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Blue (2009)

  • Rate: 3.7/10 total 1,370 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Romance | Thriller
  • Release Date: 16 October 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 119 min
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Blue (2009)


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  • IMDb page: Blue (2009)
  • Rate: 3.7/10 total 1,370 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Romance | Thriller
  • Release Date: 16 October 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 119 min
  • Filming Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Gross: £378,236(UK)(25 October 2009)
  • Director: Anthony D'Souza
  • Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta
  • Original Music By: A.R. Rahman   
  • Soundtrack: Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Treasure | Ocean | Swimsuit | Snorricam | Underwater Photography

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Anthony D'Souza 
  • Mayur Puri  dialogue

Known Trivia

  • According to the director, the script was written keeping Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar in mind for the lead roles.
  • A tattoo can be seen on Akshay Kumar’s neck which reads “Araav”, coincidentally the name of the he plays. It’s actually his son’s name, which was later incorporated into the script.
  • Lara Dutta first rejected the role because she didn’t know how to swim. When she found out Akshay Kumar recommended her, she called him that she wouldn’t be able to accept the role. But Akshay gave total support for accepting the offer and suggested she took swimming lessons.
  • Lara Dutta didn’t know how to swim when she was cast, so she went on training. She had almost drowned while filming the movie Andaaz, but was rescued by the actor Akshay Kumar. Strangely, Akshay was the one who recommended her name for this underwater exploration adventure movie.
  • According to director Anthony D’Souza the first choice for the character of Sam was John Abraham. But John was not able do the film because of personal reasons and prior commitments. Hence the role went to Zayed Khan.
  • Actor Zayed Khan gave Kylie Minogue a designer sari on the last day of the shoot.
  • Director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar turned down A.R. Rahman ‘s proposal to sing a track song for the movie.
  • Director Anthony D’Souza envisioned Akshay’s character as a rich businessman who is ruthless and determined. To create that look Akshay Kumar slashed his eyebrows and grew a goatee.
  • Director Anthony D’Souza was a big fan of renowned cinematographer Amir Mokri (who shot Vantage Point and Bad Boys II). In the movie a gun fight scene was heavily inspired from the movie Bad Boys II .
  • For her character’s ripped-out bikini look, Lara Dutta had to maintain her body weight. She underwent a strict diet and maintained a weight of 58kg while filming the movie. Also, Hollywood make-up artist Nikoletta Skarlatos gave her special water-resistant make-up for the underwater swimming scenes, as normal make-up can’t stand salty sea water for long.

Plot: Bangkok-based bike-racer Sameer Singh gets in debt with Gulshan, and flees to the Bahamas to live with his brother… See more » |  »

Story: Bangkok-based bike-racer Sameer Singh gets in debt with Gulshan, and flees to the Bahamas to live with his brother, Sagar, and his live-in girlfriend, Mona. But Gulshan catches up with him, allegedly kills Nikki, who Sameer loves, and forcibly abducts Mona. In order to return the money, the duo, along with Aarav Malhotra, decide to scour the bottom of the ocean for a ship 'Lady in Blue' that was sunk on purpose in July 1949. This ship contains treasure that was being returned by the tyrannical British as a goodwill gesture. The trio will soon find that unknown dangers await them and that one of them has a hidden agenda of his own.Written by rAjOo (  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Kulthep Narula known as line producer: Thailand
  • Bryan Odom known as line producer: Bahamas

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sanjay Dutt known as Sagar 'Sethji' Singh
  • Akshay Kumar known as Aarav Malhotra
  • Lara Dutta known as Mona
  • Zayed Khan known as Sameer 'Sam' Singh
  • Rahul Dev known as Gulshan
  • Kabir Bedi known as Captain Jagat Malhotra
  • Katrina Kaif known as Nikki
  • Kylie Minogue known as Kylie



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Nikoletta Skarlatos known as personal makeup artist: Lara Dutta

Art Department:

  • Gurubaksh Singh known as assistant art director
  • Gurubaksh Singh known as set designer




Production Companies:

  • Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision (as Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.)

Other Companies:

  • Benetone Films  production services: Thailand
  • Prime Focus  digital intermediate


  • PVR Pictures (2009) (India) (theatrical)
  • Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision (2009) (India) (theatrical) (as Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Animal Makers (animatronic sharks)
  • Prime Focus

Visual Effects by:

  • Praveen Bareria known as CG supervisor
  • Yatin Bhave known as digital compositor
  • Asif Bhushan known as visual effects artist
  • Michael D'Sa known as visual effects producer
  • Satish Dayapule known as compositing supervisor
  • Abhijit De known as lighting artist
  • Abhijit De known as modeler
  • Prashant Dhotre known as senior lighting artist
  • Rohan Gala known as digital intermediate line producer
  • Bujji Gandi known as lead compositor: Prime Focus
  • Bujji Gandi known as matchmover: Prime Focus
  • Somesh Ghosh known as digital compositor
  • Hardik Govindya known as motion graphics artist
  • Gaurav Gupta known as visual effects
  • Sameet Gupte known as animation lead
  • Monica Hada known as visual effects producer
  • Anish Holla known as render wrangler/render support
  • Rohinton Irani known as tracking and matchmoving
  • Shashank Jadhav known as digital compositor
  • Avnish Jha known as senior texture artist
  • Vishal Kapoor known as compositor
  • Ashutosh Khandelwal known as render wrangler/render support
  • Mani Bhushan Kumar known as rigging supervisor
  • Abhijeet Lamture known as texturing artist
  • Suryakant Mahunta known as visual effects artist
  • Sameer Malik known as senior compositor
  • Ian McFadyen known as CG supervisor
  • Vishal Mehta known as shading & texturing artist
  • Aziz Merchant known as cleanup artist
  • Prasenjit Mukherjee known as cleanup artist
  • Prasenjit Mukherjee known as visual effects artist
  • Anand Nayak known as lead fx artist
  • Prasad Patel known as roto and paint lead
  • Jimmy Philip known as digital compositor
  • Reupal D. Rawal known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ramsai Rayanapati known as sequence supervisor
  • Chandrasekhar Reddy known as visual effects compositor
  • Shukla Sajeel known as digital artist
  • Swapnil Shahane known as rendering artist
  • Raghvendra Shrivastava known as compositor
  • Suryaji Suryavanshi known as digital compositor
  • Shailendra Swarnkar known as compositing lead
  • Merzin Tavaria known as visual effects supervisor
  • Yogendra Kumar Tonke known as senior texture artist
  • Sudhir Trivedi known as sequence lead lighting
  • Sumit Verma known as pre-visualisation artist: Prime Focus
  • Yatin Vij known as visual effects coordinator
  • Chandu Vojjala known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • India 16 October 2009
  • Ireland 16 October 2009
  • Netherlands 16 October 2009
  • UK 16 October 2009
  • USA 16 October 2009



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. rajandey from Netherlands
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    Just got back from the theatre. I was excited about Blue. There was abig hype around Blue, as it is one of the most expensive Bollywoodmovies ever made, it has a wonderful star cast,Oscar-winnerA.R.Rahman's music, Kylie Minogue, great publicity.

    I thought Blue would have a rocking story apart from all the bikes,explosions and underwater diving. Of course there is a story, but itjust doesn't live up to anyones expectations.

    Blue has some plusses though, it has been shot very lavishly, I amalways afraid of weird looking bollywood action scenes, Blue doesn'thave those. Blue has excellent action scenes, first-rate stunts,awesome camera-work (Especially under water!).

    Go see Blue if you are okay with seeing only great visuals and stunts.The movie is not bad, the story is just bad, everything else isawesome.

    I rate this movie 7 out of 10 because of the following things : -Akshay Kumars awesome flawless acting as a negative role. – SanjayDutts performance. – Zayed Khan for once, doesn't go unnoticed, welldone. – Katrina Kaif's hitting cameo. – Aaj dil gustakh hai, Fiqranaand Blue theme. – Superb actions and visuals.

  2. Vibin Hari from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    The protagonists are searching for a treasure ship that was travelingfrom Britain to India, and was lost at sea in the Bahamas.. yes Bahamasis en route to India! The acting is horrible, the dialogues areespecially cheesy and dialogue delivery made me want to throw up. Allthe actors make a mess, cant actually blame them if the script was thisbad. It has scenes lifted from movies like Torque and Hitch, and has anoverall feel of Fool's Gold.

    I liked the setting, and cinematography is quite breathtaking. It has afew decent action sequences, though the editing leaves a lot to bedesired. The story is very weak and predictable, go for this one onlyif you have absolutely nothing else to do.

  3. Tim Jade from New Delhi, India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    Starring :- Sunjay Dutt

    Akshay Kumar

    Zayed Khan

    Lara Dutta

    Kylie Minogue

    Director :- Anthony D'Souza

    Rating :- * 1/2

    Since the past one month or so wherever i go, be it a night club, or awedding, or just usual hangout spots, i noticed the songs of "Blue"playing over 'n' over. That's called excellent publicity. It would dogood to any movie, only if, with a BIG "IF", the movie is good, or atleast decent. That is not the case with "Blue".

    Excellent publicity can't do good for a really BAD and PATHETIC movie.When i first saw the promo of the movie i thought this might not be themost critically acclaimed film of the year but it should be a "Fun towatch popcorn movie". But no, it turns out to be a stinking affair,smellier than Mr Akshay Kumar's socks which he's wearing since his lastsuccessful film "Singh is Kinng" although that movie wasn't a good one,but still it was way better than "Blue".

    First lets just get to the premise of the film. The plot revolvesaround the trio mainly Sunjay Dutt(Sagar), Akhshay Kumar(Aarav, Sagar'sfriend) and Zayed Khan(Sam, Sagar's younger brother). Also there isLara Dutta(Mona, Sagar's better half) and Katrina Kaif(Nikki) and RahulDev(Gulshan).

    Sagar and Aarav are friends, together they go fishing and have anoccasional boxing face off. Aarav tries to convince Sagar to gotreasure hunting with him, because only Sagar knows the whereabouts ofit. But Sagar refuses due to the reason that his father lost his lifewhile searching for that treasure and blames himself for his father'sdeath.

    The story cuts to Sam, who is in Malaysia doing bike races, he gets ajob from Gulshan(Rahul Dev) to deliver a package, but he loses it onthe way, now Gulshan wants either his package back or $50 million.Nikki(Katrina, Sam's love interest and also working with Gulshan(advices him to leave Malaysia and go somewhere else, so he goes toBahamas to his elder brother Sagar, that's where the main story begins.

    Coming to the main highlight of this film, the underwater sequences,believe me they were that good. Excellent lighting and camera anglesand shots makes it look like an international affair. But that's theonly thing good about "Blue". The action sequences are passable to saythe least. No thrilling action sequence is to be found here. Onlylame-money-spending-good-for-nothing kind of action sequences arethere. Specifically the bike chase sequence, the one involving some 4-5bikes and a train was so lame, the bikes which were supposed to be onthe chase seems like they are out on a picnic and are grouping togetherto enjoy the sight-seeing, including the guy on the bike they weresupposed to be chasing. If that doesn't make you shake your head indisbelief then the dialogs would definitely do that, for instance Aaravsaying "Lets go take out the treasure from the sea", as if he's talkingabout going for window shopping and that too for a toothbrush. Alsothere's another one Mona saying "Can't we just talk peacefully withthem?", even when she and Sagar are being attacked by armed men. Thesedo work as "Unintentional jokes". And believe me there are many more.

    Also the plot holes are so big you can virtually make Jupiter passthrough it. For instance, the "So-Called" treasure which is lying inthe bottom of the ocean is so mysterious that many people even doubtits existence and people who tried to take it out lost there lives, butour protagonist Sagar(Sanjay Dutt), sleepwalks his way through theocean and finds out the treasure just like "that". Either he is acombination of Columbus and Sherlock Holmes or the director and histeam of writers were too busy thinking about the cinematography partthat they forgot about the minor details in the story.

    Talking about the "so called" surprise ending of the film, the onlysurprise you will get is that you'll notice that most people areactually laughing at what had to be a serious moment in the film,"Unintentional Laughs" arise universally.

    The second highlight of the movie is Lara Dutta, who is looking like azillion-gazillion bucks, she rules the waves and many a hearts too. Theperfect eye candy.

    The cinematography is top grade, but under that glossy finish lies adecomposed chunk of wood, that is being eaten by termites and at theend what is left is that glossy finish with a BIG HOLE inside.

    The music is average, although some notes are easy on the ears, butstill considering A.R. Rahman is the music and background scoredirector, the music is disappointing and so is the film.

    And don't get me started on the script, like Akshay's previous outing"Kambakkht Ishq" the script is "Missing". Although at some points inthe movie you feel like there's a decent script developing, but as soonas you think that, the director puts all your doubts aside and comes upwith another blow up.

    With holes that BIG, even the unsinkable Titanic sank, and sadly sodoes "Blue", but with the sinking it stinks too.

    I go for * 1/2 out of five for director Anthony D'Souza's "Blue"

    An opportunity lost, this film made me wonder why am I even reviewingit.

    Under all that gloss lies a BIG HOLE that takes "Blue" down that smellydrainpipe which hasn't been cleaned since the medieval ages.

    Watch it only when someone threatens to kill you for not watching it.

  4. silvan-desouza from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    Oh my god what is the quality of Hindi films?

    Nowdays making stylish films means just throw in a big cast, bigproduction values, get some foreigners, shoot in a foreign locations,put stunts.etc

    Content takes a backseat

    This is another Dhoom 2, Cash kind crap which our Indian audiences buyas entertainment

    The film lacks sense, entertainment, logic everything The ease at whichthey get the treasure is like taking the audiences for granted

    Direction is crap Music is crap

    Amongst actors Akshay repeats his done to death act, Please Akki stopit Sanju looks bored, overweight and looks irritated Zayed is badAmongst rest Katrina has 8 minutes and she does her smile routine,while Lara shows her bikini

  5. erick r from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    The only good thing about this movie is it's new for bollywood audienceand credit to director nd crew for THEIR hard work on the film.Sympathies aside, Indian audience have watched films like this b.fparticularly Hollywood underwater films in recent years. Hollywoodmovies Jaws and The Deep both based on novels by peter benchley werebenchmarks for these kind of films and for audience who loved thisgenre. Bt recent underwater films by Hollywood and now Blue are nobetter then the novels themselves, that is to have a story. Blue is astory less film and more about the visuals and the stunts, includingwasting the bike stunts all the way in the east that led nowhere. Themovie is more or less based on technical aspects of film making thanbased on a story of any kind. The lady in blue story is pretty goodeven though it consists of a stupid investigation in accusing thecaptain of being a traitor. At least Blue could have used this storyand made it an historic marine story of sorts, but you end up havingthe villain(unimpressive akshay) search this treasure to "save thefamily's honor", while meaning no harm to put the sanjay's family thruall the tamasha.

    Ther were no twists even for double crossing rahul dev was dumb, b.c hewasn't interested in this movie at all while seeing his reactions.Overall, thers no treasure hunting b.c its only for a few scenes waydown the second half and towards the end of the movie. The movie issentimental and dull in the first half, nd the second half is of nointerest by the time the movie ends.

  6. dksodhi from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    I had a lot of expectations from this Movie and all it delivered wasdissatisfaction and pain. It was a weak plot and very predictable. Toadd to this, the dialogue delivery and on screen presence was pathetic.Zayed Khan should be looking for some other options as acting is not anarea where he can excel. Moreover, Katrina Kaif also looked fake andwas not able to do her best. I have seen her performing better in someother movies. Yes, the locations are good, but its the plot and theacting that drags the movie to a new low. With the amount of moneyspent on this movie, it would have been better to get in some moresubstance rather than the effects. Sanjay Dutt is not at his best anddisappoints as well. The only highlight of this movie is some SKIN showby Lara Dutta but that cannot make up for the bad experience. She hasgiven steamy scenes in a lot of movies but this ain't the best. Itwould have been better if it was an exact copy of Into The Blue, it wasbetter and the plot was good. Movie is good in parts but fails as awhole package. Maybe it was the expectation and the hype, however, itwas a very lame movie with nothing new except the underwater sequence.

    If you have nothing else to do and want to kill your time, you may goand watch this movie. Not recommended for people who have highexpectations.

  7. devanandmahakud from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    Great visuals,great cinematography,great action comparing to otherBollywood movies.All are telling background music is poor.But i feltits good.I cant say the script was very good but overall its a goodmovie watch worthy.Who likes adventure ,action, and Akshay kumar shouldnot miss go for blue.every ones opinion differs.but according toall it has great visuals and action don't think justgo.this is bollywood's 1st under water movie.You should not missit.Akshay kumar is brilliant in this one can beat Akshay kumarfor this kind of role.sanjay dutt is decent.zayed khan is alsogood.lara dutt is also good.overall its a good movie.who lovesbollywood movie should not miss it.

  8. sumanbarthakursmailbox from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    Blue, directed by Anthony D'souza is a brainless, forgettableaction-thriller that quickly sinks without a trace. Let me say thisright away: anyone expecting anything other than the sight of LaraDutta in a skimpy bikini, or indeed Akshay Kumar with his shirt off, isgoing to be very disappointed. The film's hare-brained plot involves acoveted treasure buried at the bottom of the ocean, and a reluctantSanjay Dutt playing Sagar, a working class, regular-Joe in the Bahamaswho refuses to seek it out even though he seems to be the only diver inthe world who knows where and how to find it. No amount of coaxing fromhis friend and employer Aarav (played by Akshay Kumar) will do thetrick. But the out-of-shape Dutt – whose unsightly man-boobs suggesthe's been bunking too many sessions at the gym – finally agrees to takethe plunge when his kid-brother's life depends on it. Sam (played byZayed Khan wearing a single expression throughout) is in trouble withsome goons who must be paid $50 million immediately. For a film that'stitled Blue, most of the action here involves bike chases and carexplosions, while the underwater portions are gorgeously filmed butevoke no real excitement. To be honest, in fact, the tension neverheightens to the point where you worry about the protagonists. How canyou, when you notice even the sharks are swimming peacefully aroundthem, oblivious and uninterested even when underwater brawls result inblood being spilt! Blue suffers from a dull script and inane dialogue,and is cursed with characters that are as shallow as the waters theypaddle. You want to burst into laughs when Lara Dutta (playing Sagar'sgirlfriend Mona) slips into Miss India mode and complains that theyhave no money to realise her one dream of setting up a marine researchfacility. The lady does not show so much as a passing interest in fish,by the way! Coming back to the business of the buried fortune, let'sjust say we've all participated in school treasure-hunts that were morechallenging than this one. We're told the fortune hasn't been retrievedin 60 years, and yet Sagar leads the way to the loot as if it's lyingin his backyard. Neither slick nor fast-paced, this film lumbers incircles before crashing into a moronic finale involving ridiculousback-stories about dead family members. In the end, despite itstravel-brochure look that might afford some momentary NationalGeographic-style relief, Blue doesn't have a shred of intelligence, andit sinks in a sea of lame writing and laughable performances. SanjayDutt sleepwalks through his scenes, and Akshay Kumar overdoes thesmugness. As for Zayed Khan, how I wish the makers had spent the feethey paid him to hire a few more sharks and include a few more thrillsinstead. The music by AR Rahman is strictly average; even the item songby Kyle Minogue can't save this film from reaching its waterygrave.Director Anthony D'souza's Blue's has flashy exterior and it'sone dead fish. Watch it strictly at your own risk.

  9. DICK STEEL from Singapore
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    If I may broadly categorize Bollywood films into two camps. One, theoriginal works, which might even extend to remakes of films from theother regions in the subcontinent, but seldom seen outside of it. Themasala formula would work its magic into creating an entertaining talefilled with a song and dance extravaganza. Then the other would be thestitching together of elements from other films, seldom referred to aspaying homage or acknowledged if at all, and trying to pass them off asoriginals. These tend to be predictable, and plainly concealing a bad,if non-existent story. Blue unfortunately falls into the lattercategory.

    I had originally wanted to watch this on the big screen, given itstooting of the horn that it's the first to feature stunning underwaterphotography in a Bollywood action film. But the result here, for anactioner, is something that left much to be desired. While referencesto Into The Blue can be discounted by virtue of it being just anothertreasure hunter movie set in the high seas, the other sequences herewere something that you would have seen before, from boring MI:2motorcycle chase scenes, the Bourne Ultimatum for fisticuffs on board aboat, to the one that takes the cake involving a gunfight that was alift out from Bad Boys 2.

    Lines were also found lifted from films like Hitch, but thankfully thiswas kept to a minimum. Set in the Bahamas with locations like Thailandalso included, this film dwells on the search for the missing sunkenship Lady in Blue, which is said to contain treasures beyond a man'swidest dreams. A simple, carefree fisherman Sagar (Sanjay Dutt) holdskey to the location of the ship, given a diving expedition with his dadwhen young which resulted in a tragedy. His good friend, rich playboyAarav (Akshay Kumar) desires that Sagar would come to his senses andmake them both richer, but to Sagar it's a secret that he would bringto the grave.

    Enter Sagar's reckless brother Sam (Zayed Khan) who's being pursued bythugs all the way from Thailand for a sum of 50 million dollars that heowes, and you know just what the solution is for our reluctant Sagar.As mentioned the film got made through the stringing of actionsequences one after another, with room for some romance between Sagarand Mona (Lara Dutta, and Sam and Nikki (Katrina Kaif in a shortsupporting role), but the much touted underwater action scenes turn outto be nothing more than a drop in the ocean, much of it againstfaceless thugs who seem to appear quite conveniently to challenge ourtestosterone filled trio.

    There's a nice twist to the story about families which gave the weakstory some sense, but alas this was too little too late, as the finalewas one hurried affair that seemed more like a haphazardly inserting acoda just for the sake of, damage having already been made by theuninspiring action and plot. If only it had taken time to furtherdevelop the characters beyond their cardboard caricatures, which wouldhave made it all the more palatable in terms of story, rather than tostick its guns to the action which were cobbled from films made in theWest.

  10. sushilonlines from Nepal
    30 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    BLUE, awaited movie of the year is a failure. Despite multiple starcast, 100 crores budget, Kylie Minologue the film is total failure.Film lacks story & it doesn't entertain you except A.R. Rahman's music.The only thing I liked about this film is the superb music of A.R.Rahman & Lara dutta. Akshay Kumar is dull & boring with his monotonousacting. Sanjay Dutt looks very simple & hasn't done enough work (histummy is clearly visible. that looks very bad). Katrina too is beingspoilt with the role. The positive thing about the movie is music, somegreat underwater scene & glimpse of the underwater life. Else it isjust waste of 2 hrs & Rs. 200.

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