• Publication date: February 10, 2010

A Gift Unlike Any Other Knowing The Future Is Not Without Its Responsibilities

When Ray Acharya�s (Neil Mukesh) grandfather passes away he leaves him a seemingly ordinary gift: a camera. Soon, however, Ray discovers that this is not just a camera, but also a view into the future. Not only will the young man gain a wonderful, potentially profitable toy, but a plethora of unseen responsibilities � including a few enemies.

When Ray Acharya�s (Neil Mukesh) grandfather passes away he leaves him a seemingly ordinary gift: a camera. Soon, however, Ray discovers that this is not just a camera, but also a view into the future. Not only will the young man gain a wonderful, potentially profitable toy, but a plethora of unseen responsibilities � including a few enemies.

Ray is a professional photographer whose career is going nowhere fast. His late grandfather, however, was a respected scientist; one of his final projects involved creating a camera capable of capturing both the present and future. Naturally very few individuals took his dream seriously, and similarly assumed that the scientist had no success in making it a reality.

As a photographer Ray would inevitably snap a picture with the device, and soon discover its special ability. He lives across the street from Simi Chatterjee (Bipasha Basu), a popular and attractive female DJ, whom Ray secretly admires. In an act of voyeurism he would take pictures of her from his window, until one of those pictures revealed her murder.

Strangely, she is still alive however, and no one had even attempted to attack her. After taking a few more test shots Ray realizes the camera is photographing the future. Thankfully this helped avert Simi�s death, but what else will it help the young man accomplish?

The scientist�s grandson begins buying lottery tickets, photographing them, and then filling in the winning digits, soon becoming a very rich man. Yet authorities begin to view him suspiciously, especially when they discover the nature of his grandfather�s scientific project. Not only are government authorities attempting to track Ray down, but also local hoodlums who realize the profitability of the device. The budding photographer is soon on the run in an attempt to keep the camera and, quite possibly, his life as well.

�Aa Dekhen Zara� (2009), which roughly translates to �Come, Let�s See,� is a Bollywood science fiction thriller, though not devoid of the region�s lush musical accompaniment. The picture�s runtime is 117 minutes.