Waqt: The Race Against Time

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"The Race Against Time"
  • NR
  • 2005
  • 2 hr 17 min
  • 6.7  (10,004)

Waqt: The Race Against Time is a 2005 Indian film directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in lead roles. The story of Waqt revolves around the affluent businessman, Ishwar Chandra Thakur (Amitabh Bachchan), who is a loving husband and father of two children, Aditya (Akshay Kumar) and Pooja (Priyanka Chopra Jonas). Despite being successful, Ishwar neglects his family in the pursuit of accumulating wealth and status. He fails to provide the emotional support his loved ones crave, and his children grow up feeling estranged from their father.

Aditya, who is married to his college sweetheart Aarti (Shefali Shah), is a hard-working and ambitious youngster who strives to make his father proud. However, Ishwar’s obsession with success and disrespect for family values sow the seeds of estrangement between father and son.

Trouble looms when Ishwar learns that he has a terminal illness, and his days are numbered. He realizes the grave mistake he has made, failing to spend quality time with his family or create any lasting memories with his loved ones. Desperate to make up for lost time, Ishwar desires to bring his family together and resolve the issues that separate them. However, time is not on his side, and with Aditya busy with work and his daughter, Pooja, having eloped with a boy, life seems to be taking a turn for the worse.

Waqt: The Race Against Time is a poignant story that reveals how materialism can blind individuals to the importance of the things that truly matter in life. The film highlights how the pursuit of wealth and success can create distance and divide families. It also explores the importance of time, love, and relationships, and the price that one pays when they take these for granted.

The cinematography of the movie is breathtaking, and the sets and locations used to depict the lifestyle of the Thakur family are visually captivating. The performances of the lead actors, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, and Priyanka Chopra are commendable, and they bring their characters’ emotional journeys to life.

The movie has an excellent music score by Anu Malik, with songs such as "Do Me A Favor Let’s Play Holi," "Apne Jahanke", and "Miraksam" resonating well with the audience.

The film cleverly blends a tinge of humor with its emotional content, bringing balance to the storyline. Vipul Shah has done a fantastic job of handling the subject matter sensitively, without getting too preachy.

In conclusion, Waqt: The Race Against Time is an engaging, heartwarming film that is a must-watch for anyone who values relationships and family connections. It is an insightful commentary on the impacts of materialism and the importance of cherishing the time we have with our loved ones. The powerful performances, beautiful music, and expert storytelling make it a movie that will stay in the viewer’s hearts long after the credits have rolled.

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    6.7  (10,004)