Bewafaa (2005)

Dharmesh Darshan - Director / Nadeem Shravan - Music

Sameer - Lyrics / Running time: 2 hours 29 minutes

Own it!

Today's article is another reader request! This wasn't a film I had heard of before the emails came in, but I'm glad they asked for this one. Not only do we get a few familiar favorites, but also a couple of newer faces. This movie ended up being rather serious, but it does have its playful moments. I've not seen the situation that is presented here in any other format, so it's refreshing for me to see a new kind of story. There are quite a few repeat performers in this movie, so let's have a look at them.

First up is the perennial favorite Akshay Kumar (Atul!). Mr. Kumar has made quite a few appearances here at Army of Monkeys. This article marks his fourth appearance in a full-sized article, having been seen previously in Andaaz, Jaani Dushman, and Khakee. His role is a little different this time out, and he only gets to beat up one person. Even then, it's only a mild slapping about the head and neck, so this is going against his typecasting.

Next we have Anil Kapoor, who makes his second performance here. Mr. Kapoor was last seen in Taal, as the lively and colorful record producer Vikrant. I've always enjoyed Anil Kapoor's movies. If you get a chance, check out Mr. India and 1942: A Love Story. Both are good films, and definitely worth a viewing.

Also with us today is Kabir Bedi, who was last seen as the villainous Raj Mallya in Kismat. He's a much, much nicer man this time out, so any lingering resentment you had towards him from his bad guy days should be dismissed before we get too far into this one.

Two names I should call attention to are those of Kareena Kapoor and Sushmita Sen. Kareena Kapoor is a fairly prolific actress in India, so I'm rather surprised at myself that it's taken this long to get to one of her films. She's usually cast as a playful free-spirit type, but her role in Bewafaa is much more serious than the other films of hers I've seen. She does a nice job though, so nothing to worry about. Sushmita Sen is a former Ms. Universe (1994) and is a very enjoyable actress. She also appeared as Shah Rukh Khan's love interest in Main Hoon Na, which I would recommend to anyone!

For this outing, we have on the roster:

Anjali (Kareena Kapoor) - College student and the girlfriend of a happenin' musician.
Raja (Akshay Kumar) - That happenin' musician I was talking about. He's quite talented, and is definitely going places.
Aditya Sahni (Anil Kapoor) - An extremely busy and important businessman. Hardly has time for anyone, let alone his family.
Aarti Sahni (Sushmita Sen) - Anjali's sister and Aditya's wife. She is currently pregnant with twins, and wishes Aditya were home a little more often.
Dil Arora (Manoj Bajpai) - An old friend of Aditya's, and a bit of a troublemaker.
Pallavi Arora (Shamita Shetty) - Dil's wife and even more of a troublemaker. Her friends call her Pallu. She enjoys gossip, rumors, and hearsay. A lot.
Anjali's Dad (Kabir Bedi) - He's Anjali's dad. He's got a special favor to ask of Anjali, and lives happily in Canada.
Anjali's Mom (Nafisa Ali) - Anjali's mom. She tries very hard to keep her family's Indian traditions alive even though they are living Canada.

Exciting musician, or stuffy businessman... so many choices.

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