This one's very close to my heart and will always be. What works from the beginning till the end is the chemistry Adi (Vivek Oberoi) and Suhani (Rani Mukherji) share. It's realistic, it's relatable.
Adi, Suhani are passionate, crazy lovers and that's palpable, every time they exchange a dialogue or even just a smile! Their story is not without their share of misunderstandings and arguments but at the end of it all, they know they can't do without each other.
Saathiya is a very basic love story but it's the treatment (courtesy director Shaad Ali) that makes you want to pick up the film again and again. It's love at first sight for Adi, who meets Suhani at a wedding. The puppy-dog eyes lover boy does all he possibly can to patao her, pursuing her everywhere. Strong and determined Suhani (a medical student) is all too occupied in her studies to even give it a thought! She refuses to believe his version of the (love) story. For her, it's anything but love. But Adi is more than well-versed with the tricks of the trade ;)
I'll count this among Rani's best performances. I also enjoyed watching her in Bunty aur Babli, Hum Tum, Tara Rum Pum, Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Dil Bole Hadippa. Vivek Oberoi broke his stereotypical Chandu image (of Company) with this film.
Coincidently, the film completes eight years today!