Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

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Two mismatched characters go on a wild road trip in Uttar Pradesh and, while being dogged by a policeman, fall in love.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
DCP Dashrath Singh
Vimmi Saluja / Babli
Rakesh Trivedi / Bunty
Kiran Juneja ...
Vimmi's mother (as Kiran Juneja Sippy)
Lilliput ...
Pappu (as Liliput)
Pratima Kazmi ...
Phool Sakhi
Prem Chopra ...
SikhTruck Driver
Puneet Issar ...
Vimmi's father
Rajesh Vivek ...
Special Appearance (song) (as Aishwarya Rai)
Rameshwari ...
Mrs. Trivedi
Ranjeet ...
Store owner
Ravi Baswani ...
B.B.'s first victim
Q. Q. Qureshi


Rakesh{Abhishek Bachchan} and Vimmi{Rani Mukherji} are two ambitious wannabes from small towns where their dreams are written off as outrageous daydreaming. They run away from their homes when bump into each other and decide to con for once to be financially sound until they make it big. Ironically, they find it too exciting. One follows the another as they adopt fake names [Bunty and Babli] for the same and they soon become the most popular anonymous criminals of the nation. At the heart of it kicks off their romance and they decide to continue their newly-found 'talent' as their means of living. Little do they know that their shenanigans have caught the fancy of ACP Dashrath Singh {Amitabh Bachchan} big time. He leaves no stone unturned in putting them behind the bars. Meanwhile, Rakesh and Vimmi have a child and decide to quit conning for their child's sake. However, its only then when Dashrath Singh manages to get their grab. But he release them after initial incredulity about ... Written by B.H.Harsh

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Two people who wanted everything...and a third who only wanted them... See more »


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Release Date:

27 May 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

B.N.B.  »

Box Office


INR 100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,640 (UK) (27 May 2005)


£522,472 (UK) (17 June 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sushmita Sen was considered for the "Kajra Re" item number. See more »


DCP Dashrath Singh: Tell me joke.... Non-veg.
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Referenced in Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009) See more »


Bunty Aur Babli
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Sowmya Rao and Loy Mendonsa
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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A joy ride.
9 June 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Leave your rational back at home and when you come out of the theater you leave the place smiling. Shaad Ali did a marvelous job of capturing the beauty and essence of North India. The story is not a ground breaking one and have been used before but it is the treatment and screenplay which makes it so enjoyable. The movie has got it all groovy North Indian dance steps, dancing on the train selling of Taj Mahal.

BAB is about two dreamers from small towns of UP Rakesh ( Abhishek Bachchan ) and Vimmi (Rani) who in the quest to fulfill their dreams elope from house and bump into each other. They both faces failure at the first stage so they both decide to twist things around and get into conning. To con they develop an alter -ego Bunty and Babli. from then they never face failure and their scams become a headache for the system.DCP Dashrath Singh Amitabh Bachchan takes the charge of catching B n B.

SHaad ALi poured a lot of hard work to make BAB a treat to watch . His home work is obvious from many small points in the movie. THe opening scene of a Kite stuck in a TV antenna , the songs which are played in the background were just sheer right on the target. Songs like " CHalat Musafir " really captured the feel of North India. Using Taj Mahal as a backdrop for the marriage and their unconventional Vows were all brilliant.

Performance wise Rani Mukherjee is absolutely awesome. The way she captured the emotions her get up and talking style of a young Punjabi girl was point perfect.Amitabh Bachchan's comedy is still the best my god what timing. Abhishek Bachchan has seriously grown up as an actor and he proves his point in BnB .

Abhishek and Rani are a treat to watch and they were so lively on the screen it gets you into the moment. The bus scenes where Rakesh tells Vimmi about BNB is amazing then the scene on Mumabi CST station where they confess their love shows their on screen chemistry.

SEL gives a good enough soundtrack with songs like "Dhadhak Dhadhak" and Chup Chup Ke the soundtrack of the movie is really worth listening. Aishwarya Rai looks amazing on screen and Amitabh and Abhishek were marvelous together. The Bar scene between Abhishek and Amitabh is all about brilliant timing of comedy. I loved the groovy dance steps of Kajrare.

In times when movies like Kya Kool Hain Hum is making money BnB comes as a refreshing good taste comedy . 8/10

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