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De Dana Dan (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 27 November 2009 (USA)
De Dana Dan is a movie starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, and Katrina Kaif. Two down on their luck men tries to kidnap a wealthy businesswoman's dog to demand a hefty ransom from her. Things goes haywire when the dog goes missing and plan begins to deteriorate, leading to further chaos and confusion.

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Credited cast:
... Nitin Bankar
... Ram Mishra
... Anjali Kakkad
... Manpreet B. Oberoi
... Harbans Chaddha
... Brijmohan Oberoi
... Kaala Krishna Murari
... Dagdu
... Kakkad
... Pammi H. Chaddha
... Paramjeet Singh Lamba
... Kamini Kaur Lamba
... Mamu
... Anu Chopra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Swatantra Bharat ... Goon
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Singapore-based Nitin Bankar's education was paid for by his employer, Kuljeet Kaur, and he, after the passing of his father, works as an unpaid maid-chauffeur for her until such time he pays off whatever she had spent. He is in love with gorgeous Anjali Kakkad but her father refuses to give his consent for this alliance. Desperate to get out of this situation, Nitin attempts suicide, albeit in vain, and then cooks up a scheme to abduct Kuljeet's pet, Mulchand, demand a hefty ransom, and then marry Anjali. He seeks assistance from his equally deadbeat-courier deliveryman, Ram Mishra, who wants to wed tall and pretty Manpreet Oberoi, and both book a room in Pan Pacific Hotel. However, Murphy's Law and a host of assorted characters get involved - resulting in hilarious and uncontrollable chaos. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The great entertainers are back

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27 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Aise Ko Taisa  »

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INR 1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$577,381, 29 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$944,979, 13 December 2009
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Jhonny Lever and Priyadarshan worked together for the first time. See more »

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Version of Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998) See more »

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Hotty Naughty - Remix
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Composed by Pritam Chakraborty and DJ Akhil Talreja
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Excellent Comedy !!!!!!!
27 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

It is a priyadarshan comedy so it is obvious that there is no need to carry your brains along.the story is simple.

Nitin Bankar (Akshay Kumar) is a personal butler, cook, driver, watchman, gardener to a wealthy female industrialist (Archana Puran Singh) in Singapore. Like any young man, Nitin too, dreams of a better life, but misfortune is his constant companion and his reality is his job under Archana. He desperately wants to become rich and marry the love of his life, Anjali Kakkad (Katrina Kaif), who supports him financially.

Ram Mishra (Suneil Shetty), Nitin's best friend also came to Singapore with the dream of striking it rich, but ended up a courier delivery man. He falls for Manpreet Oberoi (Sameera Reddy), but her high society parents will never approve of marriage, not unless Ram has lots and lots of money.

In the midst of all this, is Harbans Chadda (Paresh Rawal), a shrewd businessman, is looking for ways to multiply his income and avoid his debtors. He decides the best way would be to marry his son off to a girl whose parents can give him a large dowry. He is introduced to Manpreet's parents at a Diwali function and is impressed by their social status. He introduces himself as a well-established businessman, impresses them and they decide to get Manpreet and Harbans' son (Chunky Pandey) married.

With several factors working against them, Nitin and Ram soon reach a dead end in their relationships. When both receive ultimatums from their girlfriends, they realize that only a life of vice can help them out of their misery. They come up with an audacious plan to kidnap someone important and demand a ransom. The kidnapping goes well, and both hide out at a local hotel while waiting for the ransom money. But misfortune is never far, and the kidnapping spirals out of control.

Meanwhile, Manpreet's wedding reception is being held at the same hotel that Nitin and Ram are hiding in. Soon, they are joined by a motley set of characters including a Chinese Don, a hired assassin, a ACB police inspector, a club dancer, an ambassador, a young frustrated double crossing wife, a letch, a drunken waiter, and a dead body nobody wants check into the hotel....

What happens next is De Dana Dan...full of many twists and turns that will leave you giddy with laughter...

De Dana Dan...full of Masti and Madness!!!

it is a fun film from start to end.

Akshay kumar is rocking as ever.Sunil Shetty has done a very good job.The scenes between Akshay and Sunil are very good.Paresh Rawal is satisfactory.Johnny lever is excellent.Archana Puran Singh is good.A special mention of Vikram Gokhale as he is awesome,he creates actual humor without being funny.Manoj joshi is good.Rajpal doent have much to do.Katrina and sameera have done a decent job however they do not have much screen presence. I would rate this movie 10/10 just for its entertainment factor. A must watch if you like Mindless comedy !!!!1


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