Musafir (2004 film)

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Musafir
Musafir.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Sanjay Gupta
Produced by Sanjay Gupta
Written by Sameer Malhotra
Milap Zaveri
Starring Anil Kapoor
Aditya Pancholi
Sameera Reddy
Mahesh Manjrekar
Shakti Kapoor
Sanjay Dutt
Koena Mitra
Music by Vishal-Shekhar
Cinematography P.S. Vinod
Edited by Bunty Nagi
Release date
  • 10 December 2004 (2004-12-10)
Running time
152 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Musafir (translation: Traveller) is a 2004 Hindi thriller film, directed and produced by Sanjay Gupta starring Anil Kapoor, Aditya Pancholi, Sameera Reddy and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles and introducing Koena Mitra. The film was controversial because of some sensual scenes, including kissing, between Kapoor and Reddy. The film has been described as "a take-off on" Oliver Stone's 1997 thriller, U Turn. At the box office the film opened to almost near housefull collections of 80%-100percent all over India but witnessed a steep fall by the end of its first week of release and was eventually given an average verdict at the box office due to its high production costs settling as the eighth highest grossing Hindi film of the year.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Lucky (Anil Kapoor) is a small-time criminal, hoping to retire with his girlfriend Lara (Koena Mitra) after one last job. Unfortunately for him, things do not go as planned and he becomes involved with a ruthless killer Billa (Sanjay Dutt). Lucky steals 2.5 million from Billa. But Lara steals it from him instead. He, then, comes to know that his friends have been murdered. Billa tracks Lucky down. But Lucky is able to strike a deal. He is to go to Goa and meet Jacko (Shakti Kapoor) and sell him a bag of unknown contents. He then meets Jacko and sets a rendezvous. On his return to his hotel he comes across a Police inspector (Aditya Pancholi) who seems to have become suspicious of Lucky.

In a small restaurant he sights a dancer Sam(Sameera Reddy). He follows her and gets an opportunity to meet her when her car breaks down. He offers her a lift home. She introduces herself as Sam. When her husband, Lukka (Mahesh Manjrekar) shows up, they retrieve her car from the road, and go home. That night Lucky arrives in a disco to meet Jacko again. Here he again comes across Sam. After getting the money, Lucky prepares to leave the next morning. Sam arrives at Lucky's hotel to meet him. But their meeting is cut short when Lucky notices the same inspector. He tells Sam to hide and hides the bag of money in the vehicle of an unsuspecting motorist. By the time Inspector leaves, the vehicle with the money is gone. Meanwhile, Billa tracks down Lara, gets the money back and kills her.

While Billa hides the fact that he has his money back, Lucky hides that he has lost the money. He again comes across Lukka. It turns out that he wants Lucky to kill Sam and in return Lucky would get 2.5 million. Ironically, Sam meets Lucky and sets up a deal that if Lucky would kill Lukka she will pay him 2.5 million. Both of them want the work done that night. During drink sam bents down and Lukka has temptations on her and asks her to remove her blouse but she refuses and lukka forcefully unzips her and his attempts to assault Sam and Sam accidentally shoots him dead. Lucky, however, gets the money and both try to get out of Goa. But the inspector is following them. Sam identifies the inspector as Lukka's brother Tiger and the 2.5 million actually belong to Tiger. Lucky somehow shakes Tiger off his pursuit, and hides the money. The next morning she is nowhere to be found. Lucky desperately searches her and when he finally finds her he realises that he has fallen in love with her. Suddenly they are attacked by Inspector Tiger with his police force.

Lucky is running out of ammunition when Billa arrives and shoots down all the police officers. Tiger, however, manages to escape by making Sam his hostage. At gunpoint Lucky agrees to take Billa to the place where the money is hidden. When they reach the platform, Lucky finds that Tiger has discovered the money. A fist-to-fist duel ensues between Tiger and Lucky but Billa intervenes and strikes a final deal. Both Lucky and Tiger have to walk on two parallel railway tracks blindfolded. The person towards whom the train comes is gone....If Lucky survives then he will get the girl while Billa will take the money, but if Tiger is saved he gets the money and Billa will take the girl.

The train however changes tracks at the last moment and heads towards Lucky. Sam screams in horror and pleads Billa to let her go. From Sam's scream Tiger comes to know that Lucky is doomed. He takes off his blindfold and waves a farewell at Lucky. But he is promptly shot dead by Billa (because Billa notices the bracelet that was on Tiger's wrist that belonged to his now dead comrade). He then allows Sam to run to Lucky and try to save him. She does pull him off the tracks before the train could reach him. Billa smiles and rides away on his bike. After going a short distance, he stops and drops the bag to ground in a brief act of generosity and then goes away.

Trivia[edit]

The TV presenter Konnie Huq appears as an extra in the club scene of the film.[3]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Musafir
Musafir OST cover.jpg
Compilation album by Vishal-Shekhar and Anand Raj Anand
Released 2004
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 97:12
Label T-Series
Vishal-Shekhar chronology
Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao
(2004)
Musafir
(2004)
Shabd
(2005)
Anand Raj Anand chronology
Wajah
(2003)
Musafir
(2004)
Kaal
(2005)

The music of the film was composed by Vishal-Shekhar. Anand Raj Anand composed one track "Ishq Kabhi Kario Na". Four tracks in the album are remixes of the original ones from Kaante. Dev Kohli, Kumaar, Vishal Dadlani and Milap Jhaveri provided the lyrics. The music was applauded by critics and audience for being experimental and different. The compositions of Vishal-Shekhar heavily used techno and trance beats and the album itself was divided into two CDs—"Club" and "Longue". Songs like "Ishq Kabhi Kario Na", "Saaki" and "Door Se Paas" were highly popular among the youth. Vishal-Shekhar made Kumar Sanu sing a techno song "Phir Na Kehna", a very rare Western-style song for Kumar Sanu.

CD 1 – Club
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Ishq Kabhi Kario Na" (Flea Market Trance Mix) Dev Kohli Anand Raj Anand Sunidhi Chauhan 4:28
2. "Saaki" (Psychedelic Insomnia Mix) Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan 5:24
3. "Door Se Paas" (Missy in the Pool Mix) Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar KK 6:06
4. "Rabba" (Agony And Ecstasy Mix) Kumaar, Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Krishna Beura 5:52
5. "Tez Dhaar" (Sex on Wheels Mix) Vishal Dadlani, Milap Jhaveri Vishal-Shekhar Sanjay Dutt 5:36
6. "Ishq Kabhi Kario Na" (Paradiso Mix) Dev Kohli Anand Raj Anand Sukhwinder Singh 4:23
7. "Ishq Samunder*" (Back To Life Mix) Dev Kohli Anand Raj Anand Sunidhi Chauhan, Anand Raj Anand 5:22
8. "Rama Re*" (The Boys Are Back Mix) Dev Kohli Anand Raj Anand Sanjay Dutt, Shaan, Zubeen Garg, Anand Raj Anand, Sudesh Bhonsle 6:65
9. "Rabba" (Kinky in Ibiza Mix) Kumaar, Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Richa Sharma 7:51
Total length: 51:58
CD 2 – Lounge
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
10. "Rabba" (Farewell To Sadness Mix) Kumaar, Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Richa Sharma 6:22
11. "Sun Suniyo" (Anjuna Laguna Mix) Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Hema Sardesai 4:23
12. "Tez Dhaar" (Billa's Journey Mix) Vishal Dadlani, Milap Jhaveri Vishal-Shekhar Sanjay Dutt 5:24
13. "Phir Na Kehna" (Crazy in Zanzibar Mix) Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Kumar Sanu, Sunidhi Chauhan 5:39
14. "Ek Dil Ne" (Casa Brittona Mix) Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal 4:57
15. "Rabba" (Kiss of Death Mix) Kumaar, Dev Kohli Vishal-Shekhar Sukhwinder Singh 6:04
16. "Yaar Mangyasi*" (Eternal Moment Mix) Dev Kohli Anand Raj Anand Sonu Nigam 6:22
17. "Mahi Ve*" (Sleep With Destiny Mix) Dev Kohli Anand Raj Anand Sukhwinder Singh, Richa Sharma 6:03
Total length: 45:14

*Originally featured in Kaante.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bose Malik, Jhoomur (10 December 2004). "Sanjay Dutt ki to...". Times of India. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (11 December 2004). "Erotic thriller". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Musafir Movie Profile". 2004. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 

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