Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rohit Shetty|
|Produced by||Dhillin Mehta|
|Written by||Sajid-Farhad (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Yunus Sajawal|
|Edited by||Steven H. Bernard|
|Distributed by||Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd|
|Budget||400 million (US$6.3 million)|
|Box office||1.6 billion (US$25 million)|
Golmaal 3 is a 2010 Bollywood action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and the sequel to the 2008 film Golmaal Returns and the third film in the Golmaal series. The film stars most of the actors from the previous films, including Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade. New additions to the cast include actors Mithun Chakraborty and Kunal Khemu. Principal photography for the film began in March 2010 in Mumbai, Goa and Hyderabad. It was reportedly inspired by Basu Chatterjee's Khatta Meetha (1978), wherein Ashok Kumar and Pearl Padamsee played an old couple marrying with children from their previous marriages, and film's rights were later bought over.
Golmaal 3 was released on 5 November 2010, and received mixed to negative response worldwide. However, the film was eventually declared a blockbuster at the box office and is currently the ninth highest grossing Bollywood film according to worldwide gross collections.In 2014, a Telugu feature film Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummada is a remake of Golmaal with top actors like Mohan Babu, Manchu Vishnu, Manchu Manoj, Varun Sandesh, Raveena Tandon.
The story follows Pritam (Mithun Chakraborty), an elderly bus driver. His three good-for-nothing sons, Madhav (Arshad Warsi) the group leader; Laxman (Kunal Khemu) the poetic idiot; and Lucky (Tushar Kapoor) the innocent mute are always up to trouble, mostly by scamming people. On the other hand, Geeta (Ratna Pathak) is an elderly woman, whose two sons, Laxman (Shreyas Talpade); and Gopal (Ajay Devgn) the strong but kind leader; own a water sports stall at the beach. Gopal & Laxman's partner Daboo (Kareena Kapoor)on whom Gopal has a crush, but never shows it. Three robbers – Puppy (Johny Lever), Dagga (Sanjai Mishra) and Teja (Vrajesh Hirjee) — rob the queen's necklace and are on the run from police and end up in Goa. Puppy,the don, who suffers from short-term memory, hides the necklace in Pritam's house. Soon enough, Pritam's sons open a water sports shack opposite Geeta's sons' stall, and a rivalry begins. Filled with mayhem, both the groups try to take down each other's business but fail hilariously. In response to this, Pritam goes to meet Geeta, (although he doesn't know that they are Geeta's sons) to sort this rivalry out, and it turns out that Pritam & Geeta were college-lovers. Daboo overhears their love story, and decides to get the two married, without their sons' permissions. After the marriage, the two families start living in one house, filled with non-stop laughs & mayhem.It is also revealed to the five sons that they are not Pritam & Geeta's sons,but orphans after overheard by Lucky, although they vow not to tell them that they know that they are orphans and, to hide that, they become friendly like brothers.They also open a big shop of toys aided by Vasooli bhai (another not-so-don don)and Puppy for money. Puppy eventually remembers where he hid the necklace, and turns himself in along with his goons Dagga and Teja.
- Ajay Devgn as Gopal
- Mithun Chakraborty as Pritam aka Pappu
- Kareena Kapoor Khan as Daboo
- Arshad Warsi as Madhav
- Tusshar Kapoor as Lucky
- Shreyas Talpade as Laxman 1
- Kunal Khemu as Laxman 2
- Ratna Pathak Shah as Geeta aka Guddi
- Johny Lever as Puppy Boss
- Sanjai Mishra as Dagga
- Vrajesh Hirjee as Teja
- Ashwini Kalsekar as Chintu
- Mukesh Tiwari as Vasooli
- Murali Sharma as Inspector Dhande
- Vijay Patkar as Kandhaari
- Prem Chopra as Geeta's father (cameo)
- Viju Khote as Shambu Kaka
- Shubham Padhy as Rahim
- Bismita Mohapatra as Sweety
The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. On the review-aggregation website Mirchiplex.com, the film scored 2/5 based on 12 reviews. Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times rated it 1.5/5 and noted that "the filmmakers have six main actors to juggle with, and as many side comedians to lend parts to. Never mind the narrative, they would be happy with as any corny antics and dialogues with whoever was available." Raja Sen of Rediff.com gave a similar rating explaining that "[he] was not looking for sensitivity or smarts in Golmaal 3 [but for]...a few good jokes. [However], the film does not oblige." On the other hand critic Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated it 4/5, concluding that "Golmaal 3 is an ideal fun ride with thrice the enjoyment and gratification, thrice the magic and thrice the hilarity." The Times of India explained that "[although] the comic acts get repetitive...there is a laugh riot waiting for you at the multiplex this weekend." Vinayak Chakravorty of Mail Today gave it 3 stars out of 5.
The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) Criticism
The Indian Stammering Association, based in Dehradun, started an online petition to the censor board against the comical depiction of stuttering, severely disabling disorder that affects millions of children and many adults.
In October 2010 TISA filed a public interest writ petition against the director and producers of the film Golmaal 3 and the censor board of India at Uttarakhand High Court. It objected to the film's portrayal of stammerers as objects of ridicule, on the grounds that this promoted discrimination and the teasing and bullying of people who stammer. The film-makers and Censor Board have to respond to the court notice by 14 December 2010. After that the court will hear this case.
Golmaal 3 released in India and internationally on 5 November 2010 to coincide with the Diwali weekend, usually considered a profitablee time of the year. The film's opening collections on the first day reached 83 million and opening weekend net collections stood at 335 million. Opening week gross collections were around 622.5 million in India and 100 million overseas.
The film had a strong second weekend in theatres, grossing 190 million. During its second and third week at the Indian box office, the film grossed 317.5 million and 90 million respectively, therefore increasing the film's total to 1075.6 million. Meanwhile, the film earned $1,132,192 in United States and Canada, £638,496 in UK and $352,063 in Australia. Golmaal 3 was elevated to Blockbuster verdict and is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010.
Awards and nominations
- Star Screen Award for Best Performer – Ajay Devgn
- 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
- Apsara Award for Best Actress – Kareena Kapoor
- Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Ratna Pathak Shah
- Best Film – Dhillin Mehta
- Best Actress – Kareena Kapoor
- Best Supporting Actor – Mithun Chakraborty
- Best Supporting Actress – Ratna Pathak Shah
- Best Comedian – Shreyas Talpade and Johnny Lever and Tusshar Kapoor
- Best Music Director – Pritam
The soundtrack is composed by Pritam & lyrics are penned by Kumaar. Songs are as follows :-
|1||Ale||Neeraj Shridhar, Antara Mitra||4:41|
|2||Apna Har Din||Shaan & Anushka Manchanda||4:27|
|3||Desi Kali||Neeraj Shridhar & Sunidhi Chauhan||4:06|
|4||Disco Dancer||Bappi Lahiri||4:56|
|5||Golmaal (Title Track)||KK, Anushka Manchanda, Monali Thakur||4:04|
|6||Yaad Aa Raha Hai||Sudesh Bhonsle||4:27|
|7||Apna Har Din (Remix)||Shaan & Anushka Manchanda||3:57|
|8||Desi Kali (Remix)||Neeraj Shridhar, Sunidhi Chauhan||4:01|
|9||Golmaal (Remix)||KK, Anushka Manchanda, Monali Thakur||4:25|
- In this film, Kareena Kapoor's screen name is Daboo. In real life, Daboo is her father, Randhir Kapoor's nickname.
The sequel, named Golmaal 4 is currently in production.
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