New York (2009) Review


New York is a 2009 Indian action thriller film directed by Kabir Khan, produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner Yash Raj Films, and screenplay by Sandeep Srivastava. Visual effects are by Visual Computing Labs, Tata Elxsi Ltd.


It stars John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irrfan Khan & Nawazuddin Siddiqui. New York begins in 1999 and ends in 2008, and tells the story of 3 students studying at the fictional New York State University whose lives are changed by the September 11 attacks and its aftermath.


It received universal critical acclaim, particularly for Kaif and Nitin Mukesh's performances, which earned them nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively at the 55th Filmfare Awards. The film was declared a super-hit at the box office, grossing Rs. 65 crores, which sums to Rs. 114 crores at present day.


In the United States in 2008, the FBI arrest Omar Aijaz (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a young Muslim man originally from Delhi, after finding guns in the trunk of a taxi cab he owned. Omar is then taken into custody and interrogated by FBI Agent Roshan (Irrfan Khan), also a Muslim man originally from South Asia who has been living in the United States for twenty years.


Omar then discovers that he was set up by the FBI to force him to spy on a former college friend, Sameer Sheikh (John Abraham), whom he has not seen in seven years and who the FBI believes is a terrorist. In the process, Omar discovers that Sam has married Maya (Katrina Kaif), a mutual friend whom Omar had a crush on in university and finds out that Sameer and Maya have a young son, Danyal (Aidan Wagner).

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