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Return to Rajapur (2006)

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In a mystical Indian village, two women make a unique connection to a man they encounter.

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Sara Reardon
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Samantha Hartley / Samantha Doyle
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Jeremy Reardon
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Jai Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Bhanu Goswami ...
Amar
Rita Joshi ...
Shefali
Yusuf Hussain ...
Vikram Singh Rathore
Vinit Kumar ...
Lal
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Ned Bears
Sonal Jha ...
Hotel Maid
Gambeer Singh ...
Gambeer
Tan Singh ...
Clerk
Alam Bhai ...
Builder
Badri Singh ...
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Bhom Singh ...
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Born and raised by her grandparents in Connecticut, Samantha Hartley (Kelli Garner) travels to Rajasthan, India, where her parents, Sara (Lynn Collins) and Jeremy (Justin Theroux) had their honey-moon during the year 1983. At Rajapur Railway Station she is met by Amar (Bhanu Goswami), who takes her to the Desert Hotel, even though she had planned to stay at Niwas Palace. When she insists, he takes her there, and she meets Vikram Singh Rathore (Yusuf Hussain) and his sullen cousin, Jai Singh (Manoj Bajpai), the owner, who makes it clear that she cannot reside there. She looks around, meets Jai's niece, Shefali (Rita Joshi), and is mistaken for a Grants and Proposal Student, Doyle. She decides to assume this name, is allocated a room, and sets about to investigate why her grandmother not only blamed but also filed a lawsuit against Jai for the death of her son. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Love conquers all, Life is defined by Destiny

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The entire crew was housed at a palace during the shoot. See more »

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Pallo Latke Re Marho Pallo Latke
Performed by Vishal Vaid
Music by Richard Horowitz
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For me, this film was a wonderful surprise.
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did not expect to see such a riveting, beautiful and moving film when I saw Return to Rajapur. The film just unexpectedly pulled me in.

The script is tightly constructed--no wasted words or action and the story line is simple on its surface, but it has layers of issues including alcoholism and domestic violence. I found the interweaving of past and present seamless, almost like a counterpoint in music.

Which brings me to the next point.I have read some of the reviews and I agree that the cinematography and music were spectacular-- on a par with some of the great films made recently.

I saw Return To Rajapur twice, and it was even better the second time, in my mind,the hallmark of an excellent film.

I cannot believe that this was the Director's first film--I am waiting for her next one.


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