Dhol (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Satish Kaushik
Screenplay by Manisha Korde
Starring Sharman Joshi
Tusshar Kapoor
Kunal Khemu
Rajpal Yadav
Tanushree Dutta
Music by Pritam Chakraborty
Gopi Sunder (BGM)
Cinematography Piyush Shah
Distributed by Percept Picture Company
Release dates
September 21, 2007
Country India
Language Hindi

Dhol (Hindi: ढोल; English: Drum) is a 2007 Bollywood comedy film directed by Priyadarshan, and produced under the Percept Picture Company. The film stars Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Arbaaz Khan and Tanushree Dutta in lead roles. The story borrows subplots from 1990 Malayalam film In Harihar Nagar written by Siddique-Lal.[1] The film released on 21 September 2007, and received mixed response from critics as well as public upon release, however it was a moderate box office success.


Pankaj (Sharman Joshi), Sameer (Tusshar Kapoor), Martand (Rajpal Yadav) and Gautam (Kunal Khemu) are bound together by their ambition to make it big in life with the least effort possible. Each one tries his hand at finding a short cut to success but ends up being in even deeper trouble. Things get worse when the four decide to take some desperate measures to end their misery once and for all.

They believe that the only way to get rich without working hard is to marry a wealthy girl. As luck would have it, a rich girl Ritu (Tanushree Dutta) arrives in their neighborhood. All four set out with their individual plans to marry her but end up discovering a shocking truth. Ritu came to the city to find about her brother's killers. All four of them try to impress Ritu's grand parents but all their tricks turn on themselves.The four friends set out in their individual plans to marry Ritu but end up discovering a spine-chilling truth. This leads to much confusion, creating hilarious twists and turns, along with an element of thrill, crime, murder and suspense.




Dhol opened to receive mixed reviews from top critics. Taran Adarsh rated it 3.5 out of 5, and claimed the film to be amongst director Priyadarshan's best works, and that it was a "hilarious laugh-riot" and "not to be missed!" However, at the box office, the film had an average opening, and grossed a nett 13.50 crores in its opening weekend. Due to the strong word-of-mouth and excellent public response; the film picked up much better in many places, though had a huge drop throughout the second week. It finished its theatrical run very poorly, and unlike its critical reception, it failed to deliver at the box office. The film was declared below average at the box office.


  1. ^ Sreedhar Pillai (22 September 2007). "Fun and frolic". The Hindu. 
  2. ^ http://www.labh-janjua.com/

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