Zeher: A Love Story (transl. Poison) is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language mystery thriller film directed by debutant Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Shamita Shetty and Udita Goswami. It is an adaptation of the 2003 American film Out of Time.

Zeher
Zeher poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMohit Suri
Written byMahesh Bhatt
Dialogues:
Jay Dixit
Produced byMukesh Bhatt
Starring
CinematographyFuwad Khan
Edited byAkiv Ali
Music bySongs:
Roop Kumar Rathod
Mithoon
Anu Malik
Naresh Sharma
Jal: the Band[1]
Background Score:
Raju Singh
Production
company
Release date
  • 25 March 2005 (2005-03-25)
Running time
132 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

In a small town in Goa steeped in azure seas and sultry secrets, the chief of local police station, Siddharth finds himself caught in the midst of a brewing storm. He is going through a divorce with his wife, Sonia whom he still loves, but finds himself involved with a local married woman named Anna. Unable to cope with the pressures of his wife's success who is in the special police force, he continues his secret relationship with Anna.

Things get even more complicated when Siddharth realizes that Anna's husband, Sean is abusive 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 evidence points to him.

With Sonia heads 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 Sonia's love back.

After a bunch of wild goose chases, Siddharth finds out that Anna is alive and was actually controlling Sean and Siddharth in the whole plot for getting the insurance money. Siddharth finds this out 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 reconciling with Sonia.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Zeher
Soundtrack album by
Released2005
Recorded2004
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length45:05
LanguageHindi
LabelSaregama

The soundtrack of Zeher was composed by Anu Malik, Roop Kumar Rathod, Mithoon, Jal: the Band and Naresh Sharma with lyrics were penned by Sayeed Quadri and Shakeel Azmi.[2]

According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 1,800,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's fourth highest-selling.[3]

Track No Song Artist Composer
1 "Agar Tum Mil Jao" (Female) Shreya Ghoshal Anu Malik
2 "Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein" Atif Aslam Mithoon, Jal: the band,[1] Naresh Sharma
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 Jal, Naresh Sharma, Mithoon
7 "Zamana Chhod Denge Hum" Udit Narayan Anu Malik
8 "Agar Tum Mil Jao" (Instrumental) Instrumental Anu Malik

AwardsEdit

Nominations:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Press Trust of India, Panaji (28 March 2006). "'Music can bind India and Pakistan'". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 30 July 2022.
  2. ^ Zeher. Spotify.
  3. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.

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