Doli Saja Ke Rakhna

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Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
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Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Xavier Marquis
Written by Fazil
Starring Akshaye Khanna
Jyothika
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography K. V. Anand
Release dates 27 November 1998
Country India
Language Hindi

Doli Saja Ke Rakhna is a 1998 Bollywood romance film directed by Priyadarshan with Akshaye Khanna and Jyothika in lead roles. The film is a remake of Malayalam film Aniyathipraavu. The music was composed by A. R. Rahman.

Plot[edit]

Inderjit "Inder" Bansal (Akshaye Khanna) is a very rich young man. Although his parents (Anupam Kher and Moushumi Chatterjee) want him to settle down, he goes to another city to do his MBA and stays with friends. During this time, he meets Pallavi Sinh (Jyothika) and they fall in love. She reciprocates his feelings, but trouble comes in the form of her tyrannical trio of brothers (Paresh Rawal, Tej Sapru and Mohnish Behl) who are over-protective of their little sister and take an irrational dislike to Inder. They show hostility towards Inder and conflicts arise within the households and the couple decides to elope, but afterward realize they miss their families. They decide to return home, relinquishing their feelings, but ultimately their families accept their love, and they are reunited.

Cast[edit]

Role Actor
Inderjit "Inder" Bansal Akshaye Khanna
Pallavi Sinh Jyothika
Mr. Bansal Anupam Kher
Mrs. Chandrika Bansal Moushumi Chatterjee
Mrs. Sinh Aruna Irani
Dr. Suraj Sinh Paresh Rawal
Inspector Sinh Tej Sapru
Vikram "Vicky" Sinh Mohnish Behl
Colonel Innocent Vincent

Reception[edit]

Anish Khanna of Planet Bollywood gave the film 8.5 out of 10.[1] Faisal Shariff of Rediff criticised the film for a perceived lack of subtlety and poor acting from secondary characters.[2] Doli Saja Ke Rakhna performed poorly at the box office. In a 2000 interview with India Today, Priyadarshan said that he "lapsed into depression" after the film flopped.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
Soundtrack album by A.R.Rahman
Released 1998
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer A. R. Rahman
A.R.Rahman chronology
1947 Earth
(1998)
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
(1998)
En Swasa Kaatre
(1999)

The soundtrack for the film was composed by A.R.Rahman, who worked with Priyadarshan in his previous film Kabhi Na Kabhi to spawn a critically acclaimed soundtrack. This time Rahman focussed more on popularity and gave some of the all-time chart-toppers. Rahman reused most of the songs in the films Jodi and its Kannada remake Sajni. The lyrics were written by Mehboob.

Song Artist(s)
"Taram Pum" Babul Supriyo, Srinivas
"Kissa Hum Likhenge" Anuradha Paudwal, M. G. Sreekumar
"Jhula Bahon Ka - 1" Sadhana Sargam, Srinivas
"Jhula Bahon Ka - 2" Sadhana Sargam, Chorus
"Bol Sajni Mori Sajni" Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy
"Chal Kheva Re Kheva" Sukhwinder Singh, Ranu Mukherjee
"Bol Sajni Mori Sajni (Instrumental)" Instrumental
"Taram Pum" Instrumental
"Ganga Ke Jal Se" K. S. Chithra, Chorus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anish Khanna (27 November 2008). "Doli Saja Ke Rakhna". Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Faisal Shariff (27 November 1998). "It kind of grows on you". Rediff. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Priyadarshan: "People expect a lot from a commercial director"". India Today. 13 November 2000. "I was so sure Doli Saja Ke Rakhna would do well, but when it didn't I lapsed into depression." 

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