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 overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ...
Lilaram 'Lila'
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Balwant 'Balu'
Riteish Deshmukh ...
Kanhaiya - Chokhey's son (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
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Sukhmani 'Sukhi'
Rajpal Yadav ...
Baj 'Bajey' Bahadur
Asrani ...
Chokhey
Shakti Kapoor ...
Joseph
Arbaaz Khan ...
Jayesh Agarwal
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ...
Anthony Joseph Fernandes (as Innocent)
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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$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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Kismat Se Chalti Hai
Written by Nitin Raikwar
Composed by Uttank Vora
Performed by Vaishali Samant
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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I liked it!
21 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Let's admit it, Bollywood can't really pull off a comedy - not since Andaaz Apna Apna have we seen a decent comedy make it to the silver screen. I'm sick of all these talentless newbies coming into the industry and appearing in "comedies" that are nothing but annoying screaming and complete idiocy.

This movie though made me laugh right through. The chemistry between the main characters was fantastic and the acting was superb by the 3 main old dudes. Asrani was also FANTASTIC! The jokes, the reactions, etc were perfectly delivered. The story, although predictable, was a refreshing change and it never felt over cooked and the jokes stayed true to the story line.

Good light hearted film!


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