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Rainbow (2015)

Dhanak (original title)
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Believing actor and goodwill ambassador Shah Rukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, a 10-year old girl takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar.

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Nagesh Kukunoor

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Nagesh Kukunoor (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Krrish Chhabria Krrish Chhabria ... Chotu
Hetal Gada Hetal Gada ... Pari
Vipin Sharma ... Dungaram
Gulfam Khan Gulfam Khan ... Gowri
Idhant Singh Idhant Singh ... Madan Mohan
Swastik Ram Chavan Swastik Ram Chavan ... Bully (as Swastik Chavan)
Narendar Singh Rajpurohit Narendar Singh Rajpurohit ... Bathposh
Vincent Daniel Vincent Daniel ... Post-Master
Harmeet Arora Harmeet Arora ... Aashaji
Sanjana Singh Sanjana Singh ... Phoolan
Rajiv Laxman ... Gardu
Rishi Deshpande Rishi Deshpande ... Truck driver
Vijay Maurya ... Drunk man
Pratyaksh Kalra Pratyaksh Kalra ... Samsher Singh
Subramani Ramachandran Subramani Ramachandran ... Jeep passenger (as Subramani R.)
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Rainbow is an uplifting, enchanting, magical fable set in Rajasthan that reinforces the belief that life is beautiful. The story revolves around the wonderful relationship between a 10-year old girl Pari and Chotu, her 8-year old brother who live in a picturesque village nestled among the sand dunes. Having lost their parents to an accident at a very early age, they live with their uncle and aunt. Chotu is blind but he is anything but sad. Happy, precocious and a smart ass, he is the life of the village.Pari is his eyes, his guide and his best friend. And Chotu is the center of Pari's universe. As children sometimes do, not truly understanding the consequences, Pari has promised Chotu that he will be able to see by the time he turns 9 and as always, Chotu believes her unconditionally. On their weekly trip to the neighboring village to see a movie, Pari sees a poster with Sharukh Khan (SRK) appealing to people to donate their eyes. Pari is convinced that her reel life hero can help her... Written by Nagesh Kukunoor

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Rajasthan, India

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The style in which Chhotu is seen singing songs - is pure Rajasthani singing style. See more »

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Pari: [joking] Please God, give me the strength not to kill my brother!
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References Dhoom 3 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Damadam (Let's Give Love A Chance) (Traditional song)
Performed by Chet Dixon, 'Devu Khan Manganiyar'
Composed and produced by Tapas Relia
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"Dhanak" is the perfect answer to the changing trend of Indian Cinema. Highly recommended !!!
26 June 2016 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Life is beautiful in every aspect, every moment and every breath. We forget to live and enjoy the life in present due to hectic schedule and aspirations. "Dhanak" is a simple story well told with a strong message embedded deep within.

"Dhanak" tells the story of siblings Chotu(Krissh Chabhra) and Phoolan(Sapna Singh) who embarks on an unknown journey of dreams and aspirations into a world never explored before.

Nagesh Kukunoor has come a long way from his early days of "Hyderabad Blues", "RockFord", "3 Deewarein","Iqbal" to the recent one "Lakshmi". Just like "Iqbal", "Dhanak" is a feel-good cinema that gives a strong message that anything is possible in life if you have a positive attitude. The screenplay, also written by Kukunoor, is superb keeping on your toes with comic scenes between brother and sister that will surely bring down the house. The movie was salvaged due to high publicity given to "Udta Punjab" but I would strongly recommend to watch it. The Art Direction by Haris Umar Khan and Cinematography by Chirantan Das captures the beautiful sand dunes of Rajasthan. The music by Tapas Relia explores the rich musical culture of beautiful state. I loved the English-Hindi fusion of "Damadam Mast Kalandar".

The young artist Sapna Singh and Krrish Chhabra are just fun to watch. The sparkling chemistry between these actors are applauding and will keep smiling throughout. Rest of cast were supportive in their respective roles.

On the whole, "Dhanak" is a perfect answer to the changing trend of Indian Cinema. Highly recommended. 5/5


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