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Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008)

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God sends a rambunctious angel to help a businessman and the four orphans, whose parents he accidentally kills, become a family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbeer Talwar
Akshat Chopra ...
Vashisht Walia
Shriya Sharma ...
Aditi Walia
Rachit Sidana ...
Iqbal Walia
Ayushi Burman ...
Avantika Walia
Malaika (as Ameesha)
Judge Jaswant Rai
Mahesh Thakur ...
Pappu - Talwar's butler
Taraana Raja ...
(as Tarana Raja Kapoor)
Yash Belani ...
Kid Ranbeer
Jyoti Gauba ...
Kid Ranbeer's Mother
Rushita Pandya ...
Kid Ranbeer's Friend (as Rushitaa Pandyaa)


On the day he receives an award, arrogant, wealthy, and self-centered Ranbeer Talwar has an accident with his BMW that results in the death of the parents of four young children. Ranbeer is arrested and, a year later, sentenced: look after all the four children until they reach the age of 18 or else face 20 years behind bars without any parole. Ranbeer agrees to do so, not realizing that the children have a plan of their own - to avenge the death of their parents by ensuring that he breaches his undertaking and ends up in jail. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

28 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Little Love, a Little Magic  »

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Box Office


INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,300 (UK) (27 June 2008)


$335,874 (USA) (4 July 2008)

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Did You Know?


Several references are made to the film's crew throughout the film. For example, Mallaika states that her bag is a Manish Malhotra (one of the film's costume designers) during the court scene, while associate director Binoy Gandhi, described as a mega film star, is punished by God for paying bribes to win awards. See more »


Balject Singh Marwah is listed in the credits as "Saif's Driver." Saif Ali Khan is the actor who plays the character "Ranbeer Talwar." The listing of credit confuses the actor with his character. The credits should have said "Ranbeer's Driver" instead. See more »


[first lines]
Unknown: And now coming to the main award of this evening, the winner of the CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Award 2008 is Mr Ranbeer Talwar!
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For the film's title, the i of magic is shaped like Rani Mukerji's character Geeta See more »


References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shankar Mahadevan
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Boring fairy tale and even more boring film
10 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Yash Chopra films are mostly over the top, larger then life.etc with superficial scenes and so is TPTM

The film starts with an accident and a court scene but Amisha's character ruins it The scenes between Saif and kids are good but then comes the angel angle which is so put off and forced

It looks like they tried to add that to appeal to the children and the big fat Rani spoils the film with her continuous speech and babyish expressions

Then we have also the heaven scenes which are boring

Then we have some songs and songs

We have a predictable storyline which a child can even guess

We have the sudden change of heart of children's

We have the stupid finale where Rani becomes a human from an angel cos she loves Saif, Yes you heard it right

Saif is natural in his role, though he frowns too much in 1st half

Rani overacts, Amisha irritates

the kids are okay Rishi Kapoor is a delight

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