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Theatrical poster
Directed byVivek Agnihotri
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Written byAnurag Kashyap
Rohit Malhotra
Vikramaditya Motwane
StarringJohn Abraham
Bipasha basu
Arshad Warsi
Shernaz Patel
Boman Irani
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
CinematographyAttar Singh Saini
Edited byHemal Kothari
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
23 November 2007
Running time
167 minutes

Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (English: Get Set Goal) is a 2007 Indian Hindi sports drama film which was released on 23 November 2007, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Vivek Agnihotri for UTV Motion Pictures. The film stars John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. The film's soundtrack is composed by Pritam with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is a contemporary fictional story of the South Asian community in the UK, told through the prism of professional football. The film received positive reviews though the film was only moderately successful at the box-office and was declared "Average" by Box Office India.[1] The film was premiered in the Tous Les Cinemas du Monde (World Cinema) section of 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3]

The plot is said to resemble the 2004 Hollywood movie DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.[4]


The main protagonist Sunny Bhasin (John Abraham) initially agrees to leave Southall United Football Club Southall a predominately South Asian part of West London) and signs a lucrative offer to play professionally for Millwall F.C. He later decides not to play for Millwall though, a team in South London with apparent links to the skinhead movement.



  • Banner: UTV Motion Pictures
  • Presenter: UTV Motion Pictures
  • Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
  • Director: Vivek Agnihotri
  • Writer: Rohit Malhotra
  • Co-Producers: Zarina Mehta & Deven Khote; Krishan Khanna (Hanwell London)
  • Music Director: Pritam
  • Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
  • Director of Photography: Attar Singh Saini
  • Screenplay: Vikramaditya Motwane
  • Dialogues: Anurag Kashyap & Rohit Malhotra
  • Production Designer: Nitin Chandrakant Desai
  • Editor: Hemal Kothari
  • Cinematography: Atarsingh Saini
  • Choreography: Saroj Khan
  • Football Consultant: Andrew Owusu Ansah
  • Associate Producers: Alpana Mishra, Ram Mirchandani & Siddharth Roy Kapur
  • Supervising Producers: Rajesh Nair & Prem Pillai


Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Studio album by
23 November 2007 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerRonnie Screwvala
Pritam Chakraborty chronology
Life In A... Metro
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Singh Is Kinng
Professional ratings
Review scores
Music Review at IndiaFM.com3/5 stars

The soundtrack for the film was released on November 2007. It has been given a rating of 3 out of 5 on indiaFm.com.[5]

Lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Background score by Sanjoy Chowdhury, the son of late Maestro Sri Salil Chowdhury.

Song Singer(s) Duration
Billo Rani Anand Raj Anand, Richa Sharma 5:33
Halla Bol Daler Mehndi 5:05
Hey Dude Devrat 5:00
Ishq Ka Kalma Neeraj Shridhar 4:44
Tara Ru Javed 3:51
Billo Rani (Remix) Anand Raj Anand, Richa Sharma 4:42

Critical reception[edit]

Indiafm.com gave the film 3 Out of 5, saying that "On the whole, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal has an ordinary first hour, but the post-interval portions, especially the exhilarating climax, makes up for everything."[6]


The film had the working title of Goal until August 2007.[7]


While the film was being shot at the Millwall Football Club, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai made a surprise appearance to watch the filming of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.[8]

Old Trafford the stadium of Manchester United is shown during a scene where Tony tries to inspire the players to play for more than themselves for honour, glory and pride by telling them the story of the Munich Air Disaster and how Manchester United fought through the odds. The cast got to shoot inside the dressing room too. '


After the release of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, director Vivek Agnihotri announced that there will be a sequel to the film titled Goal 2.[9] and that the sequel would have the same principal cast of John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu and Boman Irani. However, in a talk-show where the director was present to promote his upcoming 2019 release, it has been confirmed by Vivek Agnihotri that no sequel would be made.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Box Office 2009". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Preview: Acceptance in Cannes bestows prestige and honour". Monsters and Critics. 30 September 2012. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012.
  3. ^ Cannes, India celebrate 60 years
  4. ^ Goal (Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal) (2007) & Dodgeball (2004)
  5. ^ "Indiafm.com: Music review of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal". DNA. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Indiafm Movie Review of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal". 23 November 2007.
  7. ^ Adarsh, Taran (2 August 2007). "Goal gets a new name". IndiaFM. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  8. ^ "IndiaFm: On the Sets (Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal)". DNA. Archived from the original on 26 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  9. ^ "Sequel to Goal". Smash Hits. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPOPiFRqM5k

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