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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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Cast

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Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ...
Murari
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Bindiya
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Akram Zaidye / Jasjeet Singh
Shilpi Marwaha ...
Rashmi
Suraj Singh ...
Anand
Kumud Mishra
Deepika Amin
Nisha Jindal
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Kundan's Father
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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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21 June 2013 (India)  »

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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

This is the first film of Dhanush in Hindi. For this film , he took special Hindi coaching classes. 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 »

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References Jawani Diwani (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Raanjhanaa
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Irshad Kamil
Performed by Shiraz Uppal and Jaswinder Singh
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a great entertainer, with a hint of mystery
21 June 2013 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Raanjhanaa is easy viewing works thanks to Dhanush's powerful performance with Sonam kapoor & Mohammed Ayyub. A R Rahman's scores once again. The story is complicated yet transparent, one that you may be inclined to feel judgemental about but one that you'll see from different perspective.

After the flavour blend in the Kanpur for Tanu Weds Manu, Rai extends his ambitious to introduce the majestic of Varanasi city in this movie with a great blend of love story and moreover, since the film revolves around locals, it doesn't make sense to capture the visuals like some wide-eyed tourist. But the playful hues of Holi and a generally colourful palette that defines the city of temples fills the frames for most part till the story shifts to misty winters in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. CLIMAXXX!!!! A must watch film this season. 4.5/5


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