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Housefull (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 30 April 2010 (India)
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Believing himself to be jinxed, a man attempts to find true love, but instead gets caught in a web of lies.

Director:

Sajid Khan

Writers:

Anvita Dutt (dialogues), Sajid Khan (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Aarush
Deepika Padukone ... Sandy
Riteish Deshmukh ... Bob
Lara Dutta ... Hetal
Arjun Rampal ... Major Krishna Rao
Boman Irani ... Batuk Pappa
Jiah Khan ... Devika
Randhir Kapoor ... Kishore Samtani
Chunky Pandey ... Aakhri Pasta
Lillete Dubey ... Zulekha
Malaika Arora ... Pooja (as Malaika Arora Khan)
Daisy Irani ... Mummy
Jacqueline Fernandez ... Dhanno / Casino Dancer (Special Appearance)
Subhaan Nadiadwala Subhaan Nadiadwala ... Child
Manoj Pahwa ... Santa
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Storyline

Housefull is a romantic comedy entertainer which narrates the story of Aarush - the world's unluckiest man. Being jinxed, he believes his bad luck can vanish if he finds true love. In this quest for true love how one lie leads to another and how different people from different walks of life come together adding even more confusion to this hilarious comedy of errors resulting in total chaos and mayhem forms the crux of the story. The line which Deepika tells Akshay in the film "Jis jhooth se kissi ka ghar basta ho, voh jhooth jhooth nahin hota", pretty much sums up the essence of the film. Written by Danisrocky

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Taglines:

The worst day of your life... is EVERY day of his life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jacqueline Fernandez featured in the song Apni To Jaise Taise in a special appearance for this film. In the sequel, Housefull 2 (2012) she appeared as one of the supporting actresses and in the third entry in the franchise she appeared as the lead actress. See more »

Goofs

Arjun Rampal's characters tell Akshay that he cannot fool a lie detector. This isn't true as lie detectors are never 100% accurate and often give incorrect or inconclusive results. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Arush: A
[to Sandy]
Arush: Don't worry. I have experience in dealing with monkeys...
[get slapped by the monkey]
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Connections

Followed by Housefull 2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Not Such a Loser
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Vivienne Pocha, Sachin and Amitabh Bhattacharya
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Appalling comedy
29 September 2010 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

One can't help but feel pity for all the money and resources that has gone down the drain to shape up this awful film. The entire crew & cast enjoyed a royal holiday overseas under the garb of production costs. The director cleverly puts a disclaimer at the very start of the movie that "Housefull" is a tribute to the directors of 70's & 80's hinting the staleness of the product.

The saving grace of the movie is the music. SEL have backed up the product with foot tapping numbers. Background score by Sandeep Chowta is okay'ish. The comedy sequences are completely out of place. And the climax scene which everybody panned - its a straight lift from Charlie Chaplin's "Laughing Gas" only Sajid Khan raped it.

Performances::

Akshay Kumar:: In a desperate attempt to deliver a hit, his performance is sinking faster than titanic.

Ritesh Deshmukh:: Consistent as ever. Did not have much comedy sequences where he could deliver and showcase his talents.

Arjun Rampal:: No good in comedy and his characterisation was awful especially his polygraph machine.

Lara:: Miscast opposite Ritesh.

Jiah Khan:: The Jekyll and Hyde was badly written.

Deepika:: Only beautiful looks.

Chunky Pande: Was irritating in his Aakhree Raasta character.

Boman Irani, Lilette Dubey & Randhir Kapoor:: Wasted

If making a slapstick comedy was the intent then Sajid Khan should learn a lot of things from Hollywood. There exists a genre of slapstick & no brainers delivers complete wholesome entertainment. "Housefull" is a by- product of success-gone-over-the-head when a garbage like "Hey Baby" becomes a hit and the director goes on to make yet another bigger garbage. Nadiadwala & Eros, are you listening?


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Gujarati

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$642,156, 2 May 2010

Gross USA:

$1,183,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,340,550
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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