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Saawariya (2007)

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Two souls arrive in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. They spend the most magical dream-like days of their lives in that town... with each other.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rani Mukerji ... Gulab (as Rani Mukherjee)
Ranbir Kapoor ... Ranbir Raj
Sonam Kapoor ... Sakina
Salman Khan ... Imaan
Zohra Sehgal ... Lilian Ji aka Lilipop
Begum Para Begum Para ... Badi Ammi / Sakina's grandmother
Atheya Chaudhri Atheya Chaudhri ... Jhumri Aapa
Kenny Desai Kenny Desai ... Mr. D'costa
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Naseeban
Farida Dadi Farida Dadi ... Khalajaan
Darpan Srivastava Darpan Srivastava ... Momin lodge manager
Pravishi Das Pravishi Das ... Gulab's friend
Neha Bam ... Gulab's friend
Nupur Alankar Nupur Alankar ... Gulab's friend
Vibhu Puri Vibhu Puri ... Stranger in the rain
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Storyline

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 rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, some language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 November 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

My Love See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$542,192, 2 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$885,574, 24 November 2007
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Black (2005). See more »

Quotes

Gulabji: One more glass of whisky, 'tender!
Ranbir Raj: And one glass of milk for me, brother!
Gulabji: [laughing] Who is this kid asking for milk in a BAR?
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Version of Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971) See more »

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Saawariya
Written by Sameer
Composed by Monty Sharma
Performed by Shail Hada
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A Visual Treat!
25 November 2007 | by VishboySee all my reviews

A lot has been written and said about Saawariya. Majority of the critics and reviews have dismissed this movie! Well, I for one, almost gave it a miss (as it is I am not a huge fan of Mr.Bansali). But I saw the movie yesterday, and whoa-I was pleasantly surprised!!! It has to be, in my opinion, one of the most visually appealing movie of all time. I mean, right from the reel one, the movie speaks volumes about its grandeur. It is true delight on the visual senses.

So why have the critics darned it? Well, I think you have to view "Saawariya" in its own context. Comaprisons just cannot be made. It's like a book of fairy-tales. each page in the book is rich in illustrations and drawings. Just holding the book sometimes can take you in a world of dreams. This movie is precisely like that and has to be viewed in that context. The music adds to its flow-it is the part of the package.

Now to the performances: Sonam Kapoor has an angelic screen presence and her acting too is good for her debut movie. Ranbir Kapoor is a powerhouse of talent and a great screen presence too. For their first movie, the lead pair creates lots of magic! Salman Khan is barely there. Rani Mukherjee who plays a prostitute is awesome-I nearly fell in love with this prostitute!!! The movie does have some rough edges. At least a couple of sequences (including the ending) are way too abrupt! It's like the chef forgot to garnish his dish. All in all "Saawariya" is a movie that I think justifies my 8/10 rating. It is so visually appealing that one literally cannot take the eyes off! And it's not too taxing on the brains too-just a simple love story set in a far-far away land, narrated with flow and music, though at the end of it you might question the essence of Sonam's character. That to me was very baffling! Go for it!


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