Raanjhanaa turns 7: Here's why the Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush starrer continues to be relevant even today

Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush starrer Ranjhanaa clocks in 7 years today and while a lot has been spoken about the movie, we thought we will highlight what makes it relevant even today.
Raanjhanaa turns 7: Here's why the Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush starrer continues to be relevant even today Raanjhanaa turns 7: Here's why the Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush starrer continues to be relevant even today
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Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush starrer Raanjhanaa is a movie that has stayed with many of us. While there are two kinds of reactions to the movie, there are many things that continue to be relevant. The movie also features Abhay Deol, Swara Bhasker and Zeeshan Ayyub in important roles and through all of them, the film manages to send out messages that don't just stay with the viewers for a while, but in fact, also make us think profusely.

The movie released about 7 years from now and was a messed up love story that left us heartbroken, and for so reasons than just one. While Dhanush's monologue as Kundan is one that seemed to have floored the audiences, the movie had bigger issues that it dealt with, issues that continue to remain relevant to us, even today, after all these years. In fact, if I might add, these are issues that are relevant all the more today, if not less.

For starters, the movie talks about the entire process of stalking, and while it has its own way of glorifying it and a few other things along with it, can we not relate to it? I can't begin to imagine the number of people who would raise their hands if asked about being stalked, if not in person, it has moved online. While I don't mean to hurt the sentiments of anyone who loves the film, I also cannot outright deny the fact that it is something that is a concern and rightly so.

Next, the movie has different religions as one of its most important subplots, if not the entire plot, and given the times we are living in, one cannot highlight this issue enough. There is so much going on in the country and across the world, that if we were to see this movie today and discuss religions, we all would have such contrasting points of view from what we probably had earlier, and yet, it would be totally understandable and relevant.

And finally, how can we forget all the politics that was involved in the movie? I did feel something so strong regarding those discussions even back then and nothing has changed; only, I might be equipped with more knowledge and have received a little more exposure. The movie has managed to put forward a simple point of view - how politics is good so long as it is done for the betterment of the people, but who decides what is better and what is the larger good of the people after all?

After 7 years, when I rewatch Raanjhanaa again, I cannot help but go into overthinking mode, not just about the way things have been shown in the movie and all things that it stands for but also because the current scenario only makes it more thought-provoking.

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Anonymous 11 months ago

Lol why post this useless article, PV? Nothing else to write about anymore? Or to promote how star kids' movies can be relevant?

Anonymous 11 months ago

Who? Sonam Who?

Anonymous 11 months ago

Sonam who?

Anonymous 11 months ago

#boycottNepoKids Why post nepokids articles even now? Indians have now started hating these nepokids and I am boycotting all of their movies going forward. Doesn't matter if they pair the nepokids with a newcomer or outsider to fool us..I will boycott their films! #JusticeforSSR

Anonymous 11 months ago

I agree she is an average actress but she is so cute..

Anonymous 11 months ago

Sonam is an average actress but she did good work in some films.

Anonymous 11 months ago

Ugly face, zero talent, bimbo!

Anonymous 11 months ago

Her screechy voice and the fact that she cant act to save her life..she needs to leave Bollywood

Anonymous 11 months ago

The most dumbest....she is the ultimate idiot

Anonymous 11 months ago

nobody cares about her, shes so irrelevant and has always been

Anonymous 11 months ago

If people want to see a difference in the Indian cinema, Star kids need to advocate for the change by fighting against Nepotism without talent. Listen and amplify the voices of talented people and demand for a change in the system. More I read more complexity I see in the matter. Among all the actress that came I. With a family connection, I genuinely feel like. Sara Ali Khan will make a difference by advocating for change in an industry. Others are either ignorant or unaware of the surrounding. #education makes a difference. Sara if you are reading this we are counting on you!!

Anonymous 11 months ago

Frankly speaking she doesn’t know even A of acting. Just a loreal ambassador thats it. Its a torture to watch her.

Anonymous 11 months ago

Sonam I hope you read your reviews and send to Drama Queen Karan Johar. Sonam who? Rolling Eyes. Pay back is fun.

Anonymous 11 months ago

Abhay deol ,dhanush,fawad khan Dulquer Salman...she has totally messed up their futures in Hindi films for ever .

Anonymous 11 months ago

This piece of shit sonam never was relevant and still isnt

Anonymous 11 months ago

she was the weakest link in this movie...her role had such potential for emoting so many expressions- fury to manipulation but she failed so badly with her blank face.She only suited the role because it portrayed a cunning shrew...so no acting was needed there thats the only reason she could manage her role.' Only superlative,amazing thing in her career was Neerja.She was surprisingly so good it was like she was born to do that role.

Anonymous 11 months ago

Pinkvilla post this!!! We are boycotting all the glories “stars” We want really actors who can actually act and are not there due to their parents connection to the industry. Bollywood is a filthy place governed by gunda like Salman khan and Karan Johar. Alia Bhatt is his Chami. Indian audience you and I make these people it’s our fault we promote them by watching their god awful movies. Look what happened in Hollywood they brought Harvey Weinstein Down a guy with man pulls. India we have more ppl than US. Bring these bastards down!!!! Please don’t run and watch their movies and forget this fire field by SSR death!!!! Ban these ppl bring them down and let real true talent shine..

Anonymous 11 months ago

She is an idiot of an actress

Anonymous 11 months ago

WE ARE ENOUGH

Anonymous 11 months ago

she is an idiot who should just not exist. like everything about her is so fake she should go parveen babiee way. pv post this

Anonymous 11 months ago

Can't stand at her. her annoying cringhworthy noise. Fake feminist

Anonymous 11 months ago

One, the movie worked because of Dhanush alone. Two, Sodumb's PR won't work.. nobody is dumb anymore. STOP shoving her down our throats, she is but a pain for the ears

Anonymous 11 months ago

She is so heartless

Anonymous 11 months ago

Not interested anymore sodumb kapoor

Anonymous 11 months ago

What a way to promote Sodumb after SSR’s death!!!!!!! Shame on you PRs!!!!

Anonymous 11 months ago

Sonam is not a good actress. Get her out of our face.