Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

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Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.jpg
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Hindi गोरी तेरे प्यार में
Directed by Punit Malhotra
Produced by Karan Johar
Screenplay by Arshad Syed
Punit Malhotra
Story by Arshad Syed
Punit Malhotra
Starring Kareena Kapoor Khan
Imran Khan
Music by Songs:
Vishal-Shekhar
Background Score:
Salim Sulaiman
Cinematography Mahesh Limaye
Edited by Akiv Ali[1]
Production
company
Release date
  • 22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 30 crore (US$4.7 million)[2]

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a 2013 Indian romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Punit Malhotra. Produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions, the film features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan in pivotal roles.

Plot[edit]

Sriram Venkat lives with his family in Bangalore. Sriram is a cool guy who loves himself and has just returned from studying architecture in the United States. Sriram is brought the marriage proposal of Vasudha (Shraddha Kapoor). Sriram accepts the marriage proposal but Vasudha is reluctant to marry Sriram as she loves a Punjabi boy, Kamal, who has no job and is a social worker. Sriram takes Vasudha to a restaurant and narrates his story about when he was in love with Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor), also a social worker. Sriram meets Dia in Delhi when he comes with his girlfriend Jyoshna to attend her brother’s wedding. In order to clear the traffic on the road, Dia uses Sriram’s jacket to make her stomach appear pregnant.

Sriram meets Dia again after 6 months at a mall opening in Bangalore. Dia sends all the children inside the mall to play as there was no place for the kids to play. Sriram gets impressed by Dia and they start dating. On one such date, Dia takes Sriram to a place where she wants to build an orphanage. While on the other side, Sriram is sad as his dad is not buying him an Audi. There are many builders behind that property. One late evening Sriram calls Dia outside her hotel. Dia learns that Sriram has bought the property to his father and in return he has got an Audi. Dia has an argument with Sriram because the land he has brought for his dad is the land Dia had chosen for building an orphanage.She soon breaks up with him after a relationship of more than 1 year.

At Sriram’s wedding Vasudha makes him realise that he still loves Dia and won’t be able to handle their wedding. Sriram runs away from his wedding to Dia’s house. There he finds out that Dia is living in a village in Gujarat, Jhumli. Sriram reaches the village and promises Dia that he won’t leave the village until Dia comes with him back home. Dia still angry with Sriram tells him that if he could build a bridge in the village she will come back with him and forgive him. The village head Latesh bhai, (Anupam Kher) is hesitant to build a bridge worth crores. Latesh takes tax from the villagers, enjoying his money, doing nothing for the villagers,much in contrast to his father. Sriram and Dia approach Kirtibhai a local politician who agrees to invest for the bridge. The works starts but not for long as a few days after Kirtibhai is found corrupt. Sriram then makes a deal with Latesh to sell the 10 acre barren land of Jhumli, which Dia never wanted to, in turn for completing the bridge. Sriram agrees with the fact that Dia would be angry at his move. The bridge building starts. After some days the head comes and tells he is going to start to build the chemical factory soon. Dia was shocked for she always anticipated the head would do something like that once he got the land. Dia angry with Sriram yells at him, telling him that he committed the same mistake yet again and tells him to leave Jhumli. But this time Sriram too gets angry with her for making such a statement after he has done this far and leaves the village. But he comes back, determined to complete his task, the bridge work. He requests Latesh bhai to stop building the factory for the sake of the villagers. In turn he gets badly beaten by Latesh bhai's men. Then Latesh's father silent all over the years gives him a contract which will not further allow him to enjoy the comforts of being his son. The head realising his mistake,stops further commencement on building the factory and permits Sriram to complete the bridge. Dia gets to know all about this. She forgives Sriram for all his earlier misdeeds and they finally reunite on the newly built bridge.

The film ends with Dia going back with Sriram to the city but she asks him if they could stay in the nearby village as there is some electricity problem. Sriram, on hearing this, starts running away as Dia laughs.

Cast[edit]

  • Kareena Kapoor as Dia Sharma / Ria Twins Sister
  • Imran Khan as Sriram Venkat
  • Sujatha Kumar as mother of Sriram Venkat
  • Anupam Kher as village head, Latesh bhai
  • Nizhalgal Ravi as father of Sriram Venkat
  • Kalyani Natarajan as sister-in-law of Sriram Venkat
  • Kavish Majmudar as Latesh bhai's son
  • Shraddha Kapoor as Vasudha in a Guest appearance
  • Esha Gupta as Nisha in a special appearance in the song "Dhat Teri Ki"
  • Avantika Malik Khan in a special appearance in the song "Dhat Teri Ki"

Production[edit]

Development & casting[edit]

The movie was announced in 2011,[3] however was delayed due to casting issues. The movie was initially to star Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan. Khan backed out of the project as he was unhappy with the script, and the movie was subsequently offered to Shahid Kapoor.[4] Shahid Kapoor also had scripting issues, and Sonam Kapoor left the project as she didn't want the public to think she was cast due to her relationship with the director.[5] Imran Khan then returned to the project,[6] and Kareena Kapoor was signed as the lead actress.[7] Later Shraddha Kapoor joined the cast in a supporting role.[8] Earlier, actress Nargis Fakhri had been signed on for an item number in the film, however, due to shooting conflicts, Esha Gupta was then cast as a replacement.[9]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on 27 February 2013 in Bangalore, India.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Soundtrack album by Vishal–Shekhar
Released 1 November 2013[11]
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Soundtrack
Length 36:58
Language Hindi
Label Sony Music • Dharma Productions
Producer Vishal-Shekhar, Sony Music India
Vishal-Shekhar chronology
Chennai Express
(2013)Chennai Express2013
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
(2013)
Hasee Toh Phasee
(2014)Hasee Toh Phasee2014
Singles from Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
  1. "Tooh"
    Released: 12 October 2013[12]
  2. "Chingam Chabake"
    Released: 19 October 2013[13]
  3. "Dhat Teri Ki"
    Released: 26 October 2013[14]

The songs for the film were composed by Vishal-Shekhar who also worked on Malhotra's last release, I Hate Luv Storys. There will be nine songs in the album. Among these, a wedding song titled "Tooh" sung by Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma & Shruti Pathak was released on 10 October. A large scale village song titled "Chingam chabake" performed by Shankar Mahadevan & Shalmali Kholgade was released on 17 October. On 24 October, another song titled "Dhat Teri Ki" featuring Aditi Singh Sharma & Sanam Puri was released. A romantic ballad sung by Neeti Mohan & Kamal Khan titled "Naina" will be released on 31 October. While on 1 November 2013 the entire album was released digitally.[11]

Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Tooh" Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma, Vishal Dadlani, Shruti Pathak 4:20
2. "Chingam Chabake" Shankar Mahadevan, Shalmali Kholgade 4:01
3. "Dhat Teri Ki" Sanam Puri, Aditi Singh Sharma 4:06
4. "Naina" Neeti Mohan, Kamal Khan 5:18
5. "Dil Duffer" Shruti Pathak, Nitesh Kadam 4:09
6. "Moto Ghotalo" Sukhwinder Singh, Sanah Moidutty 4:23
7. "Dhat Teri Ki (Remix by DJ Rishabh)" Sanam Puri, Aditi Singh Sharma 3:54
8. "Chingam Chabake (Remix by DJ Kiran Kamath)" Shankar Mahadevan, Shalmali Kholgade 3:40
9. "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Mashup by DJ Kiran Kamath)" Shankar Mahadevan, Shalmali Kholgade, Nitesh Kadam, Shruti Pathak, Sukhwinder Singh, Sanah Moidutty, Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma, Kamal Khan, Neeti Mohan (Remixed by DJ Kiran Kamath) 3:07
Total length: 36:58

Critical reception[edit]

Anupama Chopra writing for Hindustan Times said that "The best thing about Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! is Imran who maintains an easy charm, even when he’s adjusting to gobar and garibi".[15] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the movie 2 out of 5, saying "It's as enjoyable as drinking a cup of tea that's been left out in the cold."[16] Zee News gave the movie 3 out of 5, writing "The film is funny in parts and keeps the interest intact right from the word 'go'."[17]

Box office[edit]

Box Office India said that Gori Tere Pyaar Mein did best in Delhi and Punjab multiplexes due to the North Indian flavour but found competition from Sunny Deol's Singh Saab The Great which released on the same day.[18][19] It had opening day collections of 25 million (US$390,000).[20] The second day collections were 30 million (US$470,000), taking the two-day total to 55 million (US$850,000).[21] The third day collections were 32.5 million (US$500,000), taking the weekend total to 87.5 million (US$1.4 million).[22] The fourth day collections were 12.5 million (US$190,000).[23] The total collection was 100 million (US$1.6 million).

References[edit]

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  2. ^ shekar. "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (7 Days) 1st Week Collection At Box Office". oneindia. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ 12.39 PM IST 30 September 2011 (30 September 2011). "Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor in Punit Malhotra's next – Bollywood News & Gossip, Movie Reviews, Trailers & Videos at". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor tiff touches a new high | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sonam Kapoor not in Punit Malhotra's next film – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Meena Iyer, TNN 11 June 2012, 12.00AM IST (11 June 2012). "Imran Khan, KJo, Punit Malhotra reunite again – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ PTI (1 October 2012). "After 'Heroine', Kareena wants to do light-hearted film – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shraddha Kapoor's on a roll". Hindustan Times. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  9. ^ 6 March 2013 Rate Story (6 March 2013). "Esha Gupta replaces Nargis in Dharma film". Filmfare.com. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Latest news on Bollywood, Hollywood, TV from Hindustan Times, India's most trusted news brand. Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved on 14 August 2015.
  11. ^ a b "iTunes – Music – Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Vishal-Shekhar". Itunes.apple.com. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tooh (From "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein") – Single". Vishal-Shekhar. ITunes. 12 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Chingam Chabake (From "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein") – Single". Vishal-Shekhar. ITunes. 19 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dhat Teri Ki (From "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein") – Single". Vishal-Shekhar. ITunes. 26 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!. Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved on 14 August 2015.
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  17. ^ ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ review: Watch without much expectations | Zee News. Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved on 14 August 2015.
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