Barsaat (2005 film)
|Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story|
|Directed by||Suneel Darshan|
|Release date(s)||August 19, 2005|
Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story (Hindi: बर्सात, Urdu: برسات, translation: rain) is a movie released on August 19, 2005 by the Bollywood film industry of India. It is directed by Suneel Darshan and stars Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, and Priyanka Chopra. It is not to be confused with two other Bollywood films of the same name: one made in 1949 and starring Raj Kapoor, and the other made in 1995 also coincidentally starring Bobby Deol. A remake of the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
Arav (Bobby Deol) is an ambitious young Indian whose dream is to design cars. He travels to the United States seeking greener pastures, where he meets the beautiful Anna (Bipasha Basu). Anna instantly goes head over heels for Arav, but Arav remains focused on his career. Over time, he mellows and the two fall in love. Moreover, Arav's ambitions go on the upswing as the Chairman of the BMW company in the U.S. (played by Shakti Kapoor) gives him a job as a designer. Coincidentally, the BMW chairman just happens to be Anna's grandfather, and he announces the impending nuptials of Arav and Anna.
As this development unfolds, Arav realizes that he has some matters to tend to back in India. He returns there intent on securing a divorce from his childhood sweetheart-turned-wife, Kajal (Priyanka Chopra), whom he had been forced to marry by his parents. However, Kajal is not so yielding. Kajal tries her level best to somehow win Arav back however her efforts fail as Arav forces her to sign the divorce papers and submits them to his lawyer. Feeling guilty because of breaking Kajal's heart Arav spends time with her and tries to help her out and it is here where he starts feeling attraction towards her. Meanwhile Anna arrives in India in order to marry Arav. Arav introduces her to Kajal who decides that she will attend Arav's wedding in order to give her love a proper "funeral" Kajal also agrees to dress Anna up for the wedding. The wedding proceeds and Kajal flees the wedding premises unable to bear the sight of Arav getting married. However Arav's lawyer interrupts the wedding and informs him that he is not divorced yet because he forgot to sign the divorce papers himself. Arav then realises that he loves Kajal and Anna sensing this tells him to go back to Kajal. Arav leaves the wedding premises and finds Kajal in the place where they used to play when they were kids, Arav tells Kajal that he loved her the whole time he just didn't realise it. They get back together.
- Arav supposedly lives in "America", however, the locale where he lives is obviously Cape Town, South Africa (noticeable by the Table Mountain and the cars driving on the left!)