Refugee (2000)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 27 mins

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Bihar-based Manzur Ahmed, his wife, his mother, and his daughter, decide to re-locate to East Pakistan after the partitioning of Hindustan during 1948, following the tussle between Sheikh Mujib Rehman and Pakistan's General Bhutto, which led to the formation of Bangladesh, where Manzur and several other Muslims were forced to re-locate to Pakistan. In order to do this, they cross two borders, one with India and Bangladesh, and the second with India and Pakistan. The route from Bangladesh leads from Dhaka then to Guwahati then to Delhi then to Ajmer then to Bhuj, and then on to Pakistan's Haji Peer. They get as far as Bhuj, but afterward they are assisted by Jaan Mohammad's son, known only as Refugee, who helps them trek their way across the Rann desert to Atta Mohammad's house in Pakistan. Refugee considers his clients as mere items of luggage and refuses to be emotionally involved with them. Then he meets Nazneen and he forgets this rule, and they soon both fall in love with each ...

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Crew: JP Dutta (Director), Basheer Ali (Director of Photography), Aadesh Shrivastva (Music Director), Anu Malik (Music Director)

Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 30 Jun 2000 (India)

Tagline: A human story

Hindi Name: रिफ्यूजी

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as Refugee
as Nazneen Ahmed
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as BSF Officer Raghuvir Singh
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Supporting Actor
as Amina Mohammad
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Ranger Mohammad Ashraf
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The film marked the screen debuts of both Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor.

Bipasha Basu was offered a role opposite Sunil Shetty, but turned it down. The role was subsequently scrapped from the film.

Kareena Kapoor was first approached with another film offer to star opposite Hrithik Roshan, but declined because she wanted to debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan's son.