Gangsters kidnap the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member.


Sudhir Mishra


Manu Rishi Chadha (dialogues) (as Manu Rishi), Swanand Kirkire (lyrics) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irrfan Khan ... Arun
Chitrangda Singh ... Priti
Arunoday Singh ... Kuldeep
Aditi Rao Hydari ... Shanti
Saurabh Shukla ... Mehta
Yashpal Sharma ... Bade
Sushant Singh ... Inspector Satbir
Prashant Narayanan ... Chotte
Anil Sharma Anil Sharma ... Minister Verma
Vipin Sharma ... Tony
Nassar Abdulla ... Singhania (as Nasser Abdullah)
Aditya Bhattacharya Aditya Bhattacharya ... Roger
Tarun Kumar Tarun Kumar ... Guddu Gangster
Masood Akhtar ... Dadda Kidnapper
Vipul Gupta Vipul Gupta ... Shyam Singhania

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After Bade falls out of favor of Member of Parliament, Verma, he is arrested, held in a cell without any trial, and is humiliated and beaten everyday. His brother Chhotte and others conspire to secure his release by kidnapping Verma's to-be son-in-law, Shyam Singhania. Things do not go exactly as planned and Priti, Shyam's girlfriend, also gets abducted. In order to ensure Shyam's safety, she agrees to liaise between Verma and the gangsters - not knowing that she has an admirer who will do anything for her. She meets with Shyam's father as well as Verma but may end up endangering everyone's lives especially after Verma makes it clear that he will not negotiate Bade's release under any circumstance. Written by rAjOo (

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Dil Dar-ba-Dar, was the films original title. See more »


Yeh Saali Zindagi
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Nishat Khan
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Kunal Ganjawala and Shilpa Rao
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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6 February 2011 | by apurvanand31See all my reviews

Its coming to it!!!! Finally a crime comedy watch worthy... I am going to rate it right in the class of any Guy Ritchie movie... Sudhir Mishra has been making movies for some time now... but i never expected that he will pull a rabbit out of his hat!!! And this one is some fast rabbit!! it keeps on running turning whenever wherever it wants... And the Narration... too good...!! Its hard to concentrate as there are so many characters and so many protagonists...but with the help of some unbelievable editing he has masterfully connected all of them... Dialogues.. No one but Manu Rishi can do it...!! " O Bhaisaab!!! ye to udta hua teer gaand me le liya aapne!!!! crazy, funny, hilarious.. I was lucky that in my show most of the audience were young and males... and it was a rave in the movie hall!!! claps, whistles, cheers...everything!!! This movie is awessssome!!!

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Release Date:

4 February 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

This Damn Life See more »

Filming Locations:

New Delhi, Delhi, India


Box Office


INR100,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital


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