A space scientist working on a project to communicate with aliens visits a village called Paglapur. To improve the plight of the inhabitants of Paglapur, he comes up with a novel idea.

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Shirish Kunder

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Shirish Kunder (dialogue), Shirish Kunder (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Rajkumar / Agastya
Sonakshi Sinha ... Manali
Shreyas Talpade ... Babban
Minissha Lamba ... News Reporter
Alexx O'Nell ... Simon
Pitobash ... Kachua
Darshan Jariwala ... Agasyta's dad
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Villager
Chitrangda Singh ... Cameo (Segment: Kaafirana)
Vindu Dara Singh ... Sundi
Asrani ... Guruji
Anjan Srivastav ... Minister
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal
Avtar Gill ... Minister
Sanjay Mishra ... Raja

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In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country. The village had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region and in the mêlée that ensued during partition, the asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur. And that's how it stayed for the next 60 years! While the world outside changed, Paglapur remained isolated, with no electricity, television or sanity. Now, decades after the world forgot this village, a NASA scientist of Indian origin, Agastya and his beautiful wife find themselves on the road to Paglapur. Agastya is working on a top secret project for creating a device to communicate with aliens. So why is he in a village whose colorful inhabitants include a man who speaks in gibberish, another who thinks he is a lamp post and everyone else who think Mahatma Gandhi is still around, fighting for ... Written by Production

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Sometimes BEING ALIEN is the only option!


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Shrish Kunder wanted to cast Asin for the role but she did not have any dates. See more »

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Since Agatsya works in the US but was born in India, it can be assumed that he has (or had) an Indian passport. That means Paglapur exists in some government records. At some point, Agatsya must have been required to submit proof of his birth/residence. See more »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

31 August 2012 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chandigarh, Punjab, India See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$105,366, 2 September 2012

Gross USA:

$169,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,494,896
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