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Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian who rents out rooms. Ranbir meets with Lillian, who has been living alone for 37 years after her son, Vincent, left to join the army and did not return, charms her, and rents a room from her. He gets a job as a singer in a local restaurant. On the occasion of Eid, while returning home, he comes across a woman standing on the bridge. He finds her very attractive, befriends her, walks her home, finds out her name is Sakina, who is a carpet weaver and lives with her aunt and blind grandma. Just when Ranbir is about to confess his love, she tells him that she has already given her heart to Imaan, a former tenant of her grandmother's. Imaan had left, promising to return on Eid, but has not done so. She finds out that he may be staying at the ...Written by
Cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran used as a reference the works of art by the famous artists Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Fred R Wagner and William Louis Sontag to make the shots resemble paintings and thus look more poetic. See more »
Ding-ding-ding! Laaaaadies and gentlemen, welcome to the fight of the century! In one corner is a beautiful young girl, and in the other, unhappiness!
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The word "Saawariya" means a lover. There was song sung by the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, many, many years back by the same title.
I don't know why this movie has been compared with "Om Shanti Om." The stories are completely different, even though the genre may be the same - love story and also being released on the same day - Diwali and also Ranbir Raj Kapoor dancing in the towel and Shah Rukh Khan showing his "six pack." But the two movies should not have been compared. The other difference, besides the story is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has directed some excellent movies such as "Devdas", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and "Khamoshi - The Musical" and "Black", has launched two new stars - Ranbir Raj Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor and in the other - it has a super star and introducing Deepika.
Raj, gets Job to sing in a club in which there are prostitutes, one being Gulabji, with whom he becomes friends. He informs her that he is new in the town and has no place to stay. She gives him address of an old woman and tells him that she will allow him to stay with her as long as he is able to pay rent, etc. But one one night, after performing at the club, Raj meets Sakina in an empty street and falls in love with her. Its only later that he realises that Sakina is in love with someone else. The movie introduces two new stars - Ranbir Raj Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The cast includes Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan and Zohra Saigal.
In many ways, "Saawariya" echoes some of the RK movies such as "Barsaat", "Shree 420", "Awara" and "Anari." It also has some echoes of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's previous movies such as "Black" and "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam." While Ranbir Raj Kapoor has shown talent - naturally as he belongs to a well known filmy family and his parents being - Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, both actors themselves. But this did not seem to be the case with Sonam Kapoor, who has also shown some talent but not so much and even though she comes from a family that also is connected to the film industry - Anil Kapoor being her father, Boney Kapoor her uncle and Surendra Kapoor her grandfather.
The music by Monty Sharma is good and is worth while listening to as are the songs and especially the title song. This is not a typical Sanjay Leela Bhasali film, which would normally show some glitz, glamour and costume and Jewellery as he did in "Devdas." Nevertheless, it is worthwhile watching at least once.
For those interested, the two Kapoor families are said to be long distance relatives and at one time it is believed that Anil Kapoor and his brother were going to visit the late Raj Kapoor at his home. And Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor have worked together in a film by Yash Chopra entitled "Vijay." It is believed that the "RK Studios" could once again, after many years and that Ranbir Raj Kapoor will be in the movie. In the meantime, Sonam Kapoor, has already been offered to work in another movie, this time with Abhishek Bachchan.
Good luck to the two new comers.
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