Sunday (2008 film)

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Sunday
Sunday movieposter.jpg
Movie poster for Sunday
Directed by Rohit Shetty
Produced by Dhillin Mehta
Kumar Mangat Pathak
Sunil Lulla
Written by K. Subash
Tushar Hiranandani
Robin Bhatt
Sajid - Farhad (dialogues)
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Starring Ajay Devgan
Ayesha Takia
Arshad Warsi
Irfan Khan
Music by Sandeep Chowta
Shibani Kashyap
Daler Mehndi
Raghav Sachar
M.Ali & Kami (Suroor - Pakistan Band)
Sanjoy Chowdhury (backgrounds)
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj
Distributed by Eros Entertainment
Release dates 25 January 2008
Running time 130 mins
Budget INR250 million (US$4.1 million)
Box office INR234 million (US$3.8 million)

Sunday is a 2008 Bollywood mystery comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Ayesha Takia, Arshad Warsi and Irfan Khan in lead roles.[1] It is a remake of the 2005 Telugu film Anukokunda Oka Roju.[2]

Sunday released on 25 January 2008, and received mixed response from critics. It also managed to do average business at the box office worldwide.

Plot[edit]

The story takes place in Delhi. The film begins when a girl is murdered by an unseen killer. It is learnt that the killer was her fiancee & had acquired evidence about her infidelity. Then, the story shifts to life of Sehar (Ayesha Takia), a voiceover artist. Sehar, who lives alone in a flat, has a friend named Ritu (Anjana Sukhani), who is a fashion designer. Sehar has a rare disorder - her memory blanks out, leaving her clueless about events that took place in a certain time period. Hence, she rarely socializes. But Ritu forcefully takes her to a nightclub.

Sehar had previously met ACP Rajveer Randhawa (Ajay Devgn), a corrupt cop. Unknown to both, their mothers are old friends and want them to get married. Sehar has rejected Rajveer after knowing his truth, but he is smitten. Here, Sehar wakes up in her flat and apparently nothing wrong has happened. But she soon learns that she has missed one whole day. Also, she is being followed by a stranger (Murli Sharma). She runs into two characters, Ballu (Arshad Warsi), a taxi driver asking her a trip fare about which she knows nothing & Kumar (Irrfan Khan), a wannabe actor, who mistakes her for a ghost.

But the plot thickens when Sehar hears some suspicious messages on her answering machine, making her realize that something sinister has happened during the missing Sunday, the day she recalls nothing about. Rajveer comes to rescue, but he comes to the same conclusion as hers. Tests show that Sehar was roofied - most probably in the night club, causing the whole problem. Ballu & Kumar turn out to be red herrings.

Rajveer finds the boys who roofied Sehar, but nothing concrete is found. Just as he is about to accept that Sehar might have killed someone, Sehar is attacked by some goons. The goons fail to kill her, but Rajveer realizes that Sehar might have witnessed a murder. After reconstructing the events at the night out with Ritu, Rajveer finds out that Ballu had left her near a place where a youth was murdered.

Rajveer realizes the implications and sets a trap for the goons. With help of Ballu & Kumar, the goons are finally nabbed & Rajveer learns the truth. He arrests the son of Khurana, a minister, for a double murder. An enraged Khurana demands an explanation. It is revealed that the girl murdered earlier was killed by Khurana's son. After killing her, he waited for few days before killing his own friend, with whom the girl was cheating him. Unfortunately, Sehar was left nearby by Ballu. Khurana's son assumed that she saw the second murder, hence he sent the goons to kill her.

Khurana's son protests until brought face to face with the goons. Khurana has his son arrested. With Sehar safe, the people are still clueless about Sehar's stalker - until the stalker shows up himself. He reveals himself to be a taxi driver. It is revealed that after Khurana's son had seen Sehar, it was this taxi driver who saw Sehar. He realized that she was drugged and managed to get her back to her flat after finding her address. With this final mystery solved, Kumar narrates what happened with everybody, Rajveer and Sehar got married, Ballu now owns a car company, owning hundreds of cars and trucks, and Kumar has become a Bhojpuri superstar, showing that the story ended on a happy note.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The shooting began from 10 March 2007, first few days of shooting happened in Mumbai and then a 30 days schedule in Delhi from 18 March. The second and last schedule started from 22 May 2007 in Delhi and then continued in Mumbai and later in Hyderabad. Lastly a song was shot in Australia and the shooting was completed by 13 July 2007.

The film was shot at popular places in the India like Pragati Maidan, Lal Qila, India Gate, Connaught Place.[3]

Trivia[edit]

  • Arshad Warsi has the same name spelling that he had in Tere Mere Sapne. (Ballu)

Soundtrack[edit]

Song Singer(s) Duration Music Lyrics Picturised on
Missing Sunday Mahua Kamat, Earl Edgar 3.54 Sandeep Chowta
Remix version by Tanay-Gaurav
Sajid-Farhad Ayesha Takia, Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Irfan Khan, Anjana Sukhani
Pyar To Hona Hi Hai Kamran Bari, Mohammad Ali
(Suroor Band)
4.53 Suroor Band
Remix version by Tanay-Gaurav
Kamran Bari Ajay Devgan, Ayesha Takia
Loot Liya Daler Mehndi, Sunidhi Chauhan 4.41 Daler Mehndi Sajid-Farhad, Daler Mehndi Ayesha Takia, Irfan Khan, Arshad Warsi
Kashmakash Shibani Kashyap 5.31 Shibani Kashyap
Remix version by DJ Suketu and Arranged by Aks[disambiguation needed]
Virag Mishra Esha Deol
Shibani Kashyap in Remix Version
Manzar Raghav Sachar 3.50 Raghav Sachar Sajid-Farhad Ayesha Takia, Anjana Sukhani, Tusshar Kapoor
Sunday Theme Joy-Clint 3.50 Amar Mohile Joy[disambiguation needed]

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews and many bashed the film for not including elements that made the original a success. It was also a "flop" performer at the box office.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Esha, Tusshar to sizzle in an item number". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bollywood remakes of South Indian films". NDTV. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ajay's Sunday a Telugu remake?". Mid Day. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boxoffice". Box Office India. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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