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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)

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A crazy love story full of lies, deceits and a complicated quadrangle where each one has to think quickly and dance around each other's emotions.

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Huffy Bhai
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Shahriyar
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Anna
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London, an overcrowded cafe, one table to share. Two strangers tell each other "how I met my fiancé" stories to kill time. Rikki (Abhishek Bachchan) met his fiance Anaida (Lara Dutta) at the Ritz in Paris and Alvira (Preity Zinta) met her prince charming Steve (Bobby Deol) at Madame Tussauds in London. Stories unfold and by the end of their session the two have alarmingly gotten attracted to each other. What follows is a crazy love story full of lies, deceits and a complicated quadrangle - Rikki and Alvira have gotten themselves as well as Anaida ad Steve in to a lovely mess, where each of them have to think quick on their feet, dancing around each other's emotions playing musical chairs and lying through their teeth. If opposites attract - then this is it. Written by Official Source

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This June dance... jump... shout...

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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Dance Baby Dance  »

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£266,748 (UK) (15 June 2007)

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$695,157 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Bobby and Abhisheik being the sons of Dharmendra and Amitabh respectively, are aptly given a shot where they replay the famous "Yeh Dosti" song as a tribute to Sholay. 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 »

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Rikki Thukral: When two lovers die, another two are born.
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Referenced in Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) See more »

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Jhoom Jam
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Totally mindless. What Fun...!!
10 July 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What generally works as the weakness of a film is the strength of this one. The film has a week storyline, virtually non-existent script and no logic. But that's where the fun lies.

Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta are introduced in very beginning of the film who from there carry forward a total mindless and fun filled sequence of events. Events that are funny (sometimes very funny), romantic, sometimes emotional but never real. The narration is unique and keeps you interested for most of the time. The strongest part of the film is its music. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have created sheer magic with their instruments. Each song is masterpiece. And with modern day sound technology (watch it in a Doolby Digital theater) you would actually want to dance especially on the 3rd version of the title track.

Actors have performed well. Everyone has pulled the comic timing very well. Amitabh Bachchan keeps appearing in between with fabulous attire and equally good song to keep the zing intact.

The punch line of the film says it all... Jump, Dance, Shout... But don't expect anything more. Entertainment is only thing that this has to offer. No matter with what mood you enter the theater, more likely than not chance are you'll come out smiling. And isn't that smile worth all the money you spent on that ticket. It certainly is.


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