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Dil Dosti Etc (2007)

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Delhi-based fellow-collegians-cum-hostelers, Sanjay Mishra, and Apurv, challenge each other to win the University elections and sleep with three different girls respectively before the ... See full summary »


Manish Tiwary


Kumaar (lyrics), Prashant Pandey (lyrics) | 5 more credits »





Credited cast:
Imaaduddin Shah ... Apurv (as Imaad Shah)
Shreyas Talpade ... Sanjay Mishra
Smriti Mishra Smriti Mishra ... Vaishali
Nikita Anand ... Prerna Vijay Heerjawahar
Raakesh Maudgal Raakesh Maudgal ... Banti Nagar
Ishita Sharma Ishita Sharma ... Kintu (as Ishitta Sharrma)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gurpreet Grover Gurpreet Grover
Feroze Gujral Feroze Gujral ... (as Feroz Gujral)
Dinesh Kumar Dinesh Kumar
Colin McLeod Colin McLeod ... Mark
Soni Razdan ... Apurv's mom
Shivaaji Satam ... Kintu's dad
Vilay Shanker Vilay Shanker ... Lead Biker
Rajeev Siddhartha ... Rajesh Solanki (as Rajiv Siddhartha)
Prateek Srivastava Prateek Srivastava ... Student


Delhi-based fellow-collegians-cum-hostelers, Sanjay Mishra, and Apurv, challenge each other to win the University elections and sleep with three different girls respectively before the election results. While Sanjay sets out to canvas his candidacy, often with violence, against his opponents, Rajesh Solanki and Bunty Nagaar; nonchalant Apurv picks on Vaishali, a prostitute; cute and adorable high school student, Kintu; and is on the look out for a third girl. The question is will Apurv be able to find a third girl in time; and will Sanjay make a mark as the President of the Delhi University Students' Union? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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When you are young, you believe the possibilities are endless.


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Apurv: When you are young, you believe the possibilities are endless.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Sambhalo Dil Ko
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyrics by Kumaar
Composed by Suhash Kulkarni, Siddharth
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An "Indian Pie" with a social message.
29 August 2008 | by irisstringsSee all my reviews

Not always a title will blend in everything to a discussion/monologue. The title above may not be suitable to other viewers. But I think Dil Dost Etc does have a social message which is targeted on an individual basis. This film portrays college days of Apurv (Imaan Shah) and Sanjay (Shreyas Talpade). Sanjay is a student from a middle class family in Bihar who is trying to run election and also win it by all the means he can. Apurv is his fellow mate who is born with a silver spoon. These two students have a totally different background but currently they face almost same situations in the college and they have almost opposite perspective on moral/ethics background. These two students bet to each other and that initiates a series of events which connect them together in the end.

I must say that this film is a great blend of psychology and philosophy of college students who are religious towards timely pop culture and matured audience who perhaps are competitive enough to exercise any and every means towards their goal. Debutant Manish Tiwary has written a clever script that from the first minute ("River of White Water") till the end of the film initiates and propagates various thought processes and live it open to individual comprehension. With humor as a positive ingredient his protagonists speak a language which is definitely thought for. The educational institute seems to be a perfect place to place two characters with different backgrounds and mentality. Though I have seen Sanjay at other occasions but Apurv shocks me. Not only his philosophies and self-ethics bother me but when he talks he seem to have understood a much about his surroundings. He does not apologise for a failed kissing attempt to a school girl (Ishita Sharma) and he survives a great deal of endeavor in the end. "A glimpse of the goal clears away some paths" as he utters this line I wondered where is this movie going to end. Manish Tiwary has ended this film with a social message which has to be self realised and self applied.

Imaan and Shreyas both have acted well. Shreyas as usual is very natural. It was good to see him in a matured serious role. I have never seen Imaan before but I wonder about his courage. Whether I should appreciate his ability to focus on the goal or the goal itself is a mystery. Smriti Mishra as the prostitute is also a great portrayal. The direction and screenplay are running at the same pace. For a debut this is a remarkable film. This is perhaps the best college flick since Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) though I doubt I would watch it as many times as I watched Sanjaylal Sharma and the cycle race.

My rating: 8/10.

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28 September 2007 (India) See more »

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New Delhi, Delhi, India


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