A very good attempt to Bollywood Cinema, and DISCLAIMER: This is NOT any other feel good love story.
The art Direction, and costumes stand out. MUSIC is such a BIG PLUS and the Album, will be among AR Rahman's good ones. Sonam has matured herself as an actress and she does a very good job. This is a Dhanush movie, and he does wonderful work throughout. I am not a Dhanush fan, while I've never even considered him as a good actor. This movie changes it..! Aanand Rai should be complemented for such a brave effort to get such a complicated plot, to hindi cinema, without loosing the essence.
Date: 20 Aug 2013
Time: 9.30 pm
The movie has a very different story-line compared to all the boy meets girl stories out there... as an audience i felt and understood the journey that the characters went through, and the justification of their actions in the movie. so hats off to the director, the writer and the cast.
La historia de Kundan que es hindú y de Zoya que es árabe. Atraviesa. Capítulos de Romeo y Julieta y los. Sigue por anios y anios a través de Los Altos y mayoría de los bajos que tiene su relación est condenada desde el principio por su diferente, finalmente cuando ella regresa el pueblo y niega conocerlo la historia toma un giro bastante tráfico, Que desafortunadamente hace la segunda mitad de la película bastante pesadita.
Uno de los elementos más interesante de esta historia es conocer la cultura e idiosincrasia de un país que están Tan lejano del nuestro
Everyone must watch it for two times atleast...
best acting of dhanush.. else sonam is not so interacted in this movie...
Kundan's persistent, at times wacky approach to woo Zoya leads to multiple slaps but eventually, the fondness grows while they are barely in high school. But ofcourse, this wasn't acceptable by Zoya's parents and she is thus sent out of the city to study, leaving Kundan and his promises of timeless love.
Upon her return to Benaras years later, she takes a while to recognize Kundan, who is now a handyman at her family home. Kundan's love for her is still only his to keep and not to share as Zoya found her soulmate in Akram/Jasjeet (Abhay Deol). As an idealist leader in the J.N. University, Abhay Deol's convincing portrayal is briefly interrupted by Kundan's foolhardy decision. Dejected and rejected, Kundan finds no solace for himself until he indirectly gets involved in Jasjeet's political movement which is now spearheaded by Zoya. Kundan's pure intentions, upfront attitude and outspoken confidence garner faith from his comrades but not from the one he yet loves. Through a series of twists in the story, writer Himanshu Sharma challenges Kundan's dedicated love and Raanjhanaa is a tale of its triumph.
With his pure intentions, unabashed dialogues and simpleton charm, Kundan makes us take his side in the story even though the writer and director frequently challenge his impulsive and immature decisions. The credit has to go to the National award winner Dhanush, who is a departure from the heroes of Bollywood. Yet there is some innocence and sincerity in him that is undeniable. Take his dancing as an example. No hindi film actor would dance vigorously but that is precisely Dhanush's unique charm that works in this film. Even though his dialogues might come out unabashed, he is effective in standing his ground with his delivery. Dhanush joins the ranks of Mahadevan and Siddharth among a few others who leave a great impression for their hindi film debut.
Sonam Kapoor has a stronger character compared to her previous roles. She does well in holding her own especially in the second half. While she looks beautiful as a small town girl in the song and dance of the first half, her versatility shows in the parts when she leads a group of rebellious young thinkers.
Abhay Deol has a brief yet prominent role that changes the course of the one-sided love story. At times, we wish for his commanding character to have shades of his oldest brother but that might be too much to ask for. The rest of the supporting cast is fresh and their natural acting does lend to the film's realistic feeling.
A.R.Rahman's music isn't the finest he has produced. Tum tak sounds like it wasn't composed for a hindi film while tu man shudi is an excellent merging of two very talented artists, Rahman himself and Rabbi Shergill. Raanjhanaa might remain the most memorable track through with its melody and image of Dhanush's vivacious dancing. The rest of the music is almost forgettable and adds to the film's precious length.
Aanand Raj enriches this simple love story using plot twists as its main attraction. While exacting fine performances from the lead actors, he creates tragedy, sorrow, anger, joy and tenderness around love to revive the genre of soulful romantic movies. Raanjhanaa tends to be more real than a fairy tale, occasionally wavering to the extremes.
Watch it for its twists, for Dhanush's sincere performance, laudable dialogues and for Sonam Kapoor's impressive portrayal of Zoya, for whom Kundan became a Raanjhanaa.
- 7.773 on a scale of 1-10.
unconditional love isnt when a guy dares to fight against odds against 10 villians(any stupid egoist guy cn do dat fr der friends gf too) but when a innocent dumb guy tries to fix all her problems wid some other guy jst coz he wnt to see her smile even if without her...dats LOVE for me!