Directed By: Raj Kanwar
Release Date: 23 May 2003
Length: 2 Hours 26 Minutes
Genre: Drama | Musical | Romance
Starcast: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra
Andaaz is a 2003 Indian romantic musical film directed by Raj Kanwar and produced by Suneel Darshan. It stars Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. The film tells the story the Raj (Kumar) and his romantic relationship with two girls, Kajal and Jiya (Dutta and Chopra). The music of the film was composed by Nadeem-Shravan with lyrics written by Sameer.
Made on a budget of ₹80 million (US$1 million), the film released on 23 May 2003 to mixed reviews from critics. Critics praised the performances (particularly by Dutta and Chopra), the cinematography and the music. At the end of its theatrical run the film gossed ₹240 million (US$4 million) at the domestic box-office. The film was a major box-office success, one of the best grossing films of the year. Andaaz celebrated its silver jubilee by completing 100 days in theatres and is considered as the “first Universal Hit of the year”. The film won several awards and nominations at various award ceremonies across India. At the 49th Filmfare Awards, Andaaz received five nominations and won two awards for Dutta and Chopra in the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut category.