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Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 November 2008 (India)
Two straight guys pretend to be gay in order to secure a Miami apartment. When both of them fall for their roommate Neha, hilarity ensues as they strive to convince one and all that they're gay whilst secretly trying to win her heart.

Director:

Tarun Mansukhani

Writers:

Anvita Dutt Guptan (dialogue script), Tarun Mansukhani (first story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abhishek Bachchan ... Sameer 'Sam' Acharya
John Abraham ... Kunal Chauhan
Priyanka Chopra ... Neha Melwani
Kiron Kher ... Mrs. Acharya
Bobby Deol ... Abhimanyu 'Abhi' Singh
Boman Irani ... Murli 'M'
Sushmita Mukherjee ... Ms. Melwani
Eduardo M. Freyre Eduardo M. Freyre ... Paul McCartney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liannette Altuve Liannette Altuve ... Motorcycle Babe
Steven Baker Steven Baker ... Magazine Editor
Everlayn Borges ... Model
Claudia Camacho ... Girl at the park
Anthony Correa ... Fan
Aoife Dineen Aoife Dineen ... Clapping Girl
Monika Gaba ... Anaita
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Storyline

After the passing of her parents, Neha Melwani lives in Miami with her aunt. She rents out a room in her apartment to two seemingly gay Indian men, Kunal Chauhan and Sameer Acharya, a photographer and nurser respectively. She introduces them to her departing gay boss, Murli, and falls in love with her new boss, Abhimanyu Singh. She will soon realize that she has two rivals for her new love - none other than Kunal and Sameer. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

A story about two guys... a girl... and one little lie. Believe it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India | USA

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Friendship See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$645,604, 16 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,235,028, 7 December 2008
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was originally offered the role of Neha, but she refused because she felt that her real-life marriage to Abhishek Bachchan would ruin the whole idea of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Around 15 minutes of the film, a gay soldier were talking to Sameer and Kunal, Kunal was first facing the gay soldier, then all of sudden, his body was facing the vendor when his head was facing the soldier. See more »

Quotes

Sameer's Mother: There are things you must do with women that you CANNOT do with men!
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Connections

References Sholay (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaane Kyun
Written by Anvita Dutt Guptan
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Vishal Dadlani
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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New Concept.. Fresh jokes... A revival which bollywood humor needed desperately
14 November 2008 | by gauravg1885See all my reviews

I'm not a big bollywood movie fan.. least of them the comedies. Going to a movie without going through reviews is a must no no. But I've made few exceptions owing to special circumstances. I always regretted, but not this time.

As always, I was expecting a half cooked desperate humor when i entered the hall. But I was in for a big surprise.

Movie started on a usual note, but with a different "gay" concept. I was quite sure writers and director won't be able to handle it. But I admit, I underestimated those guys. Nobody could stop laughing in the entire first half, and my mouth and stomach were in a really bad shape during intermission. When I sat down again, I was damn sure they are going to ruin it now. How can these guys think of a climax in such a complicated situation.

But again, this time Movie bounced back with its turns and unpredictable elements. each time you think plot is sinking, they turn it around and take you by surprise. At least for the bollywood guys, climax couldn't have been better.

Additionally, as I enjoyed watching damn hot Priyanka's figure, my female friends enjoyed John's show-off. We really missed John's overacting though (Pun intended).

All in all, this was a much needed revival for bollywood's desperate comedy attempts. Completely fresh concept, which gave its viewers an access to unorthodox jokes even in orthodox funny situations. Definitely A must watch!!!!!


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