Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.

Director:

Writers:

(original dialogue), (adapted from the story "Gift of Magi")
Reviews
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out.

Director: Aparna Sen
Stars: Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhisham Sahni
Chokher Bali (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married. She returns to her village and lives there for a ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen
Zakhm (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre
The Last Lear (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An aging Shakespearean actor takes on one of the bard's most challenging roles. Based on Utpal Dutt's play "Aajker Shahjahan".

Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal
Chameli (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On a rainy night, when an investment banker's car breaks down in the red light district, he takes shelter where he meets and later befriends a prostitute.

Director: Sudhir Mishra
Stars: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rahul Bose, Rinke Khanna
Yuva (2004)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji
Shabd (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Author Shaukat Vashisht lives a wealthy life-style in India with his wife, Antara, who is a College Teacher. Shaukat achieves fame when he is nominated for the Booker prize, and goes on to ... See full summary »

Director: Leena Yadav
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Zayed Khan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews
Halla Bol (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A popular Bollywood actor witnesses a murder but refuses to come forward to identify the killer(s).

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapur
Apaharan (2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.

Director: Prakash Jha
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Bipasha Basu
Umrao Jaan (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

J.P. Dutta's adaption of the Urdu novel "Umrao Jan Ada" by Mirza Haadi Ruswa (1905).

Director: J.P. Dutta
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty
U Me Aur Hum (2008)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ajay's life turns upside down when he learns that his wife Piya has Alzheimer and he has no option, but to leave his wife in a mental hospital.

Director: Ajay Devgn
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Sumeet Raghvan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Manoj 'Mannu'
...
Neerja 'Neeru' (as Aishwarya Rai)
...
Landlord
...
Sheela
Pradip Adhikari
Kailash Koppikar
Kameshwar Mishra
Dilip Patra
...
Manoj's mom
...
Alok (as Sammeer)
...
Poetry (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One afternoon can prove to be greater than a lifetime

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 December 2004 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Milosne klamstwa  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£15,605 (UK) (24 December 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's role in the movie was offered to Kareena Kapoor Khan because she was working on _Bride and Prejudice (2004)_ and was thought to be unavailable. Later, she took the role back when Kapoor herself became unavailable due to her other professional commitments. See more »

Connections

Version of The Gift of the Magi (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply sublime.........
18 January 2005 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I bought the soundtrack in India last month and fell in love with the music. And I finally saw the movie today........wow. I can't believe this is an Indian movie! Don't get me wrong, I love many Bollywood films, but let's face it, there's a formula. There's no formula in Raincoat. To explain in more detail: There's no dancing. Ashwarya looks pale and sullen not her usual drop-dead gorgeous. Most of the movie takes place in one room, so if feels like it was written as a play. And lastly, the pace and style seems very French in that the plot is deep and is revealed slowly.

Because an Indian film managed to do all this, I have to give it a 10. It's definitely in a league with great European films. But it's not better than great European films. The only weak point is Ajay Devgan's lack of expression in certain scenes. His dialogue reveals a man who is at times innocent and gullible, yet at other times he's an adroit liar. His facial expression only fit the latter. Annu Kapoor almost steals the movie away from him.

Ashwarya proves she can act in this film, and I applaud the director for giving her this role. Could any other young star have done any better? No. (But wouldn't Shabana Azmi have been magnificent?) See this movie if you love great films. Don't see it if you want to see a typical Bollywood film.


17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

IMDb Time Machine: 7 Indian Movie Anniversaries

Did you know which actor made a cameo appearance in director S.S. Rajamouli's blockbuster hit Yamadonga? Go back in time and check out the Indian movies that are celebrating anniversaries this August.

See the full list

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.