Director Puri Jagannadh
Release date August 13, 2004 (India)
Writer Puri Jagannadh
|Release date August 13, 2004|
Songs I Am An Indian
Cast Tusshar Kapoor (Karan Kapoor), Amrita Arora (Saryu), Gracy Singh (Sonam), Ameesha Patel, Anupam Kher (Kapoor)
Similar Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
Shart: The Challenge is a 2004 Bollywood film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. This film stars Tusshar Kapoor, Gracy Singh, Amrita Arora, and Anupam Kher. It's a remake of his Telugu blockbuster, Badri.
Karan (Tusshar Kapoor) has a habit of involving himself in all types of challenges. While Karan and Sonam (Gracy Singh) go out singing and dancing, there comes a moment when an argument develops between them regarding love. Sonam believes in love at first sight while Karan opposes vehemently, stating that love at first sight is nothing but mere infatuation. Sonam challenges Karan to befriend and propose to a girl of her choice. If he succeeds, she will accept defeat and present Karan with a gift, which he has to accept. Karan accepts the challenge
Just then a beautiful girl steps down the temple stairs. Sonam notices her and points at her as the target for their challenge. The girl is Saryu (Amrita Arora). Adopting different methods, Karan ultimately strikes a chord of friendship with Saryu. One day, Saryu’s brother Nanda sees them together. Nanda and his goons thrash people black and blue if they dare to cast an evil eye on Saryu. He goes to Karan’s office with his henchmen. After a scuffle, Nanda warns Karan to stay away from his sister. Seeing their rough behavior, Sonam expresses her wish to withdraw her challenge. But Karan is now more determined to face Nanda at any cost.
Saryu learns about the confrontation and decides to reveal everything to her brother. While he is in a jolly mood, she confesses her love for Karan. Nanda gets enraged and disapproves of Karan. A depressed Saryu attempts suicide. Karan learns about the suicide attempt and runs to the hospital to meet her. But Nanda confronts him again. Nanda tells Saryu that Karan is in love with another girl, and they are planning to marry shortly. When Saryu questions Karan about it, he reveals the truth about the challenge with Sonam. Saryu feels betrayed. Sonam observes all this and tells Karan that he has won the challenge, for which her gift to him is Saryu’s hand in marriage.
Discussion over title
The Hindi word "shart" translates approximately to "challenge" in English. However, the English slang word "shart" is generally interpreted as the occurrence of accidentally vacating one's bowels when trying to flatulate (a portmanteau of shit and fart). Numerous people who originally heard about the title in the United States of America, particularly the teenagers and college-age demographic, were completely oblivious to the true nature of the movie and began speculating how a movie could center around a challenge to "shart." Discussion boards on sites like ign.com and IMDb.com sprang up featuring "shart" stories from individuals, and the actual content of the movie began to take a back seat to its curious title.
ReferencesShart: The Challenge Wikipedia
Shart: The Challenge IMDbShart: The Challenge themoviedb.org