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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)
Pratima Kazmi ...
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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Release Date:

27 May 2005 (India)  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

Hrithik Roshan was approached for the role of Bunty. However, recalling the disastrous Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002), he put a condition that he would do the film if it was directed by either Yash Chopra or Aditya Chopra. Abhishek Bachchan was approached next and he accepted the role. See more »

Quotes

Dancer: Hey, handsome!
[Rakesh turns, looks - and falls down with shock]
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Soundtracks

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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17 June 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

After watching Saathiya (Shaad's first direction), I had high expectations from this movie. But he proved that it was Mani Ratnam's magic (Alayai Payuthe, Saathiya's original tamil version) which helped in the success of Saathiya.

If you are a die hard fan of Abhishek and Rani, then probably you can see the movie, but as a package, the movie falls flat. The cons are not properly developed and senior B adds to downhill of the movie. Actually I am getting sick of Sr B watching him in every other movie (though eagerly waiting for Verma's Sarkar). Aishwarya item song actually takes you to the heights of boredom.

I must say Abhishek and Rani are superb and they make a good on screen pair (after Yuva). Only if Shaad Ali had worked little hard on the movie, we could have had 'Catch me If You Can' of bollywood.


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