RAABTA Starring SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT & KRITI SANON
Grand Showbiz Media and Entertainment is proud to announce Raabta releasing on June 9th.
“Raabta”… rooh jude toh judi reh jaaye
(“Connection” …When two souls unite, they become one)
When a human being dies, they lose 21 grams from the body. This, they say is the weight of the soul. The journey of a soul transcends over space and time… beyond the realms of this earth. A soul is a form of energy – it cannot be created or destroyed, it only changes form. When it’s predestined journey is left incomplete, it repeats its form. Rooh jude toh judi reh jaaye.
Shiv – From the city of the Golden Temple comes a boy with a golden heart; a happy-go-lucky, free and easy Punjabi from Amritsar who lands up in Budapest. For Shiv, life is one big party. A charmer to the core, he finds a way with everyone he meets. But in his ordinary banker’s existence, there is one extraordinary feat – He can hold his breath under water almost to a world record timing.
Saira – The Delhi girl who moved to Budapest 5 years ago to run her aunt’s chocolate shop. Seemingly happy on the outside, Saira life is shrouded in fears and mysterious dreams that bother her ever since she lost her parents in a car accident.
Story – This is the story of these two seemingly ordinary individuals, going about their lives until their paths cross and they realize that they belong to one another. Unaware of a connection that was forged over several hundred years ago, Shiv and Saira are inexplicably drawn to each other and have a beautiful (and hysterical) relationship in very little time. 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 and unknowingly brings so much sunshine into her life that Saira feels this is too good to be true. Until, of course, the third angle to their relationship emerges in the form of Zakir Merchant, a billionaire who goes all out to woo the beautiful yet strikingly down-to-earth Saira. She’s floored by the attention and by Zak’s suaveness, and yet Saira is helplessly drawn to Shiv’s sidesplitting demeanour and earnestness. She tells Zak the truth, and light-heartedly promises love in another life.
After her last date with Zak, a sedated Saira wakes up in an unknown house, in a room which has been converted into an overwhelming and disturbing shrine dedicated to her, which has everything about her life thus far. In no time, she realizes that this is Zak’s mansion nestled in a very secluded land.. Not one to take rejection well, Zak has decided to kidnap and bring her ‘home’ in the hope that she will ‘remember’. Saira realizes that Zak is a psychopath and that to get out of here she will have to escape. In this bid to escape, she ends up at the edge of a cliff beyond which lies the one thing she dreads the most – water. She slips and falls into the ocean.
The fall takes her back several lives, several hundreds of years ago in an apocalyptic time – where she sees that she was Saiba – the Princess of ‘Paatharghat’ (The Stone Kingdom); Shiv was Jilaan, a legendary ‘Muraaki’ Warrior invading Paatharghat; and Zak was Kaabir, her ally, friend and future husband. Trying to save their kingdom, Saiba plans to kill Jilaan by deceit, first by ‘taming’ him and winning his trust after which she will kill him. But on their very first meeting Jilaan and Saiba fall helplessly in love, and Saiba decides to stay with him. Having found a soul mate in Saiba, Jilaan decides to not attack the Stone Kingdom. Kaabir, who has always loved Saiba and has patiently waited for her to learn how to love, is devastated and enraged. On the night that Jilaan
and Saiba decide to consummate their union, Kaabir attacks and pierces a sword through Jilaan.
Back in this life, finding herself washed up on the shore, Saiba feels the weight of guilt from that life. Was she responsible for Jilaan’s death? From this point on, her life takes a turn that changes everything about her destiny. It’s that one chance that she had been waiting for. To change the cycle of her fate, her karma. A prophecy looms large over the destinies of Shiv, Zak and Saira 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?
Who does Saira belong to in this life? Zak or Shiv?
Shiv, A complete non-believer in the afterlife remains unaware and dismissive of the idea of their reincarnation. Will he still fight for his love?
Zak, far too powerful in this life… has more working for than against him.
And Saira, who now knows it all, has to make a choice. This is her one chance of actually righting a long-standing wrong.
Raabta is a hysterical rollercoaster of love, intrigue, entertainment and life (twice over!).
Sushant Singh Rajput