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Aaja Nachle (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Music | 30 November 2007 (India)
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Dia's dance teacher is dying. She returns to the town where she learnt to live and dance and most importantly to save the endangered Ajanta theatre.

Director:

Anil Mehta

Writers:

Aditya Chopra (story), Jaideep Sahni (screenplay & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madhuri Dixit ... Dia Srivastav
Darshan Jariwala ... Guru Makarand (as Darshan Zariwala)
Raghuvir Yadav ... Doctor
Divya Dutta ... Najma
Dalai Dalai ... Radha
Felix D'Alviella Felix D'Alviella ... Steve
Vinod Nagpal ... Mr. Srivastav
Uttara Baokar Uttara Baokar ... Mrs. Srivastav
Akshaye Khanna ... MP / Raja Uday Singh
Irrfan Khan ... Farooque - Najma's husband
Akhilendra Mishra ... Chaudhary Om Singh
Kunal Kapoor ... Imran Pathan
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Anokhi Anokhelal
Ranvir Shorey ... Mohan Sharma
Vinay Pathak ... Mr. Chojar
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Storyline

An unexpected phone call shakes Dia (Madhuri Dixit) out of her dance rehearsal in New York. Her teacher, her guru, is dying and she must return to India. The town where she grew up, the town where she learnt to live and to dance. Also the town she left on an impulse, severing ties with her parents and her people. It is a poignant and troubled return; not only has her guru passed away but the institution that he so lovingly nurtured is in decay and under threat of demolition. Ajanta theatre, the once vibrant hub of the community, the place where Dia's fondest memories are embedded must now be brought down because the local political authorities feel it a waste of prime real estate. Dia picks up the gauntlet to turn this ruin into a vibrant and bustling theatre that was once the soul of her little town, while fighting discrimination, resentfulness and her own demons. Written by Official Source

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Come, Let's Dance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$257,500, 2 December 2007

Gross USA:

$484,108

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,773,493
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

while Madhuri Dixit started shooting for the the film at Yashraj studios Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan dropped in the on the sets to meet their former co star. See more »

Goofs

After the Laila-Majnu show, Mr. Chojar (Vinay Pathak) went to speak with his wife while several audiences were still roaming the stone steps or chatting behind them. When the camera moved backward a little, there were no audiences except for three women by a tree behind them. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Bollywood Homicide (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Aaja Nachle
Written by Piyush Mishra
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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A piece of art that endorses life in every aspect!
29 January 2008 | by mariam_iarSee all my reviews

This movie was absolutely terrific from every angle. I watched 2 times in one day which is something I rarely do, not to mention I've got a life to live. But this movie was truly fascinating. Starting from the "O Re Piya" song, I felt alive and enthusiast. Madhuri is at her best in this movie, her dancing and acting are simply amazing which proves that she had nothing to worry about in regards to the comeback. The "Lila Majnu" musical was captivating, my emotions fluctuated, I cried and laughed all the way through the scene, such a master piece I must add. The couple, Imran and Anokhi, was great; their acting was as good as it should be, you can easily get attached to them and understand what they are going through. To all who have criticized the movie, I must say, you just didn't understand its creativity – give your mind a chance to let loose. I advice all to watch it and I'm looking forward to what Madhuri has in stored for us – the fans!


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