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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  15 June 2007 (USA)
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A man and a woman, engaged to marry different people, spend a couple of hours chatting together at a train station only to fall for each other.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Rakesh 'Ricky' Thakral
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Alvira Khan
Bobby Deol ...
Satvinder 'Steve' Singh
Lara Dutta ...
Anaida Raza / Laila
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Piyush Mishra ...
Huffy Bhai
Ameet Chana ...
Shahriyar
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Sarah Amos ...
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Shopkeeper
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Karishma
Ramon Christian ...
Lead dancer
Taru Devani ...
Alvira Khan's Auntie
Robert Galas ...
Paul Pimply
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French Buyer
Sadie Lyth ...
Anna
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Storyline

The film begins with a mysterious gypsy-like musician leading the crowds at Waterloo station in London in a dance to the title song. At the station, two strangers, Rikki Thukral and Alvira Khan, wait for their respective fiancés. Rikki is a fun-loving Punjabi boy from Bhatinda who lives in Southall, while Alvira is a middle class Pakistani girl from Lahore who is more assimilated into British culture. The two share a table in a café together and to kill the time they talk about how they met their partners-to-be. Rikki, handsome but primitive in the Desi way, says that he met his fiancé, Anaida Raza, at the Hôtel Ritz Paris, the same night that Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al-Fayed left the hotel to take their last journey together. Rikki explains "When two lovers die, another two are born", as he fell in love with Anaida that night. Alvira says she met her fiancé, the dashing lawyer Steve Singh at Madame Tussauds in London when he saved her from death by a falling Superman wax ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,748 (UK) (15 June 2007)

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£599,396 (UK) (29 June 2007)
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Trivia

Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal, British television stars have cameos in the film (Bhaskar as the news-stand owner and Syal as Bobby's mother) See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Abhishek is telling the story of him and Lara he mentions that she is a Pakistani and he met her in 1997 around the time when Princess Diana was in Paris, France. This was fifty years after an Independant India and Pakistan were created. In one scene with him Lara he says to himself "She will take revenge for the past 60 years" So he jumped ten years ahead. See more »

Quotes

Rikki ThukralAnaida RazaAnaida RazaSteve Singh: [singing] Jhoom barabar jhoom... Dance, baby, dance!
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Referenced in Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Bol Na Halke Halke
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Mahalakshmi Iyer
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Utter Rubbish
16 June 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I have never seen worst movie then this. Waste of time, energy and of course money. Why do people make such movies just for petty gains by robbing millions of anticipating audience. The crew involved in making the film and star-cast should be punished to watch the movie 10 times and I'm sure they'll also become unconscious.

All the stars have been wasted of their potential, no screenplay, poor direction and confusing all the way. Cinematography is good, nothing much to say about choreography, title track is good but when it appears in movie 5 times, you loose the interest from that also..What is the need for Amitabh to play a joker ? So, don't waste your weekend watching this movie, instead take your family to some garden, museum, restaurant or even zoo is better. However, if still you want to see zoo of human beings this movie is for you. I have wasted my Saturday evening watching it and me and my wife continue to repent even today morning.


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