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Raanjhanaa (2013)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 June 2013 (India)
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A small-town boy needs to break through the class divide to gain acceptance from his childhood sweetheart who is in love with big city ideals.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhanush ...
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Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ...
Murari
Swara Bhaskar ...
Bindiya
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Akram Zaidye / Jasjeet Singh
Shilpi Marwaha ...
Rashmi
Suraj Singh ...
Anand
Kumud Mishra
Deepika Amin
Nisha Jindal
Vipin Sharma ...
Kundan's Father
Naman Jain ...
Arvind Gaur ...
Guptaji
Sujata Kumar ...
Chief Minister
Ishwak Singh ...
Doctor from Lucknow
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Storyline

The pundit's son Kundan (Dhanush) has fallen for the girl at first sight. That they're both kids makes us dismiss it as a meaningless crush. But a few years later, the boy is still in love with the girl, Zoya (Sonam Kapoor). When she's in school, he follows her around holding her hand and getting slapped in the process. Finally, she relents because of his "consistency". The film shifts cities when Zoya gets into JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), and through her, we are introduced to the idealistic and political culture of the place. She discovers a long-lost strength as she confronts and then falls for student leader Akram (Abhay Deol). The film takes a turn when Zoya returns to her hometown after eight long years only to find some things changed, and others surprisingly the same. Written by Sonia Chopra

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Ambikapathy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$414,211 (USA) (21 June 2013)

Gross:

$875,051 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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Trivia

Earlier , actor Shahid Kapoor was roped in to play the lead role , but later Dhanush replaced his role. See more »

Goofs

When Kundan and Murari return from hospital to Kundan's wedding, they are on a 'Piaggio' scooter belonging to Murari. But in the previous traveling scene, both were on a 'Bajaj' scooter belonging to Kundan. See more »

Connections

References Jawani Diwani (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Paarkaadhey Oru Maadhiri
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman
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movie with its heart in right place..... Outstanding effort.
22 June 2013 | by (Surat. INDIA) – See all my reviews

simply marvelous.... especially from a movie where d hero has so very unorthodox looks for a Bollywood actor but,wait ...u will forget that as d story moves on beautifully crafted on screen by the "tanu weds manu"(another interesting flick)director n acted upon by same guy.. Dis movie belongs to him only( heard he was d youngest recipient of the national award for the best actor down south) ... Dhanush with his simplistic looks,so very expressive face n true act oozes life in his on screen character.. With his earthly charm,he truly has carved out a niche for himself.. The director has succeeded once again in portraying our U.P. in such beautiful colors,capturing the mood n by-lanes of the people of eastern U.P. with gr8 detail.. Complemented by the so very fresh n beautiful sonam who seems like is going to dethrone d ladies at the top!!! Look for the dhanush's friend,a kin in all weathers,his sis who truly adores the local lad and not to forget abhay... In all, the director has managed to bring out the potential in every actor and has given the viewer some meaningful work.. Worth mentioning are the dialogues too which will both make u both laugh and give something to think about,kudos man.... and the soulful tunes to laud the effort by d Mozart from chennai ... worth a 2nd watch, meaningful one sided love story.... Majestic..


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