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Andaaz (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 23 May 2003 (USA)
Loyalty, Respect, commitment and love. What is Love? Loyalty, respect, commitment and friendship. Friendship and Love... Love and Friendship... So much in common, yet so different in emotion!


Raj Kanwar


Robin Bhatt (screenplay), Shyam Goel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Raj Malhotra
Lara Dutta ... Kajal Singhania (as Lara Dutta)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas ... Jiya Singhania (as Priyanka Chopra)
Rajeev Verma ... Mr. Eeshwar Singhaniya
Pankaj Dheer ... Professor Rohit Malhotra
Vivek Shauq ... Raunaq
Vishwajeet Pradhan ... Mr. Singhaniya's Brother
Prithvi Zutshi ... Mr. Singhaniya's Brother
Ghanshyam Rohera ... Ram Singh (as Ghanshyam)
Bobby Bedii ... (as Bobby Bedi)
Master Mohit Master Mohit ... Young Raj Malhotra
Kushal Punjabi ... Monty
Asha Sharma ... Kajal's grandma
Baby Alisha Baby Alisha ... Young Kajal
Baby Anushka Baby Anushka ... Rohit's daughter

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Young Raj Malhotra lives with his elder brother, Rohit; his bhabi, Kiran, and a niece. After an accident fractures his leg, he is unable to walk for some time. Due to psychological reasons, he cannot walk even after the fracture heals. When the Malhotras move to Dehra Dun, Raj befriends young Kajal, as both share a common passion for airplanes. Kajal encourages Raj to walk, and succeeds. Years later the two continue to be fast friends, and everyone expects them to marry soon. Then Raj is recruited by the Indian Air Force and goes for training for a year and a half. After his training gets over, he rushes to Kajal to propose to her, only to find out that she has given her heart to multimillionaire, Karan Singhania, who owns several airplanes and choppers. Raj congratulates Kajal and Karan, but does not reveal his true feelings. Thereafter the Malhotras move to Nainital, and Raj relocates to Europe for more training. It is here that he meets gorgeous and fun-loving, Jiya, who falls in ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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While shooting in South Africa for a film Priyanka Chopra had forty retakes for a song which irked choreographer Raju Khan.He told her that being miss world isn't enough she should have dancing skills.In between there some good news arrived that Twinkle Khanna was in labor and due for delivery.Akshay Kumar had to rush to India to be with her.The schedule was pushed a head and Priyanka Chopra came to India and learned dancing from Veeru Krishnan. See more »


During the last scene when Jiya is telling Raj her plan, her dress changes from turquoise to blue and her hair is shorter than earlier in the film. See more »

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Great Movie!!!!
15 August 2005 | by Priya_1989See all my reviews

Here's another bright one then, in a brightly-wrapped andaaz. Raj Kanwar, the man who has splurged in masala in all its possible hues over the past decade or so, comes up with ? guess what? ? a story about two girls in love with the same guy. This 'ex-flame come back from the dead' formula is, of course, not new for Kanwar. He has already done it long back with Deewana, the film that introduced Shah Rukh Khan to popular imagination.

Raj (Akshay Kumar) and Kajal (Lara Dutta) are childhood friends and spend most of the time with the campus gang (hiccup: Akshay Kumar as a college boy?!). Raj secretly loves the tomboyish Kajal and his dream is to make it as an Air Force pilot and settle down with her. While on tomboys, the script does a reverse Kuch Kuch Hota Hai here ? when Raj returns as an officer in uniform, Kajal has already given her heart to Karan Singhania (Aman Verma), who could be a walking endorsement of the Perfect Man in all those suiting ads ? sophisticated, stinking rich, and with a heart of gold.

Post interval, by the time Raj meets Jiya (Priyanka Chopra) in Europe, you've already got a hang of Kanwar's caper. The extrovert Jiya throws herself on Raj, woos his bhaiyya and bhabhi too and voila! ? Raj has agreed to marry her. But wait, Karan is dead in an accident and Jiya, it turns out, is his sister. So, when Raj meets Kajal once again, old flames are rekindled. Love triangle tangle time hereon.

With two former beauty queens gunning to serve a hotter peekaboo plethora, you can't possibly complain over timepass with Andaaz. Credit to Akshay Kumar, then ? he still manages to hold a fair amount of your visual attention span, (pleasantly) wedged as he is between the sultry sirens.

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