Aa Dekhen Zara

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Aa Dekhen Zara
Aadekhezaraposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJehangir Surti
Produced byViki Rajani
Screenplay bySheershak Anand
Shantanu Ray Chhibber
Story bySheershak Anand
Shantanu Ray Chhibber
StarringBipasha Basu
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Rahul Dev
Sophie Choudry
Music byPritam Chakraborty
Gaurav Dasgupta
CinematographyJehangir Chowdhury
Edited byBunty Nagi
Production
company
Distributed byEros Entertainment
Release date
  • 27 March 2009 (2009-03-27)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box officeRs. 52.5 millions.[1]

Aa Dekhen Zara (English: Come, Let's See) is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language science fiction thriller film written by Sheershak Anand , starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, who plays a photo journalist, and Bipasha Basu, as a disc jockey. The film is the directorial debut of Jehangir Surti.

Plot[edit]

Ray Acharya (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a struggling photographer has nothing going for him… until he inherits a very 'special' camera from his grandfather who was a scientist. Then his life changes in a way that he could not have imagined in his wildest dreams.

The photographs produced by the camera predict the future. Ray uses the camera to obtain winning lottery numbers, winning horses, and also stock prices. His life becomes one big roller coaster ride that takes him from rags to riches and also helps him meet the love of his life, Simi (Bipasha Basu), a DJ with a mind of her own.

However Captain (Rahul Dev) finds out and chases Ray to get the camera for himself. Security authorities also chase Ray as they are aware that Ray's grandfather was trying to create a camera that can predict the future. The chase leads them to Bangkok where the climax unfolds.[2]

Cast[edit]

Actor Role Reference
Neil Nitin Mukesh Ray Acharya
Bipasha Basu Simi Chatterjee
Rahul Dev Captain
Sophie Choudry Bindiya Avasti
Rajan Korgaonkar Recovery Agent
Ashwin Nayak Bike Rider
Bobby Vatsa Inspector Puri

Production[edit]

The movie was initially known as Freeze. But in an interview, Vikram Rajani, the executive director of Eros Entertainment said, "What is Freeze? The movie was always called Aa Dekhen Zara. I do not know how people called the movie Freeze. That was just a working title we had in mind. We have the title Aa Dekhen Zara registered long time back".[3]

Bipasha Basu performed opposite Neil Mukesh for the first time with this film.[4] Recent reports say that Neil convinced Bipasha to sing with him the title track, "Aa Dekhe Zara".[5] Stylist Rakhi Parekh Patil worked on Bipasha Basu’s look for the movie.[6]

Box office[edit]

The film did moderate business because of a feud between multiplexes owners and the producers. It had an average opening in the first week. The collections started to drop in the second week because of other films with similar themes releasing at the same time (8 x 10 Tasveer, Kal Kissne Dekha). The movie grossed Rs 52,500,000 worldwide.[1][7] The film was declared an average grosser.

Music[edit]

Aa Dekhen Zara
Soundtrack album by
Released
15 February 2009 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelEros Music
ProducerEros Entertainment
Pritam chronology
Billu
(2009)
Aa Dekhen Zara
(2009)
New York
(2009)

The song "Aa Dekhen Zara" is a modern-day remix version of the popular dance number from the Sanjay Dutt and Tina Munim film Rocky, which was released in 1981. The makers of Aa Dekhen Zara obtained the rights for this original R.D. Burman number and gave the song a modern-day flavor. Gaurav Dasgupta was the man behind this remix number which also supposedly features Bipasha.[8] The song "Paisa Hai Power" is a remake of "The Power" by Snap!.

Tracks[edit]

# Track Singer(s) Composer Writer
1. "Gazab" Sunidhi Chauhan & Shaan Pritam Irshad Kamil
2. "Rock The Party" Sunidhi Chauhan & Shweta Vijay Gaurav Dasgupta Sheershak Anand
3. "Power" Dibyendu Mukharjee Gaurav Dasgupta Syed Gulrez & Prashant Pandey
4. "Aa Dekhen Zara (Lounge Mix)" Dibyendu Mukherji & Shweta Vijay Gaurav Dasgupta Sheershak Anand & Anand Bakshi
5. "Mohabbat Aapse" Akriti Kakkar Pritam Irshad Kamil
6. "Power (Club Mix)" Dibyendu Mukharjee Gaurav Dasgupta Syed Gulrez & Prashant Pandey
7. "Gazab (Club Mix)" Sunidhi Chauhan & Shaan Pritam Irshad Kamil
8. "Aa Dekhen Zara" Neil Nitin Mukesh & Sunaina Gaurav Dasgupta Sheershak Anand & Anand Bakshi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dashavtaar Opens To A Poor Response". Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network. 18 April 2009. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  2. ^ OneIndia (16 July 2008). "Neil Mukesh Freeze". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Neil-Bipasha Starrer Now Titled Aa Dekhen Zara". Urdutech.net. 24 December 2008. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Bipasha Basu working with Neil Nitin Mukesh". Desi Bollywood. 24 December 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008.
  5. ^ Bipasha sings!Planetradiocity Retrieved on 24 December 2008
  6. ^ DNA India (23 November 2008). "Bipasha sports a new look for Freeze". DNA India. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  7. ^ "Eros targets March release for Aa Dekhen Zara". BusinessOfCinema. 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Neil Nitin Mukesh Records Title Track Of Aa Dekhen Zara". Urdutech.net. 6 December 2008. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.

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