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Learn more about Saawariya:

Format: DVD
Sku: 206728422
UPC: 043396239678
UPC 14: 00043396239678
Category Keywords: Artists  India  Romance  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A Film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
A shy musician, swept away by love at first sight, strives to win the heart of a beautiful young woman...Blind to her longing for the return of her own true love.

"A really small movie done up in a big, moody package, Saawariya entices, fitfully springs to life...  Derek Elley, Variety
"Eye and ear candy for fans of Indian musical cinema...visually enchanting, cloyingly sweet, at once utterly chaste and insanely erotic...  The New York Times

Editor's Note
Bollywood and Hollywood entwine for this mix of romance, singing, comedy, dancing, and melodrama, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (DEVDAS) and produced in tandem with Sony/Columbia. The achingly beautiful Rani Mukherjee narrates and appears as Gulab, a streetcorner princess haunting the red light district in an expressionistic melange of Venice, Vegas, and Amsterdam. The irrepressibly callow musician Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) catches her eye, but Raj thinks he's in love with Sakina (Sonam Kapoor) who prefers to pine away for her absent lover, Imaan (Salman Kahn). All this longing (it's based on Dostoyevsky's WHITE NIGHTS) is stunningly captured through bizarre and elaborate backdrops, winding staircases, torrents of rain, and a color scheme heavy on the blues. Fans of Baz Luhrman's MOULIN ROUGE will want to live inside this film: there may not a whole lot of weight to all the tomfoolery, but the pain of youthful romantic idealism is part of the message. The music is always the thing with Bollywood films and SAAWARIYA packs in its share of rousing numbers. Western viewers entering the realm of Bollywood for the first time will find SAAWARIYA ("beloved" in Hindi) to be a crossover film that's ready to welcome them with open arms into a jubilant world of high-spirited song and dance, over-the-top goofiness, anguished melodrama, gyrating hips (with very sexy exposed belly buttons), and PG-rated romance.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/15/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 142 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 23967
Video UPC UPC: 00043396239678
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Hindi
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Hindi
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Mandarin
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ranbir Kapoor
Video Cast Info Rani Mukherjee
Video Cast Info Salman Khan
Video Cast Info Sonam Kapoor
Video Cast Info Bela Leela Sehgal - Editor
Video Cast Info Deepak Raai Sharma - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Ismail Darbar - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Monty Sharma - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Omung Kumar - Art Director
Video Cast Info Prakash Kapadia - Writer
Video Cast Info Ravi K. Chandran - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Director
Video Cast Info Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Producer

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"Eye and ear candy for fans of Indian musical cinema....The experience is visually enchanting, cloyingly sweet, at once utterly chaste and insanely erotic..." 11/09/2007 p.E14

The Village Voice 5 of 10
See Saawariya if you need to get some thinking done. Not that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bollywood flick provokes thought--much to the contrary. During its 142 minutes of sari-swirling and hip-twitching, so little happens that you could tune out for an hour only to rediscover the same strapping fellow pursuing the same fickle damsel. The film, touted as the first Bollywood movie produced by a Hollywood studio, revolves around Raj (Ranbir Kapoor), who is a paragon of good looks and good manners, and Sakina (Sonam Kapoor), who is hot. (Both actors hail from the same influential showbiz family.) Raj spends the film wooing Sakina, bursting into song, and empathizing with sorrowful women. Which reminds me of thoughts the film did provoke. The first: How does the unbelievably emotional Sakina cry so much without smudging her eye makeup? The second (and last): Do they import that brand to the United States? Despite Raj's efforts, Sakina's heart will always belong to the scary-looking fellow who wins her with the line "Will you agree to live a life full of hardships with me?" We can only wonder how she will handle the upcoming challenges, given that friendly jokes make her sob. Alternatively, see this movie if you need to get some sleep. - Abigail Deutsch

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Kapoor,Ranbir
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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