Inteha (2003 film)

Inteha (English: Limit) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language psychological thriller film released on 24 October 2003. It was produced by Mukesh Bhatt and directed by Vikram Bhatt, and stars Ashmit Patel and Vidya Malvade in their film debut along with Nauheed Cyrusi.[1]

Inteha
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Directed byVikram Bhatt
Written byMahesh Bhatt
Girish Dhamija
Produced byMukesh Bhatt
Kumkum Saigal
StarringAshmit Patel
Vidya Malvade
Nauheed Cyrusi
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Music byAnu Malik
Production
company
Release date
  • 24 October 2003 (2003-10-24)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

Nandini leaves the bright lights of Mumbai to settle in the hill town of Koti (which is actually Ooty) to look after her younger sister Tina after the demise of their father. Tina is a spoilt brat who despises elder sister -- she thinks she is interfering and should mind her own business. Tina finds out she's being watched and photographed by a young handsome stranger who seems rather taken with her. When she finally meets him face-to-face, she is smitten by his dark, dangerous looks. While Tina and Ranbir find passion, Nandini brews tension. She does not trust the stranger (we don't know anything about his past, she says). But she tries to know him better to make Tina happy. Then, the twist -- a murder in a hotel convinces Nandini that all is not hunky-dory with the hunk. She begins to uncover clues to Ranbir's dark past.

As Nandini gets closer to Ranbir's real identity, Tina refuses to believe her sister. Ranbir threatens Nandini until she has to apologise for reporting him to the police by saying sorry. S-O-R-R-Y. Nandini is helpless. Especially when her life is threatened. Finally, she signs everything over to little sister and seems to head out of town. What she actually does is search for more clues to Ranbir.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Inteha
Soundtrack album by
Released2003
Recorded2003
GenreSoundtrack
LabelT-Series
Anu Malik chronology
Sssshhh...
(2003)
Inteha
(2003)
LOC: Kargil
(2003)

The soundtrack of Inteha was composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics were written by Rahat Indori, Praveen Bhardwaj and Dev Kohli. Though Shreya Ghoshal was credited in the track "Ab Humse Akele Raha Jaaye Na", the female vocals for the song have originally been given by Alka Yagnik.

Track listingEdit

# Song Singer(s) Lyrics Length
1 "Humsafar Chahiye" Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik Rahat Indori 7:47
2 "Yun Hi Dil Ko Agar" Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal Rahat Indori 7:34
3 "Dhalne Lagi Hai Raat" (Duet) Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal Rahat Indori 6:47
4 "Dhalne Lagi Hai Raat" (Sad Version) Sonu Nigam Rahat Indori 2:16
5 "Ab Humse Akele Raha Jaaye" Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik Praveen Bhardwaj 8:09
6 "Deewana Dil" Shreya Ghoshal Dev Kohli 7:41
7 "Dhalne Lagi Hai Raat" Sonu Nigam Rahat Indori 4:54

Critical responseEdit

Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM gave the film 1 star out of 5, writing "On the whole, INTEHA has more minuses than plusses. At the box-office, due to tough competition with other films in its week of release and no hype or publicity to back it up, INTEHA will find it difficult to survive. Below average."[2] Anita Bora of Rediff.com wrote "With thrillers, the key is getting all the ingredients right. Else, it turns a little comical. Unfortunately, that is where Inteha suffers. Besides a few small shocks, there is not much left to the viewer's imagination. In the end, neither the decent music nor the commendable effort from its cast can save Inteha. All I can say is -- you might be better off this Diwali watching the lights in the sky. Else, be warned, you could be sorry. Really S-O-R-R-Y!!"[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'I hope my future is bright'". Rediff.com.
  2. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Inteha Review 1/5 | Inteha Movie Review | Inteha 2003 Public Review | Film Review".
  3. ^ "Inteha tests your patience". www.rediff.com.

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