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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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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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Shopkeeper
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Karishma
Ramon Christian ...
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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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This June dance... jump... shout...


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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Dance Baby Dance  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,748 (UK) (15 June 2007)

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£599,396 (UK) (29 June 2007)
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The ring-tone in Abhishek's mobile 'Aye Handsome' is voice of his newly wedded wife and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. 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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Connections

References Sholay (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss of Love
Written by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Vishal Dadlani and Vasundhara Das
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Gloriously Entertaining, Smart, Sleek, Sophisticated, Fun!!
9 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is a wonderful, eye-candy treat -- beautifully staged and filmed, full of snappy dialogue, an intriguing round-about plot with unexpected twists and turns, and tongue-in-cheek humor (such as a spoken reference to the London wax museum images of Amitji and Ashji --his real-life father and wife -- by Abhishek). Lots of action, but no guns, no slaps, no fights, no gore -- finally!! - Amitabh has a great recurring performance in this film, beautifully and memorably decked out as a composite Willie Nelson/vagabond/gypsy/hippie guitar player in his fringy coat-of-many-colors, complete with jewelry and feathers, entertaining the travelers at the train station while making musical observations on the romantic plot evolving between Abhishek and Preity, in two of their best performances to date. Lara and Bobby were also great in their supporting roles, playing polar opposite characters from the first to last half of the film. The musical numbers and dancing were also superb. If you love Indian cinema, you don't want to miss this one; it's worthy of many viewings! A+++!


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