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Aladin (2009)

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Since he was a child, Aladin Chatterjee has been teased for his fairytale name. As a college student he follows his namesake's footsteps; unleashing genie Genius and wooing exchange student Jasmine. But the evil Ringmaster approaches.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Genius
Sanjay Dutt ... Ringmaster
Riteish Deshmukh ... Aladin Chatterjee
Jacqueline Fernandez ... Jasmine (as Jaqueline Fernandes)
Sahil Khan ... Kasim Kejriwal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shubhankar Atre Shubhankar Atre ... Child Aladin 'Aloo' A. Chatterjee
Victor Banerjee ... Aladin's grandfather
Dhaval Barbhaya Dhaval Barbhaya ... Egg Head
Michael Chen Michael Chen ... Antique Shop Owner
Master Ahan Desai Master Ahan Desai ... Young Aladin 'Aloo' A. Chatterjee
Erina Erina ... Flame Thrower
Boman Irani ... Narrator
Master Dev Kanatwala Master Dev Kanatwala ... Young Kasim Kejriwal
Vineet Kapoor Vineet Kapoor ... Truck Driver
Nawab Khan Nawab Khan ... Lion Tamer
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Based in the municipality of Khwaish, abused by his classmates, Aladin Chatterjee, who was orphaned when his parents, Arun and Riya, died in an accident in Siachen Valley, lived with his paternal grandfather until the later's passing. Now alone, grown up, studying in Khwaish University, and still being abused by fellow-college mates, he finds himself smitten by the lovely US Exchange Student, Jasmine. Unable to express his feelings for her, he rubs a lamp that was gifted to him on his birthday, which summons a genie named Genius. He gets 3 wishes, but wastes 2 of them, but on the 3rd one he insists that Genius assist him to win Jasmine's heart without any magical tricks. Hilarious chaos results when everything seems to fail; while an immortal and deadly entity, Ringmaster, and his hordes, prepares to confront Genius and Aladin so that he can acquire even more magical powers with the help of the lamp on the day of the sighting of a rare comet; and the truth behind the death of Aladin's... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

INR 500,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,255,010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The scene where the comet soars towards Earth is copied from the famous "Arrival to Earth" scene from Transformers (2007). See more »

Quotes

Genie: Bom bili bom bili-bili bom-bom bili bom bili bom bili-bili bom-bom...
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References Don (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

You May Be
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Courtesy of EROS Music
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4 December 2009 | by torrentstormSee all my reviews

Hindi / Bollywood movies have come a long way, and I am impressed with this one! The above theme stands out, and I could find no fault with the way the story was written and portrayed. Everyone did well; perhaps though, I did find "Aladin's" acting somewhat 'wooden', and I felt he could've been more expressive. But I guess they wanted him to portray the image of negativity and a loser, and if so, then little more can be said. Definitely Jasmine and the Genie's parts, as well as the evil Ringmaster's, made up for any flaws. The special effects were fantastic! I liked it, and will watch again given the chance.

A must see for everyone!


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