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Credited cast:
Ashish Khanna
Rani Bhalla
Rohit Chopra
Mangal Pratap Bhalla
Lukha - Malaysian Don
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Mr. Bhalla
D. Lal - Undertaker
Dr. Rustom
Hemang Tanna ...
Devika Chouhan
'Shayar' Kanpuri


It was love at first sight for unemployed Ashish Khanna and Rani Bhalla at a cold drink stall. When Rani introduces Ashish to her businessman dad, Tau, and mom, they unanimously frown upon this alliance, until Ashish promises to get a job, save enough money, buy a flat, etc.. Ashish does get a small job with Izzat Papads, and then also starts selling steroids out of the back of a van. He gets noticed by a Ad-firm owner, and gets hired. Soon he has all the luxuries that he had always dreamed of. When the Bhallas come to know about this, they decide to welcome him as their son-law, and a lavish engagement party takes place. It is then Ashish finds out that he has cancer, and he begins to create misunderstandings between him and Rani. He tries becoming an alcoholic, but that is considered normal with the Bhalla family; he confesses to Rani that he has loved Sania, a model with ad-agency, which is welcomed by Rani as being truthful and honest. But when Rani notices that he has put up ... Written by rAjOo (

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Liebe mit Tricks  »

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Priyanka Chopra was offered the lead role but she declined. See more »


(Akbar Sami)
Sung by Alka Yagnik and Sukhwinder Singh
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics by Sameer
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Luca Bad!... Luca Mad!... Luca NOT Ugly!!!
12 August 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I like Akshay Khanna. Thas was the only reason i decided to watch this film and i'm happy i did. "Shaadi Se Pehle" was a very pleasant surprise, and i usually don't like these kind of mindless comedy's. But the story is pretty original and unoriginal at the same time. A couple of jokes in the film are really hilarious, almost as if the great, late Mehmood himself wrote the script.

Akshay Khanna is very good as usual. Although the wig he's wearing makes him look a little gay. Sunil Shetty is really a comedy actor, he should lay of the action flicks altogether. The two female leads look very pretty and do a OK job. Aftaab Shivdasani's acting was below average. I loved the special appearance by Gulshan Grover, him doing kind of a parody of his earlier "bad man"-character, though i'm not so sure if it was intentional or not.

The songs are time-pass only. They should have cut of at least two of the songs and make the film a little shorter.

7/10.. After Malamaal Weekly, this is the best Hindi comedy of the year so far!

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