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The tale of a young couple in love who elope and marry, but soon find that that marriage is not the bed of roses it is made out to be.



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Suhani Sharma (Rani), a pediatric student in Mumbai medical college, was unlike many girls of her age. A bookworm who spent most of her time studying pediatrics and doing night shifts practicing surgery, Suhani never thought she could fall in love. But one day, a chance meeting with a stranger Aditya (Vivek) on a morning train to Marine Lines changes it all. It is a case of love at first sight. The two get married. Suhani gladly accepts whatever Aditya has to offer # a dingy room with unplastered walls, rickety furniture and a makeshift kitchen. Financial insecurities and ego hassles begin to drive a wedge between the happily married couple and the duo part ways eventually. However, deep inside both of them there still lingers their platonic love. Both know they cannot live 'with or without' each other. Written by Finy M <>

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An A.R. Rahman musical


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

20 December 2002 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Saathiya - Sehnsucht nach dir  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£41,951 (UK) (20 December 2002)


$71,400 (USA) (20 December 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shaad Ali had originally intended Abhishek Bachchan to play the role of Aditya Sehgal, but he turned it down. However, he accepted a role in Ali's next venture, _Bunty Aur Babli_(2005)_. See more »


Aditya Sehgal: I love you.
Suhani Sharma: What is that?
Aditya Sehgal: I Love you...means I love you.
Suhani Sharma: Means what?
Aditya Sehgal: Means that I am in love with you, I can do anything for you.
Suhani Sharma: Anything? Can you jump off this train?
Aditya Sehgal: Sure! i'll jump as soon as it stops.
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Remake of Alai Payuthey (2000) See more »


O Humdum Soniyo Re
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Kay Kay, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala and Pravin Mani
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Powerful, Moving, and Important Love Story
3 January 2003 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

This film -- which I had heard almost nothing about before seeing it -- turned out to be a powerful, moving, and important love story. Rani Mukherjee's performance as Suhani -- the young M.D. and wife struggling to reach out to her husband after they elope -- is top notch and clearly deserving of an Oscar. Likewise, Vivek Oberoi does a wonderful job portraying her husband Aditya as he oscillates between playfulness and workaholism. Ali and Rathnam's story is superb -- combining drama and social commentary in a complex and satisfying tapestry. As always, Anil Mehta does a fabulous job lensing the story -- his cinematography captures a wide range of urban landscapes that subtly adds depth and context to the story (and be on the lookout for an in-joke concerning his name in the film). And, of course, A. R. Rahman's score is terrific -- particularly when pouring out of a theater's surround-sound system! Not to be missed!

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