MUMBAI—Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut “Raabta” is a modern-day story of two seemingly ordinary people who have the most extraordinary experience when they realize that they are connected through a past life experience of unrequited love, passion, and treachery. The title means a broad connotation of ‘rapport’ – a bonding unexplained by any logic and sometimes not realized or understood by the people themselves.
In the hip and thriving European city of Budapest, two Indian strangers, Shiv (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Saira (Kriti Sanon), are mysteriously drawn to each other and have a whirlwind romance. As they party through this bustling city, Saira questions the relationship, more so because of how fast they have fallen so madly and deeply in love.
Shiv is a laugh-a-minute boy who effortlessly brings so much sunshine into her life that Saira feels too good to be true. Until, of course, the third angle to their relationship emerges in the form of Zakir Merchant (Jim Sarbh), a billionaire playboy who goes all out to woo the beautiful yet down-to-earth Saira. She’s floored by the attention and by Zak’s suaveness.
But a prophecy from the past looms large over the destinies of Shiv, Saira and Zak in this life too. Will they manage to break this cursed cycle? Will destiny repeat itself? Will the lovers reunite or will they meet the same fate as before?
Who does Saira belong to in this life? Zak or Shiv?
Set in Europe and Mauritius, “Raabta” is a rollercoaster of relationships, love, and intrigue and is co-produced by Vijan (“Cocktail,” “Badlapur”) with Bhushan Kumar and Krishen Kumar for Eros International. Pritam tunes lyrics by Irshad Kamil and Amitabh Bhattacharya for this film written by Siddharth-Garima. The trailer has received rave reviews.
Watch the trailer of “Raabta” here.