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Hungama (2003)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 2003 (India)
The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic, yet comic outcomes.

Director:

Priyadarshan

Writers:

Priyadarshan (story), Priyadarshan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akshaye Khanna ... Jeetu
Aftab Shivdasani ... Nandu
Rimi Sen ... Anjali
Paresh Rawal ... Radheysham Tiwari
Shakti Kapoor ... 'Raddiwala' Tejabhai alias Kachara Seth
Rajpal Yadav ... Raja
Tiku Talsania ... Popat Seth
Shoma Anand ... Anjali - Mrs. Tiwari
Nina Kulkarni ... Jeetu's mom
Upasna Singh ... Dulari
Sanjay Narvekar ... Anil
Jyoti Joshi Jyoti Joshi ... Madhuri (as Jyothi Joshi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amin Gazi Amin Gazi ... Bholu
Jagadish ... Pandu - The servant (as Jagdish)
Manoj Joshi ... Inspector Waghmare
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Storyline

The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic, yet comic outcomes. Aftab and Rimi play two strangers who have to pretend that are a married couple in order to get a place to live. Paresh Rawal plays a rich, yet ground to earth businessman whose business is named after his wife Anjali. Akshaye Khanna plays a young man starting a new business in electronic ware. Things get complicated when Rimi Sen goes to Paresh Rawal's house in search of a job & meets Akshaye Khanna who falls in love with her thinking she is Paresh Rawal's daughter. Paresh Rawal's wife thinks that he is having an affair with Rimi Sen & while Paresh Rawal thinks his wife is having an affair with Akshaye Khanna due to Rimi Sen and her having the same name. Then comes in Shakti Kapoor whose daughter falls in love with a guy pretending to be Paresh Rawal's son and soon everything gets out of control. Written by Neo, Wellington, NZ

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Пустые хлопоты See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Venus Records & Tapes See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

The character of Aftab & the character of Paresh Rawal never meet each other throughout the movie, even though both are main characters (like Rimi Sen and Akshaye Khanna). See more »

Goofs

During the song Hum Nahin Tere One girl slips and falls while walking in a straight line. See more »

Quotes

Jeetu: [Jeetu wants to meet Anjali and casually asks for water] Can I get a glass of water?
Radheysham Tiwari: No, there is no water in house for 3 days. I am drinking coffee and this is last cup
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Connections

Remake of Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Pari
Written by Sameer Anjaan
Composed by Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod
Performed by Babul Supriyo
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Ltd.
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what a chaos (hungama)
14 October 2003 | by junglekingSee all my reviews

Hungama can easily be dubbed as India's answer to the 'Comedy of Errors'.

It works out really well when you do not expect a lot out of a movie and coming out thinking - yeah that was great. That is the case with this one. The cast were not all that appealing and the songs were passable - so when I actually got to watch the movie it made me sit up and realize that maybe bollywood could do comedy and did indeed have a sense of timing and humor.

The confusion or chaos revolves the name Anjali - it is the name of a prominent businessmans (Paresh Rawal) wife and also the name of a girl on the run from her past trying to make it in Mumbai (Rimi Sen). There are then a handful of characters that cross their paths and it inadvertently causes a lot of confusion. There is not enough space here to go into them, so its better to go and watch the movie.

On the acting side the show stealer is Paresh Rawal. He is excellent in this movie - it will have to be said that he is on par if not better then Johnny Lever nowadays, if not better. The two main leads Akshaye and Aftab also were terrific with a good change to see the later doing some good acting. Rimi Sen is good and fits into the story well. The rest of the support cast (and there are plenty of them) are well balanced and compliment the story well.

The two backbone characteristics of the movie namely the script and music would have my mixed views. The story is excellent. But the music left something to be desired.

Overall its one of those movies you would watch when you just want to have fun.


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