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Bluffmaster! (2005)

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A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.

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Roy Kapoor
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Simran "Simmi" Ahuja
Ritesh Deshmukh ...
Aditya "Dittu" Srivastav (as Riteish)
Nana Patekar ...
Chandrakant 'Chandru' Parekh
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Doorman at Five Star
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Parimal Bajaj
Hayat Asif ...
Chandru's Man 1
Ram Awana ...
Chandru's Man 2
Rajesh Balwani ...
Pratish Shah
Dipak Chauhan ...
Man at Shooting 1 (as Deepak Chauhan)
Deepak Dadhwal ...
Mr. Ahuja (as Deepak Dharwal)
Vallabh Gada ...
Doctor 2
Dinkar Gavande ...
Barber
Carol Gracias ...
Dancer in end credit music video
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Dr. Bhalerao
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Roy is leading a dual life . His girlfriend Simi believes he is an honest person while the reality is quite different. Roy is actually a professional conman who dupes innocent people as easily as he swats flies. When Simi comes to know of the reality, she is heartbroken and ditches Roy for ever. Roy repents but it seems like it's too late now. One day Roy bumps into Aditya "Dittu" Shrivastav who is an amateur conman. Dittu implores Roy to teach him the tricks of his trade, but Roy disagrees. One night, Roy collapses while crossing a road and visits Dr. Bhalerao for a medical checkup. It is revealed that Roy has a brain tumour and has very little time. He bumps into Dittu again and this time he agrees to take Dittu under his wing and teach him the basics of the art of conning. Together they zero in on a big "fish" - a shady hotel owner named Chandru and proceed to lure him into their master plan. Written by Soumitra

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£85,437 (UK) (16 December 2005)

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$718,956 (USA) (20 January 2006)
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When Roy and Dittu are attempting to con Chandru in the cinema hall, the movie playing is director Rohan Sippy's father, director Ramesh Sippy's hit film Shaan. See more »

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Chandru: I know it's all about computers these days. But I'm still a bit old-fashioned! I like this kind of lap-top.
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References The Sting (1973) See more »

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Do Aur Do Paanch Remix
Remix by Sameeruddin
Original vocals by Kishore Kumar & Mohammad Rafi
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Abhishek Bachhan has come into his own
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bluffmaster is a delightful movie. The dialogues are crisp and far above average from Hindi film sentimentality. Abhishek Bachhan is a natural and I do believe that he is a far better actor than his very popular father. His Hindustani diction is leaps and bounds better than all the Khans combined. Nana Patekar is at his comic best as his sinister character belies the poet at heart. I was able to tolerate Priyanka Chopra in this movie, far better than the Barbie character she plays in Krrish. Boman Irani is funny.

I do believe that much of the film is a mish-mash of lifts from western films of the genre and even some of the dialogues are plagiarized. But the Hindustani play on metaphors and aphorisms is what makes this movie so very fun to watch. The English subtitles do little justice to the rich dialogue in Hindustani.

The songs are a wonderful blend of Hinglish.


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