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Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

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A young man and the three loves of his life, from 1996 to 2008.

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Credited cast:
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Raj Sharma
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Radhika / Shreya Rathod
Minissha Lamba ...
Mahi Pasricha / Mahi J. Singh Ahluwalia
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Gayatri
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Joginder Singh Ahluwalia
Hiten Paintal ...
Sachin
Puneet Issar ...
Mahi's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Menekka Arora ...
Mahi's Mother (as Menaka Arora)
Sumit Arora ...
(as Sumeet Arora)
Ntasha Bhardwaj ...
Preeti
Pratik Dixit
Bidyut Dumra ...
Wall Street Banker (as Bidyut Durma)
Karan Gill ...
Karan Bahl
Avantika Hundal
Willi Jezler
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Storyline

During 1996 Raj Sharma, while in Switzerland, meets with Amritsar-based Mahi Pasricha, successfully woos, then dumps her. Then during 2002, he meets with aspiring model, Radhika, who is also attracted to him, and both move-in to live together in a small apartment in Mumbai. When he gets the opportunity to settle in Sydney, Australia, he dumps her and re-locates there. Now it is 2006, and Raj has met a brilliant taxi-driver, Gayatri, who he falls in love with. The question remains, will his attraction again be temporary? And what will be the consequences if Gayatri finds out about his past? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Bachna Ae Haseeno - Liebe auf Umwegen  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£100,693 (UK) (15 August 2008)

Gross:

$691,678 (USA) (29 August 2008)
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In the scene where Mahi misses the train, she is shown reading Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince. Even the first book in the Potter series wasn't released in 1996. See more »

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[first lines]
Raj Sharma: [In Hindi] Love. Affection. Fondness. Passion. Whenever it happens with someone, it changes one's life, the heart starts beating faster and makes you sigh. It gives you sleepless nights, one tends to daydream, it teaches you what it means to love someone. It teaches you how to take those seven steps, which lead to the journey of seven lives. If you're lucky, you find your love, in just one shot. My case is different. I am a killer. I found this love three times.
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As with many Indian films, the title at the beginning of the film is first displayed in the Latin alphabet and straight after in the Devanagari alphabet. See more »

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Bachna Ae Haseeno
Written by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Composed by Rahul Dev Burman
Performed by Kishore Kumar, Sumit Kumar and Vishal Dadlani
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Very Sugarcoated and Clichéd but Still A Decent One-Time Watch
4 November 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Anand's 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' is an improvement when compared to the rip-off 'Salaam Namaste'. Loosely inspired by 'Alfie', it tells the story of Raj and the three women at different stages in his life. The treatment given to the film is very formulaic and highly sugarcoated with songs appearing out of the blue and shot in exotic locations, expensive locations and outfits, melodramatic scenes, deja-vu romantic scenes, a very clichéd story and a predictable plot but there is something entertaining enough to make it worth a one-time watch. The soundtrack is below average. There are some okay songs and some horrendous numbers.

The three women form three stories. The first one seems to pay homage to 'Dilwale Dulhania Lejayenge' (Aditya Chopra was the director of that film and he is the writer of this film). Interestingly, it sort of gets the viewer to ask what if in 'Dilwale Dulhania LeJayenge': Raj's feelings for Simran were merely momentary, what if Simran married Kuldeep...and these questions, to an extent are answered here. The following two stories have a bit of 'Salaam Namaste'.

Ranbir Kapoor is plain okay. I don't see why his directors have to constantly remind us that he is Rishi Kapoor's (who wasn't even a great actor) son and Raj Kapoor's grandson. What was with that light flickering (from 'Bobby'), the title song and what not? Kapoor has to learn to stand on his own and has to make his directors promote his acting only, rather than his family background. I still do not see that star quality in him (that almost everyone else seems to be so sure of) and nor does he have what it takes to carry an entire film, yet.

He is clearly (and thankfully) overshadowed by his three female co-stars. A supercute Minisha Lamba is vivacious as the young Mahi and she is very elegant and brilliant as the cold-hearted wife. A ravishing Bipasha Basu does one of the best acting jobs of her career and a sassy Deepika Padukone does fine too. Kunal Kapoor seems to have replaced Jimmy Shergill as Yashraj's favourite supporting actor and even though he's not as good an actor as Shergill, he does an adequate job here.

Overall, it's not a classic and certainly not the best of Yashraj films but it makes for a decent one-time watch. Some heavy editing (because of the slow pace), a stronger male lead and perhaps less waste of money would have helped.


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