Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||Satish Kaushik|
|Screenplay by||Manisha Korde|
|Music by||Pritam Chakraborty
Gopi Sunder (BGM)
|Distributed by||Percept Picture Company|
|Budget||₹ 14 crore|
|Box office||est.₹ 16 crore|
Dhol (Hindi: ढोल; English: Drum) is a 2007 Bollywood comedy film directed by Priyadarshan, and produced under the Percept Picture Company. The film stars Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Arbaaz Khan and Tanushree Dutta in lead roles. The movie is a remake of 1990 Malayalam film In Harihar Nagar written by Siddique-Lal which was already remade in Hindi in 1993 as Parda Hai Parda starring Chunky Pandey. The film released on 21 September 2007, and received mixed response from critics upon release; however, it was a moderate box office success and over the years, has become a cult classic.
Pankaj (Sharman Joshi), Sameer (Tusshar Kapoor), Martand (Rajpal Yadav) and Gautam (Kunal Khemu) are bound together by their ambition to make it big in life with the least effort possible. Each one tries his hand at finding a short cut to success but ends up being in even deeper trouble. Things get worse when the four decide to take some desperate measures to end their misery once and for all.
They believe that the only way to get rich without working hard is to marry a wealthy girl. As luck would have it, a rich girl Ritu (Tanushree Dutta) arrives in their neighborhood. All four set out with their individual plans to marry her but end up discovering a shocking truth. Ritu came to the city to find about her brother's killers. All four of them try to impress Ritu but meanwhile they discover that ritu's brother died along with another friend of Ritu's brother. They try hard and finally Pankaj is decided to marry Ritu. Soon before marriage Ritu fiends the secret that his brother and his friend were in contact of a notorious gang leader Zikomo. Also Ritu finds that these four were bluffing all time just to impress her and so she starts avoiding them. One day Zikomo finds them and kidnap Ritu and her family members. He reveals to be the true killer and he confesses about killing Rahul and Jay. He asks for them to handover the Dhol if they wanted to see him alive, however Ritu's family members don't know about any Dhol. The real comedy fight ensues and Zikomo is killed in a self explosion at the end of the movie. Ritu hands over the Dhol and when they four of them throw the Dhol, they find it filled with money. Thus Zikomo was after the money and not Dhol. They take the money and movie ends.
- Sharman Joshi as Pankaj "Pakkiya" Jaivardhan
- Tusshar Kapoor as Sameer "Sam" Arya
- Kunal Khemu as Gautam "Goti" Sisodia
- Rajpal Yadav as Martand "Maru" Damdere
- Tanushree Dutta as Ritu Tripathi
- Om Puri as Dadaji
- Abhimanyu Singh as Rahul Tripathi
- Payal Rohatgi as Sophie
- Arbaaz Khan as Jaishankar Yadav (Jai)
- Murli Sharma as Zikomo
- Rasika Joshi as Landlady
- Asrani as Pankaj's brother in law
- Tareena Patel as Landlady's Daughter (Kanika)
- Tiku Talsania as Inspector Subhash Dongre
- Farida Dadi as Dadiji
- Prerna Virender
- Tora Khasgir
- Khalid Siddiqui
|Soundtrack album by Pritam|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Dhol Bajake||Mika Singh & Labh Janjua||4:12|
|Namakool Namakool||Shaan & Kunal Ganjawala||5:00|
|Dhol Bajake (Version 2)||Labh Janjua||4:28|
|Haadsa||Sunidhi Chauhan & Akriti Kakkar||5:11|
|Bheega Aasman||Shaan & Vijay Yesudas||5:32|
|All Night Long||Usha Uthup||4:16||Mayur Puri|
|Dil Liya Re||Shreya Ghoshal||5:14|
|Dhol Bajake (Version 3)||Soham Chakraborty & Suhail Kaul||4:11|
Dhol opened to receive mixed reviews from top critics. Taran Adarsh rated it 3.5 out of 5, and claimed the film to be amongst director Priyadarshan's best works, and that it was a "hilarious laugh-riot" and "not to be missed!" However, at the box office, the film had an average opening, and grossed a nett 13.50 crores in its opening weekend. Due to the strong word-of-mouth and excellent public response; the film picked up much better in many places, though had a huge drop throughout the second week.The film was declared above average at the box office.
- Sreedhar Pillai (22 September 2007). "Fun and frolic". The Hindu.
- "Dhol's a remake". The Times of India. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2015.