Phir Hera Pheri
|Phir Hera Pheri|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Neeraj Vora|
|Produced by||Feroz Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Neeraj Vora|
|Narrated by||Nana Patekar|
|Music by||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Edited by||Diwakar P. Bhonsle
|Distributed by||Base Industries Group|
|Budget||₹200 million (US$3.2 million)|
|Box office||₹1.04 billion (US$17 million)|
Phir Hera Pheri is an Indian comedy film sequel to 2000 film Hera Pheri directed by Neeraj Vora. The film stars the three men from the previous film Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal. Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen are the leading actresses of the film. The movie released on 9 June 2006. The movie was inspired by Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and a sequence was inspired by Charlie Chaplin's The Circus. It was one of the highest grossing Bollywood films 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 (Sunil 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 despite their new riches. Shyam lost his love, Anuradha (Tabu), in an automobile accident, Raju's mother died after battling a disease, and Baburao - having nothing to lose in the first place - lost the little traces of common sense that he did possess.
The three men are living a king's life 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 remaining 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. To make matters worse, they do not even have possession of their bungalow, which Raju had sold off in order to arrange the last bit of money needed, and have to live in a chawl (tenement). Pappu shows up to the bungalow the next day to pick up his portion of the money, but is shocked to learn that Raju has left and the bungalow is now in possession of a gun collector (Dinesh Hingoo). Pappu is now 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. He comes across Raju one day, and upon hearing of the scam pretends to be sympathetic. He tricks him and brings the three to his boss, telling him that they are the ones who took the money. Tiwari threatens them and tells them they have to come up with the money or else they will die. As they are being taken home by some of Tiwari's goons, the three manage to escape. Raju, Shyam and Baburao are about to leave the city when Raju remembers that he owes money to a woman named Anjali (Rimi Sen). The three head over to her house and are surprised to find that she is Pappu's sister. Tiwari's goons show up and kidnap Anjali because Pappu has not returned the money. Feeling guilty that he is the one who got Anjali in trouble, Raju decides that he will go to Tiwari and try to get her freed. Shyam and Baburao refuse to leave without them and decide to stay as well. The three go back to Tiwari to ask him to release Anjali, and Tiwari tells them to bring the money, releasing Anjali.
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. Raju overhears the neighbor Munnabhai (Johnny Lever) plotting to steal drugs from another don, Nanji Bhai (Milind Gunaji), and wrongly assumes they are talking about stealing money. Raju hatches a plan for the three of them to steal from Munnabhai. The three manage to barely succeed, but are confused when they do not find money inside. Raju recognizes the stuff as drugs and tells them that they are worth at least 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 and hid them under a decoration of a circus float.
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, who has been arrested, they call Raju on Pappu's phone. The film ends in a cliffhanger 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 so they can tell him not to throw the guns.
- Akshay Kumar as Raju
- Sunil Shetty as Shyam/Ghanshyam
- Bipasha Basu as Anuradha
- Rimi Sen as Anjali
- Paresh Rawal as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
- 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
- Razak 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
The music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Lyrics are penned by Sameer.
|1.||"Ae Meri Zohrajabeen"||Himesh Reshammiya||5:22|
|2.||"Dil De Diya"||Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arya||6:15|
|3.||"Dil Naiyyo Maane Re"||Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar||4:51|
|4.||"Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri"||Himesh Reshammiya||4:38|
|5.||"Phir Hera Pheri"||Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Rakesh Upadhyay||5:39|
|6.||"Pyaar Ki Chatni"||Sunidhi Chauhan||5:37|
|7.||"Ae Meri Zohrajabeen - Remix"||Himesh Reshammiya||5:16|
|8.||"Dil De Diya - Remix"||Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arya||5:18|
|9.||"Dil Naiyyo Maane Re - Remix"||Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar||5:15|
|10.||"Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri - Remix"||Himesh Reshammiya||4:33|
|11.||"Phir Hera Pheri - Remix"||Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Rakesh Upadhyay||3:59|
|12.||"Pyaar Ki Chatni - Remix"||Sunidhi Chauhan||3:46|