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Khoya Khoya Chand
Director: Sudhir Mishra
Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Soniya Jehan, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak
Contains strong language
131 mins
7 December2007 by Adlabs
18 certcamera
Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan
Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan

"A passionate and nostalgic tribute to the golden era of Indian cinema," BBC Shropshire Bollywood.

Star film rating
Star film rating


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The golden era of the 1960s film industry is effectively portrayed in this melodrama.

The film shows how Nikhat (Soha Ali Khan), a struggling theatre actress, tries to get a big break into movies.

It is not long before Nikhat's dreams and ambitions come true when she becomes a superstar with the help of Prem Kumar (Rajat) but she had to pay the price of becoming his mistress.

The third angle in this love affair comes from a struggling writer-director Zaffer (Shiney).

After the initial, rude encounter with this young starlet, Nikhat and Zaffer become friends.

As time goes by, they struggle with their innermost feelings for each other -amidst the ruthless business dealings of the Bollywood film industry.

The glorious years of the 60s are scrupulously and creatively recreated with careful precision by director Mishra. This is showcased throughout, whether it is the sets, costumes or its perfect casting.

The era of the black and white films is also shown with sheer brilliance through impressive cinematography. This proves yet again the in-depth research that was undertaken prior to the film's shooting.

Soha Ali Khan shines throughout as the fragile and emotionally unstable Nikhat.

Looking glamorous in her 60s attire, Soha professionally portrays Nikhat's vulnerability with realism. She makes you feel for the character who is trying to survive in a male-dominated industry.

Unlike his previous films like the recent Bhool Bhulaiyaa, it is refreshing to see Shiney Ahuja tackling a complex role for a change.

Being a professional model turned actor, he succeeds in portraying the anguish of Zaffer with ease.

As for Rajat Kapoor, he shows the arrogance of Prem Kapoor with sheer professionalism.

Khoya Khoya Chand is director Mishra's passionate and nostalgic tribute to the golden era of Indian cinema. Worth a watch!

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Reviewed by Manish Gajjar
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