Calcutta Mail

Calcutta Mail is a 2003 Indian thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Manisha Koirala. It was directed by Sudhir Mishra. The film is a remake of the Telugu film Choodalani Vundi.

Calcutta Mail
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Film poster
Directed bySudhir Mishra
Produced byC. Ashwini Dutt
Allu Aravind
Mukesh Udeshi
Written byGunasekhar
Sudhir Mishra
StarringAnil Kapoor
Rani Mukerji
Manisha Koirala
Music byAnand Raj Anand
CinematographyRavi K. Chandran
S. Kumar
Release date
  • 30 June 2003 (2003-06-30)
Running time
127 minutes


Avinash (Anil Kapoor) comes to Calcutta to search for his only son and finds himself engulfed with too many people interested in him. His only lead is a telephone number given to him by a cop before coming to Calcutta. As soon, as he lands in Calcutta, he needs a place to stay. Here, he meets Reema aka Bulbul (Rani Mukherjee), a bubbly novelist who is supposed to be doing research for her novel. The room that Avinash gets is occupied by Bulbul. She refuses to vacate so Avinash stays there too (though he sleeps outside the room). Bulbul falls in love with Avinash and becomes the light in his dark life.

There are flashbacks throughout the movie. Sanjana (Manisha Koirala) and Avinash once lived in Calcutta with their only child, a son. One day, Avinash witnessed a crime being committed and came to the assistance of the victim, taking him to hospital. This did not augur well with his assailants, and they killed Sanjana and abducted their child. The police was involved but was unable to trace the child.

A heartbroken and desperate Avinash decides to take matters into his own hands and begins inquiring. His inquiries take him to Mumbai via the Calcutta Mail, and this is where he will find out whether his son is alive or not, or whether he himself has been lured into a deadly trap.



Lyrics penned by Mehboob Alam Kotwal and Javed Akhtar, CDs and Cassettes are available on Zee Records.

# Song title Singer(s) Music Director(s) Lyricists
1 "Zindagi Hai Kya Pyar Ke Bina" Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan Anand Raaj Anand Mehboob
2 "Tum Agar Mauj Ho Koi To Kinara Hu" Udit Narayan Viju Shah Javed Akhtar
3 "Kahan Pe Meri Jaan Jaogi" Pamela Jain, Adnan Sami Anand Raaj Anand Mehboob
4 "Pyar Se Dekh Le Ek Nazar" Hamsika Iyer, Sonu Nigam Anand Raaj Anand Mehboob
5 "Ye Saaheb Ajeeb Hai" Sujata Trivedi Viju Shah Javed Akhtar
6 "Bheegi Bheegi Hawa Hai" Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy Viju Shah Javed Akhtar
7 "Intezar Hai Tera" Sukhwinder Singh Viju Shah Javed Akhtar
8 "Meri Jaan Meri Jaana" Alka Yagnik, Nitin Raikwar Viju Shah Javed Akhtar


This movie is based on the 1998 Telugu film Choodalani Vundi.


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