Naksha

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Naksha
Naksha.jpg
Movie poster for Naksha
Directed by Sachin Bajaj
Produced by Akshay Bajaj
Written by Milap Zaveri
Tushar Hiranandani
Starring Sunny Deol
Vivek Oberoi
Sameera Reddy
Jackie Shroff
Narrated by Anil Kapoor
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Vijay Arora
Edited by Sanjay Sankla
Distributed by Om Films Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates
  • 8 September 2006 (2006-09-08)
Running time
126 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Naksha [Translation: Map] is a 2006 Bollywood film. The film is directed by Sachin Bajaj and stars Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Sameera Reddy and Jackie Shroff. The film was inspired by Hollywood movie The Rundown.

The role of Ria was initially offered to Amrita Rao but she declined the offer as she was filming for Vivah.

Synopsis[edit]

Youngster Vicky (Vivek Oberoi) lives with his mother (Navni Parihar). A lawyer shows up to speak with his mother about their father's old bungalow in the Uttarakhand hills. Vicky arrives at the bungalow and discovers a secret cache behind one of the photographs. And in the cache lies a replica of a map, made by his father who was once killed unlocking a mystery of treasure. Eventually some of his father's murderers discover Vicky, and abduct him. In the meantime, Vicky's mother visits the professor's first wife (Suhasini Mulay). The professor's son by this wife, Veer Malhotra (Sunny Deol), is a forest officer in Uttarakhand. Vicky's mother requests Veer's mother to seek Veer's assistance in finding Vicky and bringing him back. While thugs bring Vicky to Bali. As Bali is about to have Vicky executed, Veer drops in and rescues Vicky. Determined to obtain the map at any cost, Bali's men give chase to Vicky and Veer: the chase takes them through the dense jungles of Uttarakhand to the foothills of the Himalayas. They rescue Riya (Sameera Reddy) from a river rafting accident. Bali and his men capture Vicky and Veer, and slaughter the pygmies. Bali reveals that the map describes the location of a powerful device: the armour and ear rings of the mythical warrior Karna (of the Mahabharata). This armour will make the wearer invincible and all powerful. Vicky and Veer escape. Vicky and Veer arrive at the final destination, only to find that Bali has beaten them to it. Endowed with divine strength, the evil Bali easily overpowers Vicky and Veer and prepares to kill them. Vicky and Veer exploit the flaw to defeat Bali and restore the armour. They escape the temple just in time before it comes crashing down, thus sealing it off forever.

Cast[edit]

Actor/Actress Role
Sunny Deol Veer Malhotra
Vivek Oberoi Vicky Malhotra
Sameera Reddy Riya
Jackie Shroff Bali

Soundtrack[edit]

Naksha
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Released 24 July 2006 (Digital Release)
08 September 2006 (Film Release)
Genre Film Soundtrack
Length 42:54
Language Hindi
Label Saregama
Producer Pritam
Pritam chronology
Ankahee
2006
Naksha
2006
Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2006

The music was composed by Pritam. The lyrics were written by Sameer apart from the song 'U n I' which was penned by Mayur Puri. The album consisting of 11 tracks was released by Saregama on 24 July 2006.[1]

All lyrics written by Sameer (except where noted), all music composed by Pritam.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Shake It"   Suzanne D Mello, Kailash Kher & Indee 5:07
2. "Yaara Ve"   Pritam & Abhishek Nailwal 4:33
3. "Lets Do Balle Balle" (Lyrics by Mayur Puri) Sonu Nigam 3:44
4. "Jat Yamla"   Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal 4:28
5. "Nasha"   Pritam & Alisha Chinai 4:35
6. "U&I: Dil Se Mile Dil" (Lyrics by Mayur Puri) KK & Pritam 3:44
7. "Shake It (Dhol Club Mix)"   Suzanne D Mello & Kailash Kher 4:12
8. "Yaara Ve (Tumbi House Mix)"   Zero D.B, Abhishek Nailwal & Kailash Kher 3:35
9. "Jat Yamla (Remix)"   Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal 3:51
10. "Shake Shake (All Ladies in the House)"   Indee 1:35
11. "U&I" (Lyrics by Mayur Puri) Labh Janjua, Rana Mazumder 3:30
Total length:
42:54

Response[edit]

Junta avoided the movie, primarily due to the showcasing of Vivek & Sam, as the leads; the semi-old guns still did the job - Sunny Boy & Jackie Man. Taking a closer look, ignoring the small little vices and the movie holds a charm. The elevating factor of the movie is the sparkling personalities of the 3 main stars and how well they work off each other. It's not unlike the teaming of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour in the Road pictures. And the entrance of Jackie Shroff as the villain has to be awarded cult status as the camera at 1st only focuses on his boots and long strides!

Critical[edit]

The movie received extremely poor reviews by most critics. The film's flawed story and performances were especially criticized. The sets and action, however, drew praise. As Lala Amarnath would say, "Not Bad, Not Too Bad At All"

Box office[edit]

The film recovered its costs, despite being panned by the critics, which yet again proves the point that India is still a democracy, at least as far as the movies` go - majority wins.

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