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Rainbow (2015)

Dhanak (original title)
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Believing actor and goodwill ambassador Shah Rukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, a 10-year old girl takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar.

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Nagesh Kukunoor

Writer:

Nagesh Kukunoor (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krrish Chhabria Krrish Chhabria ... Chotu
Hetal Gada Hetal Gada ... Pari
Vipin Sharma ... Dungaram
Gulfam Khan Gulfam Khan ... Gowri
Idhant Singh Idhant Singh ... Madan Mohan
Swastik Ram Chavan Swastik Ram Chavan ... Bully (as Swastik Chavan)
Narendar Singh Rajpurohit Narendar Singh Rajpurohit ... Bathposh
Vincent Daniel Vincent Daniel ... Post-Master
Harmeet Arora Harmeet Arora ... Aashaji
Sanjana Singh Sanjana Singh ... Phoolan
Rajiv Laxman ... Gardu
Rishi Deshpande Rishi Deshpande ... Truck driver
Vijay Maurya ... Drunk man
Pratyaksh Kalra Pratyaksh Kalra ... Samsher Singh
Subramani Ramachandran Subramani Ramachandran ... Jeep passenger (as Subramani R.)
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Rainbow is an uplifting, enchanting, magical fable set in Rajasthan that reinforces the belief that life is beautiful. The story revolves around the wonderful relationship between a 10-year old girl Pari and Chotu, her 8-year old brother who live in a picturesque village nestled among the sand dunes. Having lost their parents to an accident at a very early age, they live with their uncle and aunt. Chotu is blind but he is anything but sad. Happy, precocious and a smart ass, he is the life of the village.Pari is his eyes, his guide and his best friend. And Chotu is the center of Pari's universe. As children sometimes do, not truly understanding the consequences, Pari has promised Chotu that he will be able to see by the time he turns 9 and as always, Chotu believes her unconditionally. On their weekly trip to the neighboring village to see a movie, Pari sees a poster with Sharukh Khan (SRK) appealing to people to donate their eyes. Pari is convinced that her reel life hero can help her... Written by Nagesh Kukunoor

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rajasthan, India

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This film won best feature film in Berlin film festival See more »

Quotes

Pari: [joking] Please God, give me the strength not to kill my brother!
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References Devdas (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Mehandi
(Traditional song)
Performed by Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Swaroop Khan, Niyas Khan
Composed and produced by Tapas Relia
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Niche filmmaking.
10 March 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 6/10

Stories from small-town can be just as captivating and entertaining as the big-budget commercial Bollywood money-spinner.

'Dhanak' is one such example where you don't need big stars or extravagant song and dance to make something meaningful.

I loved the simplicity, the humour and overall milieu the film is set in. For people who like simple films and feel-good cinema no matter where it comes from or in which form.


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