Raincoat (2004)

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All he wanted was to see her just once. Manu was from a village in the backwoods. Neeru was the girl next door, his lost love.



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Cast overview:
Manoj 'Mannu'
Neerja 'Neeru' (as Aishwarya Rai)
Man - wanted to use the toilet
Mouli Ganguly ...
Pradip Adhikari
Kailash Koppikar
Kameshwar Mishra
Dilip Patra
Surekha Sikri ...
Manoj's mom
Sameer Dharmadhikari ...
Alok (as Sammeer)
Gulzar ...
Poetry (voice)


An unemployed Manoj (alias Manu) is told by his mother that they need some money for his sister's forthcoming marriage, and he sets out to find some. For this purpose, he visits his former Calcutta-based girlfriend, Neerj alias Neeru, whom he was to marry, but who preferred to marry someone wealthier, in Calcutta. He rings the doorbell, and the door is answered by Neerja herself, and he is invited inside. They talk and update each other on their lives. Neerja puts on Manoj's raincoat, so she could go out and buy something to cook for him. She warns him not to open the door nor let anyone in. After Neerja leaves a man knocks on the door, and requests entry into the house to use the toilet. Manoj opens the door and lets the male use the facilities. When this male finishes his business, he refuses to leave, and sits and talks with Manoj. It is during this conversation that Manoj finds out the stark truth behind Neerja, her husband, and their married life. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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One afternoon can prove to be greater than a lifetime


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

24 December 2004 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Milosne klamstwa  »

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£15,605 (UK) (24 December 2004)


£15,605 (UK) (24 December 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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The shooting of this movie started a day in advance on Monday 16 February 2004. There was a costume rehearsal scheduled for the Monday, but since the whole unit was ready, they began shooting. A puja was performed at the NTII studio before the first take. See more »


Version of The Gift of Love (1978) See more »

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One of the greatest Romantic Dramas ever taken ! ! !
18 July 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well, Now, I've heard about this film before, but, I didn't rent the movie all these days thinking that it would be a melodrama booh booh kinda stuff. But, really speaking, after I've finished up this film, I really can't help thinking about the movie for a long time, without sleeping. Easily, I can say this is one of the best ever romantic dramas I've ever seen.

Speaking about romance, this is not the kinda stuff we see in movies from Yash, Aditya chopra and karan johar. These movies have an artificial type of romance, unseen normally in real life (unless u r a millionaire or a business man and u have all Ur life to go to states and fall in love). But, the kinda romance shown in 'Raincoat' belongs to the other type. Just imagine, U had a love during college days, and it gets broken. She (or for that matter, he) gets married to someone else, and, after many years, u just happen to visit the house of your love on a rainy afternoon. What will you do? That is Raincoat. The romance here belongs to a more matured type. The respect and passion both lovers have towards each other, even after many long years, has been excellently portrayed here.

Also, there is a sudden twist to the story almost half way through the film. It is this twist that makes the film more interesting and passion-filled. From this moment on, the film takes a new form and fills the heart of the viewer with emotion.

Almost entirely, the film features only Devgan and Aishwarya. The background score supports the film very well and has been superbly composed.

If u find time for a good movie and if u want to see some good performance, take this film and see it. U won't regret . . .

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