Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani soon

Raj Kumar Santoshi will be back after what seems like a long hiatus, with Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani starring Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor.

Photo: Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani

Photo: Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani

The movie, which is in post-production right now, will be released in August 2009. Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani also stars Upen Patel, Darshan Jariwala, Govind Namdeo, Smita Jaykar, Navneet Nishan, Zakir Hussain, Jagdeep, and Salman Khan in a guest appearance.

Raj Kumar Santoshi has described the movie as a light romantic comedy. He has co-written the movie with R.D. Tailang.

A light rom com from Santoshi should be good. Andaz Apna Apna, which he directed in 1994, was a hilarious comedy and, probably, one of his best movies. Santoshi has a caustic wit that shines through even in his most serious movies.

Though he is known to pick socially relevant subjects, Raj Kumar Santoshi has never been able to do complete justice to them.

Admittedly, his movies and very honest and have strong moral and social messages, be it Damini (which was very very pretty good) or Lajja.

But, he ends up diluting the movies with the usual song-and-dance routines or simply getting carried away with the dramatic potential. As a result, his movies end up having a dated feel, despite tight screenplays.

His last movie Halla Bol that was released in 2008 was a total disaster.

Santoshi usually works with the same actors, be it Sunny Deol or Ajay Devgan.

Working with a young turk like Ranbir Kapoor is a first for him.

Perhaps, with Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani he will reinvent himself in other ways as well. All he has to do is cut the drama, and he will be home safe and dry.

Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani will be Ranbir Kapoor’s third film. His first Saawariya was a washout but his second Bachna Ae Haseeno was a hit.

Ranbir Kapoor will also be seen in Wake Up Sid (2009), with Konkona Sen Sharma, and Prakash Jha’s Rajniti (2010).

Katrina Kaif is now an A-list actress despite her poor histrionic abilities, with back-to-back hits, like Namastey London, Partner, Welcome, Race, and Singh is Kinng, to her credit.

She will appear in Blue and New York, in 2009, and in Rajniti in 2010.

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9 Responses to Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani soon


    Hi Kat & Ranbir your coming movie apkgk is very romantic movie.I love it. best of luck you for your film .bye bye

  2. maitri kapoor says:

    hi kat and ranbir ur movie is just so ausum ……………..music by pritamb add to its beauty and ur and kat’s jodi …….adds five stars to ur movie and i’ll definately watch it again and again waiting for ur next raj niti and rocket singh salesman of the year by maitri kapoor i.e ginni goodbye ta ta.

  3. dipesh rawat says:

    i love katrina kaif i want to marrige with kat ………………….rina

  4. BALU LONE says:


  5. devanshjalan says:

    it was best

  6. Areeba says:

    APKGK IS VERY NICE FILM.Katrina and Ranbir looks great.

  7. sharath says:

    katrina and ranbir are made for each other

  8. richa says:

    hi kat and rnbr u bth r vry cteee and i lve apkk movie it ws so romantic and a cmdy movie also.
    and bst of lck fr ur whle ftreeeeeeeee by byyyyyyyyy

  9. SHIKHA SENGAR says:

    hi ranbir and kat i have seen ur movie u all r looking awesome …and ur movie is very nice …ranbir i love you bye……….SHIKHA SENGAR from gwalior

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