Tehzeeb (2003 film)

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Tehzeeb
TehzeebDVD.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Khalid Mohammed
Produced by Paresh Talpade
Written by Khalid Mohammed
Javed Siddiqui
Starring Shabana Azmi
Urmila Matondkar
Arjun Rampal
Diya Mirza
Narrated by Arjun Rampal
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Release date(s)
  • 21 November 2003 (2003-11-21)
Running time 143 min
Country India
Language Hindi

Tehzeeb (Hindi: तह्ज़ीब, Urdu: تہزیب, English: Etiquette) is a 2003 Indian Bollywood film directed by Khalid Mohammed. It premiered on 21 November 2003. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Urmila Matondkar, Diya Mirza, Arjun Rampal and Rishi Kapoor in a special appearance. Urmila and Shabana were praised for their roles.

Plot[edit]

Anwar (Rishi Kapoor) and Rukhsana (Shabana Azmi) had been married for years. After the birth of their daughters Tehzeeb and Nazeen, Anwar goes into depression and commits suicide. Rukhsana is an ambitious and popular singer. After her husband's mysterious death, her elder daughter Tehzeeb (Urmila Matondkar) suspects her to be the cause of his departure. Despite the court declaring Rukhsana innocent, Tehzeeb still bears a grudge against her and accuses her of deserting her and Nazeen (Dia Mirza).

Years later, Tehzeeb has married Salim (Arjun Rampal) against her mother's wishes. Nazeen is mentally challenged, and Tehzeeb takes her under her custody. Tehzeeb lives happily with her husband and Nazeen, until Rukhsana decides to visit them and renew ties after five years. Both mother and daughter are happy about the upcoming visit, but the tension between them turns up eventually.

Many challenges and arguments arise because of Tehzeeb and Rukhsana's differences. But Tehzeeb and her mother have many good moments and Rukhsana grows close with both her daughters. Disaster then strikes when Nazeen shoots herself. Here the truth comes out that Anwar killed himself and Rukhsana wasn't responsible. Rukhsana wants to take Nazeen with her, but Tehzeeb doesn't agree. Salim convinces her and she finally gives her consent.

On the day that Rukhsana is to leave, she is sitting on the swing with her eyes closed. Tehzeeb goes up to her and apologizes, tells her she still loves her, but Rukhsana doesn't reply. Tehzeeb shakes her and Rukhsana falls over. In panic, Tehzeeb calls Salim. It is revealed that Rukhsana neglected her health and had a heart attack which she died of.

At the end of the movie, Tehzeeb is singing one of her mother's songs in her memory to a crowd while Salim and Nazeen watch her.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

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Nominated

Music[edit]

Tehzeeb
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released
13 October 2003 (India)
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei
(2003)
Tehzeeb
(2003)
Udhaya
(2003)

The soundtrack of the film contains six songs. The music is by the award-winning composer A.R. Rahman. The lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar but the Ghazal songs had lyrics adapted from traditional poems of famous poets. Rahman introduced a singer Sujata Bhattacharya, who later renamed herself as Madhushree. An additional song "Habibi" was featured in the movie but was not released in cassettes or CDs.

Song Singer(s) Lyrics
"Khoye Khoye Aankhen" Shaan Adapted from Shahd Azimabadi
"Meherbaan" Asha Bhosle, Sukhwinder Singh Javed Akhtar
"Na Shiqwa Hota" Madhushree Javed Akhtar
"Sabaq Aisa" Madhushree Adapted from Dagh Dehlvi
"Mujhpe Toofan Uthaye" Madhushree Adapted from Momin Khan Momin
"I Wanna Be Free" Anupama, Mathangi Blaaze
"Na Shiqwa Hota" Vijaya Javed Akhtar
"Habibi" (additional song) Sunitha Sarathy Javed Akhtar

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