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      Morning Raga

      Released Oct 29, 2004 1 hr. 33 min. Drama List
      Reviews 52% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Swarnalata (Shabana Azmi), a successful singer, survived the death of her young son, but just barely. After the boy is killed in a car crash, Swarnalata becomes a recluse and gives up on music. Years later when Abhinay (Prakash Rao), her son's old friend who now dreams of becoming a musician, shows up at her door with his girlfriend (Perizaad Zorabian) in tow, Swarnalata is compelled to help the young couple. As she gets to know the teenagers, some of her old wounds begin to heal. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member So mediocre. The movie is trying so hard to make you feel something, but fails miserably. Other than Shabana Azmi, who brilliantly gets into the shoes of the character, no one else in the movie knows how to act. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member MORNING RAGA IS THE FUSION OF KARNATAKA MUSIC AND MODERN MUSIC.SWARNALATHA AND VAISHNAVI WERE KARNATAKA SINGERS BUT ON THEIR WAY A BUS ACCIDENT KILLED VAISHNAVI AND SWARNALATHA'S SON.SINCE THEN SWARNALATHA KEPT HERSELF SECLUDED FROM MUSIC.BUT WHEN ABHINAY ,VAISHNAVI'S SON WANTED TO COMPOSE.IN THE VILLAGE HE MET PRIYANKA.PRIYANKA ASSURED ABHINAY SHE WOULD HELP HIM.THEY FORMED A BAND WHICH CONSISTS OF A GUITARIST MUNNA(GUESS WHO PLAYED THE PART OF MUNNA SUB-INSPECTOR OF C.I.D),PRIYANKA SANG BUT ABHINAY MISSED SOMRTHING IN THE SONG AND THEY KNEW SWARNALATHA WOULDN'T COME TO THE CITY BECAUSE TO SOME EXTENT SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR VAISHNAVI AND HER SON'S DEATH. PRIYANKA REVEALED THAT IT WAS HER FATHER WHO WAS DRIVING INDRUNKARD POSITION.HOWEVER THE PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE-THEFUSION OF KARNATAKA MUSIS AND MODERN MUSIC..THE SONGS WERE GREAT THE MOVIE WAS SUPERB Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member saw this when i was in Southern India. over-dramatic, nearly 0 character development, this was a pretty terrible film. the Carnatic music was pretty cool though. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member The story was ok. Shabana Azmi's acting was good at most times. Loved the Karnatic music in the movie. The whole movie was predicting - I figured out what was going to happen throughout the movie after I saw the bus accident. I'm gonna give an extra star for the music. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member If not for the horrible music score, this movie would have certainly a big score..... typical indian movie style in some areas, but well packaged in all... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Horrible movie, cheesy and full of bad acting. Very avoidable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jay Weissberg Variety Dattani's assembled an impressive cast and crew. Mar 18, 2005 Full Review V.A. Musetto New York Post Resolves its conflicts along familiar, Hollywood-friendly lines. Rated: 2/4 Mar 18, 2005 Full Review Anita Gates New York Times Although it is from India, it has few of the usual Bollywood musical excesses. Rated: 3/5 Mar 17, 2005 Full Review Maitland McDonagh TV Guide An awkwardly told tale of music's power to heal old wounds. Rated: 2/5 Mar 18, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Swarnalata (Shabana Azmi), a successful singer, survived the death of her young son, but just barely. After the boy is killed in a car crash, Swarnalata becomes a recluse and gives up on music. Years later when Abhinay (Prakash Rao), her son's old friend who now dreams of becoming a musician, shows up at her door with his girlfriend (Perizaad Zorabian) in tow, Swarnalata is compelled to help the young couple. As she gets to know the teenagers, some of her old wounds begin to heal.
      Director
      Mahesh Dattani
      Executive Producer
      Shobu Yarlagadda, Madhavi Polavarupu
      Screenwriter
      Mahesh Dattani
      Production Co
      20th Century Fox
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 29, 2004, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Mar 18, 2005