Aitraaz 2010 NR

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Aitraaz

Starring:
Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor
Runtime:
2 hours 40 minutes

Aitraaz

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor
Supporting actors Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Suresh Bhagwat, Kamal Chopra, Firoz Irani, Dinesh Lamba, Anil Nagrath, Juliette Navis, Preeti Puri, Vivek Shaq, Upasna Singh
Studio Rajshri
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The others say it better than I can .
vent
This flashback sequence is one of the strongest parts of the movie, and I will leave the details to your own viewing pleasure.
Hoogmeister
Akshay Kumar is always a good actor in comedy so I was surprised that he could play a serious role as well!
Marlene Greger

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hoogmeister on March 18, 2011
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Aitraaz is the Bollywood remake of the 1994 film, Disclosure, starring Demi Moore and Michael Douglas, which was based on the book by Michael Crichton. This is one of the rare Bollywood remakes that is better than the original; in fact, it's even better than the book, and I'm a huge Michael Crichton fan!

Aitraaz opens with a love story explaining how Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) meets and marries Priya (Kareena Kapoor), a girl who starts out to become a legal secretary, accidentally becomes a maid, and eventually marries engineer Raj. This introduction is essentially a mini romantic comedy attached to the larger film, a luxury that bollywood films can afford because of their longer running times. The love story is somewhat cliched, but it is very nicely acted, and you feel the two characters could have fallen in love at first sight, as the story asserts. Further, it establishes the strong bond between these two lovers that will be required to sustain them when Raj is forced to defend himself against an attempted rape charge.

The action really begins at Raj's company's annual corporate meeting, where he is expecting a promotion and pay raise, money he desperately needs to pay for his newly purchased home (referred to as a "bungalow" in the English subtitles), and to support his growing family, as Priya is now pregnant. The owner of the company, a man in his 60's, shows up with a beautiful young wife, Sonia (Priyanka Chopra), and immediately announces that Sonia will be the new managing director of the company, effectively becoming everyone's boss. Sonia, for reasons that are not explained until later, slyly and repeatedly flashes glances at Raj all during the speeches and promotion announcements, leaving no doubt that there is huge sexual tension between the two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vent on March 5, 2012
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EXCELLENT FILM. Great story line with good progression at all times. You really feel the tension and Akshay gives a fantastic performance as the falsely accused husband. I totally agree with the other reviewers . This was by far the better of the two movies . Much better than our American version. Loved the beginning of this film and how it let's you fall in love with Akshay and Kareena. They do this in a fun and playful manner that makes sure that we have an emotional investment in the film from the outset. The plot pieces fall together seamlessly and in no way do you ever feel it is overlong or contrived . Really neat dance scenes interwoven into the parties and vacations more natural seeming. The others say it better than I can . Watch and enjoy. I'm buying this one , it's that good.
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By Lyn on March 5, 2009
Format: DVD
Priyanka Chopra plays a gold-digging, manipulative she-wolf of a woman. Without giving the whole plot away, she sets her sights on Akshay Kumar who is married to legally-trained Kareena Kapoor. He refuses her advances and she accuses him of attempted rape and he is asked to resign his job. There is then a court case (which the wife takes over) where he tries to clear his name. The social issue also looked at here is the sexual harassment issue (Priyanka is Akshay's boss). This is usually a woman accusing a man and the tables are turned to widen the debate.
This movie was high quality acting by these 3 actors as well as their supports.
Priyanka is chillingly creepy as the beautiful manipulator- showing that her acting skills may not have been used to best advantage previously. Akshay beautifully pitches his role in a slightly understated way and also did an impressive and very watchable job.
While Kareena's role is slightly more minor she is strong and does well with her part too.
The music is a little ho-hum but fine. The cinematography and scripting are good. The sub-titles slipped here and there - most notable at a few points where the actors broke into English and the sub-title translated this into English of the opposite meaning!
This isn't a violent movie. It has some romance and some sexual edginess in a few scenes but this is not the main feature and is very much appropriate to the plot. The court case doesn't go on for too long, is well-scripted and is sharply played out by the barristers.
I thought this was a quietly solid and impressive little movie. It tends to score above average in reviews elsewhere on the Net. Recommended.
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By B. Ray on December 2, 2013
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A sexual harassment case with a twist. The female protagonist and CEO of a mobile phone company hits on a newly appointed board member. It appears like an open and shot case. However there are underlying factors. The protagonist and board member had been lovers five years ago. She had walked away from the affair on the premise of building a career. Fast forward to the present, she has gained material wealth and success which she thought she would use as a weapon to lure the executive into an affair. She was not getting any satisfaction from her much older husband, the executive was a convenient alternative. She meets her match in the executive's wife who believes her husband's innocence and is ready to use her legal skills as a crack shot attorney on her husband's behalf. This is the background for the explosive court action. Watch it for the tension, the song and dance of Bollywood movies and the stunning end
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