Saawariya Movie Info:
Saawariya is a 2007 Indian Hindi romance film produced and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story “White Nights”.
Initial release: November 9, 2007 (USA)
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Music composed by: Monty Sharma
Art directors: Omung Kumar, Vanita Omung Kumar
The story is narrated by Gulabji (Rani Mukherjee), a prostitute who frequents RK Bar, the town’s most luxurious club. The bar’s lead singer, Ranbir Raj (Ranbir Kapoor), whom she affectionately calls “Saawariya” (“blue lover”), is a free-spirited and kindhearted guy. Despite knowing what Gulabji does, Raj is friendly to her, and unlike other men, is kind to the other prostitutes, trying to brighten their sad lives. When he tells Gulabji that he needs a job and somewhere to stay, she tells him that there is only one woman who’ll give him a place to stay: Lilian (Zohra Sehgal) – but she allows only those she likes.
Raj meets Lilian and they have an emotional conversation, during which Lillian reveals she had a son who left her many years ago and never returned. She lets Raj stay with her because he reminds her of her long-lost son. That night, Raj meets a mysterious girl. He tries to talk to her, but under the wrong impression, she shouts at him to go away. Raj tells her that he will, on the condition that he’d escort her to safety, lest someone with bad intentions trouble her. As predicted by Raj, a drunkard begins following her and Raj saves her from him. After that, she allows him to escort her home. Raj discovers her name is Sakina (Sonam Kapoor) and falls in love with her.
Raj decides to confess his feelings to Sakina. He resigns from his job to see her and calls her but she ignores him. He gets angry with her but the pair reconcile. He takes her to his favorite place, on the top of the clock tower. There, Sakina reveals that she is in love with a man named Imaan (Salman Khan). Imaan had left but promised to return for Sakina on Eid. It has been a while but she is still waiting for him faithfully. Hearing this, Raj becomes heartbroken and doesn’t confess. However, he refuses to believe that there is an Imaan. He asks Gulabji for advice, who advises him to tell Sakina how he feels. With the entire neighborhood cheering him on, Raj decides to propose to Sakina on the night of Eid.