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A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

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Mani Ratnam

Writer:

Mani Ratnam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Arvind Swamy ... Rishi Kumar (as Arvind)
Madhoo ... Roja
Pankaj Kapur ... Liaqat
Nassar ... Colonel Rayappa (as Naseer)
Shiva Rindani ... Waseem Khan (as Shiva)
Janagaraj ... Chajoo Maharaj (as Janakraj)
Vaishnavi Vaishnavi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.K. Saraswathi C.K. Saraswathi
Sathyapriya Sathyapriya
Sujatha
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Storyline

Roja, a young woman born and brought up in Southern India, prays that the handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, only to have the tables turned on her when he openly choses her over her sister (as her sister loves another). So Roja marries Rishi and they leave the village to settle in the city, where both fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission. Roja also goes along. Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces. Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician's hearts and minds? Two of the songs are worth remembering after watching the Hindi-dubbed version of the movie: "Dil hai chhotasa, chhotisi aasha, masti bhare man ki bholisi aasha, chand ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | Marathi | Telugu

Release Date:

15 August 1992 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Роза See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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A major chunk of the film was to be shot in Kashmir but was shot in other hill stations that resembled it due to extreme terrorism there. See more »

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Soundtracks

Chinna Chinna Aasai (Bit)
(Hindi: "Chhoti Si Asha (Bit)")
Sung by Minmini
Music composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil Lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi Lyrics by P.K. Mishra
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mild romance in the backdrop of terrorism
23 July 2000 | by aravind_babuSee all my reviews

The threat of terrorists in India meshed with mild romance is the summary of this movie. Roja(the rose) the heroine is an innocent girl whose newly wed husband gets kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists. The story revolves around how she runs from pillar to post to get her husband freed. The movie is quite intense in the later parts.


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