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Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) lives in Karol Bagh, New Delhi with his sister Sania(Asin Thottumkal)... See full synopsis »

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Prithviraj Raghuvanshi
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Sania Ali / Apeksha
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Abbas Ali / Abhishek Bachchan
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Radhika Raghuvanshi
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Ravi Shastri
Asrani ...
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Harish Shetty
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Zohra / Madhumati
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Vikrant Raghuvanshi
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Maakhan
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Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) lives in Karol Bagh, New Delhi with his sister Sania(Asin Thottumkal)... See full synopsis »

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We came from them. They will come for us. See more »

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Rated PG for sequences of action violence, thematic elements and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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6 July 2012 (India)  »

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Budget:

INR 700,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$561,996 (USA) (6 July 2012)

Gross:

$1,216,258 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Abhishek Bachchan was injured during a fight scene in Jodhpur. See more »

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Shastri introduces about his son Ravi to Abbas and Sania before he comes as if they don't know him. However when Ravi comes, he says he has visited Abbas's and Sania's home many times and greets them. See more »

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Prithviraj Raghuvanshi: Bagal mein chora aur shehar mein dhindhora! (Boy under armpit and hypercity noise pollution!)
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References Delhi Belly (2011) See more »

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Jab se dheki hai
Written by: Sameer
Produced by:Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by: Mohit Chauhan
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Lesser the expectations, more the entertainment
18 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is a known fact that Rohit Shetty is synonymous with nonsense. With a fight composer's blood running in his veins, he spares no penny in over-the-top action sequences that would put Tollywood to shame. His comedy is bi-polar as well, ranging from inane and retarded to occasionally, genuinely funny. Music has never been tasteful in any of his films nor has the importance of characterization and plot. After his career highlight, 'Singham', Shetty partners with Ajay Devgan (also co-producer) in this outlandish remake of 'Golmaal' (Shetty can't get over it) which would be as forgettable as his previous films were it not for some funny dialogues, situations and Ajay Devgan.

Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) is running out of luck in Delhi as he loses the case around his ancestral property. Along with his sister, Sania (Asin), he pays heed to Shastri's (Asrani) advice and moves to Ranakpur to work under Prithviraj (Ajay Devgan). Unfortunately, in a brave attempt to save a child from drowning, Abbas opens the gates to a controversial temple and after the tension around Prithvi's family feud cools, his friend had no choice but to introduce Abbas to Prithviraj as a hindu, named Abhishek Bachchan. From hereon begins a series of goof-ups, cover-ups and unabashed lies that conceal Abbas' true identity. However genuine his intentions may be, he would always have to confront Prithvi's stringent policy of honesty with fear.

Ajay Devgan is the major reason you would bear this film. His comic timing, expressions and dialogues are the saving grace. With equal ease he transforms into the angry Singham version when enraged. Abhishek Bachchan is passable. Comedy isn't his expertise and he does try hard but in an unconvincing manner. Others could've played his role better but then they're not a Bachchan. Asin looks beautiful but has little to offer in her acting, Asrani was splendid and Krishna Abhishek is hilarious especially when he weeps in nervousness. Archana Puran Singh was hilarious switching between two characters and Neeraj Vora, although loud, portrayed some natural comedy.

The film works in many of its dialogues, confusing situations and being a spoof of several films. Where it falls flat into Rohit Shetty (nonsense) territory is its overdone mockery of the English language, the ridiculous action sequences, the wasteful song and dance and the immature climax that drags the film to unnerving lengths. With smaller expectations, the film delivers the goods. Popcorn entertainment is what we can categorize it as and after a few laughs, you won't regret spending the time and money.

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