New York (2009)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 33 mins

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After being apprehended, detained, humiliated, and denied legal counsel by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Omar Ehzaz, originally from Delhi's Lajpatnagar, relates to the investigator, Roshan, assigned to his case, how he arrived in New York during 1999; his friendship with Samir Shaikh and Student Counselor, Maya; the events of September 11, 2001; the subsequent paranoia, fear, racial profiling, generated and aggravated by the tyrannical right-winged regime of George W. Bush, and how he came to be in possession of several Ak47s and plastic explosives that were confiscated from his taxi-cab.

Cast: John Abraham, Katrina Kaif

Crew: Kabir Khan (Director), Aseem Mishra (Director of Photography), Dane Lawing (Director of Photography), Pritam Chakraborty (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 26 Jun 2009 (India)

Tagline: Three friends ready to face the world, and then the world changed.

Hindi Name: न्यू यॉर्क

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Did you know? According to director Kabir Khan, the film had the full support of the New York Film Commission, "As it is not an anti-something film. It is a very balanced story and not a jingoistic film." Read More
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as Samir 'Sam' Shaikh
as Maya Shaikh
as Danyal Shaikh
as Avacuee
as NYPD Officer
as Sight Seeker
as College Student
as Young female student
as Daylan
as NYPD Officer
as Executive Building Operator on Scaffold
as Yohan
as Steve
as Helicopter Sniper
as Kevin
as Football Player
as FBI Agent
as Hotel Guest
as Sarah
as Spectator
as Roshan
as College Student
as Student
as SWAT Team / College Student
as FBI Agent
as College Student
as FBI Agent
as College Student
as Busines Man
as Helicopter Sniper
as FBI Agent
as College Student / Business Man
as FBI Agent
as Jack
as Business Man
as Club Goer
as Businessman
as College Friend
as Zaheer
as SWAT / College Student
as Omar Ehzaz
as Malik
as Bakery Customer
as Yasir
as College Student
as FBI Building Bomb Evacuee
Supporting Actor
as Russian
Supporting Actor
as Sam's friend
Supporting Actor
as FBI Interrogator
as FBI Employee


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First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director


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Executive Producer
Line Producer
Production Manager
Production Coordinator


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Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Steadicam Operator


Sound Effects Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator
Audio Assistant


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Production Designer
Set Dresser


Casting Director

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Costume Designer


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Special Effects Coordinator


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Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Coordinator Assistant

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Visual Effects Producer
Paint Artist


Transportation Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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Music Label: YRF Music
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Playback Singer: Pankaj Awasthi
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Playback Singer: Julius Packiam
Three friends ready to face the world, and then the world changed.
When Roshan is talking with Gibson in the bar, first Roshan is on the right and Gibson on the left. In the next scenes they are shown the other way around.

When Neil meets with an accident the phone he is carrying has a silver display in front but when the phone is shown fallen, it is fully black.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When the Aerial view of New York is shown during the opening credits, a shadow of the helicopter used to shoot the scene is visible on the external glass surface of some buildings.

Errors in Geography
The "Brooklyn Market" Samir goes to get the brown bread is the Italian Market in Philadelphia, likely somewhere along Passyunk Avenue. A sign for the Pennsylvania Lottery can be see on a storefront in the background.

Errors in Geography
The co-ordinates shown on the camera of the interrogation room are 40 45 21.79 N 73 59 14.26 E, which is in Kyrgyzstan - not in New York. New York is at 73 59 14.26 West, not East.

Factual Mistake
Neil Mukesh gets admission into New York State University. There is no university with that name - the state university in New York is called as State University of New York (SUNY)

Factual Mistake
Omar tells Maya that he has not been around, because their college experience will soon be over, and he has been packing. Then we see the reports of 9/11. But 9/11 happened at the beginning of a college semester, not near the end of one.

Factual Mistake
When Sam is playing chess at the University with the Asian guy, the board is shown from the top; there is one chess cube free between the two kings. In the next scene the kings are shown next to each other. That is not possible because both of them would be in check. Plus, Sam is making checkmate by taking the white king with the black king. That is against the rules of chess.
In January, 2009 one of the film's crew members invited John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Kabir Khan and other crew members to his birthday party at a local nightclub in New York. While the crew members, who arrived in one car, were allowed into the nightclub, the actors, who had arrived in another car, were denied access by security who did not recognize them and who demanded identification. Neither they nor some crew members (who came from inside to help out) were able to convince security that they were important stars in India. By the time Abraham, Kaif, Khan, and Mukesh had returned with identification, the party had ended.

According to director Kabir Khan, the film had the full support of the New York Film Commission, "As it is not an anti-something film. It is a very balanced story and not a jingoistic film."

Main inspiration for the movie is from In the Name of God.
Movie Connection(s):
References: Jagte Raho (Hindi)
Referenced in: Break Ke Baad (Hindi)