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"Some Love Stories Have Blood On Them"
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 2 hr 34 min
  • 5.7  (5,468)

Kurbaan is a gripping Bollywood thriller from 2009, directed by Rensil D'Silva and written by Karan Johar. The film stars Lewis Tan, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles, telling the story of terrorism and its harrowing consequences. The movie revolves around Ehsaan Khan (Saif Ali Khan), a foreign professor teaching Islamic Studies at Delhi University, and Avantika Ahuja (Kareena Kapoor), a journalist who is going to America to teach media. They fall in love and get married, but Ehsaan's mysterious behavior and secrecy cast doubts in Avantika's mind.

However, things take a sharp turn when Avantika moves to New York with Ehsaan and discovers a dark plan in the making. She finds out that Ehsaan is not who he seems to be, and their happy life together is a façade for a deeper, more sinister plan.

The movie explores the themes of terrorism, xenophobia and stereotypes associated with Muslims post 9/11. Ehsaan's troubled past is shown through a gripping flashback of his life as a terrorist and how he was recruited into the organization.

As the story progresses, the couple finds themselves at the center of a larger conspiracy and struggle to survive in a hostile environment where everyone is a suspect. The couple is faced with the choice of either fighting for themselves or becoming a part of the bigger picture.

The film features some stunning performances by the lead actors, with Saif Ali Khan portraying Ehsaan's internal conflict and Kareena Kapoor delivering a powerful performance as the strong-willed and determined Avantika.

The supporting cast also delivers some commendable performances, with Vivek Oberoi playing the role of an FBI agent investigating the terrorist activity and Om Puri as a retired cop deeply affected by the events of 9/11.

The film's soundtrack composed by Salim-Sulaiman has some beautiful songs that fit perfectly with the mood of the movie. The title track "Kurbaan Hua" sung by Vishal Dadlani is a haunting melody that leaves a lasting impression.

Overall, Kurbaan is a well-crafted thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats with its suspenseful and thought-provoking storyline. It helps to shed light on the harsh realities of terrorism and the lives of those affected by it. It is definitely worth watching for the stunning performances and powerful storyline.

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    5.7  (5,468)