|7 1/2 Phere: More Than a Wedding|
|Directed by||Ishaan Trivedi|
|Produced by||Nimit Modawal|
|Written by||Ishaan Trivedi|
|Music by||Shantanu Moitra|
|Cinematography||Attar Singh Saini|
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7 1/2 Phere: More Than a Wedding is a 2005 Bollywood comedy film directed by Ishaan Trivedi and produced by Nimit Modawal. It stars Juhi Chawla and Irfan Khan in lead roles. The film was released in India on 29 July 2005 with mixed response.
After having tasted great success with soaps based on traditional families, a national TV network is getting into the next phase of programming - that is 'Reality TV' so they decide to go for the evergreen subject of marriages in Indian family. Channel asks their blue-eyed guy to produce the show. Asmi Ganatra (Juhi Chawla), the first time director, and her team finds out that at present the only family in Mumbai that meets the programming brief is Joshi's.
Joshi's are stunned when Asmi visits them with a request to cover the marriage for the TV network. Though the bride's father is willing to go along with the idea, but family's Mafia, consisting of old guard plays the card of family's pride, they Veto down the proposal. In the meanwhile, Asmi has discovered that Manoj Joshi (Irrfan), bride's youngest uncle, has fallen for her.
Knowing very well that her career would be blocked if she is unable to pull off the deal with the bride's family, she lures him to an arrangement where a multi camera set-up is secretly installed in the huge house.
Manoj realizes to his horror that he has opened a Pandora box. Unaware of hidden cameras, his family behaves true to themselves and slowly skeletons start tumbling out of the cupboard. The privacy of Joshi's family gets invaded by Candid cameras and incidents which should remain buried comes out in open and gives the Channel all sorts of maal masala (juicy tid-bits) to increase their TRP Ratings.
- Juhi Chawla as Asmi Ganatra
- Irrfan Khan as Manoj
- Manoj Pahwa as Inspector Rohit Kande
- Nina Kulkarni as Rati Pant
- Anang Desai as Suresh Joshi
- Shri Vallabh Vyas as Mahesh 'Taoji' Joshi
- Manini De as Raveena Joshi
- Chahat Khanna as Piya S. Joshi
- Manish Chaudhary as Nimit Joshi
- Ninad Kamat
- Shauni Khanna
- Rushad Rana
- Ashok Banthia
Hindustan Times praised the film, calling it light-hearted and rib-tickling. They noted it as the first time that actors Juhi Chawla and Irrfan Khan had worked together in a film, and as being both Irrfan's entry into and Juhi's return to the comedy genre. They advised that the chemistry between the two actors was to be watched and appreciated as their "conflict and resolution form an integral part of the film."
|1||"Aao Nee Kudiyon"||Sunidhi Chauhan||Shantanu Moitra||Subrat Sinha|
|2||"Kyun Aaj Kaa"||Antara Choudhary||Shantanu Moitra||Subrat Sinha|
|3||"Aaja Soneya"||Shazia Manzoor||Bally Jagpat||Shazia Manzoor|
|4||"Aika Dhondiba"||Pronali Chaliha||Shantanu Moitra||Manrel Gaikwad|
|5||"Jiya Jale"||Lata Mangeshkar||A.R. Rahman||Gulzar||Originally from movie Dil Se, 1998|
|6||"Dil Se Re"||A.R. Rahman||A.R. Rahman||Gulzar||Originally from movie Dil Se, 1998|
|7||"Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyare"||Babul Supriyo, Anupama Deshpande||Kalyanji Anandji||Indivar||Originally from movie Janbaaz, 1986|
|8||"Kyun Aaj Kaa"||Hema Sardesai||Kalyanji Anandji||Indivar||Originally from movie Don, 1978|
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- Prathibha Joy (31 July 2005). "71/2 phere". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
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