Darwaaza Bandh Rakho

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Darwaza Bandh Rakho
Darwaaza Bandh Rakho poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJ. D. Chakravarthi
Produced byRam Gopal Varma
StarringAftab Shivdasani
Isha Sharvani
Manisha Koirala
Chunky Pandey
Ishrat Ali
Snehal Dabi
Divya Dutta
Gulshan Grover
Aditya Srivastava
Edited byBhanodaya
Distributed byRGV Film Company
Release date
4 August 2006
Running time
106 minutes

Darwaza Bandh Rakho (English: Keep the Door Shut) is an Indian Bollywood Comedy film directed by J. D. Chakravarthy released in 2006. The film was remade in Telugu as Money Money, More Money, with J.D. Chakravarthy playing the lead role and in Kannada as 5 Idiots.


Four small-time crooks, played by Aftab Shivdasani, Chunky Pandey, Zakir Hussain and Snehal Dabi, turn towards kidnapping for some quick money. They kidnap a millionaire's daughter, played by Isha Sharvani, and they demand money (1 crore). They are forced to barge into the home of a vegetarian Gujarati family of 35. The head of the household is played by Ishrat Ali.

Their stay in the house gets extended when they learn that the hostage's father has gone abroad and they have to wait until he returns. The kidnappers are forced to take more hostages to keep their identity secret and prevent the kidnapping venture from failing. Eventually other people are stuck in the house, such as: Mughale Azam (pizza guy), Gunpat Kale (police constable), Julie (sales girl), Sharad Shetty (guy who wants money from Kantilal shah), Munish Mehta (real estate guy) What follows is a "mad-mad comedy of errors". Manisha Koirala plays the part of a sales girl who is dragged into the fray when she arrives in the house in order to sell them shampoo.

Taneja finally appears he gives the four kidnappers the money, however there is now a fight between the four, and then Taneja calls the police. The kidnappers go to the court, Isha says Ajay Goga Raghu are innocent but not Abbas. After 16 months Ajay owns a hotel and works with Mughale Azam Isha and Ajay are both friends, Julie works with Raghu on the sales business, Goga owns a sweet shop, Ganpat Kale is not a policeman but police driver, Abbaas goes to jail, and the Shah residence live happily ever after.[1]



The movie was tagged as a "thrilling comedy"; other reviewers regarded it as an innovative theme that "ran out of steam" midway into the plot. The performance was regarded as "lackluster", Acting was mediocre and people who watched said that the actors tried "too hard" to make people laugh but failed miserably.[2] The movie was box office failure.


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