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Cast overview:
Siddharth Bose
Trisha Mallick
Nanoo (as Ranvir Sheorey)
Veerbhadra Mallick (as Sharad Saxena)
Shabnam Kapoor ...
Trisha's Mother
Vivek Chaddha
Taraana Raja ...
Shalini (as Tarana Raja)
Aamir Bashir ...
Kapil Sharma
Tanya (as Sophie Choudry)
Sapna Bhavnani ...
Nina Manuel


Bengal-speaking Siddharth Bose lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Delhi along with his mother, and sister, Shalini. Their dad had abandoned them years ago. Shalini gets married to Kapil Sharma and moves in with him, while Siddharth works as a DJ with his friend, known simply as Nanoo. While performing for a ceremony, where Punjabi-speaking Trisha Mallick is about to wed India's youngest C.E.O., Vivek Chaddha, Siddharth sneaks in to use the bathroom and finds out that the bride does not love the groom and is about to run away. He manages to convince her to stay put, uses the facility and leaves. He meets her six months later in Mumbai, and he finds out that she did run away, both are attracted to each other and start living together fairly harmoniously, even though Trisha is taller than him. Siddharth's mom approves of Trisha and hopes that their children will also be taller. Their humorous and idyllic lifestyle is shattered when Trisha proposes to him, and gets him to meet her mom, ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


INR 45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£7,528 (UK) (17 September 2006)


$30,230 (USA) (21 September 2006)

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Explicit references to alcohol are censored. For example, labels on beer bottles are blurred and a character saying "whisky" is bleeped out. See more »

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The New Face of the Urban Indian Comedy.
13 October 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

For starters I had mixed feelings about this movie, after I saw the teasers I knew I had to see this movie but I was really apprehensive about the Yuppie Cast that this movie had, besides Mallika Sherawat (who despite what they say is a fine actress),the rest of the crew were mainly people who were well respected maybe in the snooty critique circles who use words like delightfully decadent and deceptively derivative and such crap to describe art.


But boy was I surprised.......

In 5 mins I knew this movie was definitely going to be worth the time and the money (when you pay 80 rs in regal there is hardly any doubt in that hehe).

I soon realised that this movie has obviously been inspired and adapted into the Indian concept, but the works from which it has been inspired such as COUPLING are such brilliant pieces of work on the subject of gender differences and attraction that even the poorest copy of it cannot be bad, ALthough the SIDE EFFECTS OF THE SAME ARE VERY MUCH THERE.

I loved the fact, that we are shown a mature relationship between adults who we can can identify with and not the Malhotras and Viranis who only exist in the imaginations of the writers, and in any case are impossible to identify with.

Its great so see a DJ earning a modest income and traveling by cab and not the builders and the crores being spoken like it was loose change.

Yes despite the commercial format of this movie Rahul Bose was in the end Rahul Bose but I'm not complaining he was completely in his element in fact I cannot emphasise how perfect the casting and acting of this movie is. Every character down to Suchitra Pillai as the abrasive over protective friend was perfect.

The acting from the entire cast was right up there and once again Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherwat prove what fine actors they are.

And the jokes..... they were absolutely hilarious, when the poor guy is trying to watch the cricket match is asked to give attention to his girlfriend I couldn't stop laughing when I remember how I and my friends (girls) react in this situation.

And this was just the beginning, the Delhi marriages, the fact that women have the ability to win any argument by the power of their tears, the height difference between the boy and the girl, the fact that most supposedly casual relations end up being anything but casual, the abrasive judge-mental dad, the annoying friends.................................and many more.

This movie is crammed with great scenes, jokes and one liners.


I mean it didn't take a dumb-ass to notice that there were in fact cans of red-bull scattered all over the bar or the brand on the pizza box that was been discarded etc.

Compare that to such disasters such as Virudh (the reigning king ) Krissh etc.

For a slightly lower budget film the movie was technically very good.

The soundtrack of this movie is brilliant and is definitely going to rock the nightclubs for some time to come.


Still you wonder after all the raving how come I gave this movie an 8.

OK so 1 mark is lost entirely due to the fact that this movie is in fact inspired and despite being very well adapted the residues of the influence can well be seen, and there are a numerous scenes that show the influence of a Foreign HAND in this otherwise completely urban Indian movie.

The other mark is lost for the some really over the top and annoying scenes towards the end of the movie such the stripping scene and the overly long and drawn out mourning and the stupid way in which casual sex was handled, I mean on one end you show a guy as being a complete lose with women and on the other hand you show him having casual sex with a sexy door to door salesman, and whats with the morally challenged item girl having a conscience and the otherwise morally sound guy starting to believe in casual sex.

The songs were somewhat overused in the film I mean the soundtrack was already a hit, there was no reason to go back to the outdated concept of showing entire songs in the movie when they don't serve the purpose of furthering the story or providing comic relief.

This movie may not win any awards but it will be remembered for bringing the modern urban Indian ordinary guy out from the festival circuit into mainstream cinema.

Yes we may still be a decade away from having our own versions of the gender difference but this is as good as it gets.

In all a great package which save for a few glaring flaws is absolutely delightful and a must watch for anyone and everyone.

-s some really annoying and over the top scenes mainly towards the end, the obvious and unappetising foreign influences in the scenes and the humour, some obvious flaws.

+/-s Rahul Bose and a Yuppie unknown cast, influenced from masterpieces.

+s path breaking cinema, huge number of hilarious jokes, very easy to identify with especially for urban Indians, technically up there, great soundtrack.

PS I went for this movie with a girl and I recommend you do the same.

This may become the first movie with any English words in its title to enjoy even moderate success.

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