Aaja Nachle

Synopsis: An unexpected phone call shakes Dia (Madhuri Dixit) out of her dance rehearsal in New York. Her teacher, her guru, is dying and she must return to India. The town where she grew up, the town where she learnt to live and to dance. Also the town she left on an impulse, severing ties with her parents and her people. It is a poignant and troubled return; not only has her guru passed away but the institution that he so lovingly nurtured is in decay and under threat of demolition. Ajanta theatre, the once vibrant hub of the community, the place where Dia's fondest memories are embedded must now be brought down because the local political authorities feel it a waste of prime real estate. Dia picks up the gauntlet to turn this ruin into a vibrant and bustling theatre that was once the soul of her little town, while fighting discrimination, resentfulness and her own demons.
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Director(s): Anil Mehta
Production: Yash Raj Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
137 min

Yes! Diya speaking.

Diya, your teacher is taking

his last breathes.

He's dying.

Oome quick.



Yes, l'm coming.

Don't eat that much chili.

You will die some day.

Have this sweet.

l won't die that quick.

Until l fill this town with art.

First come of out

these round stairs.

All of the town

call you a madman.

Art doesn't need town,

towns need art.


Alright, l'll come again

tomorrow to learn.

Only if l have the right mood.

Go away, you witch.

You aren't doing any

favor if you come to learn.

l'm saying if you don't pay the

bill electricity will be disconnected.

Yes, it is.

Go you have electricity.

Let me have my food.

Have it.

Let's go.

Why haven't you had your

dinner yet?

Does he ever eat without you?

Mother, why did you married

with this big blackmailer?

You still can change yourself.

Stay away from that

Ajanta ''Bakwasi'' (Orap).

What ''Bakwasi''?

You entertain yourself with Lata

Mangeshkar and Mumtaz singing.

And when you daughter sings

and dances, it's ''Bakwasi'' to you.

What are you saying dude?

Why do you talk to me like that?

Are you out of your mind?

There's is something as Style!

You won't go to Ajanta.

What are you doing aunty?

Najma, don't.

- l'm going.

Let her go,

it won't take anything if

she does one program.

You haven't passed through

that Ajanta place.

There's always voices of singing

and dances coming from there.

Don't know what would

have been going on there?

lf there are voices of dancing and

singing then it must be it.

We are all ready.

lt's a must see.

A new from Ajanta!

He's back again.

What are you doing?

What are you doing witch?

He's Steve.

From National Geographic Magazine

from America.

He's here to take pictures

of lndian artists.

You too should have your

photos taken.

Listen, take him with

you to see the town.

lf you don't mind.

We don't mind.

How are you Mohan?

l was craving for your tea today.

Tea and hotel both are yours.

Oome, sit.

He's Mr. Steve.

Oame from America?


Hi, l'm Steve.

Why don't you bring

some Pakoras with Ohili.

Right away.

Prepare 3 cups of tea

and some Pakoras.

O stupid,

You'll keep on serving Pakoras

and the Whiteman will

fly away with the girl.

We have fixed your marriage.


With Mohan

You'll finish your program

by tomorrow.

Mohan has prepared for the engagement

on the day after tomorrow.

Buy whatever you want for

the occasion by tomorrow.

Am l doing anything wrong?


Art is what's coming

out of your heart.

And what stays in the

heart is darkness.

You're not born to

follow this world,

you're born to dance

on your own heartbeats.

Spread your wings and fly.

Fly away my child.

l called many times from America.

But the phone kept on ringing.

Later l found out from Najma

that Mom and Papa left Shamli

because of the embarrassment.

Don't know where?

Najma was about to get married.

So she was restricted

from talking to me.

l called my teacher too, but no one

wanted to hear his name.

Don't know what people might

have done to him.

After going to America, Steve

didn't remain the Steve l met before.

Then l realized.

That he and l were never

meant for each other.

Till then l was already pregnant.

Then you came in to my life.

l found a new reason to live.

l forgot Shamli

and started a new life in America.

With the person l love

most in the world.

l love you mom.

Thank you,

l didn't know that.

You took too long.

He's gone.

He passed away last night.

He was saying, he's done

with the drama of this world.

He will continue in the

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Aditya Chopra

Aditya Chopra (born 21 May 1971) is an Indian filmmaker. His work as a director includes Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Befikre (2016).He is also the current Chairman of India's multi-national film, media and entertainment conglomerate Yash Raj Films (YRF). Chopra has written and produced a number of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films under the banner such as Veer-Zaara (2004), Fanaa (2006), Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), the Dhoom series (2004, 2006 & 2013), Sultan (2016) and the Tiger series (2012 & 2017). He has broken away from typecast through production of off-beat films such as Kabul Express (2006), Chak De! India (2007), Rocket Singh (2009), Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) and Hichki! (2018), that do not necessarily fit into the realm of "Masala films". Chopra is also the first to move towards a true film studio model through independent projects helmed by producers, writers and directors under his banner. Major production and post-production work of the company is now carried out of YRF Studios (co-founded by his ex-wife Payal Khanna), where Chopra serves as Chief Executive. As of March 2018, he has produced eight films that have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of more than ₹200 crore, which is the most for an Indian film producer. In December 2009, Chopra rejected an extremely aggressive acquisition bid by Walt Disney, valued upwards of ₹2500 crore, to remain and continue purely as an independent entity exclusively funded by domestic enterprises. Apart from emerging as an equitable brand, his company has earned the status of a movie movie mogul, through distribution networks spread across the globe. With a majority of his work being part of the highest grossing films of all time, the company is estimated to be net worth ₹6350 crore (FY17/18) by multiple NSE and BSE analysts, thereby making it the biggest and most successful film production company in the history of Cinema. The Government of India honoured him with the National Film Award for his contribution to the arts, on three separate years (1995, 2005 and 2007) through the Directorate of Film Festivals. In June 2018, he was awarded membership into The Academy by the Producers Guild of America. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and powerful executives in Indian entertainment, Chopra has however rejected the publicity and fame that came with being Yash Chopra's son and the Chief Executive of Yash Raj Films. He has remained extremely media-shy and a passive individual, battling constant reports of an alleged dysthymic disorder throughout his three-decade career, resulting in very few public photos of him being in existence. more…

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