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Bluffmaster (2005)

Bluffmaster! (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 16 December 2005 (USA)
A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.


Rohan Sippy


Rajat Arora (dialogue) (as Rajat Aroraa), Shridhar Raghavan (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Abhishek Bachchan ... Roy Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra ... Simran "Simmi" Ahuja
Riteish Deshmukh ... Aditya "Dittu" Srivastav (as Riteish)
Nana Patekar ... Chandrakant 'Chandru' Parekh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Afsaraadil Afsaraadil ... Doorman at Five Star
Tinnu Anand ... Parimal Bajaj
Hayat Asif Hayat Asif ... Chandru's Man 1
Ram Awana Ram Awana ... Chandru's Man 2
Rajesh Balwani Rajesh Balwani ... Pratish Shah
Dipak Chauhan Dipak Chauhan ... Man at Shooting 1 (as Deepak Chauhan)
Deepak Dadhwal Deepak Dadhwal ... Mr. Ahuja (as Deepak Dharwal)
Vallabh Gada Vallabh Gada ... Doctor 2
Dinkar Gavande Dinkar Gavande ... Barber
Sujoy Ghosh ... Director in climax
Carol Gracias ... Dancer in end credit music video


Roy is leading a dual life . His girlfriend Simi believes he is an honest person while the reality is quite different. Roy is actually a professional conman who dupes innocent people as easily as he swats flies. When Simi comes to know of the reality, she is heartbroken and ditches Roy for ever. Roy repents but it seems like it's too late now. One day Roy bumps into Aditya "Dittu" Shrivastav who is an amateur conman. Dittu implores Roy to teach him the tricks of his trade, but Roy disagrees. One night, Roy collapses while crossing a road and visits Dr. Bhalerao for a medical checkup. It is revealed that Roy has a brain tumour and has very little time. He bumps into Dittu again and this time he agrees to take Dittu under his wing and teach him the basics of the art of conning. Together they zero in on a big "fish" - a shady hotel owner named Chandru and proceed to lure him into their master plan. Written by Soumitra

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sab ek doosre ko bluff ka rahe hai... jo pakda gaya woh gaya... aur jo bach gaya woh... See more »


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The song "Boro Boro" by Arash was sampled from "Sexy Mama" by Bombay Vikings. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Chandru: Sometimes you can tell a film by its trailer...
Roy: Then don't buy the ticket!
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References Two and Two Make Five (1980) See more »


Come Fishing / Bluffmaster! Theme
Produced by Sameeruddin
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28 November 2006 | by manoj-aryanSee all my reviews

Bluffmaster is one of the popcorn entertainers of the year with fun fast 2 hours, fine performances and of course its unique MUSIC. I did enjoy it than any other comedies last year except No entry which was also hilarious. What makes it different is it handled every aspect with equal importance. Whether it is Drama, Comedy, Music or of course Love. Surprisingly what I loved most after its Music is its Luv Estory Part. There is a scene when Roy (Abhishek) telling Sim (Priyanka- Hot in 'Come to me' number) about love affairs –"Biggest lie in this world is – I LOVE U- Jaise Time Bitata Hai LOVE Nikal Jaata Hai and only left behind is I n U". Then she argues over this as on same basis when Roy proposed her with same line if it was a lie. Watch Abhishek's response- 'Vo such tha Sim. 'Vahi To Ek Sach Tha'. This is my favorite scene in movie.

As title suggests Roy(Abhishek) is bluffmaster looting (fishing in his language) and after making good money retired from the line and planning to settle with his girl-friend Sim(Priyanka). Which didn't work out as on engagement one of his tricked one shows up and leading to heart-break of Sim and blah blah. Roy is now longing for Sim making every possible effort to make her believe that he is changed. There is a very nice scene when he is sitting in the restaurant, ordering coffee after coffee that eventually persuades Sim to talk to him but she refuse to forgive him at any cost.

We meet various characters- Dittu(Ritesh) who is now getting trained by Roy as a favor- Now kahani me so called twist is Dr. Bhalerao (Boman) diagnosed Roy is suffering from some last stage Brain Tumor. He has only three months. Boman gives theory of life where he explains how we live for 30 years but Only 30 were memorable? So make these 90 days memorable and live for another 90 years kinda. Valid indeed. End of first half we are introduced to Chandu (Nana Patekar). Dittu is seeking revenge from Chandu and it can be possible only if Roy help him out. Well, Climax turns everything upside down but I find it is well come surprise ending.

On Downside it fails to keep high on certain sequences but not too long.

Talk about its Music-It is awesome- One of the best varied collections of songs the year. Both Original and Remixes are like hitting bull's-eye. Fantastically choreographed Right Here Right Now I can watch hundreds of times for sure. Same is with 'Bure Bure'. Both have topped pub and disco DJ lists to get crowd wild.

Bluffmaster wouldn't be same if casting would have been different and who is irreplaceable in all is Nana Patekar. He portrayed such a flamboyant character stealing scene after scene with cheesy one-liners. Favorite is "IMAGE!!!" and "Kis Liye? Picture Bahot Acchi Chal Rahi Hai..Parade Pe Fekane Hai". Nana is utilized here 100 % as Nana and dialogs have developed a vada-paav kinda relation. He is offered very best lines here and his colorful character never misses a bit. Rithesh, Boman and Priyanka made a well supporting cast. And Abhishek Bacchan who is getting better and better with every outing. Check out how cool he is in 'Right Here Right Now' number. Same in rain drunk scene, in Sim's Coffee shop scene.

Honestly I went this movie with no expectation but left hall Ekdum Paisav Vasool.

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16 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


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Opening Weekend USA:

$160,385, 18 December 2005

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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