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‘Raanjhanaa’ 10th Anniversary: Here’s Why Dhanush-Sonam Kapoor-Abhay Deol’s Unparalleled Classic Is A Love Story Like No Other

‘Raanjhanaa’ completes a decade today. It was indeed a film for generations to watch. The one-of-a-kind romance set the bar high and no other romantic film has been able to come close to that.

Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor
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Released in 2013 on this very day, Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, and Abhay Deol starrer ‘Raanjhanaa’ redefined the genre with its mesmerizing portrayal of an intense and magical love story. ‘Raanjhanaa’ still remains an unparalleled hardcore magical love story even after a decade. Aanand L Rai ensured to leave no stone unturned for ‘Raanjhanaa’ and also plays an integral part in the grand success of the film.

While the craze of South films has taken a different place in our hearts, Aanand L Rai had taken this step of merging talents in a film over a decade ago and Dhanush’s successful Hindi debut with ‘Raanjhanaa’ is proof. It was also one of the very few films on Sonam Kapoor where her performance was praised by all and sundry. Also, that extended cameo by Abhay Deol was just the icing on the cake. What fantastically written characters, what brilliant portrayals, what superlative music by AR Rahman – ‘Raanjhanaa’ gives you goosebumps even when you re-watch it today on telly or on OTT.

The past years have witnessed a dearth in the production of memorable romantic films, leaving audiences craving for stories that explore the complexities of love and touch their hearts. ‘Raanjhanaa’, with its magical blend of reality and mystery, stands tall as a unique love story that hasn't been replicated since its release.

No love story is complete without heart-touching music, and ‘Raanjhanaa’ excels in this aspect as well. The film's soundtrack, composed by AR Rahman, struck a chord with audiences, with songs like ‘Tum Tak’ and ‘Piya Milenge’ becoming instant classics and remaining irreplaceable to date. The film also marked Aanand L Rai and AR Rahman’s first collaboration.

What sets the film apart from other love stories is its seamless incorporation of magical realism. The film beautifully combines the everyday realities of life in a small town and Aanand L Rai’s eagle eye direction hits the notes just right.

‘Raanjhanaa’ stands alone as the most loved and cherished love story of our times. Its influence on the genre of romance is undeniable, and it will forever remain a part of the cinematic landscape.

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