Movie poster for Shabd
|Directed by||Leena Yadav|
|Produced by||Pritish Nandy Communications|
|Written by||Llena Malhotra|
|Edited by||Leena Yadav|
|Distributed by||Pritish Nandy Communications|
|Budget||Rs. 7 crores|
|Box office||Rs. 12.08 crores|
Shabd (Hindi: शब्द, Urdu: شبد, English: Word). 2005 Bollywood thriller drama film produced by Pritish Nandy Communications, and directed by Leena Yadav. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Zayed Khan. The film got good reviews but failed at the Box Office. This movie resembles the 1983 Malayalam movie Rachana directed by Mohan.
Author Shaukat Vashisht (Sanjay Dutt) lives a wealthy life-style in India with his wife, Antara (Aishwarya Rai), who is a College Teacher. Shaukat achieves fame when he is nominated for the Booker prize, and goes on to win it. His publishers, hoping that they have unleashed a goldmine, are disappointed with his subsequent works, and soon Shaukat is depressed to such an extent that he almost gives up writing. Then he decides to write a story on a woman named Tamanna, and figures that he will base this story on none other than Antara herself. For this purpose he starts to make note of her every movement, and it is then that he finds out that she has an admirer in fellow-teacher, Yash (Zayed Khan), a dashing young man - with a bright future ahead of him. Shaukat also finds out that Antara has never mentioned Yash to him, nor has she informed Yash that she is married.
He decides to manufacture a realistic story by making Antara hide her marital status from Yash and pursue a relationship with him. Things go wrong as Antara begins to have real feelings for Yash. (She still loves Shaukat though.)
Whatever Shaukat pens turns out to be true. He starts to believe he can change Antara's and Yash's fate by his writings, and writes according to his logic that Yash would commit suicide after getting to know Antara's reality. However, Antara soon comes to know of this. She lies to Shaukat that Yash really committed suicide in order to disillusion Shaukat. Shaukat, out of guilt, becomes schizophrenic. The film ends on a disturbing note: Antara sends Shaukat to an asylum, due to his schizophrenia.
- Sanjay Dutt as Shaukat Vashisth
- Aishwarya Rai as Antara Vashisth/Tamanna
- Zayed Khan as Yash
- Aakash Pandey as Shouting Asylum Inmate
- Sadiya Siddiqui as Rajni (Maidservant)
- Brijendra Kala as Servant (Ramakant)
- Alexander as the stranger
The music of the film did get good reviews among audiences though the film overall performed well below expectations at the box-office. The film had the following sound-tracks.
|Khoya Khoya||Sonu Niigam, Sunidhi Chauhan||Zayed, Aishwarya|
|Sholon Si||Vishal Dadlani, Sunidhi Chauhan||Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya|
|Lo Shuru Ab||Kumar Sanu, Sunidhi Chauhan||Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya|
|Bolo To||Sonu Niigam, Shreya Ghoshal||Zayed, Aishwarya, party song|
|Mat Jaa||Sukhwinder Singh,||Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya|