Barah AanaStar cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Arjun Mathur, Violante Placido, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Jayati Bhatia , Benjamin Gilani and Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwa; Director: Raja Menon; Rating: 3 out of 5.

‘Barah Aana’ is ready for a release at theatres across India, on 20 March 2009. The directorial debut of ad-maker Raja Menon, the movie has been produced by Raja Menon, Raj Yerasi and Giulia Achilli and will be released under the banner of ‘Bandra West Pictures’. The film boasts of a strong star cast, with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah playing the lead role, accompanied by Vijay Raaz, Arjun Mathur, Violante Placido, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Jayati Bhatia, Benjamin Gilani and Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwa. The music composer of ‘Barah Aana’ is Shri. 
 
‘Barah Aana’ unfolds the dramatic story of three unlikely friends – a driver (Naseeruddin Shah), a watchman (Vijay Raaz) and a waiter (Arjun Mathur), all of them being the inhabitants of the glamorous city – Mumbai. Shukla, the driver, is an old man. He is stoic, but dependable. Yadav, the watchman, is in his 30s and is very mischievous, apart from being a pushover at work. Aman, the waiter, is an ambitious and brash young chap. The three friends live together, with different perspectives and outlooks towards life. Destiny adds thrill to the frivolous life of the three friends, when a series of incidents brings in misfortune for Yadav.
 
Yadav indulges in crime, which proves to be a low-risk way of making money. This gives a boost to his self-confidence as well. Therefore, he tries to convince the other two, to accompany him in a series of such crimes. With time, the personalities of the three change and they end up being a part of the cat and mouse game. All hell breaks loose when things go out of control. Eventually, the three friends find themselves directed towards the path, which they had never wanted to follow. ‘Barah Aana’ is the telltale story of a common, but greedy man, who faces some difficult situations because of his hunger for money.

Source: I Love India

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