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Kurbaan Review

Movie Name: Kurbaan
Actors: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Kirron Kher, Om Puri, Akash Khurana, Nauheed Cyrusi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Director(s): Rensil D' Silva
Producer(s): Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar

Editor Review: Kurbaan Movie Review
Terrorism was previously also addressed in Bollywood for many times, but Kurbaan depicted it in new way. Karan Johar for the first time has tried an unusual story from his production house Dharma Productions. But on the flip side what can take down the film is it is more thought provoking and our typical Bollywood masala movie lovers might not like it. However, powerful performances by lead actors- Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi makes it a worth a watch movie. So far the best movie of the year. A must watch.
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Terrorism has become tragedy of human life today and the whole world is victim of it. Bollywood also have addressed the issue many times previously. However, Kurbaan directed by debutant director Rensil D' Silva and produced by Karan Johar is the most dramatic and thought provoking story in Bollywood till date. Many thought that it is same like Fanna (Starring Aamir Khan, Kajol) and New York (Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh), but except the terrorism nothing is similar. Kurbaan will be the most powerful film of the year. The best movie of the year so far. One must watch it.

Kurbaan- a different kind film not only from Dharma Productions, but from Bollywood too. Rensil has handled the burning issue with his directorial debut. Even though the film is produced by Karan Johar, it is not only good on eyes, but it also educates you. It is not one of those movies which are made to entertain you, but it leaves you to think.

Kurbaan had shown two stories which run parallel. One is the love story, while the other is the story of terrorists. Avantika [Kareena Kapoor], a teacher from university in Delhi comes back to India from New York to see her father [Aakash Khurana], who has gone through a heart attack. By the time she meets Professor Ehsaan Khan [Saif Ali Khan] and falls in love with him. Months after, Avantika gets called by a university in New York and had to leave. She depicts the situation to Ehsaan, who in turn gets ready to go with her to the States. But before that they get married.

The newly married couple moves to New York and buy a house in an Indian neighborhood. While they are setting up their home, a neighboring Muslim family invites them for dinner. Next day, Salma [Nauheed Cyrusi], one woman from the last night’s dinner comes to her with the reason to gift her sweets. But she has some different reason to visit Avantika. As Avantika says her to come inside, she tells her that she is in trouble and requests her to help. Then after, the number of sequences pulls Avantika in danger only. Things go out of control, and Avantika realizes that she has become an instrument in a big game. The climax of last 35-minutes leaves you trilled.

On the other hand, what can take down the film is that is more thought provoking and our typical Bollywood masala movie lover might not like it.

Let' s come to the technical part of the film. Kurbaan holds the best technicians from the industry. Cinematography by Hemant Chaturvedi is excellent. The film has given an international look. Music by Salim-Sulaiman is soothing, especially the songs ' Shukran Allah' and ' Ali Maula' . Dialogues by Anurag Kashyap and Niranjan Iyengar are superb, which helped to enhance the impact of the film.

Performances by Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi are top notch. Saif is the finest actor from the industry and one more time he has proved as a versatile actor. And so is Kareena Kapoor. No doubt she is the best actress today. The emotional scenes enacted by her are incredible. However, the one who stands out in the company of Bebo and Saif is Vivek Oberoi matching with them at every step. Filmmakers might take him seriously after this film. Veteran actors Om Puri and Kirron Kher are at their best as always. Other actors Dia Mirza, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nauheed Cyrusi also played beautifully their small roles.

Conclusively, Kurbaan is the best film so far of the year. Such films should be made and encouraged. One must watch the film.

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Kurbaan Reviews by Twitter Users:

pallavi raja shekhar reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 05:47:01Z

There is a big message Kurbaan has sent out...i' m taken a back!!hopefully the right people watch and decode it the right way!!

Suresh Mathew reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 05:43:03Z

As the year comes to an end and Kurbaan disappoints, tell me your BEST FILM OF 2009. My money is on LUCK BY CHANCE!

Shravan reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 05:27:02Z

Kurbaan would qualify as one of the silliest movies i have watched in recent times....Karan Johar & Anurag Kashyap dissapoint HUGELY !!!!

jaimam reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 05:23:33Z

KURBAAN FLOP + story is very good - direction is not that good

Neil reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 05:09:24Z

Kurbaan fails @ Box Office ...

Varun Anand reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 04:55:50Z

Kurbaan is the most powerful film to come out of the Hindi film industry in 2009, so far.

Shashwat Gaudani reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 04:38:58Z

On a filmy note,I hope MNIK vl pick up frm where Kurbaan ended. vud love 2 c a positive pnt of view on unfortunate reality!

Hansal Mehta reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 04:30:32Z

Films like Kurbaan need to be made at less than 12-13crores and sold at 15-16cr to recover costs and make profits.

Vijay Joshi reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 04:21:57Z

Kurbaan not only turned out to be a sacrifice of time but it was a new 50 crore loss for UTV as well.... Yash Raj guys must be laufing nw

Sayan-SILENT RHYTHM! reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 03:56:43Z

ashesinwind: Hi bro!!...hats off 2 u for writtng such brilliant, touchy,soulful lyrics for KURBAAN...thanx yaa..u Rawkddd ...!! AMAZING$$

Tarun Mansukhani reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 03:50:40Z

My fav scn in Kurbaan - Vivek in the classroom " Just bcoz u wear a suit n call urslf the president dsn' t mean ur not a terrorist!" So true!

Vinay Raina reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 03:44:20Z

Kurbaan was like watching New York all over again.

Khalnayak reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 03:40:34Z

Rajeev Masand: Hey Rajeev, Kurbaan was bad man. FBI was treated like some shit organization. Khuda Kay Liye was way better................

Uzairjutt reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 03:36:44Z

Dharma Productions' Kurbaan, which was released by UTV Motion Pictures, took an average opening at the box office

Divjyot Singh reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 02:59:13Z

Vivek Oberoi: Vivek man, just saw Kurbaan! It was fantastic and needless to say .. YOU are BACK with a bang! congrats and gluck!

Divjyot Singh reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 02:57:39Z

Just saw Kurbaan. Sooo impressed, powerful acting Kareena, Saif, Kirron, Vivek. Grips u to the seat. the end was so upsetting

ishtiyaq shah reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 01:47:32Z

Karan Johar: Kurbaan could have been more sensible and touchy. Anywayz it was nice to c u a refreshing change from u. Keep going!

FastandFreeLeads reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 01:22:41Z

Rensil' s 95-Year Old Grandpa Is The Inspiration For Kurbaan.

Stephanie Benson reviewed on 2009-11-24 at 00:39:32Z

Not at all sad about Kurbaan failing (not after k jo didn' t pay Philly caterers), but I feel bad for UTV. I tend to like their movies a lot.

Zainab L reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 22:45:18Z

Kurbaan is a v good movie! Kareena is excellent in this movie she deserves an award for her performance!! I loved her outfits too!

SASL reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 22:14:21Z

Saif Ali Kahn in Kurbaan, slightly dodgy old movie, saving grace being Saif....yum

Tusharika Tiwary reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 21:25:46Z

I just finished watching Kurbaan, btw...Depressing movie..I don' t get such movies, dude!

hardik mirani reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 21:17:09Z

Watched Kurbaan.. don' t do this mistake..

Tanusree Ghosh reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 21:05:36Z

Vivek Oberoi: u were fab in kurbaan vivek! so refreshing to c u bk in d bigscreen after long!

mysoreravindra reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 20:43:21Z

Watched Kurbaan...a known story, well told!

pallavi raja shekhar reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 20:36:14Z

Kurbaan...are they questioning everything ever taught!!!whatever happened to religious tolerance???

Samar Siddiqi reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 20:33:32Z

Wished Kurbaan didn' t throw around Allah' s name like that - they referenced the Muslim God much more negatively than positively...

Chetu reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 20:10:21Z

Kurbaan : A Entertaining Thriller. Worth A watch for ONCE. Rating : 3/5 GOOD.

Divya Shah reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 20:07:16Z

Kurbaan was fantasic. One of the best movies I' ve seen in a while. Props to Karan Johar.. Unbelievable!

Sapan Verma reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 20:00:46Z

I was feeling ill...I saw Kurbaan and I fell(t) sick!

Bollywood Basanti reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 19:49:16Z

Box Office: Kurbaan opens to average collections.

Chandra Pal Rawat reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 19:46:28Z

Watch Kurbaan really gud movie.

Anil Chintalapudi reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 19:19:54Z

Wats ur take on Kurbaan.. lotta loopholes n just couldn' t connect..it had a few engaging moments..sadly just dat..nothing else

Sayan Maiti reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 19:14:45Z

Frankly my money got Kurbaan after watching the movie :(

Debasish Misra reviewed on 2009-11-23 at 19:01:15Z

Apart from a backless Kareena and the first 15 mins where Saif is his charming self there are no redeeming bits to Kurbaan at all.

Chandni Mehta reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:26:01Z

Karan Johar: Im a big fan of all your movies whether produced or directed but Kurbaan was a real disappointment.=( Kareena' s the saving grace.

Hot Current News reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:24:59Z

Kurbaan a compelling thriller

azifa1124 reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:18:12Z

I live in NY, just got back from seeing Kurbaan. I loved it.. Hands down best movie ever.. So realistic, and unexpected. Thank you

savie karnel reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:15:57Z

Saw Kurbaan last night. 1st part gripping, 2nd half drags. pace lost after Saif' s identity is revealed.

Rohan Sharma reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:12:16Z

Kurbaan. 3/5. Glimpses of Newyork. Its like mid way through the making of the movie Newyork was released so had to change the story a bit.

Bollywood Basanti reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:11:09Z

Kurbaan: Neither Fanaa nor New York, Kurbaan stands a ground of its own.

zayeem reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:10:10Z

In USA one dials 911 when he/she sees a dead body and terrorist activities. Kurbaan FAIL

Kunal reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:04:07Z

Kurbaan: Pathetic. Did u even watchd it urself? u made all muslims luk so bad. WTF? Terrible storyline. Non-sense execution. M pissd.

saurabh srivastava reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:03:07Z

Kurbaan is a hit its awsome direction by Karan Johar !!

Anisha Banerjee reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:02:43Z

The video of Kurbaan hua is probably one of d best dat one could imagine....

sajin reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:02:28Z

KURBAAN..in between above average and good...Problem is that reality factor is missing in places due to cinematic liberations...

saurabh srivastava reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 04:00:41Z

hey guys go for the kurbaan its exclsively fine!!excellwent act by Saif, but kareena looks miss skeleton with funny expresssions

sajal sehgal reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:57:21Z

Sir sir sir kya baat hain Kurbaan is worth praising n spending money .... I hve watched it 3 times n i think m gunna go for the 4

Trix reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:57:21Z

Kurbaan is getting decent reviews. Hmm.

Shakti Shetty reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:55:22Z

Kurbaan is a mix of ' Arlington Road' and ' Fanaa' ... but worthwhile to watch.

sajib reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:50:17Z

Kurbaan is an awesome, but the big question is , when do we expect to see the MNIK' s trailor ??

kunjarani reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:49:30Z

Watched Kurbaan last night- din' t like, found it cliche n copied... maybe i expected jus too much.. Saif Kareena chemistry down!.

uday kale reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:42:35Z

Saw Kurbaan... hated it... same as New York .. nothin new... 1 star.

Natasha Jiwani reviewed on 2009-11-21 at 03:38:22Z

I loved Kurbaan- first day first show in sydney :) Kareena is such an awesome actress and vivek blew me off my feet :D

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