Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 34 mins

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This evocative family drama is the story of a father and a son between whom there is a special bond. Ishwarchand Thakur (Amitabh Bachchan) and Sumitra Thakur (Shefali Shah) are a married couple who run a toy factory together. They have a son called Aditya Thakur (Akshay Kumar) who does not have any interest in responsibility or what he wants to do in life. It gets even worse when he elopes with his girlfriend (Pooja, played by Priyanka Chopra), the daughter of Natu (Boman Irani). When Pooja gets pregnant, both Ishwar and Sumitra decide to make Aditya realize his responsibilities, as he will have to take care of his wife and child. Both take drastic measures and even chuck Aditya out the house along with Pooja. The farce becomes so bad that Aditya begins to hate his father and they do not speak to each other for a long time. At the same time Aditya becomes aware of his role in life. However, Ishwar has done all this for a reason and is hiding something from Aditya. What is Ishwar's secret? Will his tough love succeed in transforming Aditya into a responsible and mature adult before time runs out?
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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra

Crew: Vipul Amrutlal Shah (Director), Santosh Thundiiayil (Director of Photography), Anu Malik (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 22 Apr 2005 (India)

Tagline: The race against time.

Hindi Name: वक़्त: द रेस अगेंस्ट टाइम

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Did you know? During the making of the movie 'Aankhen' (2002), Vipul Shah narrated the script of this movie to the two leading men Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, both were keenly waiting to start working together once again. Read More
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as Aditya Thakur
as Pooja 'Mitali'
as Ishwarchand Thakur
as Ashalata (Natu's wife)
as Talent Agent
as Natu
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Laxman
as Sumitra Thakur (as Shefali Shah)

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Director of Photography
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
01 
05:44
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
02 
06:05
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Aatish Kapadia
Playback Singer: Sonu Kumar Nigam, Adnan Sami
03 
05:35
04 
06:29
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan, Anu Malik
05 
07:12
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Kailash Kher, Udit Narayan
06 
02:24
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Anu Malik
07 
05:56
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Taglines:
The race against time.
Trivia:
Priyanka Chopra electrocuted herself during the song "Do Me A Favour Let's Play Holi," forcing her to spend a day in hospital

Akshay Kumar was so touched by the film's father-son subject that he acquired the Mumbai distribution rights of the film. He also insisted that the film be dedicated to his late father Hari Om Bhatia and that each DVD of the film display a letter he had written to his father. Apparently, he got into a clash with the director Vipul Shah over his set conditions, but eventually Shah agreed on all of them.

The film's Launch was very innovative, which was held at Mumbai's Juhu Beach (behind Horizon Hotel). The director wanted the common man to witness it.

As part of the marketing strategy for the movie, Amitabh Bachchan personally wrote the story of father son relationship in his own handwriting on the advertising brochures of the movie.

When the film was announced Paresh Rawal was part of the script, however his role was finally taken by Boman Irani.

During the making of the movie 'Aankhen' (2002), Vipul Shah narrated the script of this movie to the two leading men Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, both were keenly waiting to start working together once again.