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Roja lives in a Tamil village, and her sister is about to marry a man from the city, who decides to marry Roja instead and gets a job assignment in Kashmir, where some militants decide to kidnap them.

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Credited cast:
Arvind Swamy ...
Rishi Kumar (as Arvind)
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Pankaj Kapur ...
Liaqat
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Colonel Rayappa (as Naseer)
Shiva Rindani ...
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Janagaraj ...
Chajoo Maharaj (as Janakraj)
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C.K. Saraswathi
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Roja, a young woman born and brought up in Southern India, prays that the handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, only to have the tables turned on her when he openly choses her over her sister (as her sister loves another). So Roja marries Rishi and they leave the village to settle in the city, where both fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission. Roja also goes along. Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces. Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician's hearts and minds? Two of the songs are worth remembering after watching the Hindi-dubbed version of the movie: "Dil hai chhotasa, chhotisi aasha, masti bhare man ki bholisi aasha, chand ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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'Roja' made Time magazine's '10 Best Soundtracks' list - December 2007. See more »

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Featured in And the Show Goes on: Indian Chapter (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Pudhu Vellai Mazhai
(Hindi: "Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan")
Sung by Unni Menon and Sujatha [Tamil]
Sung by Balasubramaniam S.P. and K.S. Chitra [Hindi]
Music composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil Lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi Lyrics by P.K. Mishra
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Brilliant content ,Brilliant Score and Brilliant Direction
27 April 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Seen it ages ago ,still the memories stay as fresh as seen the first time. The deep struggles endured against militants who are humans also are brilliantly depicted in the movie. Well in the original language of the movie the scenes of village girl trying to cope up with the big city and north Indian culture are very vividly depicted by Mani(lost in translation in other languages). With a crew of supremely talented technicians and back ground staff Mani brings us another classic. He should also be credited for getting the best tunes of a innocently brilliant music genius. They just don't make music like those anymore. Personal Rating 10/10. I would prefer him to direct a movie remake of "THE TENANT" (original by Polanski)


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