Naughty @ 40

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Naughty @ 40
Naughty40.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jagmohan Mundhra
Produced by Anuj Sharma
Kiran Sharma
Starring Govinda
Yuvika Chaudhary
Anupam Kher
Gurpreet Ghuggi
Shakti Kapoor
Smita Jaykar
Sanjai Mishra
Music by Monty Sharma
Cinematography Kabir Lal
Edited by Ashfaque Makrani
Distributed by Gangani Multimedia Corporations
Srishti Creations
Release date(s)
  • April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)
Country India
Language Hindi

Naughty @ 40 (also known as/earlier titled as Excuse Me Please) is a 2011 Hindi comedy film directed by Jagmohan Mundhra, while produced by Anuj Sharma under Gangani Multimedia Corporations and also distributed by Srishti Creations.

The film stars Govinda and Yuvika Chaudhary in the lead roles, with Anupam Kher, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Shakti Kapoor, Sanjai Mishra and Smita Jaykar in supporting roles. The film is a remake of the 2005 Judd Apatow buddy film, The 40-Year Old Virgin.

Plot[edit]

Harvinder (Govinda) is a 40 year old man living in London with his parents Laxminarayan Srivastav (Anupam Kher and Maya Srivastav Smita Jaykar), an ardent lover of the lord. He's still a virgin and sleepwalks in the nights. One night he sleepwalks into an unknown white woman's bedroom causing mayhem for her lover until the white woman's husband shows up. Sanjeev's father seeks the help of his employee Shafarat Ali (Shakti Kapoor) and his nephews to help Sanjeev lose his virginity, but all their efforts are futile. This brings embarrassment to LM Kapoor.

Happy's friends attempt to hook him up where one of his friends talks to a Chinese girl who then leads Happy to her room. However, much to the dismay of Happy, he discovers "she" is a man. The next day, Randy, Sandy and Shafarat Ali leads Happy to the massage parlour. Happy then accidentally breaks the female massage parlour's nose. In a fit of fear, they break into a run. LM Kapoor then invites Happy to Uncle Chatur's (Sanjay Mishra) house, who is a heart patient, where Happy is head over heals over his daughter however one night, Happy ends causing trouble for another woman due to sleeping on her bed. Because of his sleep-walking problem, girls reject him.

The family leaves for Manali, where Sanjeev gets married to Gauri (Yuvika Chaudhary), a girl much younger than him. However, Gauri is up to childish pranks all the while, which results in Sanjeev getting into a physical relationship with a London based model who is in the town for photo shoot. Sanjeev thinks nobody will find out, but when Gauri does discover the truth, she gets a rude shock, which brings about a change in her attitude.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The album consisted of 4 tracks and was released on Venus music label.

Title Singer(s) Composer Lyricist Duration
Bichhade Hue Tumse Shaan Sayed Ahmed Satya Prakash 04:34
Thoda Main Adjust Karoo Sameer Tandan Monty Sharma Sayed Gulrez 03:51
Der Se Sahi Main Shreya Ghoshal Monty Sharma Sayed Gulrez 03:24
Hey Yaar Sunlo Jara Abhas Joshi, Rahul Mukerji, Hrishikesh Chury Monty Sharma Sayed Gulrez 03:51

Controversy[edit]

The movie's release was delayed for more than 2 years when the producers Anuj Sharma and Sandeep Kapoor had a fall out. Kapoor approached the Delhi High Court in 2009 seeking recovery of a loan of INR 1.32 crore which he had allegedly advanced to Sharma. Justice V.K. Jain allowed Sharma to go ahead with the film's release after his lawyer deposited a demand draft of INR 1 crore with the court registry. However, the court declined Kapoor's plea to release the amount to him stating "The question of release of money to the petitioner (Kapoor) would be decided after the entire amount is deposited with the court". He also asked Sharma to pay the remaining amount by April 6, 2011.

Reception[edit]

Naughty @ 40 opened to mixed reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated the film with two stars out of five saying, "The film is for the hardcore masses who relish double entendres and saucy jokes."[1] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film three stars out of 5 and stated, "Naughty @ 40 is a non-stop laughathon." Anupama Chopra of NDTV gave two and a half stars and commented, "Looked really good with all the trailers, but turned out as one of those rare films that barely get anything right!" Nikhat Kazmi of the Times of India awarded two and a half stars saying, "You have a film that can be an average weekend getaway. Nothing more, not even the plot of the laugh riot The 40-Year-old Virgin."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naughty @ 40 Review - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Naughty @ 40 Review - The Times of India". The Times of India. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 

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