The story begins with unemployed Manu (Ajay Devgan),from Bhagalpur in search of money to finance his new business as he has lost his earlier job at a jute mill. On his quest, he visits his former intimate friend Neeru (Aishwarya Rai) in Calcutta, to whom he was once engaged six years ago. During the rainy evening, the couple reminisce about their former love and how each ended up in their current situation.
The story goes along the girl who pretends to be in happy and prosperous situation. The gestures made by her to former lover has many interesting instances, particularly when the door bell rings and she persuades Manu not to open the door. They go on talking about their past and present with multiple flashbacks.
The raincoat comes to play when Neeru wears it to fetch some food. The landlord speaks of the real situation of the household, and prompts Manu to give his borrowed money as outstanding rent for the house. Manu left a letter under the bed sheet explaining things. Meanwhile, when Neeru returns he does not say anything about his encounter with her landlord. After some time Manu leaves. Later, when he puts his hand inside the pocket of his raincoat, he finds a pair of gold bangles that belonged to Neeru, along with a letter saying that she had a lot of money and he should have told her about his financial situation. She had actually read a letter that was inside the raincoat that informed her about Manu’s condition. —wikipedia
Rituparno Ghosh (Bangla: ঋতুপর্ণ ঘোষ Ritupôrno Ghosh) is a Bengali film director. He has won 8 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad.
He began directing in advertising. In 1992, he made a low-key film debut with a children’s feature titled Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). His second movie Unishe April (19 April), won the 1995 National Film Award. Since then, Ghosh has directed Dahan, Utsab, Chokher Bali, Asukh, Bariwali, Antarmahal and Raincoat (in Hindi). In 2010 he won the National Award for Best Director for his Bengali film Abohoman starring Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Shankar. —Wikipedia