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Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

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Raj is a heartbreaker. His love stories with Mahi, Radhika and Gayatri finally teach him about love and life in their own sweet, sexy and sassy way.



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Credited cast:
Hiten Paintal ...
Mahi's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Menekka Arora ...
Mahi's Mother (as Menaka Arora)
Sumit Arora ...
(as Sumeet Arora)
Ntasha Bhardwaj ...
Pratik Dixit
Bidyut Dumra ...
Wall Street Banker (as Bidyut Durma)
Karan Gill ...
Karan Bahl
Avantika Hundal
Willi Jezler


Why do girls always fall for the wrong guy? Their mothers warn them about him. Their friends shake their heads disapprovingly. Their minds tell them to escape while the going is good. But no. oh no. Their hearts are another story. You see, they are sending all the wrong signals. His name alone is enough to scramble their brains and set their hearts racing. Meet Raj (Ranbir Kapoor). He is the stuff of dreams, with the looks of a 'butter wouldn't melt in my mouth' good boy. Who can blame him for falling in love as many times as love is fortunate enough to find him. It's not his fault that he's a heartbreaker, it's in his DNA. Come discover his three love stories; Raj and Mahi (Minissha Lamba, Raj and Radhika (Bipasha Basu), Raj and Gayatri (Deepika Padukone). Different ladyloves at different times in his life. And each of them, teach him a little bit about love and a little bit about life, in their own sweet, sexy or sassy way. Come fall in love - three times. Written by Official Source

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Bachna Ae Haseeno - Liebe auf Umwegen  »


Box Office


INR 180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$322,431, 17 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$691,678, 31 August 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Since two of the film's characters work for Microsoft Game Studios, plenty of video games that have been released by the studio are referenced. In addition, nearly all of the movies referenced are previous releases from Yash Raj Films, with the notable exception of Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977). See more »


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 »


[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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Crazy Credits

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 »


References Bunty Aur Babli (2005) See more »


Aahista Aahista
Written by Anvita Dutt Guptan
Composed by Vishal Dadlani (as Vishal) and Shekhar Ravjiani (as Shekhar)
Performed by Lucky Ali and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Haseen Movie
14 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

The story is about the journey of Raj Sharma (Ranbir Kapoor) from the age of 17 to 30. He meets three girls at different stages of his life: Radhika (Bipasha Basu), a glamorous girl from Mumbai, Mahi (Minissha Lamba), a small-town girl from Punjab, and Gayatri (Deepika Padukone), an NRI from Australia. The film, which goes backwards and forwards in time is about what he learns from life and from the three girls.

I was beginning to think that Yash Raj Films were losing their touch after delivering a list of box office flops which is Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Aaja Nachle, Tashan & Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic but not after watching Bachna Ae Haseeno. The film was really good although I don't usually like romantic comedies. It was funny, lively and keeps a smile on your face throughout. I intended to see it because it is the next movie of Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone and I really liked them after watching Saawariya & Om Shanti Om, also it is the third film of Siddharth Anand after Salaam Namaste & Ta Ra Rum Pum which were both good but Bachna Ae Haseeno is the best out of all of them.

The movie needed good music and thankfully it has a decent collection of songs with plenty of repeat value. From the beautiful love song Khuda Jaane to a number of toe-tapping dance numbers, there are enough songs to keep you interested until the end. The highlight of the music is undoubtley the superb cover of the classic song Bachna Ae Haseeno. The new version has added fizz and will appeal to just about everyone. I absolutely loved the Lucky Boy song and for me it definitely has to be the hottest song of the year. The songs were not only great to the ears but also to the eyes. Overall I really enjoyed watching it, also was very visually impressive, colourful and shot at great locations in Australia.

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