When Johar was quizzed on the film script bearing resemblance to Arlington Road (1999), he stated it does have theme of terrorism. As per D'Silva, the film story has three elements - the romance between Khan and Kapoor; the thriller element; and it also carries a social message. In January 2009, Anurag Kashyap stated the title of the film as Jihaad in an interview with The Telegraph. In an interview with Livemint, D'Silva was quoted saying: \"The character played by Khan is an urban, educated, liberal\" Muslim, in love with a Hindu girl played by Kapoor.\" He noted a fair urban shift in the cinema on portraying Muslim characters. Adding further on Khan's character; which was not \"the decadent, sozzled nawab cavorting with courtesans; not Khan chacha\", the benevolent other, or wearing a Faiz topi\".
The film underperformed and hence, was declared as a flop by Box Office India. In a year-end box office performance review by DNA, the film was rounded in the category of big-budget movies. Siddharth Roy Kapur (distribution rights) admitted that 2009 was a tough year for the Indian film industry. Producer Mohan Kumar added: \"Movies which did good business at the box office this year were fun films [...] even though Saif-Kareena starrer Kurbaan had a backdrop of terrorism, it did not do well.\"
A petitioner, Mohammed Ali, filed a petition in Bombay High Court to stay the release of the movie after claiming two of the songs (\"Shukran Allah\" and \"Ali Maula\") were objectionable. However, the Court refused to grant interim relief in a petition seeking a stay on release on the ground that its songs hurt sentiments of the minority community. In a related event, a local court rejected a private complaint seeking to delete an obscene shot (portrayed through the song \"Rasiya\") in the film showing Kapoor and Khan in partially nude poses. The Magistrate, who rejected the complaint, observed that no offence of alleged obscenity was made out against the film makers and actors. In another event, where the first poster of the film represented Khan bare-chested and Kapoor backless, she stated: \"There is love, passion and violence - all combined in the film and what better way than to show it through a single still You too would agree that there is nothing sleazy or vulgar about it.\" Women representing the Shiv Sena wrapped a saree around the film's poster during a defense. The party objected that the backless image shown in posters is against the Hindu culture of the state, and hence should have been immediately withdrawn.
Content Note: Rated R for sensuality/nudity. I saw this movie when it first came out (dating myself, I know), and I loved it. There are mature love scenes, but nothing too explicit (as I remember, but we are nearing twenty years ago now).
These two films are an ensemble tour-de-force featuring topnotch talent, including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Tamsin Grieg, and Richard Gere. They are full of humor and love and joie de vivre. And Bill Nighy as a romantic lead!
Updated on July 21st, 2021 by Mark Birrell: The best enemies-to-lovers movies form a long history stretching back for over 80 years, and examples of the formula in TV shows have made for some of the most well-known storylines ever broadcast. Whether they're classics or modern-day hits, enemies-turned-lovers stories are still warming viewers' hearts by showing how differences can be overcome and how romance can be waiting around even the most unlikely corners.
From a strong rivalry in the first of the Star Wars sequel trilogy movies, The Force Awakens, to a clear attraction in the second part, The Last Jedi, the heroic Rey (Daisey Ridley) and the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) fall in love by the end of the Skywalker saga, with the experience returning Ren to his true self, Ben Solo.
Johnny (Patrick Swayze) and Baby (Jennifer Grey) from Dirty Dancingare a classic example of an enemies-to-lovers relationship. The two begin the movie hating each other as they don't understand, or want to understand, their different lives as Baby's a rich daddy's girl and Johnny's an employee and known for his dirty dancing.
A true classic of the enemies-to-lovers movie formula, It Happened One Night puts an entitled heiress (Claudette Colbert) and an opportunistic reporter (Clark Gable) together on a road trip, with the objective being to get the heiress back to her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story.
The most beloved of the movie adaptations of the play Parfumerie, from which the story for You've Got Mail was also taken, The Shop Around the Corner revolves around a store salesman (James Stewart) who falls for the woman who he's been corresponding with via letters. When a young woman (Margaret Sullavan) gets hired at the same store, the two get off on the wrong foot, unaware that they are each other's pen pals.
Economics isn't something that can only be learned from degree programs, books or journals. As an important part of modern life, there are also a number of great movies about economic themes. From the 2008 financial crisis to the formation of game theory, movies have documented a variety of subjects that will be of interest to economists. Next time you're sitting down for movie night, try one of these 10 films that economists will love.
For a light-hearted comedy crime film with an economics theme, try the 2009 Matt Damon movie The Informant!. Based on a true story of a whistleblower who reports a price-fixing conspiracy at his workplace to the FBI, the movie follows the life of the whistleblower as he tries to help gather evidence against his company. With a fun, ironic tone, the film looks at the way corporate malpractice occurs and the challenges in stopping it. 1e1e36bf2d