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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.

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Sajid Khan

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Sameer Anjaan (lyrics) (as Sameer), Anvita Dutt Guptan (dialogues) (as Anvita Dutt) | 4 more credits »
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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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lie | mix up | bad luck | casino | stutter | See All (22) »

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Gujarati

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Spiel mit der Liebe See more »

Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$642,156, 2 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,165,104, 16 May 2010
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

P L Thenappan - the producer of the 1998 Tamil film, Kaathala Kaathala starring Kamal Hassan, Prabhudeva, Rambha, and Soundarya filed a complaint in Tamil producers council that Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan had copied the film without his consent.Thou Sajid Nadiadwala was in talks for remakes right year ago but things din workout. See more »

Goofs

When Devika is leaving Aarush with her boyfriend on the beach, his tie is suspending straight downwards, but in the very next shot, it is swinging to the right. In the next shot, it is again downwards. 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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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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It is not even original...rip-off from a Tamil flick
2 January 2011 | by rashmitharaoSee all my reviews

Yet another awful shot at comedy (and film-making as such), this fresh debacle of a film which ironically goes by the name of 'Housefull', mirrors Sajid Khan's popular trait- his condescending attitude - his level of expectation of the audience's IQ, or a more probable alternative if you ask me - it mirrors his own IQ. And what more, it is not even an original script. Yes, the movie is so bad that it is expected to be based on an original script written by Sajid Khan himself. The end product is Sajid's but there is an original version of it, which is a million-fold better than what Sajid Khan made it out to be. The basic plot or script that provided the groundwork for this atrocious film is sneakily ripped off without being given any credit, or even a single remote reference, from the Tamil movie 'Kaathala Kaathala (1998)' written by Kamal Hassan and Crazy Mohan. Kaathala Kaathala, a brilliant comedy with a fresh original script, is known for its high-witted one-liners and humorous wordplay, and is loosely based on William Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors'. Sneaky player Sajid lifted the script, as usual, with a clever choice this time, but lacking the intelligence to deliver the goods as they are or the skill to adapt it to his own style (if he has any), he botched up the plot, twisted the characters to suit his poor perception of the Hindi audiences' sensibilities, entirely peeled off the Tamil-language humor written into the script, characterization, dialogues etc. and in the end dished out a horribly mauled, indiscreetly dumbed-down version of the sharp-witted original. "Sajid Khan is only as good as Farah Khan. The difference is, he doesn't get to loan some sense from Shahrukh Khan because Farah is busy using it to shine through. The truth about Farah's sense of film-making will be out with her first attempt at the same without Mr. Khan in the lead or anywhere behind the scenes", said a wise old philosopher ages ago. We now realize that the ostensibly lame Tees Maar Khan was made by the universe to serve that higher purpose - Truth.


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