Race is a 2008 Bollywood suspense thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced under the Tips Films banner. Released on 21 March 2008 worldwide, it stars Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy in pivotal roles. The film also stars Dilip Tahil and Johnny Lever for thriller and comedy sketches. It is the first installment of Race film series.
Set and mostly filmed in Durban and Dubai, Race is a comedy, thriller and action movie which explores themes of sibling rivalry, betrayal and passion. It is loosely based on the 1998 Hollywood movie Goodbye Lover. It became the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Race was dubbed into Tamil as Panthayam and in Telugu as Race Telugu. The film’s sequel Race 2 was released in 2013, and was also a success.