Songs of Refugee

Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Sunil Shetty and Jackie Shroff starred bollywood movie ‘Refugee’ is a romantic drama movie which was produced and directed by J.P. Dutta. The movie was released on 30th June, 2000 and the other starcast included Reena Roy, Sudesh Berry, Avtar Gill, Vrajesh Hirjee, Puneet Issar, Shadaab Khan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anupam Kher, Geetawali Rajkumari, Mukesh Tiwari etc in significant roles. The story and screenplay of the movie were written by J.P. Dutta whereas the dialogues were written by O.P. Dutta. The music of the movie was given by famous Anu Malik and Adesh Shrivastava whereas the list of the playback singers included Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh and Sonu Nigam. Hit songs of the movie are listed below:

1. Aisa Lagta Hai
2. Jise Tu Na Mila
3. Mere Humsafar
4. Panchi Nadiyan Pawan
5. Raat Ki Hatheli Par
6. Taal Pe Jab

Movie starts with Bihar-based Manzur Ahmed (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) who has decided to re-locate to East Pakistan after the partition of India. He is moving alongwith his his wife, his mother and his daughter named Nazneen Ahmed (Kareena Kapoor). In doing this they have to cross two borders, one with India and Bangladesh and the second with India and Pakistan. The route from Bangladesh leads to Pakistan’s Haji Peer via Dhaka, Guwahati, Delhi, Ajmer and Bhuj. On the border they meet with Jaan Mohammad who makes them sure that he will help them in crossing the border. Then he calls his son who is only known as Refugee (Abhishek Bachchan) and ask him to assist them in crossing the border.

Later he helps them trek their way across the Rann desert to Atta Mohammad’s house in Pakistan. He always considers his clients as mere items of luggage and refuses to be emotionally involved with them. But he gets changed when he meets Nazneen. Soon they fall in love with each other. Also the police on both sides of the border are aware of the refugee traffic and therefore ask several questions to Jaan as they suspect him. Then after sometime Refugee helps four men in entering India. Shortly thereafter explosions take place in trains, buses, and buildings. Also Refugee is apprehanded with a load of RDX plastic explosives by Raghuvir Singh (Jackie Shroff) who is a BSF Officer.


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