 6 crore) on its opening day. and 23.83 crore through its first week. In North America, Raavan opened in 120 theaters and ranked #15 on the domestic weekend box office chart with $482,760. As of June 24, it had collected $573,314 in this market. The film was declared a flop by box office India.

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Enthiran
 
Enthiran (Tamil: எந்திரன்) is a 2010 Tamil science fiction film co-written and directed by S. Shankar. The film features Rajinikanth in dual roles, as a professor and an android robot. Aishwarya Rai and Danny Denzongpa play other lead roles while Santhanam, Karunas, Kalabhavan Mani, Devadarshini, and Cochin Haneefa play supporting roles. The film's story revolves around a scientist's struggle to control his creation, an android robot whose programme was upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and generate human emotions. The plan backfires as the robot falls in love with the scientist's fiancée and is further manipulated to bring destruction to the world when it lands in the hands of a rivaling scientist. How the robot is stopped from further destruction forms the rest of the plot.

After nearly a decade of pre-production work, the film was shot over two years beginning in 2008. Produced by Kalanidhi Maran and Hansraj Saxena, it became India's most expensive film.<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">[4]</sup> Upon release, it also made the largest worldwide opening for an Indian film.<sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference">[5]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-indiaglitz.com_5-0" class="reference">[6]</sup> The film's background score and soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman, which released as an album on 31 July 2010. The film released worldwide on 1 October 2010, along with its dubbed versions: Robot in Hindi and Robo in Telugu.<sup id="cite_ref-6" class="reference">[7]</sup> Upon release, it enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success across the globe, collecting an unprecedented http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...symbol.svg.png62 crore in the opening weekend, becoming the highest-grossing Tamil film and the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time

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Plot
Dr. Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth), a professor specialized in robotics, creates a sophisticated android robot in his own likeness after a decade of intensive research. His mother (Revathi Sankaran) suggests him to name it Chitti Babu (Rajinikanth).

In the International Robotic Conference - India 2009, Vaseegaran introduces Chitti to the delegates. Later it's revealed that Vaseegaran's mentor, Dr. Bohra (Danny Denzongpa) was pre-occupied in a botched research project to create a similar superintelligent android robot. Bohra's experiments turn only partially fruitful.

Chitti endears himself to Vaseegaran's girlfriend, Sana (Aishwarya Rai) and helps her cheat in her medical school exams by using the ZigBee protocol to dictate her the answers from outside the examination hall. Chitti and Sana are caught, but Sana tells the invigilators that she doesn't even know him. Chitti learns that humans may choose to lie for self-preservation. Chitti's superhuman talents soon gains him a lot of fans, especially in the women's hostel housing Sana.

Vaseegaran prepares Chitti for a panel evaluation by the Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Institute (AIRD), which is headed by Dr. Bohra. The panel enquires whether Chitti's build confirms to the Three Laws of Robotics of Isaac Asimov. Vaseegaran replies in the negative. During evaluation, Chitti almost stabs Vaseegaran at Bohra's command. Bohra convinces the evaluation committee that Chitti could not be relied upon in the battlefield because he could be easily made to turn against his owners. Later, Chitti tries to rescue a girl from a building fire emergency. Chitti carries her into the public and media focus. As she tries to run away from the TV cameras, she is fatally run over by a truck.

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Vaseegaran decides to modify Chitti's neural schema and embed a positronic brain to allow him to understand human psyche, behaviour and emotions, and succeeds in doing so by installing a new hormone simulation module into the robot. Later Chitti successfully applies his knowledge in ancient and modern medical sciences to handle the complicated labour of Latha (Devadarshini), Sana's friend. The procedure is covered live by the media. Dr. Bohra arrives to congratulate Dr.Vaseegaran on the achievement. He also lets Chitti pass the AIRD's evaluation. But problems have only begun for Vaseegaran. Chitti begins to develop feelings for Sana. This causes a confrontation between Vaseegaran and Chitti at Sana's birthday party. Sana tries to explain Chitti that she can love him only as a friend and asks him to forget her. Dr. Bohra tries to take advantage of the situation and tells Chitti that Vaseegaran is using him only for his personal benefits, and that he does not value Chitti's feelings. Dr Bohra's words do have their effect on Chitti; he deliberately fails in an evaluation conducted by the Indian Army. Vaseegaran chops Chitti into pieces and throws it away in a landfill site.
Bohra, who had already struck up a deal with a European terrorist group through an Indian agent named Shah (Sabu Cyril) to sell them superintelligent robots, had failed to meet the deadline and is given an ultimatum by the group's leader. He retrieves Chitti's parts from the junkyard and fixes it up. He gives Chitti a new appearance, and embeds a "red chip" inside Chitti, thereby converting him into a ruthless terminator. Chitti gatecrashes Vaseegaran and Sana's wedding, kidnaps her, imprisons her in AIRD and threatens her with **** and creation of a cyborg in her womb.
Vaseegaran establishes remote communication with Chitti via holographic projection and instructs Chitti to return to his lab. But Chitti refuses to oblige and disconnects the transmission. Calling himself "Version 2.0" now, Chitti begins to create replicas. Dr. Bohra, who tries to challenge, is ****ed by Chitti. Soon Chitti's army of robots cause mayhem in the city, and take over AIRD. Media begins to speculate on a impending cybernetic revolt.

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Vaseegaran undertakes the responsibility to stop Chitti. Disguised as one of the robots, he successfully infiltrates Chitti's fort—the AIRD headquarters. Vaseegaran instructs the police to cut the power supply in the entire city and Sana distracts Chitti from the problem by pretending that she had finally fallen in love with him. Eventually, when Chitti and his army are about to run out of power, they find an alternate solution: they seize vehicles on the road and use their batteries to recharge themselves up.
Chitti finds out Vaseegaran, but as Chitti is about to **** him, the police force strikes the fort. The robots assemble themselves into a sphere, snake, tower, and drill bit formations to defend themselves. One of the robots get immobilized by a grenade explosion, and is taken into custody by Vaseegaran. He uploads a computer worm into Chitti's network which temporarily brings down the robot army. Chitti identifies the source of the worm and sends a "self-destruct" command to the robot. Eventually, the robots assemble in the shape of a giant and chase Vaseegaran's armoured bus. Vaseegaran used the data he had backed up from the destroyed robot to de-magnetise the robot army, which results in the collapse of the giant formation. Chitti is pulled into the bus by a huge magnetic wall. Vaseegaran now has access to Chitti's internal control panel, through which he instructs all the other robots to self-destruct. He then removes the red chip, thereby calming him down.

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In a final court hearing, the jury rules capital punishment for Vaseegaran citing the large number of casualties and damages to public property caused by the robot army. Chitti, explaining to the court that the law allows it to be treated as material evidence, if not as a witness, explains that it was Dr. Bohra who caused Chitti's deviant behaviour. He shows the court, using his eyes as 3D projectors, the video footage of Dr. Bohra installing the red chip inside him. The court decides to drop all charges against Vaseegaran, while concluding that Chitti should be dismantled in order to avoid further mishaps of the same kind in future. The jury also observes that a robot as advanced as Chitti is "unnecessary for contemporary human lifestyle and culture". Back at the lab, in the presence of bureaucrats and police officials, an emotional Vaseegaran tells Chitti to dismantle itself. While taking off its parts one by one, Chitti apologizes to Sana and Vaseegaran for the problems it caused.

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Twenty years later, in 2030, students in a science museum are escorted by a guide towards a showcase that has Chitti's body parts arranged. The guide tells the students that Chitti was the most advanced humanoid robot that was created twenty years ago and that it was dismantled due to "certain reasons". A curious student (Shriya Sharma) asks why, to which Chitti's head responds saying, "I started to think."

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Action Replayy
 
Action Replayy (formerly Action Replay) is an Indian science-fiction romantic-comedy film directed by Vipul Shah and starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Kirron Kher, Randhir Kapoor and Rajpal Yadav play supporting roles in the film. The film was released on 5 November 2010, coinciding with Diwali. The movie is similar to the 1985 Hollywood movie Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox.

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Plot
Bunty (Aditya Roy Kapoor) believes that if his parents' marriage had been a love marriage, his life would have been perfect; it was an arranged marriage, so his father Kishen (Akshay Kumar) does not get along with his mother Mala (Aishwarya Rai). Bunty always runs away from his girlfriend, Tanya (Sudeepa Singh), whenever she mentions marriage; he has developed a marriage phobia due to his parents' arguments.

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One day, Tanya's grandfather, Professor Anthony Gonsalves (Randhir Kapoor), gives him the choice to either marry Tanya or forget her forever. Bunty sneaks in and steals the Professor's time machine late at night to transport himself to the 1970s. He will not leave until he makes his parents' marriage a love story. Upon reaching the 1970s, he finds that it is not as easy as he thought. He tries all he can to create friendship between the two.

welcomewiki 11-14-2010 06:23 AM

Guzaarish
 
Guzaarish (Hindi: गुज़ारिश, translation: Request) is an upcoming Hindi romance film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. The film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of SLB Films and UTV Motion Pictures. The film is scheduled for release on November 19, 2010. The first look of Guzaarish was released on September 23, 2010.

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Plot
The story is set in Goa, home to one of the most accomplished magicians of the time - Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan). As fate would have had it, Ethan is severely injured when one of his magical trick goes wrong turning him to a paraplegic. Confined in his own wheel chair Ethan's will power only goes stronger and stronger. He becomes the Radio Jockey of an FM Station called Radio Zindagi. His show spreads magic and hope and laughter through his irrepressible wit and humor to every listener and caller, that it is difficult to imagine that this is a man who has been immobilised with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life. Sofia D'Souza (Aishwarya Rai) is his elegant nurse who has been accompanying him like a shadow for past twelve years. Ethan's life centers on Sofia and they share a silent tacit love which is both beautiful and spirited.

However, at the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan decides to take matters to his own hands and files an appeal to the court for mercy ****ing.This leaves Sofia in an impasse that challenges their relationship and their love. Ethan takes the help of his best friend and lawyer Devyani Dutta (Shernaz Patel) to support his appeal. Devyani , a very practical person, understands Ethan's appeal and agrees to his reasoning and decides to support him in his cause, as a result of which she is sensed as being callous by others. Surprising everyone with her stance Ethan's mother Isabel Mascarenhas (Nafisa Ali) also supports him in his petition, backing her son's demand as always. Though Ethan is consistently persuaded by his physician Dr. Nayak (Suhel Seth), a neurologist, to retract his case, he finally relents to Ethan's appeal when he realizes that the friend in him is much stronger than the medic.

Alongside all the confusions, a young man named Omar Siddiqui (Aditya Roy Kapoor) enters Ethan's life with the sole aim of learning magic from him , whom he considers to be the greatest magician.Omar is earnest and driven by a passion to learn magic, hyper kinetic, quicksilver in his actions - an antithesis to his Ethan's inertness. Impressed by his love for magic, Ethan agrees to pass on his legacy to Omar even as he fights tooth and nail to demand the most basic right to his own life.

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The scenario takes an unexpected turn when Ethan's past lover, and now a wife and a mother with a work of her own, Estella Francis (Monikangana Dutta) re-enters his life, to whom her relationship with Ethan is a tragic memory of past. She's put her past behind her but is forced to revisit fourteen years later when she learns about Ethan's decision. The ethics, the morality, the cruelty and the kindness of Ethan's mission causes everyone to be struck by a whirlwind of emotions scaling from enrage to sorrow.

Cast
  • Hrithik Roshan as Ethan Mascarenhas
  • Aishwarya Rai as Sofia D'Souza
  • Shernaz Patel as Devyani Dutta
  • Nafisa Ali as Isabel Mascarenhas
  • Aditya Roy Kapoor as Omar Siddique
  • Monikangana Dutta as Estella Francis
  • Suhel Seth as Dr. Nayak
  • Rajit Kapoor as Prosecutor Vipin Patel
  • Ash Chandler as Yaser Siddique
  • Vijay Crishna as Judge Rajhans
  • Makarand Deshpande as Neville D'Souza
  • Sanjay Lafonte as Father Samuel
  • Jineet Rath as Little Ethan
  • Parveen Rabbani as Rosy
  • Farida Mistry as Maria
  • Achint Kaur as Saroj Vaidya
  • Swara Bhaskar as Radhika Talwar
  • Shaun Williams as Dick Fernandes
  • Priya Antaram as Pamela Fernandes
  • Priyanka Bose as Singer at Martin's Bar
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Production
Development
After completing Saawariya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had decided to focus more on his SLB Film production house. Chenab Gandhi starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, and John Abraham was being talked about in the industry.<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[2]</sup> Meanwhile, he was also focusing on his sister Bela Sehgal's directorial venture, earlier titled, Hadippa.<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference">[3]</sup> A few news reports suggested that Bhansali had confirmed his next project - a young love story called Hamari Jaan Ho Tum, starring Udit Narayan's son Aditya Narayan and Mahesh Bhatt's daughter. He had denied the rumors stating he was not into any such project.<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">
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Other reports stated he had begun working on a film called Heera Mandi. Bhansali had got two male actors and one female actress flown in from Pakistan to train them in acting. But with the death of Begum para, one of his actors in Saawariya, who was also supposed to star in Heera Mandi, the crew had ran into casting problems. So Bhansali started working on an untitled film starring Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan.<sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference">[5]</sup>
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</sup>Later Bhansali himself cleared the air in an interview that, though he had met a Pakistani actor called Imran Abbas on the insistence of the writer of Heera Mandi, Moin Beg, at around the end of 2007, but came to know that the actor did not fit Bhansali's needs. But he did confirm that he would definitely make Heera Mandi much later and when it happens he would think of the casting.
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</sup>Bhansali first told media about his next directorial venture, when he gave an interview to the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). In the interview he said that he had decided to call his film, Guzaarish, which is set to be shot in Goa. Bhansali told that Guzaarish is his tribute to the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar; "I learnt direction from her voice. ‘Guzaarish’ is my tribute to Lata-ji’s artistry,” Bhansali told IANS. He added that the screenplay of the movie too is inspired by Lata’s passion for excellence.<sup id="cite_ref-6" class="reference">[7]</sup> He said that Lata's songs and their lyrics had been used "...to fuel the intense love story. For instance, the song Hai tere saath meri wafaa, main nahin to kya? forms an important part of the film..."

When queried on why he chose a topic which explored the life of a paraplegic, the filmmaker said he likes taking up subjects that are closer to life and not very talked about. He further told that the movie makes one "...aware about the beauty of life and what we have and how we should cherish what we have.. I have learnt so much about living a good life, of becoming a better human being and of evolving as a person".<sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference">[8]</sup>
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Casting
Bhansali was in the look out of a matured pair for the portrayal of his lead roles in Guzaarish.<sup id="cite_ref-8" class="reference">[9]</sup> His admiration for his muse Aishwarya Rai was very well a known fact.<sup id="cite_ref-9" class="reference">[10]</sup> After watching her films Dhoom 2 and Jodhaa Akbar, both of which had starred both herself and Hrithik Roshan, Bhansali decided that the pair exuded a dignity and elegance much needed for his film. He also told IANS that Hrithik and Aishwarya have been chosen to play the passionate lovers in Guzaarish because to Bhansali, they epitomized the physical and spiritual beauty of Lata Mangeshkar's voice."<sup id="cite_ref-10" class="reference">[11]</sup>
When the stars where signed on dotted lines, Hrithik Roshan was filming for the film Kites, while Aishwarya Rai was shooting in Kerala for the bilingual Raavan/Raavanan. As a result though Bhansali wanted to start the shooting of the movie by early 2009, the start got delayed since the lead actor suggested to postpone the film until he wraps up his home production Kites." He added that, the project was "..definitely going into a different territory, in more ways than one,” he said, hinting at a unique shooting location. Later sources from the movie said that bulk dates of the two actors had been taken and for the following four months, the film would be shot in Mumbai and two other outdoor locations, which were not disclosed then. It was reported that Roshan would start shooting from July 2009.
On her part, Aishwarya Rai said that both Bhansali and herself had evolved together and were both similar — totally driven and passionate. She told that the director ".. was so excited when he found the right script for us to work together in". She had similar views about her co-star Hrithik Roshan with whom, she said, she shared an amazing rapport.
Hrithik Roshan told in an interview that Bhansali’s film is the only film "....that I’ve accepted after Kites. I just jumped at it. We’re both very passionate film persons. Though there’s one other script that I’m looking at, nothing touched my soul except Bhansali’s script.”

Apart from the two big stars, Bhansali had also signed model Monikangana Dutta to play Hrithik’s former love interest in the film. Sources had revealed then that Dutta would be playing the role of Hrithik's estranged lover. It was informed that Dutta had been signed for a two-movie deal and that "...Guzaarish would be the first and the second might be a solo launch for her. Monika is obviously very excited about bagging the role. She is not allowed to make many public appearances and remains discreet about the film deal...” Bhansali was very tight lipped when asked about Dutta and gave a very brief response saying that her role was pivotal to the film.<sup id="cite_ref-13" class="reference">[14]</sup>
During the music release of Guzaarish, it was revealed that Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai were the first choices of the director. Though Rai had agreed to the script without even reading it, Roshan was all set to say no to Sanjay's next. According to Hrithik Roshan "... five minutes into the story narration, I knew that I just couldn’t say no". Hrithik felt that though he had "..played superheroes before. But I feel my character in Guzaarish is the biggest superhero. I learnt how to live life after playing this role. This film will make you smile and give you courage".<sup id="cite_ref-rediff_14-0" class="reference">[15]</sup>
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</sup>Bhansali said that he had always wanted to work together with Roshan for a very long time as he was impressed by his sincerity as an actor. He added that the script of Guzaarish gave him the right opportunity to sign him. About the leading lady, Aishwarya Rai, he said that the role suited her to perfection and though she would have accepted his offer blindly, it was important for an actor to be convinced of what he or she is doing.
Bhansali told that if any one of the leading cast had disagreed, he wouldn't have made Guzaarish. According to him "..the film was only possible if Hrithik and Aishwarya had acted in it".<sup id="cite_ref-rediff_14-1" class="reference">[15]</sup>
Amita Sehgal, Casting Director, roped in other casts including Shernaz Patel who was last seen in Bhansali's Black as Michelle McNally's mother, Catherine McNally. Vijay Crishna who was seen in Devdas as the authoritarian father made a come back in the Bhansali's cast ensemble. There were rumors initially that Suhel Seth who was last seen in Pooja Bhatt's Rog had been roped in to play Hrithik's doctor, which were later confirmed. Further, inclusion of Nafisa Ali cemented Bhansali's penchant for picking up his cast from the off beaten track.<sup id="cite_ref-15" class="reference">[16]</sup>
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</sup>Another inclusion was Aditya Roy Kapoor, brother of UTV Executive Producer, Siddharth Roy Kapur, who also was working simultaneously in another of Aishwarya Rai's film, Action Replayy.<sup id="cite_ref-16" class="reference">[17]</sup>
It was reported that yesteryear actor couple Dharmendra and Hema Malini's younger daughter Ahana Deol and Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab's son, Sooraj Pancholi served Bhansali as Assistant Directors (AD) on the sets of Guzaarish.<sup id="cite_ref-17" class="reference">[18]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-18" class="reference">[19]</sup> While Sooraj Pancholi did work as an Assistant Director for the first 2 schedules, Ahana Deol never worked as an AD.
Theater actor Makrand Deshpande was roped in to play an important three-minute cameo in the film on Hrithik Roshan's suggestion.<sup id="cite_ref-19" class="reference">[20]</sup>
Dileep Subramaniam is the sound designer of the film. He has years of experience as sound designer in films like 'My Name is Khan' and currently on floor Imtiaz Ali's 'Rockstar'.
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Pre-production works
Before starting the filming of Guzaarish, Bhansali visited Ajmer Dargah in Rajasthan for seeking blessings.<sup id="cite_ref-businessofcinema.com_20-0" class="reference">[21]</sup> Bhansali also met the singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, whom he had revealed to be the source of inspiration to him, to seek her blessings before he fully delved into filming Guzaarish.
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Sanjay Bhansali meets Lata Mangeshkar
During the meeting, Mangeshkar told that she was a big fan of Bhansali’s films and that she was fortunate to be the source of inspiration behind such a talented director’s film. She told the media members that “..Even I had heard that he makes his singers hear my songs over and over again before making them sing. I’ve always been a big fan of Sanjay’s films, specially Black. I remember watching the Filmfare Awards in the year of Black. Every time the nominations were announced I prayed for Black to win. And it did. If I’m a source of inspiration to him then I count myself fortunate”.

Bhansali candidly admitted that he was very much afraid of meeting Lata since "..one doesnt hobnob with one's god". He added that once he reached her home, he "... just wanted to sit and gaze at her. I realised in person she’s as magical as she is in her singing. There’s something other-worldly about her, a quality I haven’t encountered in anyone else in my life”.<sup id="cite_ref-21" class="reference">[22]</sup>
Like all his other films, Bhansali preferred shooting at a studio. Bhansali says, "I like to construct sets and then light it up. It is a part of my story telling. My story needs a setting and I like to create that ambiance." Hence he chose Filmcity, Mumbai to shoot the movie.<sup id="cite_ref-22" class="reference">[23]</sup>
Before the actual filming started, Hrithik Roshan spent time with a lot of patients to understand his role better and get into the skin of his character. He revealed that he used to “.. spend six hours with the patients, initially once a week and then once a month. I used to go to understand what they go through, what they think, what their needs are. They have taught me a lot of things. So if I have benefited from this experience so much, I am sure that when people see the film and understand the character, they will get a lot to learn”.<sup id="cite_ref-23" class="reference">[24]</sup>
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</sup>Since Roshan's character was a paraplegic, Bhansali wanted to give him a natural look. Hence he was instructed by the director not to indulge in his regular workouts since he cannot look fit and trim in the film. He was also asked by the director to spot an original beard unlike the artificial one in his previous film, Kites, so as to give touches of authenticity to his character.
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</sup>The movie is set in Goa ,and hence, Bhansali wanted to give a Portuguese touch to his frames. Sumit Basu, the Art Director, created Ethan's House in Meh**** Studio with a very Spanish/Portuguese flavour and the auditorium for magic acts, the court room, Martin's Bar in Yash Raj Studio. Also keeping in mind the costumes Bhansali hired Sabhyasachi Mukerjee as the costume designer, who had worked Bhansali in Black. Mukherjee had earlier worked in the film Raavan with Aishwarya Rai the same year.<sup id="cite_ref-25" class="reference">[26]</sup> Bhansali also wanted an authentic look to be given to Ethan's character and hence Hrithik Roshan was asked to grow a real beard as opposed to his artificial one in Kites.

Filming
The film's shooting started on July 29, 2009 at Meh**** Studio, Mumbai. It was announced that the first schedule would be shot in July and August to capture the monsoon melody and romance of the place.<sup id="cite_ref-27" class="reference">[28]</sup> It is notable that Bhansali came back to Goa after his first film, Khamoshi: The Musical for filming a movie. During the first day of shoot, he made sure that his mother was present on the sets. Sources told that his mother was his reason for making films and ".. it is imperative that she be present."<sup id="cite_ref-businessofcinema.com_20-1" class="reference">[21]</sup> Hrithik Roshan joined the crew on July 22.<sup id="cite_ref-28" class="reference">[29]</sup> Aishwarya Rai joined the crew during the initial part of August after wrapping up the shoot for Raavan / Raavanan . A specially made to order remote-controlled modernized wheel chair was used in the movie for the role of Ethan Mascarenhas.

House in Goa where the cast stayed.
The next outdoor session of the film was done in Panjim. The lead actors had stayed at the Taj, Goa. During the day shoot at Divar, the unit's base camp was at an Englishman Jan Bostock's home in Divar island, just off Panjim for 4–5 days.<sup id="cite_ref-30" class="reference">[31]</sup> Apparently, the film-maker, who is known for his hot-tempered nature threw the continuity sheets of one of the scenes being shot while shooting in the outskirts of Goa when one of his assistant directors made the same mistake twice.<sup id="cite_ref-31" class="reference">
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Hrithik Roshan sang a Hindi song in the film, after attempting playback singing in his previous movie Kites, in which he had rendered an English song. Bhansali himself personally trained Roshan for the song. Though the director had got the track recorded by another singer so that shooting in Goa can go uninterrupted, in case Roshan could not complete his recording his version was finally recorded though after four to five takes. Roshan later said in an interview that "Bhansali was really surprised on hearing it."<sup id="cite_ref-32" class="reference">
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During the filming of the movie, Bhansali also choreographed some of the songs. He used to dance on the sets of Guzaarish at times to make the moves clear to his actors. Many a times he will break into a dance himself to get the steps that he had in mind conveyed. This took most of his crew to surprise.<sup id="cite_ref-33" class="reference">
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Pony Verma, who was the choreographer for most of the songs in the film, revealed that as soon as Bhansali conceived a song, he would send it to her and then sing it to her as well. While shooting the song, a singer and a guitarist used to be on the sets. The choreography took place in midst of live guitar strings and song. According to Verma, this novel way of functioning had enhanced the appeal of the song. She added that when "... the song is playing live, you pick up a lot of nuances on the spot, which really helps the song". Verma was in full praises for Bhansali who gave her complete freedom over the choreography and also acknowledged the efforts put in by the lead actress Aishwarya Rai, with whom she had frequent discussion about the feel of the song.<sup id="cite_ref-34" class="reference">
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The third schedule of the film began on October 30, 2009. The grueling schedule lasted till January 2010, at the city's Meh**** Studios.<sup id="cite_ref-35" class="reference">[36]</sup> Rumours had it that during the filming of the movie, Bhansali and Roshan got into a tiff over the excessive usage of English in the movie. Roshan, whose previous film Kites was also blamed for having non-Hindi dialogues, did not want to take risk and lessen Guzaarish's appeal. Though there was no comments from both of them, it was learned that the issue was sorted out later.<sup id="cite_ref-36" class="reference">[37]</sup> Bhansali himself put all speculation to rest saying that ".. we (Hrithik Roshan and himself) were actually singing along quite happily."<sup id="cite_ref-37" class="reference">[38]</sup> Later, towards the completion of the film, both the director and the producers, who realized the need to give the film a mass appeal, reworked on certain dialogues in English which were dubbed in Hindi.<sup id="cite_ref-38" class="reference">[39]</sup>
The final schedule of the movie was shot in Yashraj Studios from February 21, 2010.<sup id="cite_ref-39" class="reference">[40]</sup> Bhansali found that on the other sets he had shot the film, he was being frequently disturbed by guests, due to which he was unable to provide full concentration the movie demanded. According to the crew "..Yash Raj Studios was not only classy and had all the facilities but it also doesn’t allow guests to come in." Taking these factors into considertaion Bhansali decided to bury the hatchet with Aditya Chopra over a film title and started shooting in the studios. The schedule included a spontaneous dance song with Aishwarya Rai, choreographed by Bhansali himself.The song "Udi" was pictured during this session which was choreographed by Longinus Fernandes, whom Bhansali had judged in Jhalak Dikhla Ja a, a popular dance based reality show. Fernandes was already known for his works in Slumdog Millionaire and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. According to him Bhansali "..wanted to make the song different and unique. I asked him if we can add a little bit of Spanish to it and give it a raw, earthy feel. He liked the idea, so we gave the whole dance a look which is very rustic to make it look as natural as possible". The choreographer added that the dance sequence was very distinct in that the audience had never seen Rai doing these such steps. He went gaga over the lead actress saying that she danced like a dream. Longinus said in an interview that it ".. did not take her long to learn the dance but it did take her some time to perfect it and to get into the mood of the character”.
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</sup>Since the character of Roshan, Ethan, plays a magician in the initial portion of the film, a Ukranian magician was hired for teaching him magic tricks, after a long search for a professional magician. The magic stunts performed by Roshan and Monikangana Dutta formed the major portion of the film shot in the last schedule.<sup id="cite_ref-42" class="reference">
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Among the many stunts shot there was a particular sequence in which Roshan had to dance using a large transparent ball as a property. The actor said that he had trained the hardest to practice spin in one of the dance sequence. Roshan said,"I trained for a month. It was not a long piece of dance but there was lot of jazz, ballet where I was required to spin as there is a ball in my hand and I am playing with it as well as dancing. None of my songs up till now have spin because I am very bad at it."<sup id="cite_ref-mid-day.com_43-0" class="reference">[44]</sup>
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Promotion and publicity
The first look of the film was supposed to be releasing along with Dharma Productions' We Are Family on 3 September.<sup id="cite_ref-44" class="reference">[45]</sup> Later the trailer was withdrawn from We Are Family. The official reason given for the postponement of the trailer was the time factor as the producers felt that there was a lot of time before the release of Guzaarish, and hence it was decided Guzaarish's first promotional trailer would feature in theatres a month later with Siddharth Anand’s Anjaana Anjaani. However the real story was that there were some concerns over a sequence showing Aishwarya Rai puffing away frantically at a cigarette in the trailer. While smoking is not entirely prohibited in Indian films, it is certainly seen to be injurious to health, especially since the one smoking on screen is a global icon playing a nurse. Sources close to the film revealed, “Aishwarya is not really smoking in Guzaarish. It’s a very cute, funny and a very beautiful sequence where she is trying to smoke when she doesn’t know how to." Irrespective of the context it had been decided that the release date of the first trailer would be postponed.
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</sup>Owing to the Ayodhya verdict, the release of Anjaana Anjaani too was postponed to October 1, which also saw the release of another Aishwarya Rai starrer Enthiran - The Robot. Hence Bhansali decided to have a separate promotional trailer launch on September 23, 2010 at Cinemax, Mumbai. Bhansali acted really tough and rejected as many as 200 designs before settling down for one.<sup id="cite_ref-46" class="reference">[47]</sup> The first look opened to positive responses. The 1 minute, 48 seconds long trailer focused entirely on Hrithik and Aishwarya and was sans dialogue. The trailer was described by the critics as ".. delightful visuals, exhilarating background score, elaborate costumes, and understated but intense emotions - the promo has a signature Bhansali look and feel. It reminds you of Black, it reminds you of Saawariya. Faridoon Shahryar, Content Head Bollywood Hungama website, opined that the first look was ".. sheer poetry, amalgamation of mesmeric music, metaphorical imagery, a tinge of humour, a larger than life settings, and loads of pathos". Along side the release of the promotional trailer, posters and downloadable background materials were also spread officially through internet.<sup id="cite_ref-47" class="reference">[48]</sup>
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</sup>During the presser, attended by Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Ronnie Screwvala, Aditya Roy Kapur, Monikangana Dutta, Shernaz Patel, other cast and crew of the movie and Bhansali himself, the director said ".. You go through so much in life, so many things about life is unspoken, hope and joy of living, and I thought it was important to make a film which dealt with a topic like this."

A nervous Bhansali, who had met the media after a long time, said he was very afraid of handling a mic after a long time. He thanked UTV Chairman Ronnie Screwvala for his unrelenting support. Bhansali made headlines for the day when he said that Aishwarya Rai was ".. his muse, his jaan, and I get terribly excited when I make a film with her because she is very, very special. Some people are timeless and Aishwarya will be there for another 20 years". About the lead actor he said, "I have never enjoyed working with any other actor as much as I have enjoyed working with Hrithik, just for the kind of talent he has, for the kind of person he is". He also revealed the reason why he became the music director of the movie, "The reason behind doing music of the film is that I think I understand the characters and understand most what they would express musically than any other music director. Some deep thoughts are my concern, so whatever little music I knew, it was a sort of experiment. But I am happy with what I have done,".
Aishwarya Rai told the press that "This was a very special film for us. We are glad to share this special piece of work with you before we reveal it to the rest of the world." Hrithik Roshan shared with the press that it was ".. true that I have not done anything that has been life altering. This movie has changed my outlook towards work changed my life. It is so beautiful that 30 years or 40 years from now, I’ll look back and smile I had the opportunity to make this film."<sup id="cite_ref-48" class="reference">
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Hrithik Roshan elaborated on his character saying that he was ".. a super character in the film. I have interacted with about 20 such patients who suffer from complete paralysis of the lower half of the body, including both legs which is mostly caused by damage of the spinal cord. They are real life superheroes and I am representing their emotions on screen". Adding that he never had felt this much responsible towards any other character he had played till date, he told the media that the film did not take any stance on mercy - ****ing. Roshan said that he was able to identify with Ethan Mascarenhas because, when he was going through the Guzaarish script,he had been nursing a knee problem and doctors told him that the knee will never be okay.According to Roshan, the script "..energised me so much that I was not depressed about my knee problem anymore".<sup id="cite_ref-mid-day.com_43-1" class="reference">[44]</sup>
Further trailers of the song sequences Udi, Sau Gram Zindagi, Tera Zikr and separate "Making - of" videos of each songs were released subsequently through various online and television broadcasting outlets.<sup id="cite_ref-49" class="reference">[50]</sup> Frequent interviews and pressers were conducted as a part of the promotional strategy.

Controversies
A controversy regarding the film's plot originated when veteran Indian writer Dayanand Rajan claimed that the plot of the film was plagiarised from his unpublished novel Summer Snow. "Guzaarish has many similarities with my novel. It's shocking that the main plot, the love story, the hero being wheel chair bound due to accident and even the mercy ****ing are the same as in Sanjay's movie. I had shown my novel to some people in the industry but I have no idea who leaked it to the writer of the film," says Dayanand. The other similarities include a serious accident, in both the scripts, which get the protagonist confined to the wheelchair to the woman taking care of him — it is the nurse who falls in love with Hrithik while in the novel it is his wife who looks after him. Both scripts having key flashback scenes and the woman supporting mercy ****ing for the hero. Raajan has dashed off a legal notice to the producers, UTV and SLB asking them for an explanation on how their film has so many similarities with his novel, however Bhansali's office refused to accept the notice.

In late-October, a public interest litigation was filed Aditya Dewan, a lawyer, in Delhi High Court alleging that Guzaarish promotes euthanasia or mercy ****ing, which is illegal, and portrays the legal profession in bad light. He demanded a disclaimer from the producers saying mercy ****ing is not legal in India and there is a debate on whether such deaths can be allowed. But the case was dismissed by the court saying the facts averred in were inadequate for the court to appreciate and that it cannot be entertained in its present form. "PILs are loose too, for people with hidden agendas. The film is a love story of a man and his life and, yes, euthanasia is part of the narrative," told Screwala, the producer of the film

The soundtrack and the musical score have been composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself, who makes his debut as a music director with this film. The lyrics are penned by A.M. Turaz, Vibhu Puri, and late Jagdish Joshi.

The official music launch of Guzaarish took place on 22 October 2010. The event was hosted by Aditya Roy Kapur. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, who had received his Best Actor National Award a second time for Bhansali's movie Black, was the guest of honour for the event, which also saw Bhansali's mother, Leela Bhansali gracing the occasion. Abhishek Bachchan also attended the event to extend his support for his wife.<sup id="cite_ref-54" class="reference">[55]</sup> Actors Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Shernaz Patel, Suhel Seth, Monikangana Dutta, UTV chairman Ronnie Screwvala and Bhansali himself along with the entire music and background team were present in the music launch.

When the album was released, Bhansali told the audience that he could never have got a better person to release his first album as a music director other than Amitabh Bachchan. Overcome with emotions he touched Bachchan's feet to get his blessings to which Bachchan reciprocated warmly and said “I am glad that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made such a wonderful film with this issue which no one has seen till date”.<sup id="cite_ref-55" class="reference">[56]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-56" class="reference">[57]</sup> Bhansali said, "I learnt music by listening to it over and over again. My association with R. D. Burman saab in Vidhu's (Vidhu Vinod Chopra) film and music composers such as Ismail Darbar and Monty (Sharma), helped me to learnt a lot." He reiterated the reason as to which why he scored the music for the movie but ruled out the rumor that he would be composing the music for all his forthcoming films.

Bhansali said in an interview after the music launch, that though he had no favorites, the song "Sau Gram Zindagi" was close to his heart. Spreading light on how Guzaarish occurred, he told that he had conceived the lines Bas Itni Si Guzaarish Hain, Yeh Jo Baarish Hain while shooting for the film Black in 2003.<sup id="cite_ref-57" class="reference">
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Singers Shankar Mahadevan, KK, Kunal Ganjawala, Vibhavari Joshi, and Shail Hada, who had lend their voices to the film's soundtrack were also present in the event. The singers also gave a stage performance of each of their songs in the album. Bhansali along with the singers sang the song "Sau Gram Zindagi". He said that he dedicated the song to his mother since the lyrics represented her life in all ways. The highlight of the gala night was when the lead actors along with Bhansali sang the song, "Udi" to which the entire audience grooved happily.

During the music launch, Hrithik Roshan was all praises for Bhansali saying that the director ".. is just pure genius, and that's exactly what he was as a music director as well. For most people Guzaarish is just another film, but for its just like nature you cannot possibly put into words this beautiful journey. It's beyond judgment for me." He also thanked Bhansali for making them a part of Guzaarish. Aishwarya Rai supported her director-friend saying "Sanjay is such a genius, anything he does he is the best at it. I'm just blessed and very grateful that I have gotten a chance to work with this genius three time in my career.

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Raavoyi Chandamama (1999) is a Telugu language film starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Anjala Zhaveri, Keerthi Reddy and Jagapati Babu. Aishwarya Rai appears in a song sequence. The film is directed by Jayant Paranji and music is by Mani Sharma. It was dubbed and released into Hindi in 2000 as Sanam Tere Hain Hum.

This is Telugu dubbed Mann and she is Rani;s role in a song.

Mela (English: Fair) is a 2000 Bollywood film directed by Dharmesh Darshan. It starrs Aamir Khan, his real-life brother Faisal Khan, Twinkle Khanna, and Tinnu Verma. It was one of the biggest box office failures of the year 2000,<sup class="Template-Fact" title="This claim needs references to reliable sources from January 2010" style="white-space: nowrap;">[citation needed]</sup> especially since it featured Aamir Khan who had a track record of starring only in selected movies that consistently did well at the box office.

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (Devanagari: हम तुम्हारे हैं सनम, Nastaliq: ہم تمہارے ہیں سنم, English: I am yours, darling) is a Bollywood movie, made in India, released on 24 May 2002. The movie is a story of relationships with Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit playing the main characters.

It is the story of Radha (Madhuri Dixit), who has her little brother Prashant (Atul Agnihotri), her best friend Suraj (Salman Khan) whom she knows since childhood and her husband Gopal (Shahrukh Khan), whose jealousy towards Suraj and disapproval towards Prashant continually grows.
The movie is K.S. Adhiyamans debut in Hindi, a remake of his own directorial in Tamil, "Thotta Chinungi". It took six years to complete.

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23rd March 1931: Shaheed is a 2002 Hindi film directed by Guddu Dhanoa which depicts the events leading up to the hanging of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev on 23 March 1931. The film stars Bobby Deol as Bhagat Singh, his elder brother Sunny Deol as another revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad and Amrita Singh in her comeback role as Bhagat Singh's mother. Aishwarya Rai has a special appearance in a song.

This is the second time real-life brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol appear in a film together after Dillagi (1999). They later came together for the 2007 film Apne.

The film's release coincided with another film based on Bhagat Singh directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and titled The Legend of Bhagat Singh. 23rd March 1931: Shaheed failed at the box office, but "The Legend of Bhagat Singh" was hit at the box office, and noted for its soundtrack.<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">[1]</sup> However both were critically appreciated. This film picked up a Zee Cine Technical Award for Best Art Direction by Nitish Roy.

Shakti: The Power (Hindi: शक्ती, Urdu: شکتی, translation: "Energy" or "Power") is a 2002 Bollywood movie. The film stars Karisma Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Sanjay Kapoor in the main roles. Shahrukh Khan has an extended appearance, while Aishwarya Rai has special appearance in an Item number. The movie is a remake of a Telugu film "Antahpuram".<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">[1]</sup> This was meant to be Sridevi's comeback film but was put on hold when she realised she was pregnant with her second child and asked her favourite Karisma Kapoor to step in. Karisma Kapoor and Nana Patekar's acting were acclaimed by fans and critics and received nominations at a number of award ceremonies.

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Bunty Aur Babli (Hindi: बंटी और बबली, Urdu: بنٹی اور ببلی, translation: Bunty and Babli), released in 2005, is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Shaad Ali and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Rani Mukerji. It was the first film to feature both Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan, and featured guest appearances by Aishwarya Rai and Tania Zaetta. It was one of the biggest hits of the year.<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">
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The plot, although it draws on the idea of two rather lovable crooks, does not contain much violence. In fact each of the adventures of Bunty and Babli are thoroughly Indianised, like the fake selling of the Taj Mahal. It draws comparisons to the American classic "Bonnie and Clyde", however there are no dark elements to the film. In fact, as stated above, there is very minimal violence and the characters do not die a bloody death, unlike their American counterparts. The robberies done were usually to teach a lesson or exact revenge for some previous altercation.

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Jodhaa Akbar is a 2008 Indian epic historical romance film co-written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, with Sonu Sood, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Ila Arun in supporting roles. Set in the 16th century, the film centers on the romance between the Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (Hrithik) and the Princess Jodhaa Bai (Aishwarya) who becomes his wife, on a marriage of convenience. A. R. Rahman composed the musical score and it was also a musical hit.

Filming began at Karjat and the film was released on 15 February 2008. Upon release, it was a critical and commercial success. The film won the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival,<sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference">[7]</sup> two awards at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival,<sup id="cite_ref-bollywoodhungama_8-0" class="reference">[8]</sup> seven Star Screen Awards five Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards, in addition to two nominations at the 3rd Asian Film Awards.

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Raavan is a 2010 Indian action-adventure romantic film co-written, co-produced, and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram (in his Hindi debut) in the lead roles, while Govinda, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ravi Kishan and Priyamani feature in key supporting roles. The film follows the crux of the epic Ramayana, but with its own modified storyline not to be confused with the original Ramayana, Story is nowhere close to the original. In the movie, a police officer is on the chase to find a tribal leader and lawbreaker, who has kidnapped his wife. Beera Munda, the kidnapper, and his motive for the kidnap has been led on by the death of his sister, as a result of police custodial torture and brutal ****. The film explores the search by the officer, whilst exploring the changing emotions that the three protagonists experience with each other, leading to a riveting climax, situated in the jungle. This film is based on Stockholm syndrome.

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Raavan was announced in February 2008, whilst Abhishek and Aishwarya's collaboration in the second time after Guru (2007),<sup id="cite_ref-4" class="reference">[4]</sup> creating more anticipation. Shooting began soon after, and took place in various locations with a record number of extras in areas including Chalakudy, Kerala and Ooty, Tamil Nadu amongst other regions throughout India. The film's music was composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics written by Gulzar, the cinematography was handled by V. Manikandan and Santhosh Sivan, and editing is done by A. Sreekar Prasad.
The film was simultaneously released in Tamil as Raavanan with the film's antagonist Vikram, playing the lead role, and Aishwarya Rai reprising her role in Tamil as well. Furthermore, the film was dubbed in Telugu as Villain.<sup id="cite_ref-OurCinemas.com_5-0" class="reference">[5]</sup> All the three versions released simultaneously on 18 June 2010 worldwide. The film's premiere was held in London on 16 June 2010

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Sarbjit is a 2016 Indian biographical drama film directed by Omung Kumar. The film features Aishwarya Rai as Dalbir Kaur and Randeep Hooda portrays the title role Sarabjit Singh, an Indian man who was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1991 and who consequently spent 22 years in prison for alleged terrorism and spying. Despite being innocent, he was 22 years in prison in Pakistan and died badly. Richa Chadda and Darshan Kumar play supporting roles.

Made on a production budget of ₹15 crore and marketed at ₹8 crore, Sarbjit premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and was released on 20 May 2016 to mixed reactions from critics. The film turned out to be a profitable venture at box-office by grossing about ₹43.88 crore worldwide after its two-week run.


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