Socha Na Tha
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|Socha Na Tha|
Poster for Socha Na Tha
|Directed by||Imtiaz Ali|
|Written by||Imtiaz Ali|
|Music by||Sandesh Shandilya|
|Edited by||Imtiaz Ali
|Distributed by||Vijayta Films|
|Budget||₹110 million (US$1.6 million)|
|Box office||₹170 million (US$2.5 million)|
Socha Na Tha is a Hindi language film, released on 4 March 2005. It was the debut of Abhay Deol and stars Ayesha Takia & Apoorva Jha. The film marks the directorial debut of Imtiaz Ali. Abhay Deol's uncle Dharmendra produced it. It was remade into Telugu as Premante Inte.
Viren (Abhay Deol) and Aditi (Ayesha Takia) are introduced by their families, but Viren refuses to marry because he wants to marry his girlfriend of three years, Karen (Apoorva Jha). Viren's refusal creates tension between the families, as Aditi's aunt feels insulted. However Viren and Aditi meet by coincidence, bond quickly and Viren invites Aditi to accompany him to Goa – he wants her to find out if his girlfriend Karen loves him or not.
In Goa, the two of them grow closer and Karen notices this. Viren realises he has fallen in love with Aditi – however preparations for his own wedding with Karen are already realised; things get more complicated as he fought very hard to get engaged to Karen because she's a Christian and Viren a Hindu. Despite this, he wants to marry Aditi who has fallen in love with him, too. However, Aditi rejects him out of respect for her aunt and uncle who have engaged her to Mahesh, Aditi's on-and-off boyfriend. After several conversations, Viren finally forgets Aditi, tells the truth to Karen and gets on with his life, feeling miserable.
On the day of Aditi's engagement, Karen meets her and asks her why is she not marrying Viren, now that Viren and Karen have broken up. Karen also tells her that Viren is miserable. Her cousin overhears this conversation and convinces Aditi to elope with Viren, which she does. They apologise to their families and are accepted.
|Abhay Deol||Viren Oberoi|
|Ayesha Takia||Aditi Sahani|
|Apoorva Jha||Karen Fernandes|
|Sohrab Ardeshir||Karen's father|
|Salim Shah||Damodar Malhotra, Aditi's uncle|
|Rati Agnihotri||Aditi's aunt|
|Sandhya Mridul||Sonal, Aditi's cousin sister|
|Rajendranath Zutshi||Gopal, Aditi's cousin brother|
|Kamlesh Gill||Aditi's grandmother|
|Suresh Oberoi||Mr. Nirmal Oberoi, Viren's father|
|Lushin Dubey||Viren's mother|
|Manish Choudhary||Naren, Viren's brother|
|Ayesha Jhulka||Namita, Viren's sister-in-law|
|Vijay Maurya||Shiva, Viren's friend|
Apoorva Jha's voice was dubbed by Aldina Zobia, one the movie's assistant directors.
- Director: Imtiaz Ali
- Screenplay: Imtiaz Ali
- Story: Imtiaz Ali
- Dialogue: Imtiaz Ali
- Producers: Dharmendra, Shahnaab Alam
- Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Subrat Sinha
- Cinematography:Ravi Yadav
- Choreographer: Ashley Lobo
- Music director: Sandesh Shandilya
- Costume designer: Simple Kapadia
Songs in order of appearance in the movie.
- "Zindagi" Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan
- "Abhi Abhi Mere Dil Mein" Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan
- "Main seedhe saadhe dhang se" K.K
- "Mera Tumhara Kya Rishta Hai" Sandesh Shandilya
- "Socha Na Tha" Sadhana Sargam, Sandesh Shandilya
- "Na Sahi" Sandesh Shandilya
- "O Yara Rab Rus Jane De" Sonu Nigam, Sanjivani