Raanjhanaa (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 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: 21 Jun 2013 (India)

Hindi Name: रान्झाना

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Did you know? Shahid Kapoor was roped in to play the lead role, but was later replaced by Dhanush. Read More
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as Akram
as Kundan
as Zoya
Special Appearance
Supporting Actress
as JNU activist
Supporting Actor
as Kundan
Supporting Actress
as Rashmi
as Shiv
as Chief Minister
as Chief Minister
as Anand
as Bindiya
as Father of Jasjeet Singh Shergill

Direction

Director
Associate Director
Assistant Director

Production

Producer
Production Company
Executive Producer
Line Producer

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Associate Cameraman

Sound

Sound Designer

Art

Art Director
Production Designer

Casting

Casting Director

Choreography

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor

Stunts

Stunt Director

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Tracklist
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
01 
04:14
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Shiraz Uppal, Jaswinder Singh
02 
04:49
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
03 
05:55
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh
05 
03:55
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
06 
04:42
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: AR Rahman, Rabbi Shergill
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04:16
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Playback Singer: Karthik, AR Rahman
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01:10
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05:04
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
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.

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