World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Born to hate... Destined to love

Habib Faisal | India | 2012 | 132' | Hindi, English | English subtitles
Born to hate Destined to love
Shakespeares tragic tale of love Romeo and Juliet is a continuing source of inspiration for filmmakers, also for those based in Bollywood. Indian screenwriter/director Habib Faisal gives an original and modern twist to the well-known story in Born to Hate... Destined to Love, fittingly adorning his Bollywood version with lots of catchy singing and dazzling choreographic dancing.

Elections are coming up in Almore, a city in Indias state Uttar Pradesh. Two powerful families engage in a fierce struggle for political power: the Qureshis and the Chauhans. The fact that the Qureshis are a Muslim family and the Chauhans Hindu doesnt simplify matters. Against his influential grandfathers wish young hot-tempered Parma Chauhan is deeply involved in the electoral battle. Boisterous Zoya, the youngest daughter of the Qureshis, doesnt shun the political bustle either. Their first encounter during the campaign leads to hate at first sight they positively detest each other. This doesnt last however, for Parma falls for Zoya and acts on his feelings. Thats when the real trouble begins.
With comparative newcomers Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra.

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