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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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Raj Sharma
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Radhika / Shreya Rathod
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Mahi Pasricha / Mahi J. Singh Ahluwalia
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Gayatri
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Joginder Singh Ahluwalia
Hiten Paintal ...
Sachin
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Mahi's Father
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Menekka Arora ...
Mahi's Mother (as Menaka Arora)
Sumit Arora ...
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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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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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Also Known As:

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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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The title track song 'Bachna Ae Haseeno', was sung originally by Kishore Kumar in the film Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977)and was filmed on actor Rishi Kapoor. When the idea about using the song 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' from the old movie came, the music duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani were excited but they decided not to do a remix version of it. The track was completely re-worked by retaining some of the original vocals of Kishore Kumar on the beginning of the song. And then they got Kishore Kumar's son Sumeet Kumar to sing the rest of the song as a new composition with Vishal Dadlani's rap lyrics. The final product turned out to be unique mix with the legendary singer Kishore Kumar and his son heard in one single track in which the recording is separated by decades and that same song filmed on actor Rishi Kapoor's son Ranbir Kapoor. See more »

Goofs

Raj works at Microsoft in Sydney as a game developer who made Halo 3. But Microsoft was just the publisher of Halo 3. Halo 3 was developed by Bungie Studios. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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References Forza Motorsport (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Small Town Girl
Written by Anvita Dutt Guptan
Composed by Vishal Dadlani (as Vishal) and Shekhar Ravjiani (as Shekhar)
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
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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