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Dostana (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 November 2008 (India)
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 whilst secretly trying to win her heart.

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Abhimanyu 'Abhi' Singh
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Ms. Melwani
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Paul McCartney
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$645,604, 16 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,235,028, 7 December 2008
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Verve Magazine is considered India's premier women's international magazine, and always features women on the cover, just as depicted, although Verve does not actually have an editorial office in Miami or Miami Beach. See more »

Goofs

Around 15 minutes of the film, a gay soldier were talking to Sameer and Kunal, Kunal was first facing the gay soldier, then all of sudden, his body was facing the vendor when his head was facing the soldier. See more »

Quotes

KunalSameer: [singing to Neha] My Desi Girl, my Desi Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl...
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Connections

Referenced in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Desi Girl
Written by Kumaar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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New Concept.. Fresh jokes... A revival which bollywood humor needed desperately
14 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a big bollywood movie fan.. least of them the comedies. Going to a movie without going through reviews is a must no no. But I've made few exceptions owing to special circumstances. I always regretted, but not this time.

As always, I was expecting a half cooked desperate humor when i entered the hall. But I was in for a big surprise.

Movie started on a usual note, but with a different "gay" concept. I was quite sure writers and director won't be able to handle it. But I admit, I underestimated those guys. Nobody could stop laughing in the entire first half, and my mouth and stomach were in a really bad shape during intermission. When I sat down again, I was damn sure they are going to ruin it now. How can these guys think of a climax in such a complicated situation.

But again, this time Movie bounced back with its turns and unpredictable elements. each time you think plot is sinking, they turn it around and take you by surprise. At least for the bollywood guys, climax couldn't have been better.

Additionally, as I enjoyed watching damn hot Priyanka's figure, my female friends enjoyed John's show-off. We really missed John's overacting though (Pun intended).

All in all, this was a much needed revival for bollywood's desperate comedy attempts. Completely fresh concept, which gave its viewers an access to unorthodox jokes even in orthodox funny situations. Definitely A must watch!!!!!


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