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A New York dance instructor returns to her home village in India after 11 years to find that the arts centre where she learned her craft is to be demolished and replaced with a shopping mall.

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Dia Srivastav
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Guru Makarand (as Darshan Zariwala)
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Dalai ...
Radha
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Steve
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MP / Raja Uday Singh
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Farooque - Najma's husband
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Chaudhary Om Singh
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Imran Pathan
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Anokhi Anokhelal
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Mohan Sharma
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Mr. Chojar
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Storyline

Dia is a divorced mom living in New York and must go back to India after she receives news that her guru is on his death bed. When she arrives she finds he is gone and has left her the responsibility of saving and reviving the Ajanta Theater where she used to dance. The problem is that the political officers want it torn down and turned into a shopping mall. The storyline follows Dia and her challenge to stand up for what she believes in and fight the cause to the end, while trying to win back the love and support of the people of the town whom she walked out on ten years prior. Written by Simran

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30 November 2007 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Aaja Nachle - Komm, tanz mit mir  »

Box Office

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£169,421 (UK) (30 November 2007)

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$473,806 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Trivia

Bobby Deol was offered Akshaye Khanna's role. See more »

Goofs

After the Laila-Majnu show, Mr. Chojar (Vinay Pathak) went to speak with his wife while several audiences were still roaming the stone steps or chatting behind them. When the camera moved backward a little, there were no audiences except for three women by a tree behind them. See more »

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Aaja Nachle - Reprise
Written by Piyush Mishra
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Best film of the year--sure to be a smashation!
1 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

2007 has been dry, but finally, we have been delivered. Aaja Nachle is full of elements Bollywood has been missing for some time and is in SORE NEED of. Namely:

1a) Dance numbers. That is to say, numbers focused on DANCING, rather than someone's flashy Western outfit, locations, batman angles, etc. 1b) LOTS OF dance numbers. I'm sick of scanty three-song phoned-in craptations. Aaja Nachle keeps the music coming all the time! That's the way it should be done.

2) Classical infusion. The end of the film is a knockout surprise in this respect. I don't want to spoil anything, but there is so much here for those who love the ancient stories as well as the new.

3) Hot dudes. OH MY GOD, Kunal Kapoor!

4) MADHURI. Looking spectacular, so charming, totally in control of her performance and giving it her all. Her hips are the world's 9th wonder.

5) Great young leading ladies i.e. Konkona Sen Sharma. She is the best actress to have come out in the last couple of years and the girl is here to stay! Sonam Kapoor? pfft! Katrina Kaif? pfft squared!

The story is simple but busy, with dramatic moments that touch deeply and comedic moments that have the audience rollicking. There isn't a single minute that drags; this film is not only well written and well acted, but well paced (a dear rarity in Bollywood). In short, it is here to bring Bollywood back to where it belongs! An unmitigated success from the inimitable Madhuri. I'm going to see it again this week, then I'm going to buy the DVD--ORIGINAL! Not that anyone needs to be reminded, but you must see this film!


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