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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
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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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21 June 2013 (India)  »

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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 exposes the real identity of Jasjeet Singh at the wedding ceremony by showing the Newspaper article; he says that the guy is Hindu. But later on in the scene where Jasjeet'a family is taking him home, all the family members are wearing religious Sikh turbines, also the name Jasjeet Singh clearly depicts that he is Sikh not Hindu. See more »

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References Coolie (1983) See more »

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Unchained Melody
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Music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret
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Lovely movie
21 June 2013 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

Lovely movie, it had a twist and a blend of action, drama, romance, a little bit fiction too. The movie is worth a watch. it displays the actuality of the people, their nature and all i loved the romantic part of the movie as well. it was fun, interesting and very very entertaining too. I seriously recommend it to be watched. it has a little bit abuses which aren't suitable for a child's attention. if you are looking for a movie to watch for fun, to cry, to feel love, experience pain,i am pretty astonished about "Dhanush" as this was his first movie in the Bollywood and he made his mark pretty high. People it must be watched at least once, and i am very sure about going to the cinemas to see it again Enjoy, It is not something either that will get you bored during the movie. The movie has brilliant direction, acting. For me its a 11/10


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