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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Krrish Chhabria ... Chotu
Hetal Gada ... Pari
... Dungaram
Gulfam Khan ... Gowri
Idhant Singh ... Madan Mohan
Swastik Ram Chavan ... Bully (as Swastik Chavan)
Narendar Singh Rajpurohit ... Bathposh
Vincent Daniel ... Post-Master
Harmeet Arora ... Aashaji
Sanjana Singh ... Phoolan
... Gardu
Rishi Deshpande ... Truck driver
... Drunk man
Pratyaksh Kalra ... Samsher Singh
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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This film won best feature film in Berlin film festival See more »

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Pari: [joking] Please God, give me the strength not to kill my brother!
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References Dabangg (2010) See more »

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Performed by Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Swaroop Khan, Niyas Khan
Composed and produced by Tapas Relia
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Sibling Synergy
29 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Nagesh Kukunoor's Dhanak becomes a witty tale of perseverance! Krrish Chhabria plays an enlightened lad with optimism in the face of desperation. Hetal Gada portrays a responsible sibling with realistic ambitions and lightheartedness. The setting in Rajasthan illustrates the happiness still present in impoverished villages and rural areas. Drishyam Films and Kukunoor movies may have spent a modest amount since the plot of the movie relied on the dialogue and not special effects. Tapas Relia's soundtrack compositions convey the ardent spirit of the main characters and their supporting cast. Dhanak offers a whirlwind of emotions for the entire family.


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