Movie poster for Heyy Babyy
|Directed by||Sajid Khan|
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Sajid Khan
|Edited by||Rameshwar s. bhagat|
|Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Eros International|
|Release date(s)||24 August 2007|
|Running time||146 mins|
|Budget||310 million (US$5.1 million)|
|Box office||1.62 billion (US$27 million)|
Heyy Babyy is a 2007 Hindi comedy film starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani. It is a remake of the Hollywood film Three Men and a Baby. It is the first full-length feature film directed by Sajid Khan. It released on 24 August 2007 to a good response.
Arush Mehra (Akshay Kumar) lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle in Sydney, Australia with roommates Tanmay Joglekar (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Ali Haider (Fardeen Khan). He works for a popular dance club, while Tanmay entertains children as 'Eddy Teddy' and Ali takes care of their apartment. All three are womanizers and usually end up sleeping with different women. One day, they find a baby girl (Juanna Sanghvi) outside their door with a note instructing them to take care of her, since one of them is her father. The three men go to all the women they dated and slept with, but none claims the baby as hers.
The men try to take care of Angel, but she becomes a huge pain, so they drop her off at a church. A big rainstorm occurs, and the baby develops an illness after being caught in the rain. The three men stay with Angel in the hospital, realising how much they love her. She recovers, and the guys become changed men. They love her, pamper her, and grow an attachment towards her. One day, a woman named Isha (Vidya Balan) comes to take Angel back, claiming the baby to be her daughter. The guys are shocked as Arush tells them about his past.
One year ago, Arush travelled to Delhi to attend his cousin Arjun's wedding. There, he met Isha Sahni, who also resides in Australia. He won her over and they spent the night together. Shortly after, Isha caught him in a compromising situation with Devika Sharma (Sindhura Gadde), Isha's friend, so the couple split up. Arush returned to Sydney and forgot about the incident.
The guys find it very difficult to live without Angel. Arush ends up challenging Isha to marry someone faithful within seven days who will accept Angel: If she's unsuccessful, she will have to give Angel back to him. They sign a contract to finalise the deal. The men worry that they might lose the bet since Isha is beautiful and wealthy. Arush makes a plan to win Isha and Angel back with the help of Ali, Tanmay and Isha's father. His attempts fail and Isha decides not to marry him. On the same day, Tanmay/Eddy Teddy meets her at the fair. After seeing his affection towards kids, Isha decides he will be good for Angel and her.
A few days later, Isha finds out the truth and plans to fly with Angel on her private jet, since she was fooled and has lost the deal. Tanmay and Ali take the contract with them, and phone the police. Just as the police are about to take Angel away from Isha, Arush tears up the contract and allows Isha and Angel to go. While they are parting, Angel says her first word: "Dadda".
Arush, Tanmay and Ali are upset until their bell rings the next day. They are surprised to find Angel at their doorstep. A few moments later, Isha turns up, telling Arush that it was very hard for them both to forget him. She agrees to marry him and the three are reunited.
- Akshay Kumar as Arush Mehra
- Juanna Sanghvi as Angel
- Vidya Balan as Isha Sahni
- Fardeen Khan as Ali Haider
- Ritesh Deshmukh as Tanmay aka Eddy Teddy
- Boman Irani as Bharat Sahni
- Aarti Chhabria as Ali's ex-girlfriend
- Anupam Kher as Malhotra
- Shahrukh Khan as Raj Malhotra (special appearance in a song)
- Payal Rohatgi (special appearance)
- Sindhura Gadde as Devika Sharma
- Chirag Vohra as Arjun
- Muskaan Mihani as Arjun's bride
- Anupam Sharma as the doctor
- Jennifer Mayani the Supermarket Girl
- Vrajesh Hirjee as Ajay Shah, bridegroom of Devika Sharma
Special appearance in title song (in order of appearance)
- Malaika Arora
- Celina Jaitley
- Minissha Lamba
- Amrita Rao
- Tara Sharma
- Neha Dhupia
- Diya Mirza
- Ameesha Patel
- Sophie Choudry
- Masumeh Makhija
- Koena Mitra
- Riya Sen
- Amrita Arora
- Shamita Shetty
An Australian features in a promotional video which was not to be in the film. The girl band from Sydney are called the Australian Divas.
|Studio album by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy|
15 July 2007 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Dholna"||Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghosal||4:01|
|2.||"Dholna – Love Is in the Air Remix"||Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghosal||4:22|
|3.||"Heyy Babyy"||Loy Mendonsa, Neeraj Shridhar, Pervez Quadri, Raman Mahadevan||4:39|
|4.||"Heyy Babyy – The Big 'O' Remix"||Loy Mendonsa, Neeraj Shridhar, Pervez Quadri, Raman Mahadevan||5:28|
|5.||"Heyy Babyy featuring Girl Band"||Akbar Sami||4:03|
|6.||"Jaane Bhi De"||Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa||3:56|
|7.||"Jaane Bhi De – Hiphop Hiccup Remix"||Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa||4:16|
|8.||"Meri Duniya Tuhi Re"||Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Sonu Nigam||5:53|
|9.||"Mast Kalandar"||Shankar Mahadevan, Master Saleem, Rehan Khan||5:53|
The album received favourable reviews from major critics. Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama in his four-star review, said that the album is a "must buy": "The music score of Heyy Babyy is undoubtedly the best soundtrack of the year so far. Every track is a gem in its own way." Sukanya Verma of Rediff described the album as "a peppy soundtrack". The Planet Bollywood review, meanwhile, called it "a fun album" and gave it 7.5 stars.
Heyy Babyy opened to positive reviews, though many criticised the slow pace in the second half. Taran Adarsh gave the film 4 out of 5 stars saying it "is an entertainer that has something for everyone". He praised the performances of the lead stars. Critic Aparajita Ghosh gave 3 out 5 stars, saying "Heyy Babyy packs in enough masala and emotion to keep you entertained throughout its running time." Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL India stated "Sajid Khan's debut is one movie you can go and watch and leave your brains behind. Go laugh aloud!"
Heyy Babyy opened to packed houses in over 650 cinemas in India. The opening was at 90%+ and continued to do well in the days following. It grossed 500 million (US$8.3 million) in India, $1.4 million in the USA and £763,000 in the UK and was declared a "super-hit".
It was a hit abroad, opening to a favorable response and taking the second biggest Hindi film opening in the UK after Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007). Heyy Babyy debuted at number 10 and made £289,761 at a screen average of £4,765.
The film released on DVD but was the first Hindi movie to be released on Blu-ray Disc too.
- Trois hommes et un couffin or Three Men and a Cradle, 1985 French original
- Three Men and a Baby, 1987 American remake
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