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Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)

Jaidev and Kavita Bhasin live a middle-classed lifestyle in Southall, England, along with their son, Sunny. During the mid-80s Jaidev was a huge fan of the all-Asian Southall Football Club,... See full summary »

Director:

Vivek Agnihotri

Writers:

Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), Rohit Malhotra (story, screenplay, dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Sunny Bhasin
Arshad Warsi ... Shaan Ali Khan
Bipasha Basu ... Rumana
Boman Irani ... Tony Singh
Dalip Tahil ... Johnny Bakshi
Zehra Naqvi ... Jenny
Raj Zutshi ... Monty Singh
Shernaz Patel ... Shweta
Kushal Punjabi ... Goalie
Scott Mean Scott Mean ... Self
Amanda Bitten Amanda Bitten ... Jane Fischer - City Council Chair (as Amanda Britten)
Sanjay Sharma Sanjay Sharma ... Akash
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Debashis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ifte Amed Ifte Amed ... Ifty (as Ahmed Iftekhar)
Naveen Bawa Naveen Bawa
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Jaidev and Kavita Bhasin live a middle-classed lifestyle in Southall, England, along with their son, Sunny. During the mid-80s Jaidev was a huge fan of the all-Asian Southall Football Club, and their team was very successful so much so that it generated hatred from opposing mainstream Caucasian teams, who attacked Jaidev and the team's star player, Tony Singh. This spelled the end of the team, and the ground was then rented out for weddings and birthday parties. Jaidev wanted Sunny to play for Southall, but Sunny believed himself to be British and joined the Aston Football Club. When the time came for selection, Sunny, often referred to as 'Paki', was sidelined. Embittered, he joined the Southall Club, and he, and the Captain Shaan Ali Khan, as well as Coach Tony Singh, steered the team to many victories including a place in the semi-finals. Just before Southall team was to play against Gatwick, they get the news that Sunny has flip-flopped again - this time he has switched to another... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Heroes will rise.

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Drama | Sport

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The Match at the end. Aston ground is actually home of Millwall FC, The New Den See more »

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In the beginning, the prize money is mentioned to be 3 million "pounds". But in the end when the prize money is shown on the huge display it is 3 million "dollars". See more »

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Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Devrath Rana
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This GOAL doesn't hit the top corner!
26 November 2007 | by VishboySee all my reviews

Let's start with the most important question-Is this a bollywood version of GOAL (2005) starting Kuno Becker? Well, it's definitely a no. And now to the other important question-is it as gripping as its Hollywood counterpart-the answer again is no! But that doesn't mean that DHAN DANA DHAN GOAL isn't watchable. It's an average movie with some interesting sequences.

Set in London (and in particular the South Asian hub Southall), the story revolves around a bankrupt football club-SOUTHALL FC which is struggling to keep itself afloat. It has no sponsors and no money and hasn't won a match in nearly two decades!!! None of its players are professionals but a bunch of full-time dads, butcher shop owner, garage owners etc. It is completely made up of expatriate Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Adding to their woes is a greedy commentator cum businessman, played by Dilip Tahil, who wants to grab the ground of the football club to build a shopping mall and theme park. To sum it up the club is in dire straits and the only way of survival is to win their League Championship and get the prize of 3 Million Pounds!!! Really a tough ask for Southall FC.

Thus the story revolves around the resurrection of the football club through a former player of its-played by Boman Irani. This time he takes the mantle of the coach after living in wilderness for 22 years!! Arshad Warsi and John Abraham are the key players of the club around which the team revolves.Bipasha plays the team's doctor.

The main problem with this movie, in my opinion, is that it tries to pack a lot in those reels and that stretches it rather close to 3 hours. That wasn't required. The basic premises is right but the execution isn't. Some sequences are good-like the one that involves Boman Irani trying to convince John Abraham to play for Southall FC. The final match is another sequence that stays with you. I am not too convinced with the racism angle involving John Abraham. And especially, in today's time when an iconic club of England-Arsenal doesn't have one English player in its starting line-up!!! The picturisation is good. The locales of England are something that we bollywood fans have grown use to. But the sequence involving the home ground of Manchester United will please a lot of serious soccer fans! All the performances in the movie are good. John's soccer skills are very very fine! Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani are good too. Bipasha is just there-nothing spectacular on her part! Overall 6/10. Not Too exciting!!


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Country:

UK | India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Забей гол! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,011, 25 November 2007

Gross USA:

$125,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,415,972
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Dolby Digital

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