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Zeher (English: Poison) is a 2005 Indian mystery thriller directed by debutant Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The film features Shamita Shetty, Emraan Hashmi, and Udita Goswami in the lead roles. The film had only moderate success at the box office despite getting positive reviews from the critics. It is an adaptation of Hollywood movie Out of Time Starring Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes.
|Directed by||Mohit Suri|
|Produced by||Mukesh Bhatt|
|Written by||Mahesh Bhatt|
Roop Kumar Rathod
|Edited by||Akiv Ali|
Siddharth, who is going through a divorce with his wife, Sonia (Shamita Shetty) whom he still loves, finds himself involved with a local married woman named Anna (Udita Goswami). Unable to cope with the pressures of his wife's success who is in the special police force, he continues his secret and dangerous relationship with Anna.
Things get even more complicated when Siddharth realizes that Anna's husband, Shawn (Sameer Kochhar) is a wife beater and Anna is dying from cancer. Being a good soul, Siddharth does not have it in him to abandon this woman who seems to have given him some affection in recent times.
In the heat of the moment, Siddharth takes an irrational decision to give Anna the money he recovered in a drug raid, for her medication in a final effort to save her. Things are not what they seem since Anna dies in a fire that very night. Siddharth now races to uncover a murky tail of drug money, murder and deceit, because all the evidences points to him.
With his wife heading the case, Siddharth is now in a race against time to find out the real truth behind Anna's murder, recover the drug money and also win his wife's love back.
After a bunch of wild goose chases, Siddharth finds out that Anna is very much alive and was actually controlling Shawn and Siddharth in the whole plot for getting the Insurance money. Siddharth finds this in just nick of time and while confronting Anna with the truth, Anna points a gun at him. In the scuffle that follows, Sonia shoots Anna and she provides the alibi for him stating that Anna's death was an accident.
The movie ends with Siddharth recovering the lost drug money and his wife.
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The tracks like "Agar tum mil jao" and "Woh Lamhe" attained high popularity. The compositions were recreated and directed by Anu Malik (Roop Kumar Rathod's compositions) & Mithoon & Naresh Sharma (Atif Aslam compositions). Singers like Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan, Atif Aslam & K.K. crooned for the songs in the album. Lyrics were penned by Sayeed Quadri & Shakeel Azmi. The songs Agar Tum Mil Jao & Jaane Jaa Jaane Jaa were chartbusters while other songs were also extremely popular with the song Woh Lahme being a big rage among the youth. The soundtrack was ranked on 5th position in the year 2005 by all-time music sales. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 18,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's fourth highest-selling.
There is a controversy of copyright infringement regarding the song 'Agar Tum Mil Jao' that it is a remake of a song by the Pakistani singer Tassawar Khanum from the 1974 Pakistani film Imandar. But neither the composer nor the lyricist of the new version acknowledged this fact.
|1||"Agar Tum Mil Jao (Female)"||Shreya Ghoshal||Anu Malik|
|2||"Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein"||Atif Aslam||Mithoon, Atif Aslam, Naresh Sharma & Jal (Band)|
|3||"Jaane Jaa Jaane Jaa"||Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal||Roop Kumar Rathod|
|4||"Aye Bekhabar"||K.K.||Roop Kumar Rathod|
|5||"Agar Tum Mil Jao (Male)"||Udit Narayan||Anu Malik|
|6||"Lamhe (Remix)"||Atif Aslam||Atif Aslam, Naresh Sharma, Mithoon & Jal (Band)|
|7||"Zamana Chhod Denge Hum"||Udit Narayan||Anu Malik|
|8||"Agar Tum Mil Jao (Instrumental)"||Instrumental||Anu Malik|
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2005) - Atif Aslam
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer (2005) - Shreya Ghosal
- Zee Cine Award for Best Popular Track Of The Year (2005)
- Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer - Male (2005) - Atif Aslam
- IIFA Award for Best Male Playback Singer (2006) - Atif Aslam
- Screen Award for Best Debut Director (2006) - Mohit Suri
- Screen Award for Best Playback Singer - Male (2006) - Atif Aslam