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March 21, 2008
2hr 29min
Status: released

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Race Movie Details:

Country India
South Africa
Language Hindi
Release date21 March 2008
Running time2hr 29min
StarringAnil Kapoor
Saif Ali Khan
Akshaye Khanna
Bipasha Basu
Katrina Kaif
Sameera Reddy
Narrated by
Anil Kapoor
Directed by Abbas–Mustan
Written byDialogues By:-
Anurag Prapanna
Jitendra Parmer
Screenplay byKiran Kotrial
Shiraz Ahmed
Story byKiran Kotrial
Shiraz Ahmed
Produced byRamesh S. Taurani
Kumar S. Taurani
Cinematography by Ravi Yadav
Edited by Hussain A. Burmawala
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Production CompanyTips Industries
Distributor UTV Motion Pictures

Race Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Anil Kapoor as Inspector Robert “RD” D’Costa: Ranvir’s childhood friend.
  • Saif Ali Khan as Ranvir “Ronny” Singh: Rajiv’s elder brother, a powerful businessman and the main protagonist.
  • Akshaye Khanna as Rajiv Singh: Ranvir’s younger brother and the main antagonist.
  • Bipasha Basu as Sonia: a supermodel and Ranvir’s love interest turned wife.
  • Katrina Kaif as Sophia: Ronny’s secretary and Rajiv’s love interest. (Voice dubbed by Smita Malhotra)
  • Sameera Reddy as Mini: RD’s dimwit assistant
  • Dalip Tahil as Kabir Ahuja: Ranvir’s rival
  • Kiku Sharda as Sam: Ranvir’s assistant
  • Johnny Lever as Max: marriage bureau chief (cameo appearance)
  • Gurpreet Ghuggi as a police officer (cameo appearance)


Ranvir and Rajiv are half-brothers who own a huge stud farm in South Africa. Ranvir is a very shrewd and aggressive man while Rajiv is laid back, and a chronic alcoholic. Sophia, Ranvir’s secretary adores and loves him. Ranvir is unaware of her feelings. Shaina, an Indian ramp model in Durban loves Ranvir but through a twist of fate gets married to his younger brother Rajiv. When she discovers that Rajiv is a chronic alcoholic, her world is shattered. Ranvir too is disturbed as he has sacrificed his love for his younger brother because Rajiv had promised to leave alcohol for good if he marries Shaina. In a weak moment, Ranvir and Shaina come very close to each other. When Rajiv starts suspecting, all hell breaks loose. A murder is committed, and a contract killing is issued. A sharp-tongued detective R.D., getting wise on the proceedings, starts an intriguing investigation with his brainless bimbo assistant Mini.

Race Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹46 crore
Worldwide Collection₹103.45 crore

Race Movie tracklist:

1.“Zara Zara Touch Me”Monali Thakur, Earl Edgar, Pritam04:25
2.“Pehli Nazar Mein”Atif Aslam, Clinton Cerejo05:10
3.“Khwab Dekhe (Sexy Lady)”Pritam, Neeraj Shridhar, Monali Thakur04:37
4.“Race Saanson Ki”Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeraj Shridhar04:44
5.“Race Is on My Mind”Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeraj Shridhar04:54
6.“Mujh Pe Toh Jadoo (not in the film)”Sunidhi Chauhan, Apache Indian, Taz04:36
7.“Dekho Nashe Mein”Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Shaan04:17
8.“Race Theme”Abrar ul Haq02:12
9.“Pehli Nazar Mein” (Club Mix)Atif Aslam04:08
10.“Pehli Nazar Mein” (Lounge Mix)Atif Aslam04:22
11.“Zara Zara Touch Me” (Asain RnB Mix)Monali Thakur, Earl Edgar, Pritam03:55
12.“Zara Zara Touch Me” (Remix)Monali Thakur, Earl Edgar, Pritam04:46
13.“Dekho Nashe Mein” (Asain RnB Mix)Silk Route04:19
14.“Dekho Nashe Mein” (Latin Fiesta Mix)Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Shaan04:05
15.“Mujh Pe To Jadoo” (Remix)Sunidhi Chauhan, Apache Indian, Taz04:20
16.“Race Is on My Mind” (Remix)Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeraj Shridhar04:26
17.“Race Saanson Ki” (Remix)Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeraj Shridhar04:27

About Race Movie:

Race is a Hindi neo-noir action crime film directed by Abbas-Mustan and written by Kiran Kotrial and Shiraz Ahmed. It is the first installment in the Race franchise and stars Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, and Sameera Reddy.

Race is the first installment in the Race franchise. It was followed by the sequel film Race 2 (2013) and the spiritual successor Race 3 (2018).

Principal photography took place in Durban, Goa and Dubai, and was produced by Tips Industries.

Saif Ali Khan originally wished to play the role of Rajiv Singh. He was offered a choice between playing Ranvir or Rajiv. The producers informed him that if he played Rajiv, then Akshay Kumar would be offered the role of Ranvir. Khan finally opted to play Ranvir.

Fardeen Khan was then signed for the role of Rajiv, but he later withdrew from the film, as he was committed to Heyy Babyy (2007). At one point, Abhishek Bachchan was approached for the role of Ranvir, but things did not work out.

Race was theatrically released in India by UTV Motion Pictures on March 21st, 2008. The film received well critical acclaim from critics, with praise for its editing, screenplay, cast performance and music. It was a commercial success, grossing ₹103 crore (US$13 million) worldwide, making it the sixth highest grossing Hindi film of 2008. It was followed by the sequel film Race 2 (2013) and the spiritual successor Race 3 (2018).