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Movie poster for Naksha
|Directed by||Sachin Bajaj|
|Produced by||Akshay Bajaj|
|Written by||Milap Zaveri
|Narrated by||Anil Kapoor|
|Edited by||Sanjay Sankla|
|Distributed by||Om Films Pvt. Ltd.|
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.
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.
|Sunny Deol||Veer Malhotra|
|Vivek Oberoi||Vicky Malhotra|
|Soundtrack album by Pritam|
|Released||24 July 2006 (Digital Release)
08 September 2006 (Film Release)
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.||"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|
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!
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"
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.
- "Naksha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Pritam & Eric Pillai on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 23 April 2016.