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|Directed by||Mohit Suri|
|Produced by||Mukesh Bhatt|
|Written by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Music by||Roop Kumar Rathod
|Edited by||Akiv Ali|
|25 March 2005|
Zeher (Hindi: ज़हर, Urdu: زہر, English: Poison) is a 2005 Bollywood suspense thriller directed by debutant director Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The film features Shamita Shetty, Emraan Hashmi, and Udita Goswami in the lead roles. The film had only moderate success at the box office despite getting positive reviews from the critics. It is an adaptation of Hollywood movie Out of Time Starring Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes.
Siddharth, who is going through a divorce with his wife, Sonia (Shamita Shetty) whom he still loves, finds himself involved with a local married woman named Anna (Udita Goswami). Unable to cope with the pressures of his wife's success who is in the special police force, he continues his secret and dangerous relationship with Anna.
Things get even more complicated when Siddharth realizes that Anna's husband, Shawn (Sameer Kochhar) is a wife beater and Anna is dying from cancer. Being a good soul, Siddharth does not have it in him to abandon this woman who seems to have given him some affection in recent times.
In the heat of the moment, Siddharth takes an irrational decision to give Anna the money he recovered in a drug raid, for her medication in a final effort to save her. Things are not what they seem since Anna dies in a fire that very night. Siddharth now races to uncover a murky tail of drug money, murder and deceit, because all the evidences points to him.
With his wife heading the case, Siddharth is now in a race against time to find out the real truth behind Anna's murder, recover the drug money and also win his wife's love back.
After a bunch of wild goose chases, Siddharth finds out that Anna is very much alive and was actually controlling Shawn and Siddharth in the whole plot for getting the Insurance money. Siddharth finds this in just nick of time and while confronting Anna with the truth, Anna points a gun at him. In the scuffle that follows, Sonia shoots Anna and she provides the alibi for him stating that Anna's death was an accident.
The movie ends with Siddharth recovering the lost drug money and his wife.
- Shamita Shetty as Sonia Mehra
- Emran Hashmi as Siddharth Mehra
- Udita Goswami as Anna
- Sameer Kochhar as Shawn
- Puneet Vashist as Siddharth's Friend
- Ninad Kamat as James
- Vishwajeet Pradhan as Inspector Shah
The soundtrack of Zeher was composed by Anu Malik, Roop Kumar Rathod, Mithoon, Naresh Sharma, Jal (Band) & Atif Aslam. The compositions were recreated and directed by Anu Malik (Roop Kumar Rathod's compositions) & Mithoon & Naresh Sharma (Atif Aslam compositions). Singers like Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan, Atif Aslam & KK crooned for the songs in the album. Lyrics were penned by Sayeed Quadri & Shakeel Azmi. The songs Agar Tum Mil Jao & Jaane Jaa Jaane Jaa were chartbusters while other songs were also extremely popular with the song Woh Lahme being a big rage among the youth. The soundtrack was ranked on 5th position in the year 2005 by all time music sales.
The music and lyrics of "Agar Tum Mil Jao" is a copy of the popular ghazal sung by Tasawwar Khanum on PTV.
|1||"Agar Tum Mil Jao (Female)"||Shreya Goshal||Anu Malik|
|2||"Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein"||Atif Aslam||Mithoon, Atif Aslam, Naresh Sharma & Jal (Band)|
|3||"Jaane Jaa Jaane Jaa"||Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal||Roop Kumar Rathod|
|4||"Aye Bekhabar"||KK||Roop Kumar Rathod|
|5||"Agar Tum Mil Jao (Male)"||Udit Narayan||Anu Malik|
|6||"Lamhe (Remix)"||Atif Aslam||Atif Aslam, Naresh Sharma, Mithoon & Jal (Band)|
|7||"Zamana Chhod Denge Hum"||Udit Narayan||Anu Malik|
|8||"Agar Tum Mil Jao (Instrumental)"||Instrumental||Anu Malik|
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2005) - Atif Aslam
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer (2005) - Shreya Ghosal
- Zee Cine Award for Best Popular Track Of The Year (2005)
- Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer - Male (2005) - Atif Aslam
- IIFA Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2006) - Atif Aslam
- Screen Award for Best Debut Director (2006) - Mohit Suri
- Screen Award for Best Playback Singer - Male (2006) - Atif Aslam