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A stockbroker who moves into a flat finds that he cannot sleep because of the loud whistle blown by the night-watchman. This leads him into conflict with the building's secretary who insists on the use of the whistle.

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Jaideep Varma

Writers:

Milind Dhaimade (dialogues), Sanjeev Sharma (lyrics) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sushant Singh ... Raj Shiv Puri
Kartika Rane ... Abha (as Kartikadevi Rane)
Rajat Kapoor ... Janardhan Parikh
Mandeep Mazumdar Mandeep Mazumdar ... Kamini J. Parikh
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Dev
Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Ronnie Gonsalves
Chandrachood Karnik Chandrachood Karnik ... Roger Mathew
Balaji Deshpande Balaji Deshpande ... Kulkarni
Sushil Parashar Sushil Parashar ... Chaddha
Dinesh Thakkerr Dinesh Thakkerr ... Khadilkar
Nassar Abdulla ... Gupta (as Nasser Abdullah)
Bhagyashree Desai Bhagyashree Desai ... Mrs. Shenoy
Datta Sonawane Datta Sonawane ... Inspector Pophle
Jayant Gadekar ... Inspector Santosh Sawant
Anil Bhagwat Anil Bhagwat ... Sr. Shenoy
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Storyline

This energetic black comedy (or drama with a sense of humour) turns a contemporary eye on something that is taken too much for granted in Indian cities, especially Mumbai - private space. It's about the clash between a stockbroker who is not allowed to sleep at night and a small-time trader who won't let him (as the secretary of the building society they live in). This seemingly trivial, even laughable, problem eventually snowballs into disasters for both of them and their families, while unspooling the attitudes of people around them. A very real but highly entertaining portrait of urban India. Written by Cartwheel, India

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The whistle that blew things out of proportion!

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Comedy | Drama

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Chandrachood Karnik debuts in the film at the age of 79. He was the most enthusiastic member of the cast and crew, the most punctual and the liveliest. Mr Karnik is well known for essaying the role of the MTV lift-man a few years ago. This is his first feature film. See more »

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HULLA makes you whistle intermittently
10 December 2019 | by maven-sharmaSee all my reviews

Incidents that affect a common man in a metropolis are slowly making their way on the Hindi screen. In HULLA, it's a whistle that blows things out of proportion. Who would've thought of making a film on an uncanny subject? But fresh concepts are always welcome.Making people laugh is tough, but HULLA makes you break into a smile, at times laughter, even guffaws at vital points. The sheer novelty of the subject and its execution catches you unaware. While there's consistency in terms of execution, it's the written material that's inconsistent.After setting up things so beautifully in the first hour, you expect an encore in the second hour. But it's not engaging at all. In fact, it's a repetition of what you've watched in the first half. The story stagnates and the movie hardly moves. Clearly, the writing in this hour lacks meat.


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India

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Hindi | Gujarati | Marathi | English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,261
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (35 mm version)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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