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Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2008 (India)
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Raj is a heartbreaker. His love stories with Mahi, Radhika and Gayatri finally teach him about love and life in their own sweet, sexy and sassy way.

Director:

Siddharth Anand

Writers:

Aditya Chopra (story), Devika Bhagat (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Raj Sharma
Deepika Padukone ... Gayatri
Bipasha Basu ... Radhika / Shreya Rathod
Minissha Lamba ... Mahi Pasricha / Mahi J. Singh Ahluwalia
Kunal Kapoor ... Joginder Singh Ahluwalia
Hiten Paintal Hiten Paintal ... Sachin
Puneet Issar ... Mahi's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Menekka Arora Menekka Arora ... Mahi's Mother (as Menaka Arora)
Sumit Arora Sumit Arora ... (as Sumeet Arora)
Ntasha Bhardwaj Ntasha Bhardwaj ... Preeti
Pratik Dixit Pratik Dixit
Bidyut Dumra Bidyut Dumra ... Wall Street Banker (as Bidyut Durma)
Karan Gill Karan Gill ... Karan Bahl
Avantika Hundal
Willi Jezler Willi Jezler
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Storyline

Why do girls always fall for the wrong guy? Their mothers warn them about him. Their friends shake their heads disapprovingly. Their minds tell them to escape while the going is good. But no. oh no. Their hearts are another story. You see, they are sending all the wrong signals. His name alone is enough to scramble their brains and set their hearts racing. Meet Raj (Ranbir Kapoor). He is the stuff of dreams, with the looks of a 'butter wouldn't melt in my mouth' good boy. Who can blame him for falling in love as many times as love is fortunate enough to find him. It's not his fault that he's a heartbreaker, it's in his DNA. Come discover his three love stories; Raj and Mahi (Minissha Lamba, Raj and Radhika (Bipasha Basu), Raj and Gayatri (Deepika Padukone). Different ladyloves at different times in his life. And each of them, teach him a little bit about love and a little bit about life, in their own sweet, sexy or sassy way. Come fall in love - three times. Written by Official Source

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Watch Out Ladies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$322,431, 17 August 2008

Gross USA:

$702,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,386,430
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Katrina Kaif was removed from the project as the film was becoming too lengthy. See more »

Goofs

As Mahi and Raj sample the chocolates in the Swiss candy shop the chocolates at the corners where the shop keeper takes the samples from keeps getting replaced when the camera angles change. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raj Sharma: [In Hindi] Love. Affection. Fondness. Passion. Whenever it happens with someone, it changes one's life, the heart starts beating faster and makes you sigh. It gives you sleepless nights, one tends to daydream, it teaches you what it means to love someone. It teaches you how to take those seven steps, which lead to the journey of seven lives. If you're lucky, you find your love, in just one shot. My case is different. I am a killer. I found this love three times.
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Crazy Credits

As with many Indian films, the title at the beginning of the film is first displayed in the Latin alphabet and straight after in the Devanagari alphabet. See more »

Connections

References Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Aahista Aahista
Written by 'Anvita Dutt Guptan'
Performed by 'Lucky Ali and Vasundhra Das'
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Among The Best This Year
17 August 2008 | by uncle_g1234See all my reviews

Well, I did the long trip to see this because the publicity made Deepika look so good. It was no exaggeration, she looked stunning. In time I'll get used to that. I also wanted to see Ranbir have another chance with better stuff to work with. This movie WAS better put together than Sawaariya and Ranbir is capable of impressing me when he is given a decent chance. I had forgotten I had ANOTHER personal draw in this movie, and that is Kunal Kapoor. The first girl that Raj (Ranbir) meets is Mahi, a Punjabi girl whose marriage has been fixed by her family. Kunal is the groom they chose. Later in the movie, Raj gets to meet Mahi's husband, and that is Kunal's part. Of the two, I'm convinced that Kunal is the better actor. He is usually chosen for a certain kind of part, the kind he got in Meenaxi. Here he is a husband who has passionately loved his wife from long before they married but finds her coldly dutiful, something that is Raj's doing. The talks the two guys have were a high point for me.

Contrary to what I'd been led to believe, this movie has good music and dance. I think my favorite was Raj at the wedding where he sings and dances Punjabi-style. But the two songs when he is with Mahi and later with Gayatri were almost as enjoyable.

The Times of India rated this 4 of 5, and I have to say I agree with that rating. The dialogue is above par, there were only a few minor flaws in the screenplay, things that I think might have been improved (especially in the second half where Raj becomes Rhadika's personal assistant). And doggone it, Kunal was 11 out of 10 for me and Deepika 12 out of 10. This rates as one of the best three 2008 releases I've seen.


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