The plot is similar to that of Woody Allen's movie named "Husbands and Wives".

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Two Three (2008)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Laxminarayan lives a poor lifestyle in Mumbai along with his widowed mother, Kanta, who wants him to be a successful gangster like Batlabhai, and would like him to kill a few people, make ... See full summary »

Director: Ashwani Dhir
Stars: Neetu Chandra, Esha Deol, Vrajesh Hirjee
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place: the METRO.

Director: Anurag Basu
Stars: Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma
Aaja Nachle (2007)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A New York dance instructor returns to her home village in India after 11 years to find that the arts centre where she learned her craft is to be demolished and replaced with a shopping mall.

Director: Anil Mehta
Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Darshan Jariwala, Raghuvir Yadav
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Saheb, his wife, and a gangster who returns to take revenge.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Raj Babbar, Mahie Gill, Mugdha Godse
D-Day I (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A team of experts dispatched to bring in The Most Wanted Man in India almost achieves the unthinkable ... until something goes horribly wrong.

Director: Nikkhil Advani
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A decorated and disabled Police Officer becomes suspect in a double homicide.

Director: Neeraj Pathak
Stars: Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan, Isha Koppikar
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Bijay Anand
Acid Factory (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.

Director: Suparn Verma
Stars: Fardeen Khan, Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee
The Xpose (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

This is a dramatic chain of events in the most glamorous ,swinging era of Hindi films... the 1960s. It was a decade when film stars tasted success and carried their larger than life screen ... See full summary »

Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Stars: Himesh Reshammiya, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Irrfan Khan
Jazbaa (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tensions arise when the daughter of nation's best lawyer is kidnapped. Now she'll have to save a rapist from death sentence, as ransom, within 4 days.

Director: Sanjay Gupta
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi
Fault (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Shekar Saxena is arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Priti Saxena. Shekar strongly contends that he is innocent, and that the murder was committed by someone else. His lawyer,... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Bhatt
Stars: Divya Dutta, Sucheta Paushe, Apoorva Agnihotri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A poor road worker sets off a chain of events that bring karmic balance to seven very troubled strangers. KARMAYA simplifies the complexities of the karmic mechanisms that bind present ... See full summary »

Director: Venod Mitra
Stars: Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Samit
...
Rishi Sharma
...
Veer
...
Simi
Soha Ali Khan ...
Mita
Payal Rohatgi ...
Kaya
Shivani Tanksale ...
Sush
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saba Azaad ...
Raaga
Mohit Chauhan ...
Deepak Dutta ...
Chirag
Arjun Mahajan ...
Zaheer
Micky Makhija ...
Sharma
Shilpa Mehta ...
Mrs. Sharma
Abhinandana Sharma ...
Juhi
R.P. Sharma ...
God Man
Edit

Storyline

Colaba-based Rishi Sharma and his wife, Simi, hope their friends, Samit and Mita are pregnant when they get together, but instead they inform them that they are separating. Shocked at this news, they attempt to figure out what went wrong. Eventually Samit moves out and lives with Kaya, an Aerobics and Yoga instructor, while Mita has an admirer in Veer, Simi's co-worker. Eventually the estranged couple find they cannot live without each other and patch-up. The foursome get together to celebrate, and this is where Rishi and Simi will find that their seemingly harmonious married life is not perfect either. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Shailesh Singh Project  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

INR 80,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In an earlier film set around the similar theme of marriage, Life in a Metro (2007), Konkona Sen Sharma was successfully paired opposite Irrfan Khan. Here the two actors have barely a couple of scenes together. See more »

Connections

Remake of Husbands and Wives (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Zindagi Yeh Safar Hai - Rock Version
Written by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Composed by Sachin Gupta
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Verbally, one of the boldest Hindi Movie ever.
21 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Movies on marital issues and post marriage relationships have been made earlier too but this is an altogether different movie which is not interested in entertaining you with some good humor or some realistic sequences. But instead the director is more interested in being extensively vulgar verbally than visually. The movie moves around some confused characters who are not happy with their spouses and find other ways to satisfy themselves emotionally and physically. Loosely based on Woody Allen's "Husbands & Wives", it shows an inside view of different bedrooms and their not so amusing stories with everything about the "3 letter word" wide open as never before.

Chek out at : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104466/

Debutante director Anil, sadly is not able to hold the audiences neither with his bold subject nor with its cheap dialogues at various places. In fact I should mention here that the viewer would be shocked to hear some strong & bold words coming from a 20 something girl and that too in quite disgraceful details. Just imagine a young girl talking with her professor about her recently broken relationship. And the reason she gives for the break up is that "she couldn't do it with his boyfriend due to his size". Was the director trying to make a huge breakthrough in Indian Cinema with such liberty taken or it was only for adding a shock value to the movie. The comment was quite innovatively written by the writer for a young college going girl. And that clearly showed the real intentions.

Regarding the star cast, everyone has done a good job, but once again the talented star cast is not provided with enough good scenes. There are entertaining moments but they come after long gaps. Out of all the actors the most impressive is Saba, a new comer who plays a film student to Rahul Bose and shares her private experiences with him openly. The scene where she is talking about her sexual experiences and her birthday sequence where she boldly asks Rahul for a birthday kiss are not only shocking but they are also capable of generating an awful influence over the youngsters.

Rahul Bose as a confused professor and Konkona Sen Sharma as his wife are fine. Rahul Khanna returns after a long time with an entertaining performance. Payal Rohtagi as a mindless beauty looks sexy and inviting. But out of the ladies, the best act comes from Soha Ali Khan. She is again impressive after "Mumbai Meri Jaan". And the main person, Irrfan Khan, as always is top rate. Though he is being given similar kind of roles by our film-makers but he is surely an actor to be proud of. He is the only person providing the comedy and comic element to the movie. As a sex crazy person he is too good and his bedroom sequence with his office colleague is the best sequence of the movie.

In spite of having Irrfan Khan and other well known names, the film is not able to hold you or impress the viewer with its content. It is neither a thoughtful social movie nor a good sex comedy. In fact in order to provide some fresh scenes the writer goes overboard and becomes vulgar. Especially the dialogues given to Saba, the young girl are quite debatable. If the Censors don't find these as vulgar then they must be having a very enlightening guidelines of censorship in their hands or maybe they are more strict with only visual and abusive words.

After seeing "Dil Kabaddi", I was forced to think that there is a very thin line between a good sex or adult comedy and a vulgar film. Often our directors start off with the first and end up being the second. Same is the case with "Dil Kabaddi".


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where is the beach-restaurant in mumbai located? karthik-u-n
Discuss Dil Kabaddi (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?