Aaja Nachle Hindi Movie

Feature Film

Aaja Nachle is a 2007 Indian movie directed by Anil Mehta starring Madhuri Dixit, Akshaye Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kunal Kapoor. The feature film is produced by Aditya Chopra and the music composed by Salim-Sulaiman.


Release: November 30 2007 (India)
Language: Hindi
Director: Anil Mehta

SYNOPSIS:
After nearly a decade, an unexpected phone call shakes Dia (Madhuri Dixit) out of her dance rehearsal in New York. Ma... Show more

After nearly a decade, an unexpected phone call shakes Dia (Madhuri Dixit) out of her dance rehearsal in New York.


Makarand (Darshan Zariwala), her teacher, her guru, is dying and she must return to Shamli town. The town where she grew up, the town where she learnt to live and to dance. Also the town she left on an impulse, severing ties with her parents and her people.


It is a poignant and troubled return; not only has her guru passed away but the institution that he so lovingly nurtured is in decay and under threat of demolition. Ajanta theatre, the once vibrant hub of the community, the place where Dia's fondest memories are embedded must now be brought down because the local political authorities feel it a waste of prime real estate.


With the help of Doctor (Raghubir Yadav), the caretaker of Ajanta, Dia sets out on a mission to prevent the destruction and resurrect the spirit of Ajanta. In an atmosphere of mistrust, ridicule and active hostility, Dia picks up the gauntlet and agrees to achieve the near impossible task of putting together a theatrical production. She must also ensure that every member of the production is from Shamli town. She has only two months to prove her point or the bulldozers will be waiting.


In this context begins her tumultuous journey of dealing with small town prejudices, encountering the resentment of the powerful contractor, the cynicism of the local political powers, resolve the delicate tensions of inter personal relationships and rally her motley team of non starters - a low level muscle Imran (Kunal Kapoor), the local tomboy Anokhi (Konkona Sen), local ex-MLA Chaudhary Om Singh (Akhilendra Mishra), a vulnerable tea stall owner Mohan Sharma (Ranvir Shorey), a responsible government official Mr. Chojar (Vinay Pathak), a struggling insurance agent Sanjeev Mehta (Jugal Hansraj), the town vagabond Dhankuber (Nowaz) and a host of others.


She must create in this chaos in order to save Ajanta... in order to preserve what her guru so lovingly nurtured. She must create art in order to preserve what she believes is the soul of society.


The stage is finally set... Will it work? Won't it?


Lights dim.


Crowds quieten.


Curtains rise on Ajanta.



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Cast & Crew Details:
Madhuri Dixit
Akshaye Khanna
Konkona Sen Sharma
Kunal Kapoor
Ranvir Shorey

Director: Anil Mehta
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Music Director: Salim-Sulaiman
Song Lyrics Writers: Jaideep Sahni, Piyush Mishra
Cinematographer: Mohanan
Editor: Ritesh Soni
Screenplay Writer: Jaideep Sahni
Original Story Writer: Aditya Chopra


Aaja Nachle IN THE NEWS

Mathura resident sets world record for movie-viewing - Jun 17, 2008
Madhuri Dixit turns 41, has quiet birthday - May 15, 2008
Madhuri missed meeting favourite director - May 13, 2008
Divya Dutta enjoying her tryst with comedy - Feb 24, 2008
Bollywood diva Madhuri named for Padma Shri - Jan 25, 2008
Madhuri is bridging eras: Anil Mehta - Dec 19, 2007
There's no fear of failure in me: Madhuri Dixit - Dec 13, 2007
Working with Madhuri was dream come true: Kunal Kapoor - Dec 03, 2007
Controversy no help for 'Aaja Nachle' - Dec 03, 2007
I'll do another film if I like the script: Madhuri - Dec 02, 2007
No qualms about deleting offensive line: Anil Mehta - Dec 02, 2007
Punjab allows screening of 'Aaja Nachle' - Dec 02, 2007
Madhuri has 'still got it': New York Times - Dec 02, 2007
Madhuri all praise for Konkona, Vidya - Dec 02, 2007
Uttar Pradesh lifts ban on 'Aaja Nachle' - Dec 01, 2007
Punjab bans Madhuri film 'Aaja Nachle' - Dec 01, 2007
Madhuri's comeback film is huge responsibility: director - Nov 30, 2007
Mayawati bans 'Aaja Nachle' for 'derogatory' song - Nov 30, 2007
Madhuri's youngest son approved title song of 'Aaja Nachle' - Nov 28, 2007
Two hardcore Madhuri fans will miss 'Aaja...' premiere - Nov 28, 2007
Irrfan bowled over by Uma Thurman - Nov 28, 2007
I'm not part of the numbers game: Madhuri Dixit - Nov 28, 2007
Madhuri returns to Mumbai to promote 'Aaja Nachle' - Nov 14, 2007
Salim-Suleiman improve in 'Aaja Nachle' - Oct 29, 2007
Konkana was nervous dancing with Madhuri - Sep 03, 2007
Jugal Hansraj's special role in 'Aaja Nachle' - Aug 26, 2007
My sons have made me a fun person: Madhuri Dixit - Aug 23, 2007



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