Written by: Himanshu Sharma
Directed by: Anand L. Rai
Starring: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Shilpi Marwaha, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Raanjhanaa marks the foray of the Tamil movie industry superstar Dhanush into the Hindi film industry. Over the years, several superstars from down south have tried their luck at cracking the Hindi film industry with varying degrees of success. Dhanush, who became a household name with his hugely popular gone-viral song “Kolaveri Di” makes his debut with Anand Rai’s (who previously made the slightly successful Tanu weds Manu) love story set in the heart of the holy-town of Banaras. The movie also stars Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in pivotal roles. Going by the trailer, the movie’s main purpose is to give Dhanush a launchpad in this new arena of films. Does it succeed? Yes, it does!
The story is about a Hindu Brahmin boy Kundan (Dhanush) who as a young kid falls head-over-heels in love with a Muslim girl, Zoya (Sonam Kapoor). Through his high school, through several tries and various antics with the help of his best buddy–he manages to get Zoya to reciprocate his feelings. His best buddy’s sister, meanwhile, pines for Kundan, who does not reciprocate. However, her father gets to know about it, and decides to send her out of town for her college, under the supervision of her uncle. On the day of her departure, Kundan professes his love and lets her know that he would wait for her till eternity.