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

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24 December 2004 (India)  »

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£15,605 (UK) (24 December 2004)

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£15,605 (UK) (24 December 2004)
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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 »

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Version of The Gift of the Magi (1978) See more »

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Short and Sweet
27 December 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The plot unfolds like that of a master story teller. At any minute you feel that the plot will blossom into a climax, but that is not to be. The tenderness between characters before they married is also played out wonderfully between Ashwariya and Ajay. The cameo of the guy who rings the bell is excellent.I can't reveal his ID can I. The background, not much to see though has been very well made up. What I did not swallow was the cleanliness and the complete lack of it in the two different parts of the same house. It is Ashwariya at ONE of her best roles. She is like putty in the hands of her director. In today's world it would help if the lead character are shown to keeps away from cigarettes and other worse tobacco products as movies influence kids for sure. The ending of the movie is a masterpiece and brought a lump into my throat.


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