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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:

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Official Sites:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shamita Shetty made Special appearance in song "Chori Pe Chori" in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Chandraprakash Sharma: Boy, if you hadn't come in the marriage party I would have kneaded you like dough.
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Connections

Remake of Alai Payuthey (2000) See more »

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Chupke Se
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sadhana Sargam, Murtaza Ghulam Mustafa and Kadar Ghulam Mustafa
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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all round pleaser
28 August 2003 | by junglekingSee all my reviews

With Mani Rathnam and A R Rehman linked to a project, one cannot be in to much doubt that if nothing else the music is going to be mind blowing.

But that was not the case with Saathiya. It not only had mind-blowing music and score it was one of the best movies of 2002.

The music and the respective picturisations are excellent, especially in the case of the title song ‘Saathiya'. My other favorite song is the tongue in cheek song ‘Choori pe Choori'. However all the other songs are very pleasurable as well. The main question was how would first time director Shaad Ali perform on this story, that would be a remake of Mani Rathnam South-Indian movie be as good as the original? Would he produce an art movie piece as his father (Muzaffar Ali) has done with movies like Umrao Jaan, or would he deliver a commercial piece? What one can be sure of is that Shaad has taken the craftsman of his fathers art movies and put them to commercial use, and delivered a movie that is unique, professional, modern and outstanding.

The acting is excellent as is the story line. Having liked Rani from Ghulam to K3G, is wonderful to see her finally taking the lead in a role that does her justice. Her realistic portrayal of Suhani, a modern genre women dealing with the trials and tribulations of married life is excellent. Having not seen anything of Viveks before, is was a surprise to see an actor of his young caliber holding such presence on screen, that it overshadowed SRK. It is evident that this actor will reach high strides in his coming career.

For a change this movie actually delivers a subconscious message, something not commonly done in bollywood movies. The message is ‘lifes to short, tell those around you how much they really mean to you'. Taking this to heart, I can truly say that I loved Saathiya.


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