A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

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Rishi Kumar (as Arvind)
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Liaqat
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Colonel Rayappa (as Naseer)
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Chajoo Maharaj (as Janakraj)
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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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Nana Patekar was signed for the film but later replaced by Pankaj Kapur. See more »

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

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Roja Jaaneman II
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Sung by Hariharan and Sujatha
Music composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil Lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi Lyrics by P.K. Mishra
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mild romance in the backdrop of terrorism
23 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The threat of terrorists in India meshed with mild romance is the summary of this movie. Roja(the rose) the heroine is an innocent girl whose newly wed husband gets kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists. The story revolves around how she runs from pillar to post to get her husband freed. The movie is quite intense in the later parts.


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