Bas Ek Pal

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Bas Ek Pal
Cd-basekpal.gif
DVD cover
Directed by Onir
Produced by Manohar P. Kanungo,
Shailesh R. Singh
Written by Onir
Starring Juhi Chawla
Urmila Matondkar
Jimmy Shergill
Sanjay Suri
Rehaan Engineer
Yashpal Sharma
Music by Pritam
Vivek Phillip
Mithoon
Release dates 15 September 2006
Language Hindi

Bas Ek Pal (English: Just a moment) is a 2006 Bollywood film, directed by Onir. The movie stars Juhi Chawla, Urmila Matondkar, Jimmy Shergill, Sanjay Suri, Rehaan Engineer and Yashpal Sharma. The film's storyline is an adaptation of Live Flesh, a film by Pedro Almodóvar.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.

Resulting, Rahul and Steve join in as well. Farhad turns out to be a gangster, and draws out a gun. After a big brawl, Rahul is shot on the leg and he collapses. Steve runs away in panic. Anamika has also disappeared. Farhad puts the gun into Nikhil's hands and 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 a killer, who is still at large.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • 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

Music[edit]

Bas Ek Pal
Soundtrack album by Tips Music Films
Released
7 August 2006 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
Tips Music Films chronology
Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar
(2006)
Bas Ek Pal
(2006)
Apna Sapna Money Money
(2006)

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.[2] The soundtrack was released on two-channel compact disc and cassette tape[3] and received good reviews from critics.[4]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Tere Bin" Atif Aslam 4:35
"Hai Ishq" KK and Sunidhi Chauhan 4:22
"Zindagi Hosh Main" KK and Zubeen Garg 4:37
"Bas Ek Pal" KK and Dominique Cerejo 5:36
"Ashq Bhi" KK and Sunidhi Chauhan 4:21
"Dheeme Dheeme" KK and Sunidhi Chauhan 5:20

Box office[edit]

The movie failed on the box office, though Juhi Chawla, Urmila Matondkar, Jimmy Shergill and Sanjay Suri's natural performances were highly appreciated.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gupta, Pratim D (April 30, 2011). "I for Identity". The Telegraph. 
  2. ^ "Dishant: Bas Ek Pal Soundtrack". 
  3. ^ "The Hindu: Bas Ek Pal Cassette — Chords & Notes". 
  4. ^ Tuteja Joginder (7 August 2006). "Bas Ek Pal". indiaFM. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 

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