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Kurbaan - Movie Review!

Comments  Comments [ 13 ]    By Jot G. | 21 November 2009 | 11:31pm

Kurbaan is story based initially in Delhi University. Professor Avantika, played by Kareena Kapoor, has shifted homes to the national capital, previously having been based in New York. When she begins to teach in DU after her dad suffers from a heart attack, her path crosses with colleague and fellow professor, Ehsaan Khan, a role essayed by Saif Ali Khan. Gradually and inevitably romance blossoms between the two.

Some months down, Avantika receives a call from New York University asking her to join them again. Ehsaan supports the idea and agrees to join her in New York, however, only after a matrimonial alliance and so the wedding happens. Soon enough they are shown to move to an Indian neighbourhood in NY, a happily 'just married' couple. Not much later, they get invited over for dinner by neighbours, a home that happens to be of conservative Muslims, the fateful twist hence! Slowly Avantika gets sucked into a vortex of danger and she soon realises she is a mere pawn in a huge terrorist plotting and her own husband plays a significant part in a terrorist cell that operates in New York.

Kurbaan is a very intense film something of which has never been seen from Dharma productions before. Not for an instant, even in meager nuances does the movie empathize with, much less justify, terrorism, or the mind of a terrorist. Instead, it maintains a sole focus on depicting the steel bracing, heartless side to these so called humans, driven as they claim to be by a religious motive, behind utter violence and consequent victimization of countless innocents.

Coming to the actors, Kurbaan stands evidence to exceptional work by its entire crew, on and off stage. Vivek Oberoi is bound to w
alk home with all the accolades for his superlative performance. In this major reviving role for his acting career, Vivek has done himself, his team, and the audience complete justice. As for the lead couple, while Saif Ali Khan lets down no expectations, however high, that were placed upon him, Bebo compliments her on screen-real life beau, appreciably. So much that, it appears, she has left no stone unturned in defying, with her performance, any doubts there may have been over her selection as 'Avantika' courtesy Saif. Om Puri and Kiron Kher have delivered their bit flawlessly once again. Dia Mirza, Nauheed Cyrusi and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, appear briefly, but well.

On the whole Kurbaan is a movie to leave its mark behind, the good way. It's loaded with exceptional performances by one and from us at BollyCurry, its a 'must watch'!


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