Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, What's Your Raashee? is his first romantic comedy. The movie is inspired by a Gujarati novel 'Kimball Ravenswood' by Madhu Rye.
What's Your Raashee? has Priyanka Chopras in twelve completely different avatars each representing a different star-sign of the horoscope. But as far as the bride-selection finale is concerned, the director has completely changed the climax of the movie than what it is in the novel. Yogesh selects a completely different girl from the one that the protagonist selects in the novel.
Explaining this change, Ashutosh Gowariker said, "If I had 12 different actresses playing the 12 brides-in-waiting, a star-hierarchy would've been created in the audiences' mind. And the one Harman would've married would've been considered 'The Star' of the show. I wanted all the 12 girls to be looked on with equal curiosity and interest by the audience. And for that I need to take up the challenge of making one actress play all the 12 parts."
Playing twelve characters in one single movie has made Priyanka Chopra the only actress in the world to do so. With such massive bodycount of an actor in one film, the last that we witnessed was in 'Naya Din Nayi Raat' , where Sanjiv Kumar played nine different characters.
'What's your Rashee?' may seem a romantic comedy, but the director explains that the film reflects the empowerment of women in India today who speak their heart and express their desires and ambitions.
Music of What's Your Raashee? is quite interestingly composed. For the first time in the history of Bollywood cinema a film has twelve songs, one for each sun sign, keeping the storyline in sync as Priyanka changes like a chameleon from the character of one girl to the other.
She has also performed to a song that required her to incorporate all the 12 characters together in all their different moods and personalities. The song is choreographed by Raju Khan (Saroj Khan's son).
'What's Your Rashee?' has been designed as a musical film with completely distinct designing around each of the sun signs. The tracks are innovative and fresh. 'Jao Na', Sau Janam', 'Pyaari Pyaari', ''What's Your Raashee? Pal Pal', 'Bikhri Bikhri', 'Aaja Lehraate' are the ones which stand out.
So, if you are interested in knowing that extra astrological information which can be helpful for the prospective bonding in romance and relationship, make it a point to watch 'What's Your Rashee?'.