Ashdoc's movie review---Raanjhanaa

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    Raanjhanaa.....So what does it mean...??

    It is nothing but an endearing way of calling someone as Ranjha---the tragic lover of the doomed romance of Heer Ranjha.....

    What I did not know before seeing the movie was the intensity with which the title would be justified----both by the director who shows the hero love the woman he loves with a passion rarely matched by anybody even in the mushy romantic movies , and also by the actor ( Dhanush ) who puts up a superlative performance putting heart and soul into his acting .

    The movie is tailormade for Dhanush....

    .....For he looks exactly like the loafer he is supposed to be---a low life from Banaras who wastes his time pining for the girl he loves rather than make something of his life....

    His foolishness does not stop there....The girl ( Sonam Kapoor ) he chooses to love is a muslim---a community that tore the nation apart and created eternal enemy Pakistan and is therefore doomed to be permanently at loggerheads with the hindus , the community of Kundan ( Dhanush's name in the film ).....
    Not only that but he also falls in love with someone who belongs to a higher class than himself and is more sophisticated and urbane and classy than a small town bumpkin like himself .

    In doing this he overlooks the affection that a girl of his standard ( played by Swara Bhaskar ) has for him---and the fact that Bindiya ( Swara ) looks good enough to eat makes you wonder about his monumental stupidity....

    And the girl he loves ( Sonam ).....She is not a bad person but she looks at him with benign contempt as someone who can be a friend at best and someone who is a useful tool to achieve her ends at worst.....

    .....And those ends include using him to ward off potential suiters brought by her parents and zero in on what she actually wants in life....

    But Zoya ( Sonam ) has colossally misunderstood the madness of Kundan's love for her....

    And the madness of his love leads him to do something that shatters her dreams and her life....

    Its upto Kundan to make amends for his stupendous perfidy....

    And his attempt to make amends for his past takes him in chase of Zoya from his hometown Varanasi to big city Delhi....

    And in the nation's capital Delhi big things beckon him....He discovers a new side to himself and can make a success of his life and become equal to Zoya and even better than her....finally !!!

    So can he make amends for his mistakes that cost Zoya so dearly ??

    Can he become a success in life ??

    But the million dollar question ( or should the amount be jacked up to a billion , considering the gravity of the question for Dhanush ) is---can he get Zoya ??

    Go and watch the movie for that....

    The triumph of the director lies in showing a seamless transition of Kundan's life in Banaras to the college politics of Delhi and from there to the big stage in the capital . The students and politics of Delhi university are well shown , and what is even better shown is small town bumpkin Kundan's effortless blending with city sophisticates .

    At long last and after many flops it's a triumph for Sonam Kapoor as well---she has maintained her innocence in the film well even as she makes use of Dhanush for getting what she wants , and has acted even better as the grieving woman with a chip on her shoulder who has lost what she wants and is determined to get revenge in the later part of the film .

    But lording over it all is the depth of Kundan's love for Zoya , and it is to the credit of Dhanush as an actor that we begin to have respect for his love as the film progresses---or maybe it is simple respect for his sheer persistence.....

    The film goes through several twists and turns but never turns dull throughout ; keeps you interested all along....

    Acting by everyone is good , and the atmosphere of Banaras is perfectly created .

    Verdict---Really good .
     
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  3. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I won't be watching this movie. Why? Because Sonam kapoor is ugly as fck! I don't want to encourage her.
     
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  4. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    So ugly people should not be encouraged?
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    I assume you are Casanoa?
     
  6. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    :dude: She is beautiful ! Though you may have different taste.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    I won't comment on if she is ugly or gorgeous but she is the daughter of Anil Kapoor and that LUCK has helped a lot.

    She does have beautiful Luck.

    Sometime face is not the only way to get through or else Om Puri would't have been such a great actor.
     
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  8. datguy79

    datguy79 Regular Member

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    Were she not Anil Kapoor's daughter, most doors would already be closed for her.
     
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  9. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    What about Ajay Debgan, Saif Khan, Hritwik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan ...so and so...
     
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    datguy79 Regular Member

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    All four come from families that were active in the Bollywood industry. Also, looks are much more relaxed for males. The only actors who made it "from the bottom" are Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, off the top of my head.
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    His dd was a bigshot too.
     
  12. arnabmit

    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    From a FB post.

     
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  13. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    My maid is more beautiful than Sonam Kapoor
     
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