Raanjhanaa - Preview
Click on the tabs below for wogma review, external reviews, user reviews, and twitter verdict
Raanjhanaa instantly struck as a love story that I want to watch. First with its quirky, earthy humor and then with Abhay Deol's entry into the trailer. So, here you have Sonam Kapoor being pursued by a lanky, villager hero with no style or substance and he is pitted against a star.
Finally, you have a tough fight between the guy you are supposed to root for and his opposition. That was one of my main problems with Jab We Met, Aditya Kashyap (Shahid Kapoor) had no competition in Anshuman (Tarun Arora)! In fact, withRaanjhanaa, it might be quite the opposite, you might just find yourself wanting the opposition to win, what with him being Abhay Deol!
Also, amidst all its fun, Raanjhanaa seems to be an intense experience of a person who has fallen in love. I just hope the Hindu-Muslim angle isn't going to take too much of screen time. Or if it does, it'll have a different approach from what we've been seeing for decades.
Another thing that bothers me is that it is from the makers of Tanu weds Manu. And the eerie reference to Saajan doesn't leave a very positive feel either.
But hey, it has the awesome music to start with.
Bollywood Hungama - "4.5/5" dunkdaft - "Rahman sir has blown away my speakers already, with the awesomeness of the earthy-classical-modern touch. " IBN Live - "3.5/5"
Milliblog - It is a 300-worder! That says it all!! Music Aloud - "8/10"