Awarapan is a 2007 Indian and Pakistani joint production film from the makers of one of the biggest musical hits, Woh Lamhe. The film is a remake of the 2005 Korean film A Bittersweet Life. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Shriya Saran and Mrinalini Sharma. Awarapan released in India on June 29, 2007. The movie was released under the banner of Vishesh Films. The movie was produced by Vishesh Films as well as a Pakistani production house and was directed by Indian director Mohit Suri. It can be said the movie was a first joint production between India and Pakistan.
The movie was given clearance for screening in Pakistan by the Pakistan Film Censor Board and was released on 6 July 2007.
The music for the films album was composed by Pritam. Some of the singers who have lent their voices for the album include Mustafa Zahid, Suzanne, Ustad Rafaquat Ali Khan and Annie. The lyrics have been written by Sayeed Qadri, Asif Ali Baig etc.
The movie had a heavy influence of Pakistani music. All four tracks were borrowed from across the border and re-created by Pritam. Due to an increased awareness of plagiarism in India''s Film Music, all the tracks have been properly credited to their original sources. They included:
#''Mahia.'' lyrics by Pakistani artist, Annie, sung by Suzanne DMello [Suzie Q.]
#''Maula Maula.'' Arranged and rendered by Rafaquat Ali Khan, ''Maula Maula'' is a traditional sufi song written by Baba Farid in the twelfth century.
#''Tera Mera Rishta.'' Single composed by Pakistani band Roxen.
#''Toh Phir Aao.'' Super-hit track from Rox3n''s 2006 album ''Rozen-e-Deewar.''
#''Toh Phir Aao Remix [DJ Suketu Mix - Arranged by AKS].'' Super-hit Remix of 2007''
#''Mahiya Remix [DJ Suketu Mix - Arranged by AKS].'' by Pakistani artist, Annie, Biggest Hit Remix of 2007.''
#''Tera Mera Rishta Remix [DJ Suketu Mix - Arranged by AKS] by Pakistani band Roxen.
Awarapan is the story of man called Shivam [Emraan Hashmi], who searches for joy but finds pain and loneliness. It is the journey of a heartbroken atheist lover who, in order to escape from the ghosts of his tragic past, dedicates himself to serve his gangster boss Malik [Ashutosh Rana], who runs a chain of hotels in Hong Kong.
One day, Malik asks Shivam to do an unusual job for him. He asks him to keep an eye on his young mistress Reema [Mrinalini Sharma] while he is away on a brief business trip. Reema is a young Pakistani girl who is a victim of human trafficking. Malik had bought her in the flesh market in Bangkok.
The brief is clear: If Reema is found cheating behind Maliks back, Shivam has to eliminate her. From the moment Shivam sets his eyes on Reema, his frozen past begins to raise its head. He is reminded of his lost love [Shriya Saran] and how he had failed to save her from a catastrophe.
And then one night Shivam is shocked to discover that the innocent looking Reema has a secret boyfriend [Rehaan Khan], whom she has tucked away and is planning to run away with. Shivam opposes his boss and helps Reema to leave the place with her boy friend and leave to India. In that encounter Shivam kills his boss Malik & his colleagues. But Maliks son attacks Shivam with hail of bullets Shivam also fires and kills him. After Reema leaves in a ship, Shivam falls on the floor & dies. Before dying he remembers Aliyah who promises Shivam to meet in heaven.
Awarapan was mostly successful at the box office, and its songs like Maula Maula, Toh Phir Aao and Tera Mera Rishta were super hits.
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