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Two down on their luck men tries to kidnap a wealthy businesswoman's dog to demand a hefty ransom from her. Things goes haywire when the dog goes missing and plan begins to deteriorate, leading to further chaos and confusion.

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Nitin Bankar
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Ram Mishra
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Anjali Kakkad
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Manpreet B. Oberoi
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Harbans Chaddha
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Brijmohan Oberoi
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Kaala Krishna Murari
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Dagdu
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Kakkad
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Pammi H. Chaddha
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Paramjeet Singh Lamba
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Kamini Kaur Lamba
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Mamu
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Anu Chopra
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Singapore-based Nitin Bankar's education was paid for by his employer, Kuljeet Kaur, and he, after the passing of his father, works as an unpaid maid-chauffeur for her until such time he pays off whatever she had spent. He is in love with gorgeous Anjali Kakkad but her father refuses to give his consent for this alliance. Desperate to get out of this situation, Nitin attempts suicide, albeit in vain, and then cooks up a scheme to abduct Kuljeet's pet, Mulchand, demand a hefty ransom, and then marry Anjali. He seeks assistance from his equally deadbeat-courier deliveryman, Ram Mishra, who wants to wed tall and pretty Manpreet Oberoi, and both book a room in Pan Pacific Hotel. However, Murphy's Law and a host of assorted characters get involved - resulting in hilarious and uncontrollable chaos. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The great entertainers are back

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27 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Aise Ko Taisa  »

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INR 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£308,029 (UK) (29 November 2009)

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$944,979 (USA) (13 December 2009)
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Paisa by Manak E was redone in Hindi by Manak E for the film. See more »

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Remake of Screwed (2000) See more »

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Rishte Naate - Remix
Written by Sayeed Qadri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty and DJ MEET"S
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala and Suzanne D'Mello
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Ltd.
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Really Funny Film
13 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is funny but not in the same league as Hera Pheri. I have seen Priyadarshan's same movie made in Malayalam and found that one funnier. This movie was good in spurts, but overall it was a bit bland. The main reason could be because I felt that not much thought went into the the dialogues; so some of the scenes looked part of an improvisation exercise. Therefore it lacked the necessary punch. The initial song was excellent and so was Neha Dhupia's "Haughty Naughty" number. The trio Akshay, Paresh & Suneil did their usual thing. Suneil was a bit funnier this time. While Katrina, Sameera & Chunky didn't have much to do; they were there just for the ambiance.

I found the scenes leading up to the climax good and on a slightly bigger scale than the original movie. The movie could have had a slightly better ending. To rap it up I would say even though it wasn't a rip roaring laugh riot, it is still a good time pass movie.


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