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Dus Kahaniyaan (Hindi: दस कहानियां, Urdu: دس کہانیاں Ten Tales) is a 2007 anthology Indianmarker film comprising ten short films telling ten different stories which are directed by a host of six directors.

Main cast (listed by story)

"Matrimony" (Directed by Sanjay Gupta, inspired by Roald Dahl's short story "Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat")
  • Arbaaz Khan
  • Mandira Bedi
  • Sudhanshu Pandey
    • Synopsis: The bored wife of an MNC Vice President (Arbaaz), Mandira, has an extramarital affair with an army officer. She meets him every Thursday in the pretext of visiting her aunt. At home she is a doting and dutiful wife. She describes her affair as not only for sex, but love and consideration as well. As it turns out, her lover has to report to his post, and gifts her a beautiful diamond necklace. She loves it, but is hesitant to take it, but the officer insists. So she devises a plan, goes to a jeweller and hands over the necklace with an arrangement with the jeweller that she be given a coupon, which under the pretext of a lucky draw or so, would be produced and she be given back her necklace. The next morning, her husband goes to collect the "prize". He calls her from his office and asks her to come over to see what she has got. She goes with great enthusiasm, but to her utter dismay finds a small diamond ring. She somehow manages to come out of his cabin and tries to call the jeweller on her cell phone. But there is no range, so she turns to Arbaaz's secretary and asks her to dial the number for her. Then a thunderbolt hits her as she sees the necklace on the secretary's neck. On complimenting, the secretary says that the necklace is a gift from a "boyfriend".


"High on the Highway" (Directed by Hansel Mehta)
  • Jimmy Shergill
  • Masumeh Makhija
    • Synopsis: Two college graduates who are in love with each other have a habit of getting high and taking a walk along the highway. One such night after their graduation when they are walking down the road a bunch of goons try to kidnap Masumeh and succeed in spite of Jimmy putting up a fight. Masumeh gets helped by the cops but what happens to Jimmy??? Jimmy slashes his wrists, feeling he is in guilt and dies. Masumi cries by his bed.


"Pooranmasi" (Directed by Meghna Gulzar)
  • Amrita Singh
  • Parmeet Sethi
  • Minnisha Lamba
    • Synopsis: Amrita's daughter Minisha has just been engaged and her father is out on business once again leaving the ladies alone. Amrita has led life without love mostly and on this particular day her daughter dons her mother with a colourful dupatta and comments on how pretty she looks. Amrita realizes that it is the night of full moon and that as her lover had promised would be waiting outside the door. For once she decides to open it and let her desire take over her. After spending the night with him in the fields she returns home while many villagers notice the colourful dupatta on her head and mistake her for her daughter. When the villagers came to break the marriage describing the incident, Minissha gets to know that it was not she but her mother and in despair jumps into the well.


Strangers in the Night (Directed by Sanjay Gupta)
  • Mahesh Manjrekar
  • Neha Dhupia
    • Synopsis: Both Mahesh and Neha have the habit of discussing past distractions in their relationship on their anniversaries. Mahesh forces Neha to tell about her experience and she does so with passion about the guy's whose hands she kissed and by whom she was so taken in a railway station's waiting room alone in the night and with whom she would have done anything...As we see Mahesh getting jealous, Neha unravels the twist in the story. She actually kisses his hand and hugs him to save a child, who was being attacked by religious riots.


Zahir (Directed by Sanjay Gupta)
  • Manoj Bajpai
  • Diya Mirza
    • Synopsis: Manoj moves into the same apartment as Diya Mirza and they become good friends. Zahir wants to take the relationship to another level but Diya shuns him away. He is ashamed. One night while spending a night with his friends visiting many bars in the town Manoj sees Diya who is a dancer in a dance bar. Angry Manoj rapes her without hearing her protests when she comes back home from work. Next day he finds a note from her which she left before leaving, in which she reveals that she has AIDS.


Lovedale (Directed by Jasmeet Dhodi)
  • Anupam Kher
  • Aftab Shivdasani
  • Neha Oberoi
  • Anuradha Patel
    • Synopsis: Neha meets a lady on the train on her way home where she was getting engaged. The lady gives her an earring and vanishes at the next station which happens to be Lovedale. Neha wanting to return the earring alights and follows the road to a house where Aftab is painting. They become acquainted. Aftab attends Neha's engagement and feels hurt. Neha is also unhappy and her father questions her doubt...Neha tells about Aftab and her father tells her his flashback about how he met a lady on the train to whom he had gifted one earring before the train left the station. Neha and her father compare the earrings and decide that her meeting Aftab was no coincidence and she breaks the engagement to join Aftab... However, the story unfolds with a vicious climax. Aftab notices the earrings that Neha was wearing, and on questioning, he is informed that it was the earring that was given to her by the lady in the train. Aftab shows her a picture of the lady, being his mother who died 10 years ago!


Sex on the Beach (Directed by Apoorva Lakhia)
  • Dino Morea
  • Tarina Patel
    • Synopsis: Dino picks up a book on the beach with the title 'Life' and writes his name and date of birth as instructed and starts to read the book. A seductress steps out of a jet ski and sits down next to him and she invites him over to her house for dinner. Dino goes over well prepared with wine and condoms only to see the girl also very eager...but when Dino falls into a short sleep after the girl tells him that she will return in a few minuts dressed more provocatively which he would love taking off. He wakes up to see her dead with her throat slit open. When he leans down to examine her closely she opens her eyes and he understands that she was actually a soul whose wishes had been left unfulfilled. He flees, the ghost following him. Finally he drowns in the sea.


Rice Plate (Directed by Rohit Roy)
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Naseeruddin Shah
    • Synopsis: Shabana plays a staunch brahmin widow on her way to visit her grandchildren by train. In a hurry she forgets her wallet in her house and heads to the station. She misses her train and her next train is after two hours. She goes to a canteen and orders a plate of rice with the change she has and leaves her table to wash her hand. When she comes back she sees Shah eating it...Angry that Shah was stealing her plate Shabana forgets that Shah is a Muslim starts eating out the plate. Later she realizes it and leaves the place. At the railway station she notices that she had left her luggage and handbag in the canteen and goes back. There she finds her belongings near a table and a rice plate on it. Then she realizes that she was mistaken and ate from Shah's plate. Later in the station, she offers place to a Muslim family, which shows that she had changed her attitude.


"Gubbare" (Directed by Sanjay Gupta)
  • Nana Patekar
  • Rohit Roy
  • Anita Hassanandani
    • Synopsis: Anita and Rohit are newlyweds on a bus who start a small quarrel and Anita moves away from Rohit to sit adjacent to Nana who is carrying 11 smiley balloons with him. On questioning he tells her how he has to present his wife with the balloons every time he has angered her and how she bakes a cake if she angers him. He explains to her how life is too short to spend fighting. When getting down at the stop he forgets to take with him the sorry card that he had written for his wife. Anita follows him to give it to him and she notices him speaking to his wife's grave and she is dead. She realizes how much in love with his wife the man is and returns to the bus. She sits beside Rohit and they do not begin to quarrel.


"Rise & Fall" (Directed by Sanjay Gupta)inspired by Ching Po-Wong's Blood Brothers
  • Sanjay Dutt
  • Sunil Shetty
    • Synopsis: The story begins with Sunil Shetty telling Sanjay Dutt that someone is going to kill him. Sanjay Dutt says that if there could be anybody who could kill it would be Sunil Shetty. The story cuts to a flashback. It shows two young kids which one of them gets paid to kill a person. They both kill the person. These two kids are Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Shetty. As kids they rise and as adults they fall because of two children shooting them as in the flashback they are now the dons.


Crew



Music

The film's soundtrack was released on 1 November 2007.Joginder Tuteja from Indiafm.com gave the music 4 out of 5 stars.
Song Singer(s) Lyricist Music Director
Aaja Soniye Shweta Vijay, Sudhanshu Pandey Virag Mishra Gourov Dasgupta
Bhula Diya Anand Raj Anand Ibrahim Ashq Anand Raj Anand
Bin Tum K.K Panchhi Jalonvi Anand Raj Anand
Dus Aanchal, K.K Virag Mishra Gourov Dasgupta
Jaaniye Aanchal, Sunidhi Chauhan Virag Mishra Gourov Dasgupta
Kaala Peela Shafqat Ali Khan Virag Mishra Shafqat Ali Khan
Mushkil Kushaa Kshitij Panchhi Jalonvi Bappi Lahiri
Nach Le Soniye Mika Singh Virag Mishra Gourov Dasgupta
O Maahiya Shweta Vijay, K.K Panchhi Jalonvi Gourov Dasgupta
Vichodeya Ne Shafqat Ali Khan Ambar Hoshiyarpuri Shafqat Ali Khan


References



External links

  • Official Movie Site
  • Review at American Online (by Kritika Saxena) http://www.aol.in/bollywood/story/2007120707079019000002/index.html



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