Director: Vijay Lalwani
Writer: Vijay Lalwani (story, screenplay & dialogue)
Stars: Siddhartha Gupta, Swapnel Desai, Farhan Akhtar, Vipin Sharma
Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Released: 26 Feb 2010
Storyline: Born in Delhi, but now living in Mumbai, Karthik Narayan is a much abused employee with ACL Construction, secretly in love with leggy Architect, Shonali Mukherjee, who has been going steady with yet another co-worker, Ashish. After purchasing a new telephone, Karthik gets a call from a male voice that resembles his, who instructs him to follow directions; tell no one about this phone call, and he will achieve success. He follows these instructions, is soon promoted, as well as befriends Shonali, and continues following instructions from this caller. After Shonali makes it clear that she loves him, he breaks his promise, and is urged to seek counseling by her. He reluctantly does so with a Pyschiatrist, Dr. Shweta Kapadia, who hopes to cure him by visiting him early morning in his flat – not realizing the shock and trauma that await the duo.
Karthik is a very intelligent man but is too timid and hence taken advantage of everywhere. The only trait he lacks is self confidence. One morning onwards he receives a phone call offering him advices which really improve his life. It gets him a promotion, the respect from his colleagues and the love of the woman he had a crush on since years. The man on the phone claims to be karthik himself, he even gives him intricate details that karthik himself would’ve known. Who is this man? Are the phone calls real or a fiction of Karthik’s imagination? Only time will tell.
Karthik (Farhan Akhtar) is an introvert who lacks confidence and feels trapped in his average job at a construction company. He is continuously troubled by an incident from his childhood: His older brother, Kumar, used to torture him, but whenever he complained to his parents, they did not believe him. One day, Kumar took Karthik to a well and tried to throw him in it, but Karthik escaped. Kumar accidentally fell inside the well and died. Karthik has thought himself responsible for his brother’s death ever since.