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Dostana (2008)

Not Rated | | 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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Credited cast:
Abhimanyu 'Abhi' Singh
Murli 'M'
Ms. Melwani
Eduardo M. Freyre ...
Paul McCartney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liannette Altuve ...
Motorcycle Babe
Steven Baker ...
Magazine Editor
Girl at the park
Aoife Dineen ...
Clapping Girl


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


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

14 November 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Appartamento per... 3  »

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Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 2009 it was reported that director Tarun Mansukhani and producer Karan Johar had planned a sequel to the film titled Dostana 2 with the existing cast of the film (excluding Priyanka Chopra and Bobby Deol). Johar had roped in Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Ritesh Deshmukh and Shreyas Talpade. However, in 2012, it was reported that the film had been shelved due to changes in the script. See more »


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 »


KunalSameer: [singing to Neha] My Desi Girl, my Desi Girl girl girl girl girl girl girl girl...
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Features Taare Zameen Par (2007) See more »


Maa Da Laadla
(Mummy Mix)
Written by Kumaar
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Master Saleem
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Hilarious and very entertaining!
24 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Dostana is extremely funny and has truly unique aspects. The comedy was genuine as well, not all stupid stuff about gay guys. I went to see it with my friend and laughed so much that my jaw hurt afterward. It has a pretty good storyline too, 2 guys pretend to be gay and how that one little action snowballs and gets them into some situations. Apart from the storyline, the actors were gorgeous, especially john abraham (and priyanka for u guys). The Miami setting was beautiful and that added glamour to the movie. Finally, the songs, omg were SO good, especially desi girl which is of course known by everyone and jaane kyun was very cute as well. All these things combined made the movie a success and the comedy was so memorable that I want to see the movie again.

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