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Since he was a child, Aladin Chatterjee has been teased for his fairytale name. As a college student he follows his namesake's footsteps; unleashing genie Genius and wooing exchange student Jasmine. But the evil Ringmaster approaches.

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Genius
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Aladin's grandfather
Dhaval Barbhaya ...
Egg Head
Michael Chen ...
Antique Shop Owner
Master Ahan Desai ...
Ritesh Deshmukh ...
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Erina ...
Flame Thrower
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Jasmine (as Jaqueline Fernandes)
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Master Dev Kanatwala ...
Young Kasim Kejriwal
Vineet Kapoor ...
Truck Driver
Nawab Khan ...
Lion Tamer
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Kasim Kejriwal
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Based in the municipality of Khwaish, abused by his classmates, Aladin Chatterjee, who was orphaned when his parents, Arun and Riya, died in an accident in Siachen Valley, lived with his paternal grandfather until the later's passing. Now alone, grown up, studying in Khwaish University, and still being abused by fellow-college mates, he finds himself smitten by the lovely US Exchange Student, Jasmine. Unable to express his feelings for her, he rubs a lamp that was gifted to him on his birthday, which summons a genie named Genius. He gets 3 wishes, but wastes 2 of them, but on the 3rd one he insists that Genius assist him to win Jasmine's heart without any magical tricks. Hilarious chaos results when everything seems to fail; while an immortal and deadly entity, Ringmaster, and his hordes, prepares to confront Genius and Aladin so that he can acquire even more magical powers with the help of the lamp on the day of the sighting of a rare comet; and the truth behind the death of Aladin's... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The scene where the comet soars towards Earth is copied from the famous "Arrival to Earth" scene from Transformers (2007). See more »

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Genie: I'm Genius, man!
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References Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) See more »

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Ore Saawariya
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Amitabh Bachchan, Sudesh Bhonsle, Shreya Ghoshal and Shaan
Courtesy of EROS Music
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4 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hindi / Bollywood movies have come a long way, and I am impressed with this one! The above theme stands out, and I could find no fault with the way the story was written and portrayed. Everyone did well; perhaps though, I did find "Aladin's" acting somewhat 'wooden', and I felt he could've been more expressive. But I guess they wanted him to portray the image of negativity and a loser, and if so, then little more can be said. Definitely Jasmine and the Genie's parts, as well as the evil Ringmaster's, made up for any flaws. The special effects were fantastic! I liked it, and will watch again given the chance.

A must see for everyone!


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