Producers: Rajesh Singh and Sanjeev Jaiswal
Director: Deepak Tijori
Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Sayed Quadri
After 'Khamosh ' Khuaff Ki Raat' which was a disaster at the box office, Deepak Tijori is back again with Fareb. This Dayal Creation's maiden venture is an emotional thriller and has been produced by Rajesh Singh and Sanjeev Jaiswal.
Aditya (Manoj Bajpai) works as a creative director of an advertising agency. His wife Neha (Shilpa Shetty) is medical practitioner. He lives happily with his wife and son. Ria (Shamita Shetty) is a corporate woman and a client of Aditya's ad-agency. She is married and well settled in life. During regular meetings and working together, Ria starts loving Aditya who is not willing to approve of this relationship but somehow Shamita's charm lures him in her magic. This leads to create a rift with Aditya and his family. And then the unthinkable happens. Ria's husband is found murdered. Being the prime suspect, Aditya is arrested. Someone is also watching Aditya and blackmailing him for his affair with Ria. Fareb brings together the Shetty sisters - Shilpa and Shamita Shetty screen for the first time on the Bollywood screen. The film could have been interesting but the script is totally ridiculous. The story is quite interesting in the first half with its sudden twists and turns but towards the second half the story becomes quite run of the mill type and predictable. However the identity of the killer does come as a surprise, but not as a jolt. Tijori has filmed a few sequences with flourish. Anu Malik's music is good. Cinematography [Manoj Soni] is of standard. Dialogues [Girish Dhamija] are okay. Editing [Asif Khan] could've been sharper. Manoj Bajpai handles his role with amazing ease. Shilpa Shetty maintains the studied silence part with grace and maturity. Shamita Shetty is getting better with every film. Rest of the cast lend able support. Overall, an average film.