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"Ta Ra Rum Pum" is a story of one man, his family and how they overcome obstacles that life puts in their way. Rajveer Singh is a pit-crew worker in a racing team with a passion for driving. He gets d... read more read more...iscovered by the team manager, Harry. The same day he accidentally meets a music student, Radhika, who he falls for instantly. While his racing career takes off, his love affair also blossoms, and a few months later, he is both a happily married man and one of the country's best racers. But, as a result of a racing accident, RV is hospitalized for a few months. When he tries to make a comeback, he realizes that he has been mentally scarred by the accident and has lost his edge. His life takes a turn for the worse and after a string of failures, he is forced to auction his house and move with his family to a run-down Bronx-style neighborhood. The family struggles to survive a life they are not used to, using a mixture of fantasy and cheerfulness to pull through in the face of adversity. But, an incident forces RV to reclaim the life that was taken away from him. Can he, once again and perhaps for a last time, face down his inner demons on the race track?

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Unrated, 2 hr. 36 min.

Directed by: Siddharth Anand, Siddharth Anand Kumar

Release Date: April 27, 2007

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DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007

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  • April 29, 2009
    Here is an exciting movie that follows one man and his dream of becoming successful and living a good life. Rajveer is late for work when he meets a taxi cab driver, and convinces him to let him drive. Radhika, an NYU music student, also gets into the taxi cab as Harry and Rajvee... read morer are about to drive off. They race through the city, and it is there that Harry discovers a prospect in Rajveer, and introduces him to his connections. Instantly, Rajveer becomes a tire changer in a stock car team, and this is the first step in his success. Rajveer becomes RV the club?s number one stock car driver. At a party, he meets up with Radhika and the two fall in love. They marry, and begin a life together having just about everything: a great home, beautiful children, and their love for each other. Until an accident occurs on the race tracks, RV and Radhika?s beautiful life is shattered. Soon after, things start to fall apart and everything changes. They are out of their beautiful home, and RV is replaced as the club?s top stock car driver. The two pick up, and try to place their lives back on track while trying to keep their small family together. Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee stars. Definitely worthy!
  • August 17, 2007
    This movie was really great bcuz it was all about love it was about realistic struggles. I love the way it was so real. And the setting in newyork was hot! but i watched like 7 times and played it out.
  • May 20, 2007
    this movie was good!! good moral...sweet storyy...sad yet cute....and the songs and music was good!!!

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David Chute
May 3, 2007
David Chute, L.A. Weekly

The film is so single-mindedly determined to be light and comfortable, to not raise a sweat, that it forgoes even the mildest surprises. The only things that get heavy here are the viewer's eyelids. Full Review

Rafer Guzman
May 1, 2007
Rafer Guzman, Newsday

Head-scratching mash-up of zany dance numbers, gooey romance (but no kissing) and random English phrases such as 'awesome,' "bad habit' and 'noisy birthday parties.' Full Review

Ethan Gilsdorf
May 1, 2007
Ethan Gilsdorf, Boston Globe

While Ta Ra Rum Pum doesn't deliver pure joy, it's worth a pit stop , if for no other reason than for its amusing, back-seat view of an India in flux and seduced by Western pop culture. Full Review

S. Jhoanna Robledo
October 22, 2007
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media

Fanciful Bollywood dramedy fine for tweens and up. Full Review

Maitland McDonagh
May 2, 2007
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide

The "cute" kids are insufferable, but leads Ali Khan and Mukerji radiate the unabashed star quality that's all but gone from American movies -- poverty and desperation haven't looked so glamorous sinc... Full Review

Frank Lovece
May 1, 2007
Frank Lovece, Film Journal International

In its utter sincerity, it has an old-fashioned appeal that may not be for everybody but could definitely play in Peoria. Full Review

Derek Elley
February 23, 2012
Derek Elley, Variety

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