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Raanjhanaa (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 June 2013 (India)
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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Murari
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Bindiya
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Akram Zaidye / Jasjeet Singh
Shilpi Marwaha ...
Rashmi
Suraj Singh ...
Anand
Deepika Amin
Nisha Jindal
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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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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 Jaspreet (Abhay Deol) proposed to Zoya (Sonam Kaooor) for marriage, he says if she marries him she might get to spend rest of her life at 9 Race Course Road, hinting that he might become the Prime Minister someday. The official address of Indian prime minister is a group of 5 bungalows (1,3,5,7,9) at Race Course Road in New Delhi and bungalow no 5 is the residence of the PM and his/her family. Bungalow 9 is used to accommodate the special protection group (SPG) responsible for prime minister and family's security. See more »

Connections

References Jawani Diwani (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Piya Milenge
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Irshad Kamil
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh and K.M.M.C. Sufi Ensemble
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Dhanush all the way!
22 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can I say? I went to watch this movie after reading all the reviews online - Therefore with high expectations. Well, I was still blown over by the movie or should I say DHANUSH! Ranjhanaa is based on a topic that is so far reaching and yet is that much more realistic! Every scene is delicately handled and the emotional parts were so subtle.Everyone in the screen just melted away and got hazy when Dhanush was in it. He makes you laugh, cry, hate him, and sympathize with him at the same time. AR Rahman's music was divine and seamlessly blended with the storyline. Excellent performances by the whole cast - But Dhanush owns the movie! A definite must watch!!!


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