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Strangers (2010)

Anjaana Anjaani (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1 October 2010 (India)
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After numerous attempts at suicide fail, a couple decide to live it up and then kill themselves on New Year's Day.

Director:

Siddharth Anand

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Mamta Anand (story), Siddharth Anand (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Priyanka Chopra ... Kiara
Ranbir Kapoor ... Akash
Aubrey K. Miller ... Party Kid
Carl Marino ... Airport Couple
Pooja Kumar ... Peshto
Kumar Pallana
Zayed Khan ... Kunal
Ilona Marino ... Airport Couple (as Ilona Gugan)
Tanvi Azmi ... Doctor
Edward Sonnenblick ... Emmanuel
Vishal Malhotra ... Akash's Friend
Adrian Bustamante ... Chaperone (as Raul Bustamante)
Joy Sengupta
Sucheta Khanna Sucheta Khanna
Nakul Kamte Nakul Kamte ... Kiara's Dad
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The story of two strangers on an odyssey of discovery -- down a path that is ridden with the exquisite pain and joy of falling in love, only they don't realize it. A series of hilarious misadventures trace their bi coastal road journey as they go about fulfilling their last wishes. But then life interrupts, as is its habit; and painful choices must be made. The duo part with the understanding that their days together were a brief interlude of insanity that had to succumb to real life. They part as they met - as strangers. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Priyanka Chopra's second film with Sajid Nadiadwala after Mujse Shaadi Karogi 2004. See more »

Goofs

After the night at the club, Kiara makes it known that only she drives her car, Blush. But during the trip to Vegas, Akash drives the car through most of the trip. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove references to and sight of a potentially dangerous suicide technique (in this instance, asphyxiation) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 18 classification was available. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chashme Baddoor (2013) See more »

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Tumse Hi Tumse Har Baat Har Baat Hai
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Anvita Dutt and Caralisa Monteiro
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shekhar Ravjiani and Caralisa Monteiro
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Anjaana Anjaani, Déja-vu?
14 November 2010 | by govind-sridharSee all my reviews

Few stand outs from this mushy romantic parable directed by Siddarth Anand. "Confusion is the only med for confusion", "Storytellers do not freeze in sub-zero waters", "Blush is better than ram-pyari with free money, clothes, gas and aamir-all-is- well-sense", "Love travels faster than any science" and many more whims.

Diverse characters – heart-broken in their own ways - witness each other while ridiculing themselves! PC is heart-broken after losing trust in her infidel lover, while RK is struck with misfortune as his overambitious stunts crash with the stock market and dissolve his firm leaving his co-workers / friends distraught. While the movie starts on a negative note, with the 2 trying to commit suicide, the script moves naturally with the 2 teaming up in their pursuit of death. Unfolding memories, as they confront each other, help them learn and appreciate the optimism of life. The story moves to the obvious, fallin' in love, which changes the genre of the movie to emotional atyachar. And as it happened in KHNH, Love Aajkal and Hum Tum, the Mungeri Lals' realize their feeling for each other after they are miles apart. Of course, they did not commit suicide on Dec 31 – as they had initially planned – but ended up confessing their love in sub-zero waters at 12 midnight! They eventually commit suicide by getting married.

The amateurish direction brought out scenes that lacked finishing, e.g. 1. Can't you wrap the cling film starting from nose-down instead? 2. In a random desert, how can you walk directly to your stolen car – GPS tech, coincidence,…? 3. The fuming radiator just needs fresh air, few prayers and 'Love', to cool off!?

None of the songs were script-worthy, and definitely crowded the script. PC could have done better as Kiara, considering her natural buoyant attitude. However, the script convincingly brings out the entertaining chemistry between them, thanks to RK's smooth acting and personification of Akash.

There are a few good messages, however. As you try running away from life you realize how exciting it becomes. At the same time, the proximity to death makes it easy to live life as there's no tomorrow. Philosophical, isn't it?


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangers See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$517,608, 3 October 2010

Gross USA:

$854,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,615,888
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Dolby Digital

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