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The story revolves around two childhood friends Arjun and Munnu who find a way to get from a small village in India to Wembley as Rock stars, having overcome their personalities.

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Manjeet 'Mannu' Khosla
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Mr. Khosla
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Rock fan, person on a queue
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Zoheb Hayaat Khan
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Arjun
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Priya
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Pole dancer
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Bhatinda-based school-going Arjun wants to follow in his much-maligned grand-father's footsteps and attain fame at the Wembley Stadium much to the chagrin of his father. After the latter's passing, he re-locates to live in Britain with his paternal uncle, and when admonished about his career, runs away. Years later Arjun will attempt to gain fame along with two associates, Zoheb and Wasim, and his sweetheart, Priya. He returns to Bhatinda and asks his childhood slacker and trouble-maker friend, Manjeet Khosla, to also join his band - a decision that will not only cost him his popularity, his career and dreams, but also his love. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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When your dreams come true for your best friend... See more »

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30 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£142,722 (UK) (30 October 2009)

Gross:

£142,722 (UK) (30 October 2009)
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Cinematographer Sejal Shah filmed the cast and crew dancing while they were on break. See more »

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Yaari Bina
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Roop Kumar Rathod and Milind Chitragupth
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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London Dreams: 80% awesome!
15 December 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have been waiting for London Dreams since the days Rajkumar Santoshi was the director, the movie kept on delaying, and was eventually shelved. Later, Vipul Shah picked it up and the movie started rolling. Because of the name Vipul Shah (Aankhen, Namastey London, Waqt) and the wonderful cast of Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Asin was known, I was expecting a spectacular musical.

The movie did give me a satisfying feeling, though it missed out on a few things, unfortunately. The first half is very entertaining and keeps the viewers interested, the climax is also very gripping. Just the ending spoiled it all, it feels like Vipul Shah forced the movie to end, it could have been so much better.

Performance wise Salman Khan stood out once again, Salman carried the whole movie on his shoulders, he was very entertaining and very convincing. Asin looked beautiful and delivered a good performance, though her role was kind of small. Ajay Devgn was wonderful, the intensity of his character was visible in his very expressive eyes during the whole film.

Everyone thinks the music of this film is very weak, I disagree because I feel the movie is good, not great though. Barso, Mann ko ati bhave, Khwab jo, are foot tapping. The Wembley song performance by Ajay could have been a different composition.

The defect of the movie only lies within the last 7 minutes of the movie, which is such a pity, because I really liked the initial 2 and a half hours.

You should go for this movie if you want to see gripping performances, great cinematography and emotions. Don't watch the movie if you hate movies which have very bad endings!

Overall I would rate this movie 8 out of 10, because of superb Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Asin, the direction to a certain extent, and the great locales.


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