Believing himself to be jinxed, a man attempts to find true love, but instead gets caught in a web of lies.


Sajid Khan


Anvita Dutt (dialogues), Sajid Khan (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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 Panday ... Aakhri Pasta (as Chunky Pandey)
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


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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Akshaye Khanna was the initial choice for Arjun Rampal's role. See more »


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 »


[from trailer]
Major Krishna Rao: [to Arush] I don't like you, I don't trust you!
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References Friendship (2008) See more »


He's Such a Loser
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Vivienne Pocha and Amitabh Bhattacharya
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Completely illogical but somewhat entertaining
3 May 2010 | by shamirguptaSee all my reviews

Houseful, another movie in a long list of Bollywood movies with stories "inspired" by a Hollywood movie.

However Houseful is unique as it has not been adapted from one but several Hollywood movies at one time. It has shades of William H Macy's The Cooler, Ben Stiller's starrer Along came Polly, Owen Wilson's You, Me and Dupree and Meet the Parents.

Being heavily adapted from so many sources makes the movie's storyline completely illogical and one would probably have to check his brain out when entering the theater to enjoy such a film.

Another thing that disappointed me was the background score. It did not support the film and felt very minimal and weak. Given the number of hit songs in the movie the background score was a complete letdown.

However, despite having the above mentioned flaws the movie still works. It has many moments which are very hilarious and which makes this movie a complete masala entertainer.

To conclude this movie may not be an intellectual masterpiece but the movie is still entertaining and is a complete paisa wassol

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Hindi | Gujarati

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$642,156, 2 May 2010

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Dolby Digital


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