Bachna Ae Haseeno and Ta Ra Rum Pum .
The film follows the journey of a young man named Raj Sharma [Ranbir Kapoor] who met three girls at different stages of his life from age 18 to 30: Mahi [Minissha Lamba] - a small-town girl from Punjab, Radhika [Bipasha Basu] - a model in Mumbai and Gayatri [Deepika Padukone] - a Non Resident Indian taxi driver and student in Australia. The film is about a journey of a man who goes from one love affair to another, only to run into true love.
In 1996, Raj runs into Mahi on the Eurorail, during a Europe trip. Mahi is a dreamy young girl who believes in romance,true love and is sure she will meet her "Raj" [the romantic character from the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge, released in 1995] one day, who will sweep her off her feet. Mahi misses her train after getting off at a station in Switzerland during the trip. Raj, a passenger on the same train sees this and to woo her gets off the train. While Mahi is stranded without any money, Raj pretends he has missed the train too,consoles her and offers to help her reach the airport in time for her return flight. On the way, Mahi falls in love with Raj. They share a kiss after Raj reads to her a poem he has written about his feelings for her. Raj gets Mahi to the airport where she meets her family and friends again. Mahi tells her friends what happened between Raj and her. When she opens the piece of paper on which Raj had written the poem, she finds it blank. She goes in search of Raj and overhears him boasting to his friends about the "stuff" the pair got up to, and is shocked and heartbroken on hearing his lies. Raj notices her, realizes she overheard the conversation and leaves shamefacedly, leaving the crying and heartbroken Mahi behind.
It is 2002. Raj has moved to Mumbai and found a job with Microsoft as a game designer. He is also in a live-in relationship with Radhika, a wanna-be model. Here Raj narrates how he met Radhika who was his neighbor and to whom he was attracted. Raj gets an offer to move to Sydney for a Halo 3 game launch. He expects to be able to leave Radhika and move on to a new life, assuming that as Radhika is a modern girl living in with him, she would be able to handle a break-up. However, Radhika unexpectedly announces that she intends to sacrifice her career as a model to marry Raj and join him in Australia. After failing on several occasions to force her to break up, he gets on a flight to Sydney on the day he is to marry Radhika, who learns this while waiting for him at the registrars office.
Its 2007. Raj now has a successful career in Sydney. One day he runs into Gayatri, who drives a taxi during the evenings and studies at a business school during the day. She also works part time in a super-market as a cashier. Raj befriends her and learns that, like him, she does not believe in the institution of marriage. However, he realizes that he is falling in love with her and finally proposes. Gayatri turns him down and walks away saying that she is happy with her life as it is. Rejection cuts him deep, and as he stands alone watching the love of his life walk away, he remembers the events of 1996 and 2002, the times that he broke hearts himself. He decides to return to India to apologize to both of them.
On his return in 2008, he first seeks out Mahi. Mahi is now married and has two sons. He runs into her husband Joginde[played by Kunal Kapoor] who expresses his anger at first as he had heard about Raj from Mahis sister and how Mahi had fallen in love with Raj and had been hurt by Raj. He also tells Raj how Mahi is the perfect housewife and perfect mother of his perfect children. He also recalls the time 15 years ago when he had seen Mahi for the first time. While Mahi is a good wife, she seems scared of love or romance. Raj decides to intervene and apologizes to Mahi. He also makes her realize how much her husband loves her and that her husband is the real "Raj" she has been waiting for - the romantic, the one who loves her eternally. She forgives Raj and expresses her love for her husband.
Raj then searches for Radhika. When he locates her, he finds that she has changed her name to Shreya Rathod and has become a highly successful and rich supermodel. After much effort, he manages to meet her and offers his apologies. Shreya refuses to accept his apologies and tells him that if he really wants her forgiveness, he will have to work hard to earn it. To do this she offers him the job of a personal assistant. Once Raj starts his job, Shreya makes him work hard - making him do all sorts of tasks, from cleaning to serving at parties to holding tons of shopping bags. She tries to humiliate him on every possible occasion. But Raj remains firm on his resolve and continues to serve her without complaint. Finally she gives up and tells him how hurt she felt sitting alone outside the registrars office. She refuses to accept his apologies and tells Raj to give up and return home.
But while hes waiting for his flight for Sydney, Shreya comes to the airport and meets him and tells him how she has realized that the root of her frustrations was all the bottled up hate against Raj. She thanks him and tells him that she forgives him. Raj is thrilled and returns to Australia.
On his return, Raj finds several letters from Gayatri. While he has been away, Gayatri has had second thoughts and has regretted having turned down Raj. The film ends with Raj seeking her out and reuniting with her.
In April 2007, sources indicated that director Siddharth Anand had signed Ranbir Kapoor for the main lead in his next film. However, after indicating that the news was "mere speculation" and "absolutely untrue," he later confirmed that Kapoor was starring in his film.
The director was also in talks with actresses Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and Amrita Rao for the roles in question but indicated that "it wouldnt be right to reveal their names till we sign them on the dotted line." In June 2007, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone were finalised to play two of leading ladies but the formers role was later removed due to the films story becoming too long. Actress Amrita Rao was also considered to play one of the leading ladies but opted out.
The heroines of the film share very limited time on screen together and therefore most of their parts were filmed separately. Deepika Padukones portions were filmed in Sydney, Australia while the song Khuda Jaane was shot at various locations in Italy, including Venice and Capri. Minissha Lambas portions, which were inspired by Yash Chopras Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, were filmed in the similar locales of Amritsar and Switzerland. Bipasha Basus portions were filmed in Mumbai, India and Capri, Italy.
Continuing the tradition of showcasing the first look of their upcoming films with their latest release, Yash Raj Films showcased the first trailer of the film on 25 April 2008 with the release of Vijay Krishna Acharyas film Tashan and a second trailer was shown on 27 June 2008 with the release of Kunal Kohlis film Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. Yash Raj Films usually does not spend much money on promoting its films, however, it has made an exception with Bachna Ae Haseeno. Instead of the usual promotion 2-3 weeks before a movie release, the production house has planned a new strategy with promotion over two months.
There are a total of seven tracks in the movie including a remix version. The album entered the Top 3 of the music charts within a couple of days of its arrival on the stands. The lyrics of all the songs are written by Anvita Dutt Guptan.
| Track # || Song || Singer[s]|| Duration || Picturised On
|| Khuda Jaane
|| Krishnakumar Kunnath, Shilpa Rao
|| Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
|| Lucky Boy
|| Sunidhi Chauhan, Hard Kaur, Raja Hasan
|| Bipasha Basu
|| Aahista Aahista
|| Lucky Ali, Shreya Ghoshal
|| Ranbir Kapoor, Minissha Lamba
|| Jogi Mahi
|| Sukhwinder Singh, Shekhar Ravjiani, Himani Kapoor
|| Ranbir Kapoor, Minissha Lamba, Kunal Kapoor
|| Small Town Girl
|| Shankar Mahadevan
|| Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu
|| Khuda Jaane Revisited
|| Krishna Kumar Kunnath, Shilpa Rao
|| Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
|| Bachna Ae Haseeno
|| Kishore Kumar, Sumit Kumar, Vishal Dadlani
|| Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba
The film grossed a net of Rs.21 crores in its first week. At the end of the second week, the film grossed Rs.31.20 crores and was declared a semi-hit. The film opened to mixed response from critics. Indiafm.com gave it 2.5 stars out of 5, with Taran Adarsh commenting, "On the whole, [it] has an interesting first half, but a weak second hour spoils the show." AOL India gave it 3 out of 5, with Noyon Jyoti Parasara saying, "Overall, Siddharth Anand seems to have hit the bulls eye this time after a not-so-great Ta Ra Rum Pum. At least the first half of the film looked like it would pull out Yash Raj out of the rot!"
U.S. critic Maitland McDonagh, who reviewed the film for both TVGuide.com and Time Out New York, said in the former that this "cocoon of brightly costumed beauties, gorgeous locations, bouncy musical numbers and breathless romance...is slick, mainstream entertainment with just enough surprises that you dont have to feel like a fool for enjoying it".
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