Vaada (film)

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Theatrical Poster
Directed by Satish Kaushik
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani
Written by Rumi Jaffery
Starring Arjun Rampal
Amisha Patel
Zayed Khan
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography Johny Lall
Edited by Steven Bernard
Distributed by Puja Films
Release dates
  • 7 January 2005 (2005-01-07)
Running time
122 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Vaada (Hindi: वादा, translation: Promise) is a 2005 Bollywood thriller film directed by Satish Kaushik. The film stars Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel and Zayed Khan in lead roles. The story revolves around a murder amidst a convoluted love-triangle. It released on 7 January 2005.


Rahul (Arjun Rampal) and Karan (Zayed Khan) are business partners. The film begins with the discovery of dead body of Pooja (Amisha Patel), Rahul's wife. It is apparent that Pooja has committed suicide by hanging herself. However, before the postmortem, Pooja's body goes missing. As the investigation goes on, the film turns to a flashback, where it is revealed that Karan used to be Pooja's ex-boyfriend. Karan was brash and good looking, but he was extremely possessive of Pooja. This caused Pooja to break up with him.

After the break up, Karan left town and Pooja met a handsome, loving, wealthy man, Rahul. Soon, the two got married and started living a happy married life. However, one day, Rahul lost his eyes in a car crash. Meanwhile, Karan became a wealthy man, unaware of the fact that Pooja is now married. He also met Karan, and the two becoming business partners.

However, Karan became angry after learning about Rahul and Pooja. He started harassing Pooja behind Rahul's back. The story comes to the present, where the police are investigating the case. With new developments in the place, the police start suspecting that Pooja's death is not a suicide and that Karan has something to do with it.

Karan realizes that somebody is trying to frame him. His only logical suspect is Rahul, but he is unable to understand how and why. Meanwhile, the police gather enough circumstantial evidence pointing towards Karan. Karan is tried for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, Karan manages to bribe a Constable to procure a tape recorder for him. That night, Rahul comes to meet Karan.

Rahul starts explaining that he had found out that his blindness was curable. For the same purpose, he went abroad and had operation done on himself secretly. Rahul intended to surprise Pooja, but upon his arrival, found her in Karan's arms. This infuriated him, but he kept quiet. However, later that night, he accidentally made her realize that he can see now. After that, Pooja put two and two together and committed suicide.

Rahul found an audio cassette recorded by Pooja. In the cassette, Pooja explained the whole story and also told him that Karan was harassing her. She had to play along, because Karan had threatened her that he will harm Rahul. Rahul now tells to a captive Karan that Pooja did commit suicide, but in his eyes, her death was a murder and Karan, a murderer. Hence, he vowed to make Karan pay.

Then Rahul starts explaining how he framed Karan. After he is done talking, Karan jubiliantly shows him the tape recorder. Rahul tells him that he had anticipated this move and reveals that the tape recorder had no cells. Realizing that Rahul has succeeded in trapping him, Karan becomes crestfallen, while Rahul remarks that he has fulfilled a promise (made to Pooja). In the end, Rahul is shown immersing Pooja's ashes in the river.

The movie is a remake of Tamil super hit Sabaash



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Main Ishq Uska" Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik
2 "Teri Kurti Sexy" Shaan, Anuradha Sriram
3 "Vaada Hai Ye" Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Sangeeta
4 "Ud Ud Ud Jaye" Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan
5 "Maula" Kavita Seth
6 "Main Deewana" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik

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