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Top movies of 2006

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that this lavish ode to adultery created a buzz that spanned the continents. Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy's memorable music framed the story of two unhappily married people who fall in fall with other people, setting in motion a train wreck of anguish and despair.

Amitabh Bachchan provided the comic relief but even his sparkling performance was not enough to lift the movie out of its emotional doldrums, making a repeat viewing of the film very painful.

Despite all the brickbats thrown at the movie, I thought it represented a genuine attempt at analysing the curve of an affair. Cinematically, it was a departure from Karan Johar's previous candyfloss efforts.

The dazzle generated by having the five biggest names in the movie business (Big B, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan) was enough to make almost every Indian watch the movie.

Also read: Showcasing Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

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