Hello and welcome to the Entertainment Diary. We are back with another article for you. This time we are going to tell you some interesting facts about the movie Saawariya. So here we go...
This was Zohra Sehgal's final acting role before her death on July 10, 2014 at the age of 102.
The film had good expectations but in turned out to be a flop,it was released opp Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padhukone's Om Shanti Om on 9th November 2007 during the eve of Diwali.
This is the first Bollywood film to be produced and released by a Hollywood production company (Columbia TriStar Pictures).
A scene in the film (and a poster) shows Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) and Sakina (Sonam Kapoor) posing in a waltz-like manner, with the letters RK from a lighted sign in the background. This scene captures the logo of the R.K. Films Company, founded by Ranbir Kapoor's grandfather, Raj Kapoor.
The film was shot in tones of green, blue and black. In Hindu mythology, blue and green are the colors of Krishna and Manmadha, the gods of love. "Saawariya" means "dark-skinned lover" in Hindi, and was a title given to Krishna.
Cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran used as a reference the works of art by the famous artists Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Fred R Wagner and William Louis Sontag to make the shots resemble paintings and thus look more poetic.
Music director Monty Sharma and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali spent two and a half years working on the film's soundtrack.
Throughout the "Masha Allah" song, Sakina carries a black/white/red shawl. This shawl was an original antique piece. It took costume designer Anuradha Vakeal four months to locate a similar garment to keep as a substitute for emergencies.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali composed the song "Thode Badmash."
Sanjay Leela Bhansali considers Raj Kapoor one of his favorite directors. The film stars Raj Kapoor's grandson Ranbir Kapoor and contains several tributes to Kapoor and his films.
Sakina calls Ranbir a "junglee" (a wild or ill-mannered person). This was a scene from Awaara (1951), which was directed by by Ranbir Kapoor's grandfather, Raj Kapoor.
According to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is a tribute to his grandmother, who spent her whole life waiting for her son Navin Bhansali to return home. He found that aspect of love (of waiting for someone close to return to you) an interesting theme to capture in a film.
Space lights were used extensively to establish the painted look of the film.
For the daytime scenes, space lights were used ordinarily; for the night-time scenes, the space lights were applied with ¼ CT Blue gel to achieve a cool nightly mood.
This was Begum Para's last film.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali initially wanted Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan's extended guest appearance to be hidden from the public, but later informed the public they would be in the film.
Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Black (2005).
"Suenos Del Medio Oriente" by Sello Personal sampled the song "Chhabeela".
"JeP StinG Naina" by Hunter, Andy Singh, Anil Bheem, Hitman, Ravi B & Drupatee is a cover version of "Jabse Tere Naina".
Debut movie of Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
When Sonam Kapoor was cast in Saawariya, she was asked to lose weight by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. At that time, she weighed about 80 kg but lost 35 kg in two years.
The song Jabse Tere Naina was a hit due to Ranbir's fine attempt of towel dance.
The movie is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky'a short story White Nights. White night was also the base for Chhalia (1960). Co-incidental Ranbir Kapoor took the lead in Saawariya and in Chhalia, the lead role was that of Raj Kapoor who is Ranbir Kapoor's grandfather.
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