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A much abused loner achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karthik Narayan
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Shonali Mukherjee
Ram Kapoor ...
Kamath
Vivan Bhatena ...
Ashish
Vipin Sharma ...
Landlord
Yatin Karyekar ...
(as Yateen Karyekar)
Shefali Shetty ...
Dr. Shweta Kapadia (as Shifaali Shah)
Siddhartha Gupta ...
Young Karthik
Swapnel Desai ...
Young Kumar
Kanchan Pagare ...
Peon at ACL Office
Haansaa ...
Secretary at ACL Office
Abhay Joshi ...
Phone salesman Mumbai
Prachi ...
Karthik's mother
Zafar ...
Karthik's father
Brijendra Kala ...
Telephone exchange clerk (as Brijinder Kala)
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Born in Delhi, but now living in Mumbai, Karthik Narayan is a much abused employee with ACL Construction, secretly in love with leggy Architect, Shonali Mukherjee, who has been going steady with yet another co-worker, Ashish. After purchasing a new telephone, Karthik gets a call from a male voice that resembles his, who instructs him to follow directions; tell no one about this phone call, and he will achieve success. He follows these instructions, is soon promoted, as well as befriends Shonali, and continues following instructions from this caller. After Shonali makes it clear that she loves him, he breaks his promise, and is urged to seek counseling by her. He reluctantly does so with a Pyschiatrist, Dr. Shweta Kapadia, who hopes to cure him by visiting him early morning in his flat - not realizing the shock and trauma that await the duo. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$179,643 (USA) (26 February 2010)

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$286,409 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Trivia

For the sake of his role in the movie, Farhan Akhtar had taken to solving the Rubik's cube. He became so passionate about it that he solved it wherever he went from parties to shoots to meetings. Since he is known to be a method actor and a perfectionist who believes in going through his paces beforehand, he began learning to unlock the puzzle much before the film hit the floors. He tagged the cube along with him everywhere and practiced it in his free time - in his car, at theaters or even in his office. And reportedly, very soon he became such an expert at it that he now throws challenges at others to beat him at it. See more »

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When "Karthik" buys the telephone for the first time, the vendor tells him it's a new Japanese model. The box has Korean written on it (above "Kyungmin Corded Phone") and then the English translation underneath. This is seen more clearly when he buys the same phone towards the end of the movie. See more »

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Uff Teri Adaa
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan and Alyssa Mendonsa
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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a film not for bollywood old viewers.KCK bringing bollywood to higher level
18 April 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

a marvelous job sir vijay..wat a a film screenplay and direction... the film end depict that director has really did research to bring a awesome end......wat a master piece. though by all Indian website reviews it was not regarded a good film so i prepared myself that this film was a flop so would not be good but as movie reach to its hour the film itself changed my mind and gave birth to feeling within myself that i am not watching a bollywood film but a film of Hollywood....farhan akhter and vijay(director,screenplay writer) really deserve some recognition for his work... otherwise Bollywood would be unfair to him. really bollywood hasnot yet prepared for a standard film which is free from all that unrealistic things such as songs and love triangle..

most of Indian film critics gave it rating 2 0ut of 5 but i will rate it 4.5 .


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