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| 15 September 2006|
Ashwini Malik (dialogue), Irene Dhar Malik, Onir
September 15, 2006 (India)
Hai Ishq Ye Kya Ek Khata
Sanjay Suri (Nikhil Kapoor), Jimmy Shergill (Rahul Kher), Urmila Matondkar (Anamika Joshi), Juhi Chawla (Ira Malhotra), Rehaan Engineer (Steve O'Brien)
Bas Ek Pal Wikipedia
Bas Ek Pal (English: Just a moment) is a 2006 Indian film, directed by Onir. The movie stars Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles with Jimmy Shergill, Rehaan Engineer and Yashpal Sharma in supporting roles. The film's storyline is an adaptation of Live Flesh, a film by Pedro Almodóvar.
Nikhil Kapoor (Sanjay Suri) decides to return from the USA to Mumbai. When he arrives, he decides to chill out at a nightclub. There he meets a woman and instantly falls for her; she, however, doesn't even introduce herself. After he asks her name, she goes away. The next day, Nikhil meets his old friend Rahul (Jimmy Shergill). The two play basketball and hang out together. Whilst in the company of Rahul and Steve (Rehaan Engineer), another one of Nikhil's friend; the woman shows up again and she is revealed to be Anamika Joshi (Urmila Matondkar). She walks in with her friend Farhad, and when Nikhil tries to talk to Anamika, Farhad begins to think he is flirting with or disturbing her, and a fight breaks out.
Naturally, Rahul and Steve join in as well. Farhad draws out a gun impulsively and Nikhil snatches it from him, pointing it towards him. In the ensuing scuffle, while Steve tries to stop Nikhil by holding him from behind and Rahul tries to draw Farhad away, a bullet is accidentally shot by Nikhil; hitting Rahul in the back. Steve runs away in panic. Anamika also disappears. Farhad flees the country and quietly leaves for Australia. The police arrive at the scene, and arrest Nikhil. Rahul gets paralysed and loses the use of his legs. When Nikhil is kept in a cell by the police for shooting at Rahul, he tells them to ask Rahul himself, who refuses to speak with him. Also, Nikhil has no way of contacting Anamika to prove his innocence. Three years after having been imprisoned, Ira Malhotra (Juhi Chawla) comes to hear his side of the story and helps bail him out. Now Nikhil gets to meet Rahul and Anamika and eventually finds out that he was lured into a trap by someone, who is still at large. Eventually it turns out that Ira and Rahul were having an affair, and Steve came to know about it. In order to teach Rahul a lesson, at that night in the party, he had pressed the trigger while he was trying to stop Nikhil, with the gun in Nikhil's hand, making it look like Nikhil had done all this. Ira knew this all along, and that's why she helped Nikhil to get bailed out. She tries to leave Steve, and comes to Nikhil, where an angry Steve confronts both of them and threatens them with a gun. Steve shoots Nikhil in the stomach, fatally wounding him. Ira holds herself responsible for whatever wrong has happened to Nikhil and shoots herself leaving Steve shocked and repenting. Steve commits suicide by shooting a bullet in his head and dies instantly.
Anamika and Rahul, fearing the worst, reach Nikhil's house, where a dying Nikhil finally succumbs in Anamika's lap. The movie ends with both Anamika and Rahul standing together, looking towards the sunset, in silence.Juhi Chawla ... Ira Malhotra
Urmila Matondkar ... Anamika Joshi
Jimmy Shergill ... Rahul Kher
Sanjay Suri ... Nikhil Kapoor
Rehaan Engineer ... Steve O'Brien
Directed by: Onir
Writing credits: Onir & Juhi Chawla
Produced by: Manohar P. Kanungo, Shailesh R. Singh
Original Music by: Pritam, Vivek Phillip, Mithoon
Cinematography by: Sachin Kumar
Film Editing by: Onir
Art Direction by: Shyam Dey and Ritika Singh
The Bas Ek Pal album contains nine songs, three of them are remixes. The soundtrack is notable for its Western flavor being generally praised by critics. The music directors are Vivek Phillip, Mithoon and Pritam with lyrics written by Amitabh Varma and Sayeed Quadri. Pritam copies Yuri Mrakadi's "Arabiyon Ana" already lifted by him in Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena to create the song "Hai Ishq." The song "Tere Bin" which was composed by Mithoon was voted as one of the best songs of 2006. The soundtrack was released on two-channel compact disc and cassette tape and received good reviews from critics.
The movie failed on the box office, though Juhi Chawla, Urmila Matondkar, Jimmy Shergill and Sanjay Suri's natural performances were highly appreciated.
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