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Aamir

Promotional poster for Aamir
Directed by Rajkumar Gupta
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Starring Rajeev Khandelwal
Music by Amit Trivedi
Cinematography Alphonse Roy
Editing by Aarti Bajaj
Release date(s) 6 June 2008
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget Rs. 2 crore (US$ 412,000)

Aamir is a 2008 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Gupta and starring Rajeev Khandelwal. The film revolves around a young Muslim man Dr. Aamir Ali who has returned to Mumbai from the United Kingdom and finds himself at the mercy of Islamic extremists who want to carry out a bombing in the city.

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Production

The movie was released on June 6. Shot on a budget of Rs. 2 crore (US$ 412,000), Aamir is a thriller set in the streets of Mumbai. Aamir is also the debut film of its lead actor, cinematographer, music director and the producer UTV Spotboy.

Plot

Aamir is set in the Muslim dominated streets,the bylanes and poor living conditions of people living in residential pockets of old Bombay. The protagonist's (Aamir's) family has been kidnapped by a radical mafia group, who want him to carry out a bombing in the city. The kidnappers try to gain Aamir's sympathy by showing him the "plight" of some Muslims in modern India, but Aamir resists saying that such an attack is un-Islamic and will only make things worse for the community.

Reception

The movie was generally very well received by critics and Raj Kumar Gupta was commended for his fine directorial work. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN praised the film's tight script and direction,[1] while Raja Sen of Rediff praised the film's realism, cinematography and music.[2] Other reviews were also mostly positive.[3][4]

The film had a weak opening due to the new names involved and its storyline, but gained widespread word of mouth publicity and ended up doing good business with good collection in subsequent weeks.[5]

Music

Aamir
Soundtrack by Amit Trivedi
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Professional reviews

The album contains six tracks composed by Amit Trivedi, including one instrumental played by Marianne D’Cruz Aiman and Jeetendra Thakur, four bonus tracks from Khuda Kay Liye and two songs from Kailash Kher. The music was well received; Joginder Tuteja from indiaFM gave the film's soundtrack 2.5 out of 5 stars.[6]

  1. "Ha Raham (Mehfuz)" - Murtuza-Qadir, Amitabh and Amit Trivedi
  2. "Chakkar Ghumyo" - Amit Trivedi
  3. "Haara" - Amit Trivedi
  4. "Phas Gaya (Never Mind)" - Neuman Pinto
  5. "Ek Lau" - Shilpa Rao and Amitabh

Bonus tracks

  1. "Allah Hoo" - Khuda Kay Liye
  2. "Dilruba" - Kailash Kher
  3. "Bandya" - Khuda Kay Liye
  4. "Chaap Tilak" - Kailash Kher

The background score for the opening credits is the Peggy Lee song "It's a Good Day". The rights to the song were obtained for Rs. 800,000 (US$ 16,480).[7]

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