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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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Cast

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Manjeet 'Mannu' Khosla
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Mr. Khosla
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Arjun
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Zoheb Hayaat Khan
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Priya
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Rock fan, person on a queue
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Sima - The Reporter
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Wasim Hayaat Khan
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Pole dancer
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Simon
Mandi Sidhu ...
Maria
Manoj Pahwa ...
Bhatinda Resident
Chris Wilson ...
Airline Pilot
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Paparazzi
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

30 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rashque  »

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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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Director Rajkumar Santoshi conceived this project a decade before it finally started production, with Aamir Khan in the role of Manu and 'Shahrukh Khan' in the role of Arjun, it was originally titles 'Rashque' but neither of them look interest in the project. See more »

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Mann Ko Ati Bhavey
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Typical Bollywood Bloat
30 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rags-to-riches cautionary tale straight off the Bollywood assembly-line, "London Dreams" is a lengthy, superficial account of an orphaned Indian émigré who finds that life as a rising British pop star isn't all it's cracked up to be.

This cliché-ridden film pads out its interminable two-and-a-half-hours-plus running time with overheated melodrama, soul-searing angst, bloated musical numbers, and cutesy slapstick routines. And, of course, it's overflowing with that kind of self-congratulatory smugness that seems to be the hallmark of so many of the commercial films coming out of India these days.

The movie does take us to many colorful London locales – befitting a wide-eyed tourist from abroad - but one could get pretty much the same effect using Google street view and not have to put up with all the drama.


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