Raincoat (2004)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 57 mins

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An unemployed Manoj (alias Manu) is told by his mother that they need some money for his sister's forthcoming marriage, and he sets out to find some. For this purpose, he visits his former Calcutta-based girlfriend, Neerj alias Neeru, whom he was to marry, but who preferred to marry someone wealthier, in Calcutta. He rings the doorbell, and the door is answered by Neerja herself, and he is invited inside. They talk and update each other on their lives. Neerja puts on Manoj's raincoat, so she could go out and buy something to cook for him. She warns him not to open the door nor let anyone in. After Neerja leaves a man knocks on the door, and requests entry into the house to use the toilet. Manoj opens the door and lets the male use the facilities. When this male finishes his business, he refuses to leave, and sits and talks with Manoj. It is during this conversation that Manoj finds out the stark truth behind Neerja, her husband, and their married life.
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Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ajay Devgan

Crew: Rituparno Ghosh (Director), Aveek Mukhopadhyay (Director of Photography), Debajyoti Mishra (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 24 Dec 2004 (India)

Tagline: One afternoon can prove to be greater than a lifetime

Hindi Name: रेनकोट

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as Manu
as Landlord
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
as Manu's Mother

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Times Music
01 
06:33
Music Director: Debojyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Shubha Mudgal
02 
05:45
03 
05:10
Music Director: Debojyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Shubha Mudgal
04 
03:32
Music Director: Debojyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Shubha Mudgal
05 
02:25
Music Director: Debojyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Shubha Mudgal
06 
04:11
Music Director: Debojyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Meena Mishra
07 
02:09
Music Director: Debojyoti Mishra
Lyricist: Gulzar Kalra
Playback Singer: Meena Mishra
08 
02:36
Taglines:
One afternoon can prove to be greater than a lifetime
Trivia:
Rituparno Ghosh's first Hindi film.

The entire script was written by Rituparno Ghosh in Bengali. Since Ghosh is not adept in Hindi, he sought help from theatre personality Usha Ganguly to convert it to Hindi. In fact Ganguly is said to have supplemented the main working script along with Ghosh.

Ajay Devgan is working for the first time with a Bengali director.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's role in the movie was offered to Kareena Kapoor because she was working on _Bride and Prejudice (2004)_ and was thought to be unavailable. Later, she took the role back when Kapoor herself became unavailable due to her other professional commitments.

The shooting of this movie started a day in advance on Monday 16 February 2004. There was a costume rehearsal scheduled for the Monday, but since the whole unit was ready, they began shooting. A puja was performed at the NTII studio before the first take.