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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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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 ...
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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)

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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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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

The scene where Sameer gifts Neha an album with their photos on her birthday, when Neha turns to the last page & wonders there is no photo, she turns above even before Sam lifts his camera hand up. See more »

Quotes

KunalSameer: [singing to Neha] My Desi Girl, my Desi Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl...
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Referenced in Thillalangadi (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kuch Kum
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Friendship
1 December 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well, let me tell you that the movie was exactly not like the way the way I saw it in the trailer. I felt that there were a bit too many coincidences. Like they had rented the same flat, they liked the same girl,etc. The first half of the movie was kind of boring but still good. I really enjoyed the second half. It was a comedy kind of film, I really laughed till my mouth was hurting. CHARACTERS Abhishekh Bachchan and John Abraham did really good acting as a couple. Well, even Priyanka Chopra did good acting as she always does.The fact is that when she is sad or she cries the same expression. When she is happy or laughs she makes the same expression. But you should go to see the movie mostly to see John and Abhishekh. I liked the movie because of its comedy and how Sam (Abhishekh) suited his role well like a male nurse. And Kunal ( John ) too suited his role well as a photographer. Not to leave out M ( Boman Irani),Abhimanyu Singh ( Bobby Deol) and Sameers mother(Kiron Kher). I felt that Boman Irani was given the same character or maybe he acted the same way as in the movie Munna Bhai MBBS.Almost the same kind of humour and laughter but still entertaining. It was good that Tarunput Bobby Doel in the film. He really highlighted the film by his presence. He did a good job as a boss.Even Abhimanyu's kid was very cute. Kiron Kher made the film more entertaining and lively. She acted well in "ma da laadla" and did a good job being Sameer's mother. Shilpa Shetty danced nicely in " shut up and bounce".

Overall I enjoyed the movie and only a bit of the first half, the characters satisfied their roles and it was a comedy and entertaining movie.


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