Video of the Day- “Chhabeela” from Saawariya, 2007


Check out our Movie Times page and go see Saawariya, and if you’re in the area come meet up with your dedicated Blogwallahs to watch the movie this Sunday.

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Saawariya, starring:

Ranbir Kapoor … Ranbir Raj

Sonam Kapoor … Sakina

Salman Khan … Imaan

Rani Mukherjee … Gulab

Begum Para … Sakina’s grandmother

Zohra Sehgal … Lilian

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Ranbir Raj (Ranbir Kapoor), a free spirited idealist – dreamer, arrives in a dreamy surreal town and joins as a lead singer in its swankiest club. Here he bumps into Gulabji (Rani Mukerji), a prostitute, who immediately falls for his naivety and innocent charm. One night he notices a mysterious girl standing alone on a bridge holding an umbrella. As he tries to strike a conversation, she shies away. But he still keeps following her and both end up becoming friends. This mystery girl, Sakina (Sonam Kapoor) forever carries a sadness in her eyes which leaves Ranbir intrigued. But so mesmerized he is with her that his every minute goes into discussing her with his land lady, Lillipop (Zohra Sehgal) and Gulabji. Just when Ranbir is about to express his true feelings to her, she reveals the reason behind her unhappiness. She tells him she is waiting for her love, Imaan (Salman Khan) to return. A year back before leaving, he had promised that he would be back and meet her on the same bridge that he saw her waiting. (wikipedia)

Sachiniti‘s Blog had a great Saawariya Movie Review.

Did you know about the Bollywood/Hollywood connection with this Saawariya? press6.jpgPlayback singer Alka Yagnik, sings Chhabeela,” picturised on Rani Mukerji & Ranbir Kapoor:

Lyrics for Chhabeela”

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5 thoughts on “Video of the Day- “Chhabeela” from Saawariya, 2007

  1. Thanks Nandini for the other review! Can’t wait to see Rani as a prostitute again, just like her recent role in “Laaga Chunari Mein Daag – Journey Of A Woman” (English: My Veil is Stained)

  2. Ne Beti! Ne Didi! It can’t be true. In my mind I want Rani and Govinda to be pure. Maybe the industry got to them? Perhaps Rani’s roll as the whore “Natasha”in LCMD altered her moral compass? This chugli is bakwas! Or maybe not….

    http://www.bollywood-stars.net/2007/06/21/rani-mukherjee-and-aditya-chopra-engaged/

    And then there’s this:

    http://movies.indiainfo.com/features/govinda_rani_0924.html

    I guess I’m a few years behind on my chugli.

  3. I have to report after seeing Saawariya today that the best part of this movie is posted right here, the “Chhabeela” number. That’s honestly the only part I’d recommend watching. :(

  4. I just rememberd a piece of dialogue from the movie that I liked. It’s when Gulabji is narrating and says something like,”They say that if you’re lucky you will find true love, and if you don’t you’re still not alone because that means God is with you.” That was sweet, as was the scene at the very beginning, in which Raj serenaded the hardened prostitutes and their hearts softened to his tune. I also like the bizaare effect that Salman Khan really looked more like Amir Khan than himself in this movie. It was like in the soap operas, when they say, “The role of Salman Khan is now being played by Amir Khan.”
    OK that’s all the good I found in the movie.

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