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"A human story"
  • 2000
  • 3 hr 27 min
  • 5.2  (2,100)

Refugee is a Bollywood romantic drama film that was released in the year 2000. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and stars Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles. It also features Kareena Kapoor in her debut performance. The movie tells the story of a young couple who falls in love while facing several challenges at India's border with Pakistan.

The film is set against the backdrop of the India-Pakistan conflict in the 1970s. The story revolves around two families who are separated during the partition of India in 1947. One family settles in India, while the other moves to Pakistan. The movie begins with a young man named Refugee (played by Abhishek Bachchan) who is out on a mission to find his mother who has been missing since the partition.

Refugee crosses the border into India but is apprehended by the Indian army. He is put in a detention camp where he meets a young girl named Nazneen (played by Kareena Kapoor). Nazneen's family fled from Pakistan and settled in the small town near the border. The two fall in love, but their happiness is short-lived as Nazneen's family arranges her marriage to a wealthy businessman.

Meanwhile, the Indian army comes across a Pakistani army deserter named Raghuvir Singh (played by Jackie Shroff). Raghuvir is tortured and interrogated but refuses to reveal any information about the Pakistani army's plans. Moved by his spirit, the Indian army decides to release him. Raghuvir meets Nazneen's family and is drawn towards her sister, Zareena (played by Pooja Bhatt). But their love is also thwarted when Zareena is married against her will to an older man.

The film's climax revolves around the attempt of Refugee and Raghuvir to cross the border into Pakistan. They are chased by the Indian army and face several challenges during their journey. The story ends with a surprising twist, leaving the audience in awe.

The film's cinematography is excellent, and J.P Dutta captures the beauty of the desert landscape and the lush green fields of Punjab. The movie's music, composed by Anu Malik, includes several melodious tracks that are still popular among Hindi film fans. The film's title track, 'Panchi Nadiya Pawan Ke Jhonke,' is particularly notable for its haunting melody and beautiful visuals.

The acting performances of the lead cast are commendable, particularly Abhishek Bachchan, who delivers an impressive debut performance. Kareena Kapoor, in her first film, shows great promise as an actor. Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty deliver strong supporting performances, adding depth to the story.

Overall, Refugee is a romantic drama that explores themes of love, loss, and the human spirit's resilience. J.P Dutta's deft direction and the film's powerful performances make it a must-watch for Hindi film fans.

Refugee is a 2000 drama with a runtime of 3 hours and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    3 hr 27 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (2,100)