The week before last I visited Ashrafs Store in Munich, and went completly crazy in there. A huge cupboard with all (or mostly) Original DVD´s, though all terribly expensive (€20 to €25 for current movies) ohh it was heaven.
Well to make a long story short, I bought so much that I got a DVD for free and that was "Rehnaa Hai Terra Dil Mein" It looked interesting as it had Saif Ali Khan in it and R.Madhavan. The movie is from 2001 so it was filmed around the time Dil Chahta Hai was, and I loved Saif there. That was easy. Madhavan I knew only from his small role as Ajay the pilot in "Rang de Basanti". He was sweet there, I liked him and I also knew that he is big in Tamil Films.
But oh boy can that guy play!!
The story is nothing new. Sam (Saif Ali Khan) and Maddy (Madhavan) attend the same college, while Sam is an A grade student, Maddy is the colleges bad boy. Both come to blow and Sam is forced leave the College vowing that one day he will have his revenge on Maddy. Some years later we meet Maddy again in Mumbai where he teaches Software and has basicly grown up to be a decent guy. He gets the chance to work in the U.S. but refuses because he does not want to leave his dad (Anupam Kher ... I love it when he shows up in movies). One day Maddy spots a beautiful girl whom he instantly falls in love with. He tries to meet her but chickens out more then once before he talks to her. Then he finds out that Reena (Diya Mirza) is supposed to get marries to an NRI from the U.S. Maddy´s last chance to meet her is to pretend to be Rajiv and make her fall in love with him before the real Rajiv arrives.
Well of course they fall in love and of course Reena finds out about Maddys deception on the day Maddy planned to tell her herself. Maddy desperately tries to console Reena but to no avail. Reena is so pissed that she accepts her arranged marriage