Raanjhanaa is a Hindi love story film dipped in sugar syrup and a little chilli added to it; meaning to say that “Raanjhanaa” is a sweet and innocent love story with a dramatic climax to look out for. The film is directed by Anand L Rai who has “Tanu Weds Manu” to his credit. Krishika Lulla has produced the movie and the credit for the music goes to A.R. Rahman. The lead roles are played by Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol appears in a cameo.
Kundan( Dhanush) is a Tamilian Brahman who lives in the religious city of Benaras and he has a special place in his heart for this city. Like any teenager, he also falls for a girl, the moment he sees this vivacious and beautiful Zoya (Sonam Kapoor). Like the network dog of a leading mobile company, he follows her everywhere and finally gets successful in gaining her attention. Zoya however does not take his love seriously. As Zoya’s family comes to know about this lad Kundan, they send their daughter to some other city. There Zoya found her love in Akram( Abhay Deol), a strong university student and a budding politician.
After Zoya returns to Benaras, Kundan’s love has grown many folds for her. It was one of the purest depictions for emotions of love. As Zoya tells Kundan about her love for Akram, Kundan finds his world shattered. But then he decides to help Zoya to get married to Akram. Does he get successful or are the audiences in for a climax? Watch out movie ‘Raanjhnaa’ to find out more.
The movie is getting good response from both the northern part of India because of its background set in Benaras and southern part because of Dhanush, the superstar of South Indian cinema. The movie keeps the audience entertained in the first half. The songs are worth listening to. The puppy love, the madness of a lover, his longings, everything is worth watching for. Dhanush has beautifully portrayed a teenager boy’s character. It seems nobody else could have fitted well in this role other than Dhanush. Sonam has also performed her part of the role sincerely. Abhay, though comes in a cameo, his acting is a treat. The post interval part of the movie seems a little stretched and falls to keep audience engrossed. Story lacks in the second part. But at the end, once again the story picks up and leaves audiences cathartic. Such an unconventional turn to a love story is seen after a long time.
Verdict puts “Raanjhanaa” in a ‘ought to watch’ movie