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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Raanjhanaa Review

Raanjhanaa Rating: 3.23/5

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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
He banks as much on the unmistakable charm of his leading man to deliver a terrific first hour that breezes by with plenty comic moments and some genuinely heartfelt scenes.The script unfortunately goes off the rails in the film’s second half, when the story shifts to the JNU campus in Delhi. If there’s one reason Raanjhanaa doesn’t entirely disappoint in spite of its problems, it’s Dhanush, who offers an uninhibited performance that’s hard to take your eyes off. For its immensely entertaining first half, a winning score by AR Rahman, but most of all for Dhanush, this is a film that’s worth your time. I’m going with three out of five for Raanjhanaa. It’s not perfect, but it’ll do.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
Initially, RAANJHANAA manages to hook you with the atmospherics, but the ingenious narrative and worthy performances win you over gradually. The romance, the simplistic lines, the heartbreak... the film transports you to a different zone altogether.On the whole, RAANJHANAA encompasses romance and myriad emotions most wonderfully, besides bravura performances and a popular musical score from the maestro. A film that touches the core of your heart. A film that's definitely worthy of a watch. Not to be missed!
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)
But for the first half, it’s also superbly entertaining. Kundan chases Zoya with the ardor of a true devotee. This love story is fantastical but these are characters we could know. Their emotions move us – so much so that when Kundan finally breaks down and cries, I wept too. And post-interval, when we leave Banaras for New Delhi, the film derails considerably. Unfortunately, Raanjhanaa never fully gets back on track. But despite these flaws, I’m going with three and a half stars and recommending that you see it. Especially for Dhanush who is proof that eventually looks don’t matter. Neither does size. All that towers is talent.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror
The first thirty minutes of Raanjhanaa is absolutely riveting.The story is anything but a straightforward romance. If you're going in to watch it as a date film, check yourself. As it progresses into the second half though, it will immerse you intellectually. Look for subtext - Rai goes well beyond a mere romance; he makes political statements, attacks communalism, gives us a slice of life insider account of youth wing statecraft; it's all there. Raanjhanaa flows like good poetry. It is arguably the best love story of the year so far, the kind of film others in the genre should aspire.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India
Raanjhanaa is a love story that has a Shakespearean touch and is mounted on a lavish scale. Set in Benaras, in a sense, the heart of India, the first half in the vibrant city where the Ganges flows, just sweeps you off your feet with its colour and feel. All of a sudden, Raanjhanaa seems like two different films. In the first half, it is an interesting, intense, introspective love story, where you empathise with the characters. In the second half, the love story gets diluted to make way for gobbledygook political ideology that is an irritant. Note: You may not like this film if you cannot digest brooding love stories.
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Ratings:--  Review By:  Komal Nahta Site:ETC
All in all, the story is interesting and quite different from a lot of love stories one has seen while the screenplay has good doses of drama and romance, extraordinary comedy and a bit of emotions too. The dialogues,  are gems and a major highlight of the film. On the whole, Raanjhanaa is an interesting, entertaining and a fairly different love story and will do very well at the ticket windows. It is like heady wine and its effect will only grow. Dhanush will be loved in the film. Although the total investment in the film is on the higher side (Rs. 28 crore), the film will definitely prove to be a paying proposal as around 55% of the investment has been already been recovered from sale of satellite and music rights.
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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
In Raanjhanaa, a guy from Benares tests his owns limits to the extent he’ll go for the girl he’s been besotted by ever since he was a little boy. Endeavours that begin this early have a way of getting out of hand and exasperating. But Rai has Dhanush -- wonderful, tangible, indefatigable Dhanush, and the actor in his first Hindi film holds fort from start to finish. What this tells you: Raanjhanaa isn’t easy viewing. Kundan and Zoya aren’t easily likeable. They have flaws. They make mistakes. Blunders, really. But Rai shows them for what they are; he never paints a pretty picture. And this brutal honesty coupled with a commanding Dhanush is what works.
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Ratings:3.5/5  Review By:  Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Raanjhanaa, scripted by Tanu Weds Manu writer Himanshu Sharma, is a love story with a huge difference that benefits no end from a clutch of exceptional performances. The film defies the expectations of the audience at several crucial junctures and holds out absolutely no apologies for springing abrupt surprises.If you are among those that helped Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani rake in all those crores at the box office, you owe it to yourself (and to the cause of popular Hindi cinema that entertains with more than just song and dance and star power) to vote for Raanjhanaa with your feet.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
The riveting first half of the film lives up to its old-fashioned title, with a young lover whose chief driver is passion, the innocent young girl who is the object of his adoration, and the problems that keep them apart. Post interval, it comes unstuck, and squanders its gains. If Raanjhanaa had kept its tone intact, it would have been a great love story. Raanjhanaa is a film which is all of a piece in its engaging first half, and a good Bollywood launchpad for Dhanush.
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Ratings:3/5  Review By:  Tushar Joshi Site:DNA
Raanjhanaa joins the rank of recent love stories (Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani) that take the unconventional path of approaching the genre by exposing the dark underbelly of romance through shades of loss, regret, remorse, and pain. Despite a colourful and vivacious beginning, the film ends up being weighed down by its heavy melodramatic second half. Raanjhanaa has a fantastic first half. Watch it for Dhanush and Sonam's performances and some colourful one-liners and dialogues.
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Ratings:2.5/5  Review By:  Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: A charming first half, Abhay Deol’s heartmelting dimples and the prevailing innocence in the story’s milieu will have you absorbed. What’s Bad: Yet again, the second half goes absolutely haywire and butchers the high the film’s first half attains. Watch or Not?: Anand Rai’s Raanjhanaa which unspools against the backdrop of Benaras is an unflashy desi love story. An adroit first half with a drooping second segment, the film’s absurdity quotient becomes unbearable by the climax. Just for the compelling performance of Abhay Deol and the bizarreness in Dhanush, the film is worth a shot! It is affable and gives some intoxicating humor, but lowers its own hilt due to the screenplay’s discrepancies
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Ratings:4/5  Review By:  Resham Sengar Site:Zee News
Clearly, `Raanjhanaa` is a love story that does not fall within the confines of a clichéd Bollywood romance. Dhanush has hit the bull’s eye and that too as a romantic hero in his Hindi debut – all thanks to his acting finesse. He has reiterated the fact that a good actor is not at the mercy of good looks. To sum it up, this `Raanjhanaa` is charmer. Be it for its technical pros or for Dhanush's Bollywood debut, 'Raanjhanaa' makes for a good watch this weekend. Four stars for ‘Raanjhanaa’!
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Ratings:--  Review By:  Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7
Just when you thought that Bollywood had (slowly, but steadily) matured in its take on love, director Aanad L Rai quashes our faith with a shockingly outdated love story.Set on the rustic bylanes of Benaras, ‘Raanjhanaa’ is unimaginatively archaic and extremely convoluted that it gives love a bad name. Pitching an outdated love story that could’ve (probably) worked in the 90s, is a sure-shot hint at box-office disaster. Take our tip. Skip this one
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  1. Sonam and Dhanush they are two of the most boring people to make a lead pair

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    1. actually looks like your the boring person in this world.. if you don't know how to appreciate good movies. just ignore>> u must be GOVINDA fan.

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    2. I know you are the one who watched Ajay Devgan's Himmatwala more than 10 times in the theater and loved it. So probably you won't like movies so epic as Raanjhanaa.

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    3. I am sure you have no taste in life.

      Folks it is one of best movie i have seen,
      pls dont go by the looks of hero, it is one of amazing fast pace story which has very good intellectual touch

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    4. Bollywood main kuch be chalta hai.......

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    5. ranjhanna was awesome of course...i think its 1 of the most special romantic movies this year along with yeh jawaani

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  2. Raanjhanaa has a fantastic first half. Supporting cast is a major highlight, especially Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub who plays Kundan's sidekick Murari. Swara Bhaskar does a fantastic job of playing the foul mouthed Bindiya who is jealous of Zoya..
    Watch it for Dhanush and Sonam's performances and some colourful one-liners and dialogues.

    Over all Nice movie..!!

    Rating :- 3.5 / 5

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    1. Watch it!! for it's not a run of the mill love story... Performance wise, first half belongs to Kundan's side-kick Murari(Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub) thanks to his cheeky bombshells while the second half is purely of our maverick, Kundan. He doesn't carry qualities of a regular Bollywood actor but shows what an actor is supposed to do. Just Act and act as your character. He emulates three different roles in the movie starting from innocence personified school kid to a matured lover and finally to an emotionally suppressed guilty friend.

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  3. Well, I don’t want to waste any minute to pronounce Aanand L. Rai’s RAANJHANAA one of the best movies this year. It makes me really restless as a viewer [ you could actually feel the beats, my heart is skipping in excitement] after experiencing so much good things coming in place for this simple-rustic yet very unpredictable-very ‘matter-of-fact’ romantic drama that rides on the brilliance of music, applause worthy performances, writing with an eye to look beyond detailing and an extremely skilled direction.

    One more thing that you can not look away from being an inseparable part of the film is Banaras. This place has its own multifaceted character to watch out for. Banaras has never been portrayed so tasteful in Bollywood so far. In his teens, Kundan [played by ‘kolavery di’ fame Dhanush] follows Zoya [the complexed but lovable Sonam Kapoor] in the by-lanes of this holy city and you, sitting in theaters, could smell colors flowing freely in the ambiance. 8 years later, Zoya meets Kundan at one of the ghaats to give him the shock of his life that she is in love with someone else and again you would not miss the quietly poignant sound of river Ganges for any moment of time.

    Well-written characters are also what make it a ‘not just another run of the mill’ experience. Swara Bhasker [you have loved her in Rai’s past sleeper-hit TANU WEDS MANU] plays a loud-mouthed, big hearted girl next door, falling for the carefree Kundan. Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub gets away with the best of cheeky one-liners but more than that, he amazed you in emotional scenes too. Abhay deol- a potential student leader-cum-social activist-cum-aspiring politician as the love-interest of Zoya is a textbook performer. Look at his body-language & the attitude he wears with Nehru jacket-denims & black kurta…and I bet you would not fail in taking him into account for any of the Delhi University leaders.

    & now, let’s talk about Dhanush. This man slips into the ‘happy-go-lucky, uncomplicated-far from sophistication’ character of Kundan like anything. You can never draw a line where Dhanush is not kundan. It’s a tailor-made role for him and if he not, I can’t imagine who would have been in his shoes. Sonam Kapoor has to show certain kind of transition to her character and she did full justice to this multi-layered personality.

    Film’s last merit but not the least in any which way is the unpredictable nature of writing. From cheesy one-liners to cutely delightful love portions, from earthy emotional outbursts to ‘you never see it coming’ twists, it has all to entertain you...and to shock you especially in the second part where this romantic journey takes a serious turn, landing intelligently into a political drama. There’s more to it but I leave it to you to explore. A R Rahman’s music is of course one of them that still making me excited to watch it out one more time, sooner the better. MISS IT AT YOUR OWN RISK! [4/5]

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    1. Hey I follow u wid evry movie....nd most of d times u right. I am female of delhi and married... wt abt u?? Anyway u r doing gud job. Keep it up man

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    2. ma'am, as you can predict with my name, i am a male, not married and from noida. thanks for your support :)

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    3. Hey Gaurav, great depth on review. You should also write on www.movietadka.com

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    4. 4/5 that's a change for romantic movies :) will have to check this movie out due to all the rave reviews

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    5. i know divya, its a little too much...but then, i am really excited abt it :)

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    6. Gaurav you really doing a good job. what is your profession?

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    7. Yeah cmpltly agree wid gaurav....after aashiqui 2 another gud romantic movie i hav seen....d best thing is d unpridictability of d movie...4stars frm me as wel...d suprise package is defnly Dhanush....

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  4. Nice movie. Dhanush is superb. Sonam has improved a lot.

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  5. Thank Gaurav nice review

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    1. What a movie..Dhanush rocks and AR Rahman is again on track...Tum tak..tum tak...tum tak...what a music

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  6. Read full review at http://bollywood-updates.net/raanjhanaa-review-a-dip-in-indian-love/

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  8. han yaar..... iss ne fir se mahabharat likh diya..kisi zamane ka frustrated/rejected writer lagta hai..!! ;P

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    1. hahaha...nice! u guessed it right. i am a such writer! :)

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    2. good one gaurav

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    3. At least show some respect to humanity and behave like human..you dont have the guts to share your name..:)

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    1. kaam hai sir mera, kaise chhod doon?? :)

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    2. Gaurav sir log aise hi khenege..aap achcha likhte h.. lik me many ppl hav already started following u.. thnks for the review.

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    3. Gaurav...to be ownest i follow u more thn any other stablish critcs hre.ur revuews r bang on target evrytime.people who write bad words fr u r useless.they git nothing to do.bt ur followers like me waits fr evry friday for ur take on this wekks release.

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    4. Gaurav, keep it up... Good to see you not being aggressive to the abusive comments. But honest reviews. I really appreciate your love for movies and time...

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    5. bhai, its people like you that keeps me motivated. you may agree or disagree with me anyday but abusing anyone is the least solution to prove your point. thanks for the kind words :)

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    6. Haan thats the spirit ladke..keep it up..iss type ke chutiye net pe bahut miltey hain youtube is flooded by such idiots..don gv attntion to them..you are doing grt gaurav..all the best n keep enjoying cinema.

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    7. yes gaurav your review is spot on.. i cannot think of a movie with a better 1st half than raanjhana.. what a movie.. specially the cheesy one liners - "moholley ke londo ka ishq hamesha koi doctor ya engineer leke jaata hai".
      2nd half was good as well.. could have been more better.. but still i give it 4 stars

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    8. you are right abhay deol in short cameo has mind blowing screen presence..i wish i would be him.. any1 in his place you wouldnt even remember him.. but abhay is abhay

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  10. hlo muvi lvrs..plz watch our short muvi..it 'll take ur 6 in 30 sec.. nd give us ur precious input ..thanks in advance.. plz find the link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psiemSkIqRU&noredirect=1

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  11. Gaurav jinki gand jalti hai wo saale aise hi bolte hai.... u r doing a good job.. keep it doing with honesty.. it can help people to save money.. faltu movies ka pata chal jata hai.


    Apni hobby hai passion hai... jinko nahi aata wo jalenge..Faltu log life me aate rahenge bakwas karenge.. dnt worry

    Main bhi apne dosto ki aise hi help karta hu FB pe rating de kar ..
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/latestmoviesreviews/

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  12. “Aksar gali mohalle ke laundo ka pyaar, Doctor Enginner le udte hain” (Murari)
    “Yeh banaras hai banaras agar yaha bhi launda nahi jeeta, toh kaha jeetega” (Kundan)

    Welcome to the world of Kundan (Dhanush) who heads from Benaras, Uttar Pradesh. He has two best friends Murari (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub) and Bindiya (Swara Bhaskar). The story unfolds where Kundan falls in love with Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) ever since his childhood. It takes a turn when Zoya is sent to Delhi for further education. There she falls in love with an upcoming politician, Jagjit (Abhay Deol). When Zoya returns back after a span of eight years, she seeks Kundan’s help for her marriage. Kundan is completely desolated to see his love story end like this. What happens then?

    Yes, you finally get to see a good love story with Raanjhanaa hitting theatres this week. You seriously need to praise the director Anand Rai for such a wonderful choice of the cast. We have seen his direction in Tanu Weds Manu; he just moves one step ahead with Raanjhanaa. The story is both well written and narrated. The one liners are superb. The second half though is given more of a political touch which may be a disappointment for some of you.

    The film solely belongs to this guy, Dhanush. What a Bollywood Debut! I am short of words to praise this actor, as if it was a tailor made role for him. Though dialogue delivery is bit of a problem to him, but that becomes avoidable with that last superb dialogue in the climax. On a funnier side, it seemed Sonam Kapoor’s debut movie. We are yet to see her act in movies. Mohammed Zeeshan and Swara Bhaskar certainly leave an impact. Abhay Deol, with a cameo, is good.

    Raanjhanaa comes as a breath of fresh air. Spare some time this weekend and do watch it for Dhanush. You would love this Benaras ka Bhaiyaa.

    Rating- 3.5/5

    Log on to www.rohitrupani.blogspot.in for more reviews

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    1. Watch it!! For it's not a run of the mill love story...

      Go with the VjMOVIEw and dont miss this one!!! If you are the one who cheered highly for Aashiqui 2 and let it cross 100 crores, then RAANJHANAA is waiting for you too.

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      http://www.vjmoviews.com/

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    2. nice review rohit agree with you on this your reviews are improving.

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    3. hlo muvi lvrs..plz watch our short muvi..it 'll take ur 6 in 30 sec.. nd give us ur precious input ..thanks in advance.. plz find the link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psiemSkIqRU&noredirect=1

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    4. thank you ravi :)
      Keep reading :)

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  13. gourav....its sudarshan this my first time to follow u....just say in one word ...is it worth to watch ranjhana this weak end....

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  14. awesome movie yar superb superb ekdum jhakkas

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  15. Gauravji...you are incredible. Actually this is the first review of yours that I came across. I was so impressed that I searched for your other reviews for a past few movies. You are just awesome man...all your review are right on the target!!! Doing a great job...Now onwards I will follow your review rather than the crap 'adarshwadis'! I think you are the next sensible critic in India after Masand.

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  16. Raanjhanaa is simply put…can’t get the rightwords..MIND_BLOWING.
    And Dhanush is BRILLIANT. Benaras is BEAUTIFULLY vibrant. This film pushes the envelop….it captures love in all its nuances..obsession, jealously, selflessness, purity, simplicity…It is an ode to one sided love.
    I have never seen a better love story in recent times or years. It is realistic and simple but still it sifts through the complexities of one’s emotions and sinks deep into your heart. I loved the movie.The writing, direction and acting is first rate and transforms this movie to a different level. Music compliments it. Some reviewers are a have a slightly different opinion and reservation of the second half where the story moves from a love story to politics. But the story is not about two people in love, as other love stories. This is a story about one sided but obsessive love of a person and the politics of love. And that is what the movie is about. The second half is very much entwined with the first half..and politics does not take away but is totally in sync with the film. It is a movie about the simplicity of love and emotions and the politics of love and all its genuineness and inherent power and revenge.It carries the movie forward. So politics fits into it like a glove.
    Did expect this to be good from the trailer and first look. But it has totally surprised me by winning my heart. You get a feeling when you leave the theater, that which you get after witnessing a classic…a lingering, feeling of love which was not reciprocated. Shalu has written men will like it more than women. But I dare to say …men will cry, though silently……
    Our Hindi film male superstars have beautiful faces and superbly built bodies and are fair. Not running them down…but Dhanush has BLOCKBUSTER written over his endearing act in this movie.What a role…what an act…what a movie… You get a feeling that you have witnessed a Shakespearean classic after seeing the movie..simply put..
    a feeling of heady wine…and soul stirring music…
    Oops forgot to star it. I loved it so much I might give it a 5 but will settle for a 4.5. Can’t think of the drawbacks now. Raanjhanaa has three stars…Love, Dhanush and Benaras……. and these have blinded me as of now.

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    1. 4.5 might be a bit too much the second half is not so good

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    2. Your review is also well written Why don't you write under your own name

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    3. yeah, she's right. even i liked it :)very good...

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  17. Watch it!! for it's not a run of the mill love story... Performance wise, first half belongs to Kundan's side-kick Murari(Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub) thanks to his cheeky bombshells while the second half is purely of our maverick, Kundan. He doesn't carry qualities of a regular Bollywood actor but shows what an actor is supposed to do. Just Act and act as your character. He emulates three different roles in the movie starting from innocence personified school kid to a matured lover and finally to an emotionally suppressed guilty friend.

    REad more at..

    http://www.vjmoviews.com/

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  18. Gaurav,

    Brother, i must say your reviews are the best.
    The best point is they are unbiased and solely based on what as a viewer we are going to feel.
    most of these critics they have pre made up mind about an actor.
    If it is Ranbir,it will be 3 or 4 star....like Yeh jawani hai deewani and if it is some one else then less........
    but ur reviews are bang on target.

    keep up the good work.

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  19. hlo Gaurav sir, Rohit Rupani sir, and muvi lvrs..plz watch our short muvi..it 'll take ur 6 min 30 sec.. nd give us ur precious input ..thanks in advance.. plz find the link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psiemSkIqRU&noredirect=1

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  20. hlo muvi lvrs..plz watch our short muvi"Blind and Blindness"..it 'll take ur 6 in 30 sec.. nd give us ur precious input ..thanks in advance.. plz find the link..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psiemSkIqRU&noredirect=1

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  21. same problem as other romantic movies .film fail to maintain the charisma of the first half. but still o
    ne of best movies of this year with kai po che

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  22. As Gaurav Rai said (MISS IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!). Its the best love story of the year.

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  23. #Raanjhanaa is a love story laced with great dialogues and fast paced screenplay, that keeps you looking for what happens next. A story that lets you feel the pain of the protagonists’ love, dilemma, innocence through the window of time. #Danush is the ultimate star, while #SwaraBhaskar and #ZeeshanAyub impressive. Avoid some little over the top cliches and enjoy Dhanush' grand entry to Bollywood. I'm going with 4/5 for Raanjhanaa. Don't miss it.
    http://reveringthoughts.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/raanjhanaa-my-review/

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  24. RAANJHANAA....is a superb movie...DHANUSH play perfect ranjhanaa ,doing exceelent job..a.r.rehman music,cinematography,actors acting and colourful one liner dialogues are very good...so ishqazado come on and see madness of love... MISS IT AT YOUR OWN RISK! [4/5]

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  25. i watch it today in nepal its amazaing really touchable

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  26. Raanjhanaa is the ray of hope for Bollywood’s dying breed of love stories. No Aashiqui 2 was not one. Neither was YJHD . This one is a simple story but what brilliant treatment. This film will reinstate faith in content and acting and go on to be remembered for longer than anyone expected. Dhanush (playing Kundan) is no Khan level star. Nor was Sanjay Dutt when an unknown Rajkumar Hirani spinned magic with a low key but high on content Munna Bhai MBBS. You got my point, right?

    Aanand L. Rai, the director, is just a film old but with this one, he is probably willing enough to prove that his sleeper hit a couple of years back ( Tanu Weds Manu ) was no fluke and definitely not the best of his work. So while he takes his work several notches higher than last time, he had Rahman’s music to raise the expectations for all as well and hence a lot more to prove this time around.

    The director steers the complicated and emotional storyline with extreme finesse and tactfully leaves space for a lot of memorable moments, most of them humorous, combining them with the essence of the film’s additional character- The City of Banaras. You see the city in it’s truest colors and the dialogues add to the effect. Credit must goes to the writers, art directors and cinematographers for realizing the same and presenting it well.

    A R Rahman’s score blends amazingly well with the screenplay. Tell me when was the last time you saw zero out six songs in a Bollywood love story being lip synched by either of the main leads? Yes, never. That is the sort of newness in treatment that this film achieves. Keeping the desi flavor intact, the realism has not been compromised. You so wish every love story to be so realistic.

    The supporting actors are clearly the best thing in this film. You see brilliance of the ensemble cast wherever they get a chance to get into the frame. Such a pleasant fact that Bollywood has simply moved on from using make-do ’character artists’ and now chooses to pick each and every person mouthing even one dialogue with utmost care. A lot of people will easily relate with Kundan’s friends Murari (Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub)and Bindiya (Swara Bhaskar) and these characters will be remembered for long enough. Zeeshan, last seen in Jannat 2 , can strongly remind you of a young Piyush Mishra.

    Finding people applause the intermission point is such a rarity. Isn’t it? The first half stands out as probably the best you would have seen since 3 Idiots . Of course not as good as that at all but the pacey screenplay with so many entertaining sequences, nowhere compromising on the quality of the film’s basic premise is more than a treat to watch and a rarity of sorts these days.

    Yes, Dhanush is the heart and soul of this film. This scripting has been done keeping well in mind a lot of miniscule detailing about him such as Dhanush’s Tamil inspired accent, his rustic looks and his charming antics. Hence, he misses no chance to steal the show from the word go. He is as natural as it gets, be it the 15 year old Banaras ke Ghat wala Kundan or the bearded, much more mature portrayal of a turmoil ridden face as the story progresses.

    Sonam Kapoor has definitely improved but instead of giving her all the credit here, it’s better to commend the director for getting the work done. Abhay Deol is excellent in a perfectly suited role.

    Raanjhanaa stands out for it’s intermittent humor, intertwined with the complex love story. The first half is exhilarating while the second half gets a little jittery at a few places including those where Sonam doesn’t emote fittingly. Well, if not for that, wouldn’t this just be one perfect film and perfection isn’t that often.

    For the expectations you invest and the honesty which this film carries, much to the credit of Dhanush, it deserves a watch for sure. 4 stars.

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  27. After hearing from all of u, watching this movie i personaly come to a conclusion that i will never watch karan johar's bullshit love stories in my life .RAANJHANNA one of the best movie i ever seen in my 30yrs of life . there is no srk no salman no amir only dhanus who perfectly acted and live with that role. some recent movies of past years like rang de basanti , chak de ,3-idiots, once upon a time in mumbai , wednesday ,barfi and kai po che there is lots of good movies produced. in 2013 RAANJHANNA - the movie made on good foundation of story ,background and splendid screenplay.lastly its my thinking that " naam aur sakal maine kya hai ,srif apna kaam karo, baaki sab bakwas hai "

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  28. Great movie....superb performances...intelligently directed... enjoy love ride with fun, emotion and pain.

    3.5/5

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  29. Nothing special.Just average and Predictable.I will give it a 3/5.

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    2. @Anonymous 5:36pm:- Are you sure YOU were sitting in the right movie. What a horrible movie. Both Abhay Deol and Dhanush die. Saala itna chutiya ending hai. Jitna acchaa first half hai,utna hi kharaab second half.

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  30. Very good movie after a long time. You will be bowled over the first half of the film. The character of Kundan in awesome. You will definitely fall in love with Kundan. One of the best movie of the year. May not be a box office success but will be cult classic. Movie is Better than YJHD & Aashiqui2. Raanjhana Rocks!

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  31. I agree Zeeshan truly reminds of Piyush Mishra . . .Post Interval the movie was sluggish & bad....But i'll give the movie 4 out of 5 stars only because of Pre-Interval show of raanjhanaa...Incredible Dhanush...i want this film should get the cult status....i love Dhanush - Zeeshan - Swara , the best trio to watch after a long time.I hate Sonam Kapoor , she is good only in magazine covers. JNU ki dhajjiya udai hai.....

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  32. Can't just fathom the almost unanimous applause for Raanjhanaa.
    As a movie it is beyond repair and a glorification of all the things that are wrong with our society. Their is absolutely nothing heroic about any of the central characters, or for that matter any character, in the movie. The script is flawed at so many levels that you feel numbed after a point. Some of the editing makes you gasp, "why?"
    Yes, it does have a superlative performance by Dhanush. He is perhaps the most accomplished actor of his generation and the generation before. Everybody else in the movie, other than Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub who plays a thoroughly Banarasi friend, pales in comparison with Dhanush. Watch any grab from the movie and you will know how he could make it with a face like that.
    Raanjhana - 1.5 / 5
    Dhanush - 5 / 5

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  33. This movie is best answer to the fact,how bollywood is destroyed by mentally retarded star-sons,daughters,childrens & relatives of producers...!!why indian public is always gets sucked....!!why we wait for hollywood...!!becoz rarely nowdays the movie like Raanjanna is being made by pure talent & for pure talent...for passion..for true love...for true lovers of cinema as a art ..not for just dirty tourturing & sucking family business......!!!!!!

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  34. raanjhana is a fab muvie but aashiqui 2 was a muvie about how to drink nd fuck ur own life

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  35. heard a lot about dhanush going to the movie theatre now

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  36. i love this movie

    my review is 5/5

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  37. I cried a lot when Zoya came to know that Kundan was aware of such a misshapp... and the last dialogue "Phir uthenge kabhi, ganga kinare damru bajane ko..." Gosh i was so heart broken... cried like hell... i still do watching the last scene of it...

    Good work Dhanush and Sonam...

    Avi

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  38. luv 2 c dis movie again n again..... superb movie ... full credit to dhanush's acting. Review 4.5/5 for sad ending.......





























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  39. Basically this movie was entertaining because of one liners from Murari and Bindiya.. The second half was a bit slow or u say predictable and was not much fun. Personally i miss Murari and Bindiya and bcz of their absence the second part was OK only. Dhanush no doubt a grt performer...

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