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Shree Venkatesh Films
Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Mouli Ganguly, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Annu Kapoor, Surekha Sikri
Rituparno Ghosh
Shrikant Mohta , Mahendra Soni
Debojyoti Mishra


Thursday, January 1, 1970 • Hindi Comments

Rituparno Ghosh of 'Chokher Bali' fame came up with his first Hindi movie 'Raincoat' starring Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai.

Rituparno Ghosh belongs to that modern generation of Bengali intellectuals, who loves to create meaningful cinema. He is the director of many National and international award winning Bengali films. But this is for the first time, he made a film for National people. So there is a big curiosity and great enthusiasm among the cine-goers for his first Hindi movie. Already the film has started to generate craze at the foreign shore. Just on the basis of a rough cut, the film has been selected for the competition section of the 39th Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 25- July 12) in the Czech Republic. And that is the only film festival 'Raincoat' will visit, before it is released worldwide in August.
Story: 'Raincoat', which deals with the relationship between two Bihari characters Manoj (Ajay) and Niru (Aishwarya), is set against the backdrop of a rainy afternoon. The story begins with Manoj leaving his mother to travel to Kolkata in search of job. The city holds a different platform of hope and opportunity for him. A hope to rejuvenate him, to lift him out of his financial crunch and an opportunity to meet his beloved (Niru), who is no longer his. On a rainy day in Kolkata, equipped with his friend's old raincoat, Manoj sets out to visit his old love. Six years later two estranged lovers meet to play the game of words.

Told in flashbacks and smooth transitions between past and present, 'Raincoat' is a story of the love between two people that endures despite circumstances, despite separation and hopelessness. Narrated against the backdrop of a rainy afternoon, the raincoat literally becomes instrumental in bringing out the love, Niru and Manoj have nurtured within their hearts for each other since childhood.
Performance: Aishwarya Rai has gone in for the no-make-up look in this film. Actress Mouli Ganguly has been signed opposite Sameer Sharmadhikar in this film. Sameer has a special appearance in the film. Whereas Ajay Devgan is concerned, he entered into a profit-sharing deal with the producers to keep the production costs down. Director Rituparno Ghosh has written the whole script in Bengali. Since he is no adept in Hindi, then eminent play-writer Usha Ganguly has converted it into Hindi.
Overall: Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai have been teamed up again for the fourth time in this film. Earlier they were paired together in 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', 'Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin' and 'Khakee'. People are eagerly waiting for the release of the film.