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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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Sujoy Ghosh

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Vishal Dadlani (lyrics), Sujoy Ghosh (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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Storyline

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:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 500,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,255,010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movies original producers were Ramesh Sippy and Rohan Sippy of Sippy films. They backed out of the project due to extraordinary budget and doubt of a fairly new director with one flop behind him: Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005). Director 'Sujoy Gosh' was intending to produce the film himself but was unable to generate the money, hence Eros stepped in and produced the film. See more »

Quotes

Aladin: Magic lamp? Genie? Three wishes? How is it possible?
Genie: Anything is possible!
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References Don (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Genie Rap
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Manchanda
Courtesy of EROS Music
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Excellent by Bollywood standard.
1 November 2009 | by tashkhelboSee all my reviews

The best supernatural movie of Bollywood so far. Amitabh Bachchan showed how he can handle any type of role at ease, even at the age of 67. Lot of directors tried this type of special effects before but Sujoy Ghosh is really successful in his effort. I did not have much hope for this movie but when I saw this with my kids I saw how much they enjoyed. Ritesh Deshmukh was perfect as Aladin and beauty of Jacquline was really mind blowing. The songs in this movie was just appropriate for the sequences.

Never saw a more colorful kids movie than Aladin before. The only thing that was missing from this movie was a villain like Amrish Puri.


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