In the run up to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest film Gangubai Kathiawadi, Anupama Chopra & Rahul Desai sit down to revisit the Ranbir Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor Ahuja starrer Saawariya, 15 years after its release. They discuss the romance, art director Omung Kumar’s unreal sets the timeless music by Monty Sharma, being addressed the ‘blue’ film, the battle with Om Shanti Om, and more.

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0:00 – We’re talking about Saawariya in FC Retake
0:54 – Watching Saawariya 15 years later
2:50 – The film’s larger than life world
4:28 – Sex workers playing important roles in Bhansali’s films
5:02 – Creating drama & the RK homage
6:30 – The presence of superstars, the director’s indulgence
9:37 – How did Ranbir Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor Ahuja fare as newcomers?
11:11 – The magical music of Saawariya
13:26 – The objectification in Saawariya
14:14 – The infamous Bhansali love triangle trope
14:50 – Ranbir Kapoor’s origin of the ‘manchild’ trait
16:42 – The battle between Saawariya & Om Shanti Om
19:49 – What would you like us to discuss next? Comment below.

Edited by: Rahul Krishnan
Producer: Sneha Menon Desai
Asst. Producer: Vinisha Tauro
Production Team: Vir Suryawansshi, Rahul Chaudhary, Newel Mathew Sailesh

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