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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

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

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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Budget:

INR 100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,640 (UK) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

$901,867 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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The horn-rimmed glasses and old-fashioned dress Babli dons to give an old-fashioned look to her persona is a reference to the popular Hindi serial _Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (2003)_. See more »

Quotes

[singing]
DCP Dashrath Singh: Now listen up y'all, let me tell you a little story about two cool cats named Bunty and Babli... Bunty aur Babli, Bunty aur Babli / They are coming to your town / They hustle well, they hustle now...
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Soundtracks

Kajra Re
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Alisha Chinoi, Shankar Mahadevan and Javed Ali
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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An entertaining movie, well acted and delivered
11 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie starts out very well, with the two dreamy-eyed, small town youngsters yearning to get out and live up their dreams in the big bad city. After that, the pace slowed down quite a bit as Big B's character is introduced. Some of the scenes appear to be forced. The plot itself seems to be based on either Matchstick Men, or Catch Me If You Can. The concept of the 'con' has been borrowed and the usual Bollywood elements added to it. The bar scene before the Aishwarya number has been dragged quite a bit. What truly pulled this one off is superb acting by Jr. B, Rani Mukherjee and the supporting cast, which is quite minimal in its appearance. One wonders if the director had a choice, or if someone was hogging footage (get it?). Both the parents are missing for quite a bit while B&B are romping it up. The reaction in the small town to B&B's exploits also could have been worth exploring but isn't shown.

Overall its an entertaining movie, the musical score is good except for one song. One should not watch it as a realistic movie, rather as a fun caper that oozes lots of small town charm. There are definitely shades of films made in the 70s, 80s and one feels the influence clearly. Not surprisingly, this has been a hit grossing 4 times its budgeted cost.


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