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Race (2008)

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Destiny makes two brothers- Ranvir and Rajiv - enemies of each other. Everything is fair in love and war.

Directors:

Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mastan), Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla (as Abbas-Mastan)

Writers:

Shiraz Ahmed (screenplay), Shiraz Ahmed (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Saif Ali Khan ... Ranvir Singh
Akshaye Khanna ... Rajiv Singh
Bipasha Basu ... Sonia
Katrina Kaif ... Sophia
Anil Kapoor ... Inspector Robert D'Costa
Sameera Reddy ... Mini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gurpreet Ghuggi ... (as Gurpreet Guggi)
Johnny Lever ... Max - Marriage Registrar
Dalip Tahil ... Kabir Ahuja
Natalie Walsh ... Dancer
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Storyline

Ranvir and Rajiv are half brothers who own a huge stud farm in South Africa. Ranvir is a very shrewd and aggressive man while Rajiv is laid back, and a chronic alcoholic. Sophia, Ranvir's personal secretary adores and loves him. Ranvir is unaware of her feelings. Shaina, an Indian ramp model in Durban loves Ranvir but through a twist of fate gets married to his younger brother Rajiv. When she discovers that Rajiv is a chronic alcoholic, her world is shattered. Ranvir too is disturbed as he has sacrificed his love for his younger brother because Rajiv had promised to leave alcohol for good if he marries Shaina. In a weak moment Ranvir and Shaina come very close to each other. When Rajiv starts suspecting, all hell breaks loose. A murder is committed, a contract killing is issued. A sharp tongued detective R.D., getting wise on the proceedings, starts an intriguing investigation with his brainless bimbo assistant Mini. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Cursa See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$802,254, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$1,367,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,391,921
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Abbas Mustan wanted Saif Ali Khan to do the younger brother's role. But Saif insisted for the elder brothers role because he wanted to play the main lead and not the villain. See more »

Goofs

A BMW 6 series is shown 3 times in the film and they were all different models each time: M6, 645i, and 650i. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Knock Out (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Dekho Nashey Mein
Written by Sameer
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Krishnakumar Kunnath
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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This movie has twists that may/may not surprise you
27 March 2009 | by yoh-shamankingSee all my reviews

This movie has twists that may/may not surprise you. But it is an Excellent Movie. It's got Excellent Production Value. Overall, a must see Bollywood flick. Won't reveal the story but it's worth watching at least once!!!

What works for Race is that you can never predict exactly whats gonna happen next. Just when you think, this could be the last twist in the tale, it surprises you with another twist. There is almost a twist in every reel!

Directors Abbas – Mastan deserve credit for their execution, they succeed in holding your attention throughout the movie. The direction is complimented by the screenplay although the impact would have been much better had the story been more convincing. With so many twists and turns, the viewer after a certain point could get confused as to whose with who. Also it gets a little tedious to sit through.

As far as the editing is concerned two songs can be easily chopped off for better impact. The music is brilliant, Pehli Nazar Mein stands out. Dialogues are superb. Cinematography brilliant!


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