Six directors converge to film an ensemble epic detailing the love and companionship of two friends torn apart by the cruel mechanisms of fate. When a writer makes a shocking discovery about the woman he loves most, the grip of madness takes hold of his fragile psyche. Later, when an underworld don and his best friend attempt to navigate their way through a potentially explosive internal conflict, five friends find that the fictional stories they weave seem to have a profound and unexpected effect on reality.
Each film has a twist in the tale. And with 12 writers, eight composers, six directors and 25 actors, this sure is one wholesome cinematic journey.
Cast: Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah
A Hindu woman and a Muslim man’s journey over a rice plate. It is about the challenge that the woman faces when a strange man claims her plate of rice. Will she place her hunger before her beliefs? A sensitive story with the most awaited performances; this is something everyone is waiting for.
Sex on the Beach
Cast: Dino Morea and Tareena Patel
Dino picks a worn out book on the beach and its character comes alive into a breathtaking woman. They have a great time together but suddenly everything changes. The mystery woman has some surprises in store for Dino. Dino has to pay a price for his dream coming true.
Cast: Anupam Kher, Aftab Shivdasani and Neha Oberoi
Neha meets an old woman in the train who is wearing only one earring. She finds that strange and that chance meeting strikes the change in her life. A story about fate, destiny at play and the notion that one moment can change your entire life.
Cast: Mandira Bedi, Arbaz Khan and Sudhanshu Pandey
Mrs. & Mr. Sarin are a happily married couple. Living in their paradise the devoted wife goes and meets her ailing aunt every Thursday. But is she really meeting her aunt? A story about betrayal and faith. It talks about how love makes a fool of all of us.
Cast: Anita Hasnandani, Nana Patekar and Rohit Roy After an argument with her husband in the bus, Anita sits next to an intriguing man holding 14 red balloons. This story written by Gulzar unfolds a journey within a journey into this man’s past uncovering the key to one of the most important lessons in life.
Cast: Amrita Singh, Minisha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi Adapted from writer Kartar Singh Duggal’s short story, Pooranmashi is about the mother-daughter bond. A mother’s only daughter is about to get married and she would do anything to make her daughter happy. Pooranmashi is a story of women whose unconditional love makes for a tale of unforgettable emotional power.
Strangers in the night
Cast: Neha Dhupia, Mahesh Manjrekar Every anniversary, they told the other a secret; this year it’s the wife’s turn. She begins narrating an interesting encounter with a stranger at the railway station waiting room. From there is revealed a secret that changes their lives. Maybe she should have never shared this secret.
High on the highway
Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Masumeh
The highway symbolised their companionship and their unspoken love. Its unpredictable and volatile turns define this story of two people who discover the boundaries of freedom and the recklessness of life.
Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Dia Mirza
This is a story about friendship, love and mystery. After discovering something startling about his lover, a writer is driven to madness. The one step he takes gives this story its required twist. The mysteries of love are explored and the consequences analysed. The trademark Sanjay Gupta style that will grip you in your seats.
Rise and fall
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty This is a story of dreams and their bitterness on fulfillment. Two parallel stories run together to meet one end. It is a story about two gangsters, their friendship and subsequent betrayal. Rise and Fall is a story of two friends united as brothers but divided by power.
Starring Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Nana Patekar, Neha Uberoi, Dino Morea, Arbaaz Khan, Amrita Singh, Aftab Shivdasani, Neha Dhupia , Apoorva Lakhia, Mandira Bedi, Rohit Roy , Manoj Bajpai, Dia Mirza, Jimmy Shergill, Sudhanshu Pandey, Naseruddin Shah, Anita Hasnandani, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, Parmeet Sethi, Minissha Lamba, Shabana Azmi
Directed by Hansal Mehta, Meghna Gulzar, Sanjay Gupta, Rohit Roy, Apoorva Lakhia, Jasmeet Dhodi
Produced by Sanjay Gupta & Sanjay Dutt
Locations: Mumbai / Delhi(India) / Goa (India) / London (UK) / Bangkok (Thailand)
Released: 07 December, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama