Ambikapathy (2013)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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Set in the holy city of Benaras, ‘Raanjhanaa’ unfolds the story of a Tamil Bramhin Kundan (Dhanush K. Raja) who develops a crush on the Muslim Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) in childhood. In fact, it was a crush-at-first-sight for Kundan. The crush grows into love as they arrive on the threshold of puberty. The boy proposes love but the girl rejects. But after getting slapped 16 times, slitting his wrist and some emotional blackmailing later, the boy gets his way with the girl. Their romance is killed by the girl's orthodox parents even before it surges when she is sent to another city to finish her studies. 8 years later, the boy grows into a man, who is now waiting eagerly to have his beloved back in town but the girl (now a grown up woman), has found a mate of a better bearing. Doomed love, ill-timed death, revenge and some youth-led political campaigns dot the rest of the film's story. The film takes a turn when Zoya returns to her hometown after eight long years only to find some things changed, and others surprisingly the same.

Cast: Abhay Deol, Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor

Crew: Aanand L Rai (Director), Vishal Sinha (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 28 Jun 2013 (India)

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Did you know? Earlier, actor Shahid Kapoor was roped in to play the lead role, but later Dhanush replaced his role. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
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2.35 : 1
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No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
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Continuity
When Kundan and Murari return from hospital to Kundan's wedding, they are on a 'Piaggio' scooter belonging to Murari. But in the previous traveling scene, both were on a 'Bajaj' scooter belonging to Kundan.
Trivia:
For his powerful and poignant performance in this movie, the talented actor Dhanush, received the Best Debut (Male) award, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

Dhanush, who is a leading actor in the Tamil film industry, made his debut in Hindi with this movie. For this film, he underwent special Hindi coaching classes to get the accent right and improve his spoken Hindi skills.

Earlier, actor Shahid Kapoor was roped in to play the lead role, but later Dhanush replaced his role.

In a one of its kind first, A R Rahman gets first credits as composer, followed by the director's.

Shahid Kapoor was roped in to play the lead role, but was later replaced by Dhanush.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Raanjhanaa (Hindi)