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Malamaal Weekly (2006)

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Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ...
Lilaram 'Lila'
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Balwant 'Balu'
Ritesh Deshmukh ...
Kanhaiya - Chokhey's son
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Sukhmani 'Sukhi'
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Baj 'Bajey' Bahadur
Asrani ...
Chokhey
Shakti Kapoor ...
Joseph
Arbaaz Khan ...
Jayesh Agarwal
Innocent ...
Anthony Joseph Fernandes
Sudha Chandran ...
Thakurain
Rasika Joshi ...
Mary
Priyanshi
Sona Nair
Bineesh Kodiyeri
Ravindranath
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Laholi is a small village in India whose inhabitants are poor, simple-minded, and are used to their lives being controlled by the dictatorial Landlord, Thakurain, and her brother, Baj Bahadur. Although Lilaram is the one with the highest educational qualifications, he is unable to secure any job. He decides to make a living selling lottery tickets, especially the Delhi-based Malamaal Weekly, but is barely able to make ends meet. Then one day he finds out that one of his lottery tickets is a winner. He concocts a scheme with his wife, which involves pawning her pet goat with the Thakurain, getting people together for a feast, so that he can get their tickets back - all in vain. Then he finds out that the only one who was absent was the town drunk, Anthony Fernandes. When he goes to Anthony's house he finds him dead, happily clutching his winning lottery ticket. When Lilaram tries to take the ticket from Anthony's hand, another villager, Balwant, happens to come by, both of them ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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10 March 2006 (India)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$57,415 (USA) (17 March 2006)

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$204,612 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Several reviewers consider this film to be very similar to Waking Ned Devine (1998). Both films are set in a small remote village, involve a man winning the lottery and dying of shock with the winning ticket clutched in his hand, two people conspire to take the winnings, the conspiracy expands to involve the whole village, and a single villager attempts to reveal the conspiracy but dies in a car accident. However director Priyadarshan claims it is "totally and absolutely original". See more »

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Remake of Waking Ned Devine (1998) See more »

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Written by Sai Barve
Composed by Uttank Vora
Performed by Mahalakshmi Iyer and Javed Ali
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Its a sad day when priyadarshan has to make a remake and that too a bad one. (of an English movie not his own south movie as he wants us to believe)
16 March 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I must admit i really went into this movie with a lot of expectations and trust me thats not the only reason i found this movie to be bad.

For starters this movie is the remake (and a pathetic one) of the British film "Waking Ned Devine" which i saw years ago and was an utterly delightful movie that captured the essence of the English countryside.

As such this movie follows the same themes although the movie claim that the village is small consisting of 100-150 khidkis (homes) is not evident anywhere i must have seen at least that many or more people in this film. Also the false picture or racial mixture in the village was to hard to digest (a bloody drunk anthony in a small village in India talk about rubbish stereotypes and in fact there is more than one anthony in the same village wtf).

You cannot emphasize how many absurdities this movie has that are hard to digest even for a comedy. Seriously after Hera Pheri its all been downhill for priyadarshan.

Also what the hell is it with him and connected people it wasn't funny in hungama and its definitely not funny here.

The only reason this movie gets a 4 is because the acting is top notch and the cast of main actors do a great job i keep repeating it but i feel ritesh deshmukh has a bright future playing the average joe guy due his bad looks and good acting(lets not forget his politician father).

Also there are some genuinely funny scenes in the movie but this movie lacks any genuine original humour.

All in a movie making disaster but can be watched due to top notch performances of the actors and some genuinely funny scenes.

Watch it in the matinée or television debut though.(not wasting 200 bucks to watch it an inox)


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