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Companion (2002)

Saathiya (original title)
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A couple elopes to get married and set up home hoping that just love will do the trick - but that's just the beginning of their story.

Director:

Shaad Ali

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (story & screenplay), Gulzar (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivek Oberoi ... Aditya
Rani Mukerji ... Suhani
Shah Rukh Khan ... Yeshwant Rao
Tabu ... Savitri
Sandhya Mridul ... Dina
Tanuja ... Shobhana
Satish Shah ... Om
Swaroop Sampat ... Shanti
Tinnu Anand ... Daruwala
Ujjwal Rana Ujjwal Rana ... Raghu
Anju Mahendru ... Prema
Sharat Saxena ... Chandraprakash
Shehnaz Anand Shehnaz Anand ... Radha
Anu Ansari Anu Ansari ... (as Annu Ansari)
Chandrashekhar Gautam Chandrashekhar Gautam ... Zafar
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Storyline

Running away from home can't keep a couple together. A signed paper can't keep a couple together. Love can. While for most Love Stories, marriage is the "goal", the fact remains that marriage is just the beginning. Saathiya continues on, from where most love stories end. From the infatuation stage "when a couple thinks they are in love" right through to "when a couple discovers the true meaning of love". Aditya (Vivek Oberoi) and Suhani (Rani Mukerji) met and fell in love. But when they eloped and set up home hoping that just Love will do the trick - well that's just the beginning of their story. Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

An A.R. Rahman musical

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Companion See more »

Filming Locations:

Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,400, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,400, 22 December 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tabu made Special appearance in the movie See more »

Quotes

Aditya Sehgal: I love you.
Suhani Sharma: What is that?
Aditya Sehgal: I Love you...means I love you.
Suhani Sharma: Means what?
Aditya Sehgal: Means that I am in love with you, I can do anything for you.
Suhani Sharma: Anything? Can you jump off this train?
Aditya Sehgal: Sure! i'll jump as soon as it stops.
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Connections

References Madhumati (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Mangalyam
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Krishnakumar Kunnath, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala and Srinivas
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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A romantic movie with a soft realistic tone to it!!!
20 June 2003 | by The8thone00See all my reviews

Saathiya, a movie that i wanted to see because of its beautiful songs. I never expected that the story would be as enjoyable as the songs. This movie is made as simple as they could and yet made it look nice without any huge sets, or without of having characters in the story who are like supposely equivalent to Bill Gates. This is a movie which most of the people could relate to especially considering most of the indian population living in india lives through middle class values which is addressed in the movie. The romance is not overexaggerated. Basically, talking about the movie a viewer would not be disappointed. The direction was very veteran like considering it was Shaad Ali's first film. He did a fabulous job at the climax point. To bring out the performances worthy of awards and praises from the leading actors, Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherjee. Rani Mukherjee has done her part better then her male counterpart but I would not dare take anything away from Vivek Oberoi. Vivek lends a good support but it is clear that movie's driving force was Rani Mukherjee, movie belonged to Rani Mukherjee arguably her best performance ever till date. Overall, it is a good heartwarming experience with good tunes to hummm in isolation. Characters will easily relate to you, it is that beautifully played out.


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