Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
|Doli Saja Ke Rakhna|
|Produced by||Rajkumar Santoshi
|Written by||Neeraj Vora
(Screenplay & Dialogue)
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Cinematography||K. V. Anand|
|Edited by||N. Gopalakrishnan|
|Distributed by||Shemaroo Entertainment|
|27 November 1998|
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna is a 1998 Bollywood romance film directed by Priyadarshan with Akshaye Khanna and Jyothika in lead roles. The plot is adapted from the Malayalam film Aniyathipraavu. The music was composed by A. R. Rahman.
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 Sinha (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.
|Inderjit "Inder" Bansal||Akshaye Khanna|
|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|
Anish Khanna of Planet Bollywood gave the film 8.5 out of 10. Faisal Shariff of Rediff criticised the film for a perceived lack of subtlety and poor acting from secondary characters. 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.
|Doli Saja Ke Rakhna|
|Soundtrack album by A.R.Rahman|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
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.
|"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|
|"Ganga Ke Jal Se"||Chitra Srinivasan, Chorus|
- Anish Khanna (27 November 2008). "Doli Saja Ke Rakhna". Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- Faisal Shariff (27 November 1998). "It kind of grows on you". Rediff. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- "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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