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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:

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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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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Official Sites:

Official site

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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Color
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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

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]
Major Krishna Rao: [to Arush] I don't like you, I don't trust you!
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Connections

Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: Sania Mirza & Farah Khan (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Funny In Parts But Still, 'Housefull' is Full of Crap
10 November 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Given that this movie is made by one of the worst directors (Sajid Khan), I wasn't expecting much. It did make me laugh in parts (mainly because of Akshay Kumar's comic flair) but 'Housefull' is pretty much full of crap. A jinxed Aarav, or whatever his name is (Akshay Kumar), tries to find happiness but everywhere he goes, things fall apart. He finally lands on the bed of Bob (Ritesh Deshmukh)and Bobba (Lara Dutta). They arrange for him to get married to their boss's daughter Jiah (Jiah Khan). However, on their wedding night, Jiah cheats on Aarav. A heartbroken Aarav attempts suicide in the Mediterranean but he is rescued by an airhead (Peepika Padukone). What follows is more garbage as the plot changes from one thing to another. This is hardly any different from the usual trash Bollywood has been churning lately, in the name of comedy. A lot of money has been wasted on it as 'Housefull' has been expensively shot in Italy and England. The sets are lavish and grand. The soundtrack is dreadful. Of the performances, Akshay Kumar manages to be funny again but his choice of awful movies is becoming routine. Arjun Rampal is the other actor who delivers a solid performance. Of course, it needs to be mentioned that 'Housefull' rips off several Hollywood films which I won't even bother listing.


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