# Star Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
# Movie Story : Ishwar Chandra Thakur never had it so good in his life before. He has a faithful and loving wife in Sumitra, who he affectionately calls Sumi; and a good rapport with his only child, a son named Aditya, who he affectionately calls Adi, and a servant named Laxman, who is not exactly the brightest star on the horizon.
Waqt: The Race Against Time (transl.?Time) is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film that was directed and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Rajpal Yadav and Boman Irani in principal roles. The film, based on a Gujarati play by Aatish Kapadia, follows the journey of rich businessman who unexpectedly becomes very strict to his spoiled son to teach the latter life lessons before it is too late.
Shah wanted to make a film about a grounded father-son relationship that would differ from standard Bollywood father-son stories. After watching Kapadia's play, Shah was impressed and bought the rights for a film adaptation. Kapadia adapted the film for the screen. Principal photography was done on the fourteen sets at Filmistan Studio in Mumbai, and a song was filmed in Leh, Ladakh. The soundtrack was composed by Anu Malik and the lyrics were written by Sameer, with the exception of one song that was written by Kapadia. After the release of the album, the song "Do Me A Favour, Let's Play Holi" became widely popular. Over the years, the song continues to be one of the most popular Holi songs.
The film was made on a production and marketing budget of â‚¹160 million and was released on 22 April 2005. It was a box office success, grossing over â‚¹424.8 million and became the seventh highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year. The film received two Filmfare Awards nominations: Best Supporting Actress for Shah and Best Comedian for Yadav. In addition, Shah won the Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Ishwarchand Thakur and Sumitra Thakur are a married couple who run a toy factory together. They have a son named Aditya Thakur, who has no interest in responsibility or his direction in life. The situation deteriorates when Aditya elopes with his girlfriend Pooja.
When Pooja becomes pregnant, Ishwar and Sumitra decide to make Aditya aware of his responsibilities because he will have to take care of his wife and child. Aditya's parents throw Aditya and Pooja out of their house, and the couple move into in a room in the garden at the back of the house. Aditya begins to hate his father; they do not speak to each other for a long time, during which Aditya becomes aware of his role as a father.
Ishwar, who wants to ensure his son is secure and responsible, is suffering from lung cancer. Aditya becomes a responsible man and finds out about his father's illness when he attends Aditya's performance on stage. Aditya steps onto the stage and asks the audience to pray for his father to stay alive until his son's birth. Ishwar survives until the birth; the child is a boy, whom Ishwar names after himself, and he dies. Aditya welcomes children into his father's toy factory and in the presence of his family, including his toddler Ishwar, plays with a lonely, disabled boy. The spirit of Ishwar touches the flowers in Sumitra's hair, reminding her of earlier times.
The cast is listed below:
Amitabh Bachchan as Ishwarchandra Thakur
Akshay Kumar as Aditya Thakur aka Adi
Priyanka Chopra as Pooja Aditya Thakur
Shefali Shah as Sumitra Thakur
Boman Irani as Nattu Bhai, Pooja's father
Rajpal Yadav as Laxman, Servant
Asawari Joshi as Ashalata, Pooja's mother
Rajeev Mehta as Jolly
Benjamin Gilani as a Director
Anu Malik (Cameo) as a DJ in the song, "Miraksam"