Bubble Gum (film)

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Bubble Gum
Bubble Gum (2011).jpg
Directed by Sanjivan Lal
Produced by Sushma Kaul Ravi
Written by Sanjivan Lal
Rohit Gahlowt
Starring Apoorva Arora
Tanvi Azmi
Sohail Lakhani
Delzad Sanjay Hiwale
Sachin khedekar
Music by Bapi Tutul
Cinematography Anshul Chobey
Edited by Suresh Pai
Release date
  • 29 July 2011 (2011-07-29)
Country India
Language Hindi

Bubble Gum[1] is a 2011 Hindi film directed by Sanjivan Lal. The film was released on 29 July 2011 and upon release it got critical appreciation.

The film was among the 5 films you should've watched in 2011[2] by Rajeev Masand. The film was also listed among the best films of 2011 by Hindustan Times.


  • Apoorva Arora - Jenny
  • Tanvi Azmi - Sudha Rawat
  • Sohail Lakhani - Vidur
  • Harshvardhan Poddar - Partho
  • Delzad Sanjay Hiwale - Vedant
  • Sachin Khedekar - Mukund Rawat
  • Suraj Singh - Ratan Singh
  • Ganesh Yadav - L F Rebello
  • Sita Singh - Mrs. Rebello
  • Azeen Khan - Jenny's friend


Set in 1980 Jamshedpur, Vedant is a simple boy studying at Loyola School Jamshedpur in 10th Std, who is in love with a police officer's daughter whose name is Jenny. Although, he is irritated by his rival named Ratan. He always comes to Jenny's house and tries to impress her father by touching his feet(Indian way of respecting elders). Vedant is always jealous of Ratan. Vedant's mother is a school teacher and his father is an engineer working in Tata Steel. His parents are quite irritated of the fact that he is not preparing for his board exam as his exams are right after Holi, which is around the corner.The same day, they get a telegram from Vedant's brother Vidur {who is deaf) telling that he finally is coming back from his hostel in Delhi after 4 years. The next day, they receive Vidur from the railway station.Vedant is quite delighted by seeing his brother. But one day, forgetting that Vidur is deaf, he closes the door of the house and goes outside. His parents come back and are shocked to see Vedant outside. They call a firefighter truck to use the ladder to get to their houses balcony so that the firefighter can open the door from inside. Mukund ( Vedant's father) is quite angry and makes a decision that Vidur will always go out with him.When he takes him outside, everyone starts laughing when they see the way he plays kabbadi. Vedant becomes angry and tries to hit them. Disgruntled with their treatment, they complain their father. His father goes downstairs an

Critical reception[edit]

Bubble Gum achieved critical acclaim among the Indian critics. Mayank Shekhar of Hindustan Times awarded the film 3 out of 5 stars, saying that "the pic is a sweet, rare, candid personal piece".[3]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama states that "Bubble Gum has its heart in the right place. A film that arrives with zilch expectations, but succeeds in taking you back in time when life was simpler and sweet. Recommended!".[4]


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