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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 ...
Riteish Deshmukh ...
Aladin A. 'Aloo' Chatterjee (as 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 movies original producers were Ramesh Sippy and Rohan Sippy of Sippy films. They backed out of the project due to extraordinary budget and doubt of a fairly new director with one flop behind him: Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005). Director 'Sujoy Gosh' was intending to produce the film himself but was unable to generate the money, hence Eros stepped in and produced the film. See more »

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Genie: I'm Genius, man!
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Tak Dhina Dhin
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shaan and Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of EROS Music
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Aladin and the tragic lamp!
1 November 2009 | by (Bangalore, India) – See all my reviews

I am a Sujoy Ghosh fan, ever since I saw Jhankaar Beats and Home Delivery. I especially loved the whacky comedy in Home Delivery. Now, having seen Aladin, I feel this has been his weakest movie comparatively. I am not saying he was bad. In fact I enjoyed the movie till it reached the final moments where it simply fell. The end seemed to have been made in a hurry as lot of questions remain unanswered - What exactly happens to Sanjay Dutt in the end? What happens to his gang? The climax failed to impress us unlike the previous scenes or situations namely good songs, lovely, fairy tale locales, good cinematography, gorgeous costumes, exciting fight sequences, nice performances, and lot of funny scenes had movie-going kids in splits. I think Aladin works for children but for adults, it fell short of our satisfaction. And I also feel Ritesh was a wrong choice for the lead. Maybe if he had built a good physique or changed his boring hairstyle, things could have been different...

Amitabh Bachchan was great and so lively for his age. Jaqueline Fernandes has lovely looks & figure and did pretty well too. Sanjay Dutt's baddie act was also very good. Rest of the cast has ably supported the lead people.

My verdict - A nice choice for young kids. A poor choice if you're watching it alone or with friends.


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