Casts: Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Shruti
Haasan, Sandeep Kulkarni and Huma Quresh.
Banner: DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment
Director: Nikhil Advani
Producer: Monisha Advani, Arun Rangachari, Madhu
Bhojwani, Vivek Rangachari
Writers: Nikhil Advani, Ritesh Shah, Suresh Nair
Music: Shankar Ehsaan and Loy
Date: 19th July 2013
Story line: 9 years ago Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) was sent
into Karachi, Pakistan by the Chief of R&AW Ashwini Rao (Nassar) to report
the activities of the Most Wanted Man in India.
9 days ago Rudra Pratap
Singh (Arjun Rampal) Indian Armed Forces, MARCOS unit, Zoya Rehman (Huma
Qureshi) R&AW Explosives expert and Aslam (Akash Dhaiya) a petty thief from
the streets of Mumbai, recruited by R&AW infiltrated Pakistan to join Wali
Khan and carry out the mission to bring back The Most Wanted Man in India.The
man who was going to break all ISI protocol and security and attend his own
son's wedding. The man who could on that day be abducted and brought back to
India to face justice...
Everything was going
according to plan till that fateful day. The team sent to bring in The Most
Wanted Man in India did the unthinkable. They carried out the most daring
operation and almost got away with it. Almost because, something went horribly
Know more about the captain
of the Ship, the director: Nikhil Advani started his career as an Assistant director, with Sudhir
Mishra's Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996), for which he also co-wrote the
screenplay.Subsequently, he worked under Dharma Productions, the production
house of the late Yash Johar, father of Karan Johar. He was an assistant
director, and assisted Karan Johar in his first two directorial projects, Kuch
Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Advani also had an acting
guest appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, along with Farah Khan during the Neelam
He went on to direct his
first film under Dharma Productions, titled Kal Ho Naa Ho starring Shah Rukh
Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Jaya Bachchan. The film was one of the
biggest hits of 2003 and firmly established him as a director. The film won six
Filmfare awards, but lost out on the best director award.
Nikhil decided to make his
next film without Dharma Productions. His script was ready but the film was
delayed due to many of the actors dropping out the film. In October, he
announced that the title of the film would be Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love.
The film has a huge star cast: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan, Vidya
Balan, John Abraham, Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Ayesha
Takia, Shannon Esra and Anjana Sukhani. The film was produced by Sunil
Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja and Chetan Motiwalla and released on 25 January 2007
to mixed reviews.
His next film Chandni Chowk
To China, starring Akshay Kumar was released on January 2009, but was a major
disappointment. Even though Chandni Chowk To China has disappointed, Nikhil has
announced that he will again work with the film's lead star Akshay Kumar.
Patiala House is the title of this film, and it also stars actress Anushka
Sharma as the female lead. Shooting began in December 2009,and it was released
in 2011. The movie also opened commercially in New York
He has also directed
India's first stereoscopic 3D animation film, Delhi Safari, which got released
in October 2012.
• D-Day was filmed in Ahmedabad's (Gujarat) most famous bungalow
scheme named Sentossa Greenland,
and many more areas in Ahmedabad City too.
• Plot of the movie is tempting, promos are eye catche and star
cast is impressive.
My Gut Feel and
Neither the production house nor the director has done the remarkable
job in recent past which sometimes result in the magic as the fire in the belly
most of the time leads to master piece However with story line is as such that
margin of error is quite less. And with multi-starrers again there is a risk of
missing out doing justification to each character.
Nikhil Advani apart from his directorial debut not able to deliver
quality work which reach out to heart and soul of the audiences although he was
blessed to have the stars in his films however stories and screenplays were not
up to the mark.
As a films freak I would be more than happy if Nikhil would manage
to surprise the audiences with good film. I am a great admirer of film makers
who not gave up and came back extraordinarily.
As I go by my gut feel I am not expecting it to be a flawless
entertainer however still keeping my figures crossed and expecting it to be a
high on drama above average film with noticeable performances from Rishi Kapoor
and Irfan Khan. If a patriotic film and especially under current scenario a
film depicting cold war between India and Pakistan would have presented well
has a great chance of becoming a hit. I would give this movie
3 out of 5 stars, four days before the release.
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