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Saawariya -- Having fallen in love at first sight, a shy musician attempts to win the heart of a beautiful young woman, unaware she's awaiting the return of her own true love.
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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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

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
Ravi Singh .... production manager: Promotional Activities
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abhishek Jain .... assistant director
Nazneen Kapasi .... assistant director
Freya Parekh .... assistant director
Vibhu Puri .... associate director
Aditya Shah .... third assistant 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
Justin Jose .... post-production sound: additional
Sanjay Kurian K. .... sound recordist
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
Shrinath Agrawal .... pre-vis artist
Amiteshwar Anand .... fx artist
Mahesh Baria .... set visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus
Vishal Bengare .... lead matchmover: Prime Focus
Goolzar Buchia .... visual effects artist
Prince Chaurasia .... visual effects coordinator
Santosh Choudhary .... digital compositor
Radha Krishnan Damodar .... digital matte painter: Prime Focus
Danish Davis .... digital artist
Abhijit De .... modeler
Amit Desai .... technical director
Chetan Gaur .... digital compositor
Vivek Gaur .... lead compositor
Michael Grobe .... visual effects consultant
Metin Gungor .... matte painting supervisor: prime focus
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
Abrez Mohammed .... digital compositor: Prime Focus (as Mohd Abrez)
Abhijit Mulye .... lead matte painter
Vikas Surajbali Nag .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Kunjan Oza .... compositor
Kunjan Oza .... digital compositor
Sandesh Pai .... digital effects artist
Sachin Paranjpe .... visual effects lead
Gauri Patil .... digital compositor
Susheel Peris .... digital compositor
Jimmy Philip .... lead compositor
Virendra Prajapati .... online editor
Tuhin Rana .... prep artist
Sriranjan Rath .... paint and roto: Prime Focus
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
Piyush Ghosh .... jimmy jib operator
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
Nirmalya Dey .... musician (woodwinds)
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?

Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Black 2005.See more »
Imaan:[to Sakina] When someone reads a book, I will miss you. When someone sneezes, I will miss you. When someone laughs while he cries and cries while he laughs, I will miss you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in I Hate Luv Storys (2010)See more »
Masha AllahSee more »


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29 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Saawariya rocks!, 28 November 2007
Author: himaank from India

This movie will be framed in gold as one of the most astonishing movies ever made in Indian cinema. Each and every scene gives you an impression of 2.5yrs of real efforts done by the great Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He has truly evolved the Indian cinema with his unique way of movie making. He has emerged as one of the most daring movie makers in the world, specially in India. This masterpiece is about an imaginary world about 2 lovers and their journey towards true love.

Raj played by Ranbir Kapoor and Sakina played by Sonam Kapoor have done marvelous job as the lead pair. Both are looking immensely confident and amazing in this movie. They are going to be the new superstars of Bollywood as they have shown a lot of talent and amazing chemistry. They both are so true and close to their roles that their characters-Raj and Sakina will be remembered in lines of DDLJ, QSQT and Bobby.

Ranbir is sure-shot a star material and so is Sonam. The movie starts with Ranbir coming to this imaginary world and how he mesmerizes Gulab, a prostitute played by Rani Mukherjee and gets in to her heart as a special admirer. With her help, he manages to stay with Zohra Sehgal. An old women who found his lost son in Ranbir. The movie then takes you in a steady journey of Raj meeting Sakina and how they found or lose their love. To be honest, I'm not a great fan of sad-ending movies but Saawariya is a true exception.

Remember those days when your grandma or mom tells you a story about fairy world? How an angel comes to help a small girl and singing a beautiful song for her which led trees, rivers, birds to rhyme and enjoy all together? This movie is exactly about that kind of world with lots of hope and sacrifices for the true love.

Understand, there is no set of format to make a movie where a movie should have a flow from A to Z. Its all about understanding the movie with a different set of mind. There are some classic movies like Satya and Company which are so true to real bad world. But with Saawariya its not about how true or logical you are, its about thinking all good things and getting in to the flow of the movie.

Zohra Sehgal as an old lady who helps Raj in this new town is also a strong pillar to hold this movie in terms of acting and appearance. Salman has done a descent job in a cameo appearance and Rani is wonderful in her performance and dancing.

Its sheer delight listening such a soothing music after very-very long time and my favorites are 'Jab se tere naina', 'Yun shabnami' and of course, the title track-'Saawariya'.

All said and done, its a lovely movie with great performances from Ranbir, Sonam, Zohra and Rani. This is the first movie which has impressed me with its looks and cinematography. Hail Sanjay Leela Bhansali!

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