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Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)

A near-bankrupt American is kidnapped by desperate gangsters in India.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Om Shastri
Munni Madame
Bhai Sahab
Anandprakash Rameshprakash 'Anni' Rastogi (as Manu Rishi)
Pragati Pandey ...
Ritu O. Shastri
Brijendra Kala ...
Inspector Tiwari
Sushil Pandey
Sumeet Nijhawan ...
(as Sumit Nijhawan)
Amit Sial ...
Mukhtar Ali
Surendra Rajan
Devender Chaudhary
Dhananjay Singh
Roopesh Thapliyal ...
Lal Kishan
Dinesh Nag ...
Kanhaiya Lal
Kuldeep Sareen ...
Kailash Agarwal - Estate Agent


Phase Gaye Re Obama is a comedy set against the backdrop of global recession/meltdown that originated in USA. The film traces the journey of OM Shashtri, an American citizen of Indian origin, who loses all his wealth overnight to the global recession & has been asked to vacate his home by the bank unless he pays up $100,000 (mortgaged amount) within 30 days. Seeing no other option Om comes to India to sell a small piece of an ancestral property. But within days of landing in India he is kidnapped by a 'recession-hit' underworld gang those who think that he is still a millionaire. What happens to Om, is he able to save his home, how did the 'poor' gangster cope with their 'poor' catch & what do small town Indian gangsters have to say to President Obama...is largely forms the rest of the story. The film, showcases how global recession/ meltdown impacted lives from an America based businessman to underworld dons in the dusty plains of small town India. Written by Anonymous

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3 December 2010 (India)  »

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Away from the bollywood shore
20 August 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is for all the movie lovers who feed on foreign language movies(not Hollywood/bollywood) for the fresh and refreshing plot and characters.

Its a story about recession and how it affects the kidnapping business and the local goons. It has a short movie kind of treatment - a problem

  • an opportunity - and a fresh solution.

The characters are memorable - partially because of the uniqueness and partially as they have been played by talented actors. Rajat Kapoor as usual fits in his role, Sanjay Misra is amazing in this movie too funny and he knows how to make a simple line hilarious. Neha Dhupia always does good to a strong character like she did in 'Ek challis ki last local'. Manu Rishi is memorable as Anni,(don't miss the English coaching class scene).

One thing more that makes this movie funny is the background score/music. When a gangster is telling about the difficulties he is facing in kidnapping, when a son meets his father,etc. The music is perfectly placed.

Few times bollywood make some sensible movies, and we should appreciate these.

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