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Bombay to Bangkok (2008)

A chef, in possession of a stolen gangster's money, flees to Thailand where he poses as a doctor.

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Nagesh Kukunoor

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Nagesh Kukunoor
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Credited cast:
Shreyas Talpade ... Shankar 'Singh' Bhatawdekar
Lena Christensen Lena Christensen ... Jasmine 'Jani'
Vijay Maurya ... Jamal 'Jam-K' Khan
Manmeet Singh Manmeet Singh ... Rash Singh
Naseeruddin Shah ... Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vikram Inamdar Vikram Inamdar ... Dr. Tripathi
Yatin Karyekar
Jeneva Talwar Jeneva Talwar ... Dr. Rati
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Storyline

Chef Shankar Bhatawdekar lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Mumbai along with his widowed mom. After an encounter with a gangster named Khan, who finds out that Shankar has stolen a valuable item that belonged to his son, Jamal, sends Shankar fleeing to Bangkok, Thailand, along with a team of medical professionals. He manages to conceal the item amongst medical supplies, and poses as a medical professional himself. He blunders his way as a medico, arousing suspicion, especially by Dr. Rati, compounded by the arrival of Khan's son, Jamal, and his romance with Jasmine, a volunteer and a part-time masseuse, She, too, is attracted to him - without knowing that this attraction will soon get her arrested by the Thai Police, leaving Shankar virtually between a rock and a hard place - he must now decide to return to India and be killed by Khan, or stay on in Bangkok and be arrested - this time for theft of medical supplies. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Same Same But Different

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Not Rated

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (India) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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The song Aashayein from the movie Iqbal is played in this movie, The other movie also featured Shreyash as lead. See more »

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We are same same but different
Lyrics by Mir Ali Hussain
Music by Salim Merchant
Music by Salim-Sulaiman
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Everyone falters at one-time or another!
30 March 2009 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

The usual stuff Kukunoor punch which keeps the viewers glued to the storyline is missing big time. "Dor" warranted a slow screenplay it but B2B seems painfully stretched to fill in the available time. Wonder if it was a result of Ghai's intervention.

Shreyas Talpade does his part fine. He is evolving into a fine and a mature performer.

Lina is strictly OK.

Yatin, Vijay Maurya & Jeneva Talwar are OK in their parts.

Manmeet Singh is a good discovery. Hope he gets a good footing into the Bollywood after this role as the lovable Sardarji.

Naseer is barely there for a few minutes.

Songs are definite force-fit. Sherlock Holmes famous phrase seemed to be a force-fit.

There is too much showcasing of Bangkok Tourism.

Definitely not belonging to Kukunoor's category by any standards.


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