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Golmaal
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rohit Shetty
Produced by Dhillin Mehta
Screenplay by Neeraj Vora
Story by Neeraj Vora
Starring Ajay Devgan
Arshad Warsi
Sharman Joshi
Tusshar Kapoor
Paresh Rawal
Rimi Sen
Music by Songs:
Vishal-Shekhar
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj
Edited by Steven H. Bernard
Distributed by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
K. Sera Sera
Release date(s)
  • 14 July 2006 (2006-07-14)
Running time 552 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR110 million (US$1.8 million)
Box office INR699 million (US$12 million)

Golmaal is a 2006 Bollywood comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor and Rimi Sen in lead roles. The storyline was inspired by the Malayalam film Kakkakuyil. The film released on 14 July 2006, and received generally positive reviews from the critics, and turned out to be a surprise hit at the box office. On 29 October 2008, the film spawned an sequel, Golmaal Returns which was even more successful than the original.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around the lives of Gopal (Ajay Devgn), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), Madhav (Arshad Warsi) and Laxman (Sharman Joshi) (hence the name GoLMaL).

Laxman is an intelligent student who is diverted from doing well in college by his mischievous band of friends Gopal, Madhav, and Lucky. Lucky is a mute in the movie. The three friends use Laxman's hostel room for their mischievous activities. Laxman is peer pressured into running a series of scams to earn himself and his friends some money and is punished by being thrown out of college. The naughty foursome then finds refuge in the bungalow of a blind couple, Somnath (Paresh Rawal) and Mangala (Sushmita Mukherjee), who are waiting for their grandson, Sameer. Gopal pretends to be Sameer returning from America, and enters the house, while the other three friends sneak in hidden.

A cat-and-mouse game unfolds as Laxman's body and Gopal's voice make up Sameer. Each time the blind Dadaji comes amidst them, hilarious situations arise. Enter Nirali (Rimi Sen), the saucy girl-next-door, and the group now have time, place and 'resources' to fall in love. Their individual efforts at winning the lady's heart fail. Apart from their amorous interests, there is a quest for hidden treasure in the old couple's house. There is also a gangster named Babli who wants to steal from the couple's bungalow. All his attempts are unintentionally and unknowingly thwarted by the foursome.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Golmaal received positive reviews from critics. Sukanya Varma of Rediff said the film was "one wacky, goofy, paisa vasool ride" and that "the humour isn't exactly family audience material, and is more likely to be lapped up by college-going folk", rating the movie 3/5.[1] Subhash K Jha of Sify wrote that "Golmaal's neatly structured ambit of asinine anarchy tickles the funny-bone, it finally says nothing about the quality of modern life that we haven't already heard in all those blasts from the past that have come in recent weeks trying to create a ripple across our sense of humour."[2] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said that "Golmaal is a thoroughly enjoyable fare, the film has all it takes to hit the bull's eye" rating it 3.5/5.[3]

Box office[edit]

Golmaal had an average opening, and earned INR274 million (US$4.5 million) nett and grossed INR699 million (US$12 million). At the end of its run, the film was declared a semi hit.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Song Singer(s)
"Aage Peeche" Shekhar Ravjiani & Sneha Pant
"Golmaal Title Track" Anushka Manchanda
"Mast Malang" Vishal Dadlani & Kunal Ganjawala
"Rehja Re" Javed Ali & Sunidhi Chauhan
"Golmaal O O" Shaan & KK

Sequel[edit]

The film spawned an sequel titled Golmaal Returns, which released on 29 October 2008. The sequel received mostly negative reviews from critics, however had an bumper opening in India and grossed an total more than the original. It was declared an Hit. On 5 November 2010, the third sequel titled Golmaal 3 was released, which broke many records. The film was declared an Blockbuster, and is currently the highest-grossing installment in the Golmaal film series.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Verma, Sukanya (14 July 2006). "Golmaal: A wacky winner". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "Golmaal". Sify. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Adarsh, Taran (14 July 2006). "Golmaal Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Box Office 2006". BoxOfficeIndia. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 

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