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Saawariya -- Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend the most magical dream-like days of their lives in that town... with each other.


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8 November 2007 (Australia) See more »
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Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend the most magical dream-like days of their lives in that town... with each other. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ranbir Kapoor ... Ranbir Raj

Sonam Kapoor ... Sakina

Salman Khan ... Imaan

Rani Mukerji ... Gulabji
Zohra Segal ... Lillian 'Lilipop' (as Zohra Sehgal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Begum Para ... Sakina's grandmother
Vibhu Puri ... Stranger in the rain
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Directed by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fyodor Dostoevsky  story
Prakash Kapadia 
Vibhu Puri  additional screenplay & dialogue
Shailey Sharma  additional screenplay & dialogue

Produced by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali .... producer
Gautmi Bhatt .... line producer
Kuldeep Rathore .... executive producer (as Kuldeep Singh)
Deepak Raai Sharma .... executive producer
Original Music by
Monty Sharma 
Cinematography by
Ravi K. Chandran 
Film Editing by
Bela Segal 
Casting by
Amita Sehgal 
Art Direction by
Omung Kumar 
Set Decoration by
Omung Kumar 
Costume Design by
Surily Goel 
Reza Shariffi 
Anuradha Vakeal 
Production Management
Lalit Chatnani .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nazneen Kapasi .... assistant director
Freya Parekh .... assistant director
Vibhu Puri .... associate director
Shailey Sharma .... associate director
Sound Department
Shalini Agarwal .... sound assistant
Nimish Chheda .... ProTools operator
Subir Kumar Das .... sound effects mixer
Anup Dev .... sound re-recording mixer
Amrit Pritam Dutta .... sound editor
Manoj M. Goswami .... sound editor
Shajith Koyeri .... sound editor
Vijay Kumar .... foley editor
Resul Pookutty .... sound designer
Amala Popuri .... adr recordist
Amala Popuri .... sound supervisor
Amala Popuri .... utility sound
Visual Effects by
Mohd Abrez .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Shrinath Agrawal .... pre-vis artist
Amiteshwar Anand .... fx artist
Mahesh Baria .... set visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus
Vishal Bengare .... lead matchmover: Prime Focus
Prince Chaurasia .... visual effects coordinator
Santosh Choudhary .... digital compositor
Radha Krishnan Damodar .... digital matte painter: Prime Focus
Abhijit De .... modeler
Amit Desai .... technical director
Chetan Gaur .... digital compositor
Vivek Gaur .... lead compositor
Michael Grobe .... visual effects consultant
Gaurav Gupta .... visual effects
Anish Holla .... render wrangler
Rohinton Irani .... tracking and matchmoving
Avnish Jha .... senior texture artist
Ashutosh Khandelwal .... render wrangler/render support
Sanjay Kumar .... visual effects: MATTE PAINTING VFX
Abhijeet Lamture .... texturing artist
Sameer Malik .... digital artist
Vishal Mehta .... digital artist
Abhijit Mulye .... lead matte painter
Vikas Surajbali Nag .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Kunjan Oza .... compositor
Kunjan Oza .... digital compositor
Sandesh Pai .... digital effects artist
Gauri Patil .... digital compositor
Susheel Peris .... digital compositor
Jimmy Philip .... lead compositor
Virendra Prajapati .... online editor
Reupal D. Rawal .... visual effects supervisor
Saawariya .... matte painter
Rohit Sardesai .... visual effects artist
Tushar Shah .... visual effects
Vaidehi Shinde .... matte painter
Mayank Shrivastava .... visual effects (visual effects)
Raghvendra Shrivastava .... visual effects
Avdesh Shukla .... compositor
Avdesh Shukla .... paint artist
Dinesh Solanki .... digital compositor
Merzin Tavaria .... visual effects supervisor
Sumit Verma .... pre-visualisation artist: Prime Focus
Rahul Vishwakarma .... digital effects artist: Prime Focus
Kinjal Vora .... visual effects artist
Roby Raj .... visual effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neha Parti Matiyani .... assistant camera
Manush Nandan .... assistant camera
Deval Samanta .... best boy
Prakash Shetty .... gaffer
Hari Vendantam .... associate cinematographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reza Shariffi .... costume design
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... colorist
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ajay Varma .... associate editor
Music Department
Subir Kumar Das .... surround music mixer
Parthiv Gohil .... playback singer
Pritesh Mehta .... score produced by
Pritesh Mehta .... songs producer
Other crew
Joe D'Souza .... stills photograhpy
Shiamak Davar .... choreographer
Lalit Devasi .... production controller
Shivam Dwivedi .... assistant director: making-of
Ganesh Hegde .... dance director
Amber Lall .... post-production designer
Pappu Mallu .... choreographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beloved" - India (English title) (literal title)
"Eternal Soulmate" - India (English title) (literal title)
"Oh, My Love" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, some language and incidental smoking
142 min
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Did You Know?

According to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is a tribute to his grandmother, who spent her whole life waiting for her son Navin Bhansali to return home. He found that aspect of love (of waiting for someone close to return to you) an interesting theme to capture in a film.See more »
Ranbir Raj:[shouts and waves] Okay-bye!
Lillian 'Lilipop':[shouts and waves] Okay-bye!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in I Hate Luv Storys (2010)See more »
ChhabeelaSee more »


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50 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Treat your eyes; your ears; your soul!, 14 November 2007
Author: naveenvohra from Singapore

After you've seen this Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie; you'll probably forget how to say the title of the movie without singing it. I feel ashamed that following an over-flooding of my head with bad reviews on this movie, I actually watched it only when I was dragged to the cinema by a friend who believes in SLB more than me. And now I cannot thank the friend more for showing what I think is the best cinematic production in Bollywood ever. Don't hesitate to have high expectations since this one is made to beat them.

This movie is not a comedy- so comparing it with the parallel-released movie for the amount of laughs it gives you is hardly a fair evaluation. It's a musical based on the story by Fyodor Dostoevsky's "White Nights". It's the story of love- not the Soni-Mahiwal and Veer-Zaara type of love but just love. It's the love that just happens in a snap and sweeps you off your feet. It's definitely the type of love story that Bollywood has never narrated before. There's no family rivalry; no social drama; no unrealistic action; nothing except the love of Saawariya.

The debutant actors Ranbir and Sonam couldn't have started their career with better performances. While we'll have to wait and see how the newbies fair on the spectrum of acting when they do other films with hopefully varying roles; but for a start they completely make you believe in their characters in Saawariya. Sonam is a beauty- the type that you don't lust for because it's so pure- the type you fall in love with. And Ranbir has a disarming smile and a style that will easily get him inside every girl's dream. And with the first-time-ever portrayal of male sensuality in Bollywood in a song with him barely in the towel; Ranbir might be more than smiling in the ladies' dreams.

The movie boasts of a powerful cast besides the lead actors too. We have yet another jaw-dropping performance by Rani Mukherjee – her choreography in the song 'Chabeela' is amazing. Salmaan is playing a tough guy with little dialogues but fitting in this role perfectly. Zohra Sehgal is shining through remarkably as well. Most importantly, no body is dominating the screen over the others with a clichéd acting; the characters seem to gel together and you watch every scene believing in them and believing in the magic that the director is pulling in front of your eyes with many deeply thought over dialogues; subtle appearances; through the character's eyes; through the water and the weather and even the street lights.

The music score of the movie was great. Some of the songs that have accompanying dances are beautiful and the lyrics by Sameer are touching. Playback singers really draw your heart close into the sentiment of the song with their melodious voice with emotions and rhythm. Kudos to the two new singers Shail and Parthiv! The best of everything is still the dream-world like sets. When I saw the trailers; I felt it was too unrealistic to be good. But with the story that's meant to be a tale-of-love narrated by Rani herself; the sets were perfect to create the atmosphere of a delightful small town far away somewhere love has it's own magical dimension.

I give the movie an 8/10 for the new standard it has established in Bollywood; for the acting of every single actor in it; for the music; for the dances; for the picturesque sets; for the direction; for this movie being really good cinema. If the entertainment you are looking for is more than a few skin-deep smiles; this will be a treat! A treat not just for your eyes but for your ears too and it will even leave you with a warm thought when the credits roll at the end.

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