Phir Hera Pheri
|Phir Hera Pheri|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Neeraj Vora|
|Produced by||Feroz Nadiadwala|
|Screenplay by||Neeraj Vora|
|Story by||Neeraj Vora|
|Narrated by||Nana Patekar|
|Music by||Himesh Reshammiya
|Edited by||Diwakar P. Bhonsle|
|Distributed by||Base Industries Group|
|Running time||154 mins|
Phir Hera Pheri (Hindi: फिर हेरा फेरी) is an Indian comedy film sequel to 2000 classic Bollywood film Hera Pheri directed by Neeraj Vora. The film stars the three men from the previous film Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty. Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen are the leading actresses of the film. The movie released on 9 June 2006. The movie was inspired from Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and a sequence inspired by Charlie Chaplin's The Circus. It was one of the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2006. The film was the first commercially successful sequel in Bollywood, starting a trend of sequels.
Hera Pheri ended with the trio of Raju (Akshay Kumar), Shyam (Suniel Shetty), and Baburao Ganapatrao Apte (Paresh Rawal) rich and rolling in money. Phir Hera Pheri tells the story of what happens after they become rich.
The film opens with a prologue bringing the audience up to date, stating that each has suffered a personal loss as well as a gain. They all became rich, but Shyam lost his love, Anuradha in an automobile accident, Raju's mother has died after battling a disease and Baburao - despite having not much to lose in the first place - has lost the little commonsense that he had possessed.
The three men are living life king size in a massive bungalow and splurging on various luxuries. Raju hears about an idea for doubling his wealth from a con woman Anuradha (Bipasha Basu) who is claiming to be a bank manager, and he convinces Shyam and Baburao to go along with it. Raju first arranges for Rs. 30 lakhs from Shyam and Baburao and then a further 50 lakhs by selling their bungalow. He convinces a small-time goon, Pappu (Rajpal Yadav) to contribute the balance of Rs. 20 lakh so that he can come up with the minimum deposit of Rs. 1 crore, which Anuradha has promised to double.
The trio invest the money and three weeks later realise that it was all a scam and that they are now penniless. The goon is also in trouble because he had borrowed money from a lisping but dreaded gangster, Tiwari (Sharat Saxena), who will kill him if he doesn't pay up. Raju, Shyam and Baburao now have three days to come up with Rs. 40 lakhs to pay back the goon or else they will themselves be killed. They have to leave their bungalow and live in a chawl (tenement) where Anjali's (Rimi Sen) father is an accountant.
There they steal drugs from their neighbor (Johnny Lever) who has himself stolen the drugs from another don Nanji Bhai (Milind Gunaji). The drugs are worth about Rs. 3 crores (thirty million). They think that if they can sell them to Kachara Seth (Manoj Joshi) and pay off Tiwari, they can also become rich. But their neighbor once again steals the drugs from them. They then run into Anuradha and she tells them that the entire scam was hatched by Kabeera (the gangster from the first Hera Pheri) to get revenge on the trio, and that the only reason she went along with it was because they were holding her niece hostage (Anuradha's sister was Kabeera's gang member and part of the first movie's kidnapping plot). Their money was converted to diamonds to pay the ransom, but she fled with them once she discovered her niece had escaped.
In the end, all the guys end up in a circus show where they attempt to get hold of the diamonds. These are strewn all over the ground in public by a gorilla. Raju escapes with Pappu's cellphone and three antique guns with him, which are worth Rs. 5 to 6 crores, though he does not know about it. Thinking of all the trouble they have been in, he angrily tries to throw the guns into the river to get rid of their problems. Fortunately for him, the guns get stuck on a ledge. He tries to go down and throw them into the water. When Baburao and Shyam come to know about the worth of the gun from Pappu when he is arrested, they call Raju on Pappu's phone. The film ends with Raju attempting to get hold of the guns while his phone is ringing. On the other end, Shyam and Baburao anxiously wait for Raju to answer his phone.
- Akshay Kumar as Raju
- Paresh Rawal as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
- Suniel Shetty as Shyam
- Bipasha Basu as Anuradha
- Rimi Sen as Anjali
- Rajpal Yadav as Pappu (Anjali's brother)
- Manoj Joshi as Kachra Seth
- Johny Lever as Munnabhai
- Sharat Saxena as Tiwari
- Ravi Kissen as Tiwari's sidekick
- Suresh Menon as Peter
- Tiku Talsania as the Inspector
- Javed Khan as Police constable
- Dinesh Hingoo as Parsi man
- Milind Gunaji as Nanjibhai
- Razzak Khan as a Goon
- Sunil Pal as Munnabhai's sidekick
- Viju Khote as Ram Leela troupe member
- Madan Singh as the Tall man
- Manmouji as Ram Leela troupe member
- Birbal as Circus magician
- Nana Patekar as the Narrator
- Dia Mirza Special Appearance in item song
- Neeraj Vora as the bus passenger
A sequel of this film to be released in 2015 with John Abraham and Sakshi Chaudhary.
The music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Lyrics are penned by Sameer.
|1.||"Ae Meri Zohrajabeen"||Sameer||Himesh Reshammiya||5:22|
|2.||"Dil De Diya"||Sameer||Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arya||6:15|
|3.||"Dil Naiyyo Maane Re"||Sameer||Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar||4:51|
|4.||"Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri"||Sameer||Himesh Reshammiya||4:38|
|5.||"Phir Hera Pheri"||Sameer||Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Rakesh Upadhyay||5:39|
|6.||"Pyaar Ki Chatni"||Sameer||Sunidhi Chauhan||5:37|
|7.||"Ae Meri Zohrajabeen - Remix"||Sameer||Himesh Reshammiya||5:16|
|8.||"Dil De Diya - Remix"||Sameer||Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arya||5:18|
|9.||"Dil Naiyyo Maane Re - Remix"||Sameer||Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar||5:15|
|10.||"Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri - Remix"||Sameer||Himesh Reshammiya||4:33|
|11.||"Phir Hera Pheri - Remix"||Sameer||Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Rakesh Upadhyay||3:59|
|12.||"Pyaar Ki Chatni - Remix"||Sameer||Sunidhi Chauhan||3:46|
The movie released on 9 June 2006