Goal (2007 Hindi film)

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Theatrical poster
Directed by Vivek Agnihotri
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Written by Anurag Kashyap
Rohit Malhotra
Vikramaditya Motwane
Starring Bipasha Basu
John Abraham
Arshad Warsi
Shernaz Patel
Boman Irani
Music by Songs:
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
Cinematography Attar Singh Saini
Edited by Hemal Kothari
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release date
23 November 2007
Running time
167 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 21.5 crore (US$3.4 million)
Box office 100 crore (US$16 million)

Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (English: Get Set Goal) is a 2007 Indian Hindi sport film. It was released on 29 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]



  • 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 Pritam Chakraborty
23 November 2007 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Ronnie Screwvala
Pritam Chakraborty chronology
Life In A... Metro
(2007)Life In A... Metro2007
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Singh Is Kinng
(2008)Singh Is Kinng2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Music Review at IndiaFM.com 3/5 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.[4]

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."[5] Joginder Tuteja of IndiaGlitz gave 3.5 of 5 stars stating the film is "One more sports anthem in 2007".[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][9]

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. '


A sneak peek of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal was unveiled at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival[10]


After the release of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, director Vivek Agnihotri announced that there will be a sequel to the film. The sequel will have the same principal cast of John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu and Boman Irani. The film is yet to begin production however, it has been confirmed by Agnihotri and Abraham. The sequel's working title is Goal 2.[11][12]

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