Friday, June 26, 2009


Here comes one of the most awaited Bollywood movie, especially giving a huge relief to film lovers from the draught of movies since April 2009, owing to the strike between Multiplex Owners & Producers.

And no wonders doing justice to the promos, "NEW YORK" surpasses the expectations of audience. Contrary to Kabir Khan’s directorial venture “KABUL EXPRESS”, which was an extended version of a documentary film, he comes back with a hardcore commercial thriller which will be appreciated by one and all.

“NEW YORK” is a story of friendship set against the backdrop of New York and post 9/11 happenings. Omar (Neil Nitin Mukesh) who goes to USA for the first time and meets Sam (John Abraham) and Maya (Katrina Kaif). It is the story of these 3 friends who are enjoying their life in New York, but suddenly one day the world around them changes post 9/11 WTC attack and their lives are turned upside down. The turning point comes with the introduction of FBI undercover agent Roshan (Irrfan Khan).

The scenes involving FBI and how it rounds up the 9/11 suspects have been brilliantly shot just like a Hollywood film, kudos to Kabir Khan for bring genuinity to the film contrary to typical Bollywood masala flicks. He has deftly depicted the mentality of USA after 9/11 attacks, specially the way this country handled and tortured the suspects, in the absence of proper evidences.

Kabir Khan skillfully keeps the film under his control, properly with an optimum balance of offbeat & commercial ingredients. The film has all the ingredients of a blockbuster such as – pace, thrill, drama, emotion, action etc., which keeps the audience on the edge of the seat.

As regards to acting, surprise package is Neil Nitin Mukesh, who does justice to the most intricate role among the three protagonists.

John Abraham comes out of his Dostana trunks and in place of his well toned body shows his acting potential, which has been well exploited by Kabir Khan, especially the scenes of his detention are spine chilling plus his interaction scenes with Irrfan Khan are worth mentioning. In one of his interviews John rightly said that public will get to see altogether John in NEW YORK.

Katrina Kaif looks beautiful as usual and also does justice to her role. Her chemistry with both John & Neil is amazing. The performance by all 3 can easily be termed as the best ones of their career. Irrfan Khan once again is fantastic.

The other star of the film is it’s story by Aditya Chopra, which never looses the grip. Cinematography too is beautiful. Seems that the whole team is gonna ensure that "NEW YORK" strikes gold in most of the award functions.

Overall, “NEW YORK” is a must watch and bring backs Yash Raj banner once again to the form, since few of their last films have been duds.

I will give 4 out of 5 to the film, which surely has all the ingredients of a Box Office Blockbuster.
Banner : Yash Raj Films
Released on : June 26, 2009
Language : Hindi
Genre : Action/ Thriller
Producer : Aditya Chopra
Director : Kabir Khan
Star Cast :
Neil Nitin Mukesh - Omar
John Abraham - Samir
Katrina Kaif – Maya
Irrfan Khan - Roshan
Music on : YRF Music
Singers : KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Pankaj Awasthi, Caraleisa Monteiro Music : Pritam Chakraborty, Pankaj Awasthi
Cinematography : Aseem Mishra
Choreography : Ahmed Khan
Action : Shyam Kaushal
Screenplay : Sandeep Srivastava
Story : Aditya Chopra

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