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Dostana (2008)

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Two straight guys pretend to be gay in order to secure a Miami apartment. When both of them fall for their roommate Neha, hilarity ensues as they strive to convince one and all that they're gay, secretly trying to win her heart.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Sameer 'Sam' Acharya
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Kunal Chauhan
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Neha Melwani
Kiron Kher ...
Mrs. Acharya
Bobby Deol ...
Abhimanyu 'Abhi' Singh
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Murli 'M'
Sushmita Mukherjee ...
Ms. Melwani
Eduardo M. Freyre ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Baker ...
Magazine Editor
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Model
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Fan
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Anaita
Harry Key ...
Auctioneer
Aubree Marchione ...
Business Woman
Harrison Myles ...
Kunal's Imposter
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Storyline

After the passing of her parents, Neha Melwani lives in Miami with her aunt. She rents out a room in her apartment to two seemingly gay Indian men, Kunal Chauhan and Sameer Acharya, a photographer and nurser respectively. She introduces them to her departing gay boss, Murli, and falls in love with her new boss, Abhimanyu Singh. She will soon realize that she has two rivals for her new love - none other than Kunal and Sameer. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A story about two guys... a girl... and one little lie. Believe it! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dostana  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£341,665 (UK) (14 November 2008)

Gross:

$1,235,028 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

The film originally featured a song, 'What the F**k', but the Censor Board of India wouldn't allow the film to be given an U-certificate (equivalent to 'PG'), but an A-certificate (equivalent to 'R'). Therefore wherever the song had the F-word, it was over-toned by a 'scratching of discs' sound, and the film finally got a U/A-certificate. See more »

Goofs

In the "Venice" scene, when they bump into each other and the roses go flying, when they go up, a tie around the flowers is clearly visible, but when they come down, the tie is missing, and the flowers are loose, with no evidence of the tie. See more »

Quotes

Sameer's Mother: There are things you must do with women that you CANNOT do with men!
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Connections

References Pink Cadillac (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Shut Up & Bounce
Written by Anvita Dutt Guptan
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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New face of Bollywood....
14 November 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well what to say about this movie. I watched this movie on the day of its release and let me tell you one thing....you should go for it. Priyanka's looks...Abhishek's acting and john Abraham's physique can kill you. Though its not a family movie and the topic is new to traditional Indian audience but the humor of the movie is great and it is made with a view to please the youth audience. This movie is a superb combination of comedy, emotion and friendship. Also Karan Johar has proved that he is not trapped only in making some emotional drama...in fact he has made an outstanding comedy movie which can compel you to be fixed on your seat till the end of the movie. Overall Dostana is a complete entertaining package and you should go for it....


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