kareena Kapoor Hot In Kurbaan Biography
Kurbaan (Hindi: क़ुरबान, Urdu: قربان, pronounced [qʊrˈbaːn], Sacrificed) is a Bollywood crime drama film directed by Rensil D'Silva and produced by Karan Johar. The film, set against the backdrop of global terrorism, features Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles along with Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Rupinder Nagra, Om Puri and Kirron Kher. Released on November 20, 2009, the film deals with an underground organization's attempt at instilling fear by means of terrorism in the United States. It also intersperses philosophical arguments over the corruption of religious beliefs in an attempt to 'rectify' the damage to Muslims world-over.
Avantika Ahuja (Kareena Kapoor) who lives in the United States returns to Delhi after her father has a cardiac arrest. While in Delhi she meets Ehsaan Khan (Saif Ali Khan), a University professor from Mumbai. Being in the same career field at the same place, love blossoms between the two. Meanwhile Avantika gets a call from New York asking her to rejoin her job. She breaks this news to Ehsaan and expresses her desire to work in the US, Ehsaan agrees and joins her but before that Avantika's father has some reservations about his daughter marrying a Muslim. However he gives in as the couple has decided to get married. Eventually they get married and move to the USA.
Avantika helps Ehsaan in getting a job at the same university where she teaches and Ehsaan is appointed as a professor to teach Islam and the Modern World. Avantika's life changes when her neighbor Salma (Nauheed Cyrusi) informs her about her house arrest and requests Avantika to help her by contacting her friend Rihana (Dia Mirza), a TV reporter. Avantika meets Rihana and tells her about Salma's problem and meanwhile she meets Riyaz (Vivek Oberoi), Rihana's boyfriend and colleague who takes Salma's problem as a case of domestic violence. Unfortunately, Rihana has to fly out of the city before meeting Salma and she gets her flight information when Avantika is still at her office.
Avantika becomes pregnant and waits at her house to share this with Ehsaan but when she hears voices coming from their neighbor's house, she investigates and finds out that her neighbors Bhaijaan (Om Puri) and the others are planning to send Tahir and blast the flight in which Rihana is traveling, and expose them. Her neighbors see her and chase her to her house where she meets Ehsaan who consoles her but soon reveals that he is also a part of the terrorist group. Bhaijaan ask Ehsaan to kill her in order to make their operation successful, however Ehsaan denies after learning that Avantika is pregnant. Ehsaan keeps Avantika in house arrest and threatens to kill her father in India if she tries to inform anyone. Avantika realizes that she is a pawn in Ehsaan’s game. It turns out he married her to legitimately obtain Social Security Cards and a new identity in the USA. Avantika calls Rihana and leaves a voice message on her office number to stop her from boarding the flight. Unfortunately, the plane explodes killing Rihana.
Riyaz, heartbroken and revengeful finds Avantika's voice message for Rihana and begins a mission to uncover the real culprits behind the flight bombings. Riyaz also joins Ehsaan's lectures and soon befriends him. Ehsaan finds him to be a perfect replacement for one of his group member Aqeel (Salma's husband) who was killed by Ehsaan while they were taking out Salma's body to bury it. Ehsaan introduces Riyaz to Bhaijaan who becomes suspicious of Riyaz's thoughts to fight against the Americans. Ehsaan makes Riyaz a part of their next mission to bomb several subway stations in New York.
Riyaz tries to spoil the plan with the help of Avantika. Time starts running out for Riyaz & Avantika and they become helpless when Bhaijaan advances the mission by 3 days. While carrying bombs in the subway Riyaz's colleague bumps into him and tells Ehsaan & Bhaijaan about his real identity. Riyaz tries to escape and in the chaos, shoots Bhaijaan. While taking his last breath, Bhaijaan informs Ehsaan that there are 3 more bombs placed in the bags of 2 wives of the terrorists involved and one of it placed in Avantika's bag which is being escorted by Aapa (Kirron Kher). He has a change of heart to save his love and child and doesn't kill Riyaz when he corners him and instead they both make a plan to stop all the other terrorists. Riyaz tries to save the people at the train stations but 2 bombs explode killing Hamid and another terrorist. Ehsaan kills Aapa while saving Avantika. Ultimately he sacrifices himself at the end to save the innocent Avantika.
Saif Ali Khan as Ehsaan Khan
Kareena Kapoor as Avantika Ahuja/Khan
Vivek Oberoi as Riyaz Masood
Dia Mirza as Rehana
Nauheed Cyrusi as Salma
Om Puri as Bhaijaan
Kirron Kher as Aapa
Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Riyaz's father
Rupinder Nagra as Hamid
Shooting for the film began in November 2008 in Philadelphia and in Brooklyn in May 2009.
A petitioner, Mohammed Ali, filed a petition in Bombay High Court to stay the release of movie after claiming two of the songs in the movie were obscene. The court declined to stay the release and sought the responses of Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
Soundtrack album by Salim-Sulaiman
October 14, 2009
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Sony Music
Producer Salim Sulaiman Karan Johar
(2009) Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
The music of Kurbaan is composed by Salim-Sulaiman,with lyrics by Irfan Sidiqque and Niranjan Iyengar.
Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
Shukhran Allah Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Salim Merchant 04:48 Picturised on Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor
Dua Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Marianne D'Cruz 05:00 Picturised on Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor
Ali Maula Salim Merchant 04:37 Picturised on whole cast
Rasiya Shruti Pathak 03:05 Picturised on Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor
Kurbaan Hua Vishal Dadlani 04:18 Picturised on Saif Ali Khan
Ali Maula (Remix) Salim Merchant 04:08 Directed by Rensil D'Silva
Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar
Screenplay by Rensil D'Silva
Story by Rensil D'Silva
Starring Saif Ali Khan
Music by Salim-Sulaiman
Cinematography Hemant Chaturvedi
Editing by Asif Ali Shaikh
Studio Dharma Productions
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
20 November 2009
Running time 160 minutes
Budget 38 crore (US$6.92 million)
Box office 24 crore (US$4.37 million)A woman finds that her neighbors are terrorists, and her husband is not who he claims to be.Kareena Kapoor ...
Avantika Ahuja / Avantika Khan
Saif Ali Khan ...
Ehsaan Khan / Khalid
Om Puri ...
Vivek Oberoi ...
Diya Mirza ...
Rehana (as Dia Mirza)
Kiron Kher ...
Nasreen Appa (as Kirron Kher)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ...
Asheesh Kapur ...
Nauheed Cyrusi ...
Lewis Tan ...
SWAT Team Member
Gilbert Soto ...
Anita Storr ...
Ann-Marie Jordan ...
Train Passenger Yelling Durning Shooting
Akash Khurana ...
Cheryl Alessio Delhi University's Professor Avantika Ahuja meets fellow pro
fessor Ehsan Khan in typical Bollywood filmy style, and both fall in love with each other. Her father, who had preferred that she marry a Hindu, reluctantly permits them to get married. They do so, and subsequently re-locate to live in the United States. They buy a house, settle in, and are welcomed by their neighbors, Hamid and Anjum. A few days later Avantika's world will be turned upside down when she finds out that their neighbors are terrorists who want to avenge the deaths of innocent Iraqi and Afghani civilians massacred by British and American forces, and that her husband is not who he claims to be.