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Raanjhanaa

Release Date : 21 June 2013
Year : 2013
Banner : Eros International
Producer : Krishika Lulla
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Genre : Romance
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A Touching Tale Of Love And Loss

By Jaidev Hemmady, MovieTalkies.com, 21 June 2013 3.5 / 5

Raanjhanaa Movie Review-In Short:
The film deals with the life and struggles of a small-town Romeo, who wants his Juliet at any cost.

Raanjhanaa Movie Review-Verdict:
A colourful, vibrant and a touching story, Raanjhanaa however seems to lose focus to an extent in the second half.

Raanjhanaa Movie Review-Story Plot:
Kundan (Dhanush) is the son of a Benaras Pandit, who falls in love with Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) when he sees her as a kid. Encouraged by his loyal sidekick Murari (Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub), Kundan makes his feelings known to the school-going Zoya and after a wrist-slitting episode, they both start loving each other. When Zoya's parents find out about her love for a Hindu boy, they promptly pack her off to Aligarh and Delhi for further studies.

When Zoya returns back after eight years, Kundan is still in love with her, though she has moved on and lost her heart to a charismatic JNU college student/youth leader (Abhay Deol).

How Kundan tries to win back Zoya's love and gets entangled in situations far complex than his small-town life, is what the rest of the film deals with.

Works Quite Well As A Packaged Affair

By Joginder Tuteja, MovieTalkies.com, 03 June 2013 3.5 / 5

An A. R. Rahman score for a story which is set in Benaras? Sounds like quite an interesting idea since Rahman's music has time and again carried a Sufi flavour to it while one associates a different sound altogether when it comes to the Holy city of Benaras. Nevertheless, given the fact that Aanand L Rai is one of those filmmakers who is trying to bring in a new grammar on screen while Irshad Kamil's lyrics have time and again worked well with varied composers, there are high expectations from what Raanjhanaa has to offer, especially considering the fact that it has Dhanush and Sonam as a lead pair.

A.R. Rahman, who has always experimented with different voices, pulls in Jaswinder Singh and Shiraz Uppal for the all important title song Raanjhnaa Hua Mein Tera. A song that carries a trademark Rahman touch to it with Irshad's lyrics weaving the magic once again, it starts off well, only to lead to a very impressive 'antra' portion. In fact this is the part of the song which actually plays during the theatrical promo as well and hence there is an instant connect as well. There is certain purity in the song and that works well in setting the stage for Raanjhanaa.

Indian classical music forms the base for Banarasiya which follows next. If the first hearing leads to a sense of being surprised, repeated hearing of the song takes one back to the late 90s and early 2000s when Rahman composed quite a few songs on these lines. It is good to see Shreya Ghoshal being roped in for this rooted number that also has a devotional touch to it, albeit quite subtle. A song that ensures that the flow of Raanjhanaa is maintained, it is a happy outing for the female protagonist (Sonam Kapoor) and carries a classy feel to it.

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Discover the colours of love with Dhanush & Sonam Kapoor in their upcoming romantic film 'Raanjhanaa'. Presenting the exclusive theatrical trailer of 'Raanjhanaa' a Aanand L. Rai directorial film.

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