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Best actor award of 2009?

Many films released in the first half of 2009 but only Ifan Khan in Billu Barber and John Abraham in ‘New York’ managed to pull the audience’s attention. However, in the second half, i.e. from July to December many actors have been appreciated for their respective performances.

Saif Ali Khan was fantastic in Love Aaj Kal. Saif had quite a challenging role in the movie but he performed it beautifully. Imtiaz Ali directed Love Aaj Kal is a film that is super hit at the box office and one of its main reason was Saif who was brilliant in both the roles that he portrayed in the film.

Shahid Kapoor played a double role in Kaminey for the first time in his life and there are no doubts about Shahid’s acting. This was a challenging role for Shahid but he performed it brilliantly and he was outstanding in the film. Some critics believe that this was Shahid’s best performance so far.

He is the super star of the industry – Salman Khan has influenced the viewers so much after ages. His film Wanted has gone to become one of the top three hits at the box office. This film proved to be a boon for Salman Khan who reestablished himself as a super star after this film. Salman has a huge huge fan following and this is one of the reason that even a mediocre story starring Salman has the capability of becoming super hit.

This year has also been special for Ranbir Kapoor. All his films this year have been hit to average. His film Ajab prem ki Ghazab kahani is one of the top three hits at the box office. I believe that one of the strong reasons of this movie being hit apart from its script is Ranbir’s acting. He was superb – spontaneous and sensitive at the same time. He handled his role really well. His performance in Wake up Sid and Rocket Singh Salesman of the year is all appreciated.

And the best actor award in my opinion is deserved by none other than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who was outstanding in the film Auro has indeed been the child sensation of the year. Auro was one of the biggest challenges for Amitabh Bachchan but the way he has performed his role, just leaves you flabbergasted.

Kurbaan movie review

Staring Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kurbaan is a product of dharma productions directed by Rensil d’Silva. Kurbaan has been treated differently than most mainstream Hindi cinema and Rensil has sure taken the subject to a new level with his style of visual expressionism. Kurbaan is primarily a romantic film with a backdrop of terrorism.

Kareena is a professor in NewYork who returns to his ailing father in India where she meets Saif who is also a professor. Kareena falls in love with Saif who is a Muslim and much against her father’s will, she marries him. Kareena also finds a job for Saif there. Kareena meets their neighbors the next day who are hard core muslims. Then it’s Nauheed Cyrusi who comes to meet Kareena to tell her that her life is in trouble. This leaves Kareena troubled and what follows is something that leaves you with adrenaline running high. What I particularly like about Kurbaan is that either way, Rensil’s film looks at the theme of Islamic terrorism with honesty.

The music is given by music duo Salim Suleiman and the lyrics are penned by Irfan Siddiqui. I would particularly like to single out two songs Shukran Allah’, which comes in the beginning of the film and ‘Ali Maula ’which comes just before the climax.

The core of the movie is three characters – the terrorist played by Saif, his pregnant and rebellious wife played by Kareena and the journalist played by Vivek. All the three characters take the story forward. Vivek has played his character with sheer brilliance. Saif could have been better especially in intense career-defining events and Kareena is outstanding in her role. All in all, Kurbaan is a serious gritty romantic thriller that satiates your senses.


Featuring the real life couple, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Kurbaan is a film set against the backdrop of global terrorism which is directed by Rensil D’Silva and produced by Karan Johar. The film also features Vivek Oberoi who is a journalist and Dia Mirza who is a reporter.

 Avantika Ahuja (Kareena Kapoor) lives in the US but because her father has a cardiac arrest she returns to Delhi where she meets Ehsaan (Saif Ali Khan), a Delhi University Professor. They fall in love, get married and move to the US.

 After moving there, Avantika realizes that Ehsaan is a terrorist who married her only to cover his identity. Avantika finds out that Ehsaan plans to hijack a flight and one of the passengers on that flight is a journalist (played by Vivek Oberoi). Kurbaan becomes an important film for Kareena Kapoor because after Main aur Mrs Khanna’s poor box office collection, she needs a hit to maintain her position which this film can provide her. Saif also for a change would be seen in a different avatar and not playing his usual confused but cute kind of character.

 This movie is shot in Philadelphia and in Brooklyn. Kurbaan has some refreshing sound tracks. The music is given by Salim – Sulaiman. I love all the songs of the film which are Shukran Allah sung by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Salim Merchant, Dua by Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Marianne D’Cruz Aiman , Ali Maula by Salim Merchant, Rasiya by Shruti Pathak, Kurbaan Hua by Vishal Dadlani and the remixes as well.

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