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Raanjhanaa (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 June 2013 (India)
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Kundan, the son of a Hindu pundit, discovers that his childhood sweetheart Zoya loves city-bred Akram and wants to marry him. However, he persistently seeks to win her heart.

Director:

Aanand L. Rai

Writer:

Himanshu Sharma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dhanush ... Kundan Shankar
Sonam Kapoor ... Zoya Haider
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ... Murari
Swara Bhaskar ... Bindiya
Abhay Deol ... Akram Zaidye / Jasjeet Singh
Shilpi Marwaha Shilpi Marwaha ... Rashmi
Suraj Singh Suraj Singh ... Anand
Kumud Mishra
Deepika Amin
Nisha Jindal Nisha Jindal
Vipin Sharma ... Kundan's Father
Naman Jain ... Kundan (Childhood)
Arvind Gaur Arvind Gaur ... Guptaji
Sujata Kumar ... Chief Minister
Ishwak Singh Ishwak Singh ... Doctor from Lucknow
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Storyline

The pundit's son Kundan (Dhanush) has fallen for the girl at first sight. That they're both kids makes us dismiss it as a meaningless crush. But a few years later, the boy is still in love with the girl, Zoya (Sonam Kapoor). When she's in school, he follows her around holding her hand and getting slapped in the process. Finally, she relents because of his "consistency". The film shifts cities when Zoya gets into JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), and through her, we are introduced to the idealistic and political culture of the place. She discovers a long-lost strength as she confronts and then falls for student leader Akram (Abhay Deol). The film takes a turn when Zoya returns to her hometown after eight long years only to find some things changed, and others surprisingly the same. Written by Sonia Chopra

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambikapathy See more »

Filming Locations:

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$414,211, 23 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$875,051, 7 July 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 1,000,000,000, 23 July 2013
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Trivia

In a one of its kind first, A R Rahman gets first credits as composer, followed by the director's. See more »

Goofs

When Kundan exposes the real identity of Jasjeet Singh at the wedding ceremony by showing the Newspaper article; he says that the guy is Hindu. But later on in the scene where Jasjeet'a family is taking him home, all the family members are wearing religious Sikh turbines, also the name Jasjeet Singh clearly depicts that he is Sikh not Hindu. See more »

Quotes

Kundan Shankar: Heart is neither in leftside nor in rightside, It's at centre beacuse I am feeling pain there.
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Connections

Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Kanaave Kanaave
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Madhushree, Vaishali, Chinmayee Sripada and Pooja
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Romantic saga with desi flavor
26 June 2013 | by sapraakshatSee all my reviews

Well, I will not start with telling about story as it will spoil the fun for the people who haven't seen the movie or will see in the future, but I can see it is already spoiled here.

1> But I have to start with story which is extremely interwoven together. Now a days when people talk about first half and second half which doesn't matter according to me. Story has all the elements be it fun, romance, drama and it has a classic desi Indian touch with it because movie is based in varansi which gives it a flavor with its crispy language, people, ethnicity. Its pleasure to watch reality in the movie when all the movies releasing are masala shits.

2> If music is given by A.R. Rahman there is no point talking about it. Mucic was flowing like butter.

3> Performances are best like characters are meant for them. Dhanush is awesome in his performance. He is a delight to watch. The way he delivers his dialogues is super cool and his accent has a roughness and his south Indian accent doesn't interferes with his Hindi accent. Sonam looks sober and does her part with full conviction, Supporting cast especially Kundan's friend "Murari" is fun to watch.

4> Dialogues has everything from catchphrases, roughness to desi gaaliyan of UP.

Overall, it is a very good film after such a long time as we don't come across these days in bollywood :)


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