Raanjhanaa (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 15 Critic Reviews | Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor


Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra, Deepika Amin

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Aanand Rai


Himanshu Sharma


weird aggregate rating 6.4/10Aanand Rai



Nataraja Subramanian,Vishal Sinha


A.R. Rahman

produced by:

Krishika Lulla





release date:

run time:
141 minutes

Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-7
Director Aanand Rai should be credited for drawing a superlative performance from the National Award-winner Tamil superstar, Dhanush, who makes his Hindi cinema debut here. His Kundan is a gem (pun intended). Sonam Kapoor is in top form giving Zoya several shades from giggly to grey.

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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
Okay, before I move forward with the review of RAANJHANAA, I must state on record that I find it absolutely uplifting and invigorating that our stories have relocated from foreign destinations to the hinterland of India. It's a welcome change, isn't it? Most of us being desi at heart,

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  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-6
When a man loves a woman, can’t keep his mind on nothing else.’ The Percy Sledge classic sums the spirit of Aanand L Rai’s new romance to perfection. In Raanjhanaa, a guy from Benares tests his owns limits to the extent he’ll go for the girl he’s been besotted by ever since he was a little boy.

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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-7
In the bustling lanes along the Ghats of Varanasi, an affable but impulsive drifter, son of a Tamil-speaking temple priest, meets a pretty girl, daughter of a Muslim professor. He flips hopelessly for her. The girl not only resists the advances, she slaps the besotted guy as many as 15 times.

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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-6
Raanjhanaa joins the rank of recent love stories (Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani) that take the unconventional path of approaching the genre by exposing the dark underbelly of romance through shades of loss, regret, remorse, and pain. Despite a colourful and vivacious beginning,

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  •  koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
I could point out too many loopholes in the narrative. But before I begin, there’s the most important part – a tad bit tauter execution could have done wonders to the film! The slashing wrists business was an ultimate spoiler for me! Slapping for fun and ‘consistent stalking’ being a quintessential

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  •  Zee News -Resham Sengar Rating-8
As he arrives on the scene of his marriage, the waiting-for-long and tired traditional Indian wedding orchestra or the bandwallahs notice him and stand up murmuring amongst them “Dulha aagaya!” (The groom is here!). They begin playing of a typical Bollywood song usually played on Hindu weddings.

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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
'Tanu Weds Manu' director Anand Rai exploits the vibrancy of the holy city, and yet gives us a lived-in feel of Benares, rather than taking the typical travel-brochure approach. He banks as much on the unmistakable charm of his leading man to deliver a terrific first hour that breezes
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-7
Let me begin with an honest confession. As I drove to the preview theatre to watch Raanjhanaa, I wondered how I would spend over two hours gazing at a hero as plain as Dhanush.Until this film, I had only seen the National Award-winning actor in his blockbuster Kolaveri Di video.
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-7
The first thirty minutes of Raanjhanaa is absolutely riveting. Well, riveting might be the wrong word but the searing strides of a romance that covers decades in fast forward leaves you having to remember to breathe. It is impossible to tear your eyes off the screen as two factors
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-5
"Say you love me, or I will slit my wrists", Kundan threatens Zoya, and we know instantly that he means business. He is not saying this for a lark. Nor for a nudge-and-wink. He is saying this as if he means it. We know instantly that Raanjhanaa is a no-holds-barred love story, 
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-6
Yo, he’s one of those. Fixated about a girl since his childhood, the boy just doesn’t grow up. He moons, swoons, croons, slashes his wrist to spill khoon, and generally goes loony tunes. Nothing matters for this Mad Hatter, as long as his object of desire lands on his mental platter.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Deboshree Ghosh Rating-7
If you asked us to describe Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor’s Raanjhanaa, we would say it’s commercial and offbeat at the same time. The first half is pleasantly filmi, laced with romance and the childish high of being in love, whereas the second half takes you into the murky world of politics,
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-7
There is this unique energy in Aanand L Rai’s films, the earlier one being 'Tanu Weds Manu' and now 'Raanjhanaa'. Colourful and vibrant, but laidback and subtle. It was Kanpur in 'Tanu Weds Manu' and in 'Raanjhanaa', Varanasi gets lucky. In this film, Varanasi is captured beautifully.
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  •  The News Tribe -Faisal Saif Rating-6
If we talk about the performances, Let me assure you Raanjhanaa scores full marks here. Dhanush is an award winning actor back home in Chennai. He lives the character of Kundan in the film. But somewhere (Only if you look closely), His performance reminds you of his Father-In-Law superstar Rajinikanth. Especially, The Pauses he takes,
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Raanjhanaa (2013)
6.4 out of10
based on
15 reviews.