Mathur (Anil Kapoor) is a Professor in Urdu literature in Dr Zakir Hussain's College.
He resides in Chandni Chowk with his activist wife, Roma Mathur (Shefali Shah).|
Kapoor and Anurag Sinha
Professor Mathur soon comes across a young boy called Numair Qazi (Anurag
Sinha) who introduces himself as a victim of communal riots in Gujarat.
But in actual fact,
he is a suicide bomber commissioned by a Muslim fundamentalist group to detonate
a bomb near Red Fort on 15 August.
his fifteen day roller coaster journey, Numair manages to take shelter in the
Professor's house and wins the trust and fondness of the couple.
helping Numair to get an employment entry pass for 15 August celebrations at Red
Fort, Professor Mathur introduces him to the warm and loving people of Chandni
Chowk who coexist with fun, music, love and colourful events and festivals irrespective
of their religion.
Shah and Anil Kapoor
is astonished with some of the characters he meets in Chandi Chowk.
include Shagufta, a modern Muslim college girl, the Professor's sharp tongued
wife Roma, Rahat a Sufi pop singer, Miya an 84-year-old who is full of patriotism
and the fun loving Sardar Kirtan Singh.
for Numair, he must keep his mind focused on the mission as he struggles to carry
out his orders from his superiors.
all the tension, he gets caught in an emotional dilemma whether to go ahead with
his deep rooted fundamentalist beliefs, he sees this as one of the most colourful
and loving areas. There is no black and white.
he moves on with his mission.
is disturbing the mind of this young lad who has come here to attack?
the sacrifice of the Professor and his wife mean anything to him?
n White is a story with an underlying message never seen before on the Bollywood
film is directed by one of Bollywood's most respected directors, Subhash Ghai.
drama destined to be popular at the box office, it is being released by EROS International
in the UK cinemas.
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent