A Touching Tale Of Love And Loss
By Jaidev Hemmady, MovieTalkies.com, 21 June 2013
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.