Anwar (2007 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Manish Jha|
|Produced by||Rajesh Singh|
|Story by||Manish Jha|
|Edited by||Amitabh Shukla|
|Distributed by||Dayal Creations Pvt. Ltd.|
Anwar (Hindi: अनवर) is a 2007 Indian film written and directed by Manish Jha, who is famous for his work in Matrubhoomi. The film stars Siddharth Koirala, Manisha Koirala, Rajpal Yadav and Nauheed Cyrusi.
Anwar, a Muslim, lives a middle-class lifestyle in Lucknow, India, with his mother, brother, and sister-in-law, Suraiya. Anwar is researching on ancient Hindu mandirs. The family rents out a room to a poor widow and her attractive daughter, Mehru, whom Anwar falls in love with.
Anwar is certain of Mehru's love for him and is shocked when he finds out that she has eloped with Udit, his friend, who is about to immigrate to America. He informs her mother, who in turn calls upon her nephew and kin to locate Mehru. They find the couple aboard a bus. Udit is killed, while Mehru is beaten. A guilt-ridden Anwar takes shelter in an ancient Hindu temple in Dholpur carrying a bag, which contains drawings of mandirs and notes on Lord Krishna, Devi Meera, and Mehru. This bag ends up with the police, who now believe that Anwar is a terrorist who is planning to detonate bombs in sacred Hindu temples.
The place is surrounded by the police, politicians who are anxious to win the Hindu vote, the media, and a huge crowd who are here to see the show. Set against post 9/11 scenario, amidst the craze for Valentine's Day, Britney Spears, Osama Bin Laden, George W. Bush, and the American way of life, Anwar must now examine his options.
- Manisha Koirala as Anita
- Siddharth Koirala as Anwar
- Rajpal Yadav as Gopinath
- Vijay Raaz as Master Pasha
- Yashpal Sharma as S.P. Tiwari
- Hiten Tejwani as Udit
- Nauheed Cyrusi as Mehru
- Sudhir Pandey as Minister
- Pankaj Jha
- Lalit Tiwari
- Kashish Duggal
- Sanjay Mishra
- Prithvi Zutshi
|1.||"Maula Mere Maula"||Mithoon||Roop Kumar Rathod||6:04|
|2.||"Javeda Zindagi"||Mithoon||Kshitij Tarey, Shilpa Rao||8:22|
|3.||"Bangla Khula Khula"||Pankaj Awasthi||Megha Sriram||5:18|
|4.||"Dilbar Mera"||Pankaj Awasthi||Pankaj Awasthi||4:53|
|5.||"Jo Maine Aas Lagayi"||Pankaj Awasthi||Pankaj Awasthi||2:05|
|6.||"Anwar's Confession - Into The Black"||Pankaj Awasthi||3:17|
- "The eat is on… Kakoris entice Bollywood to Lucknow". Indian Express. April 26, 2006.