Do Knot Disturb
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|Do Knot Disturb|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David Dhawan|
|Produced by||Vashu Bhagnani|
|Screenplay by||Yunus Sejawal|
|Edited by||Nitin Rokade|
|Distributed by||Reliance Big Pictures|
Do Knot Disturb is a Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. The film is a remake of the 2006 French film The Valet (French: La Doublure). It released on 2 October 2009, and received generally positive reviews upon release, though failed to make an impact at the box office. It was an inspiration for the 2014 Punjabi comedy Disco Singh which was also remade in Bengali as Haripada Bandwala.
The film is based on Raj (Govinda) who has a girlfriend, supermodel Dolly (Lara Dutta), and a wife, Kiran (Sushmita Sen). Raj fires Mangu (Rajpal Yadav), a cook, because of attempting to seduce the female staff. To take revenge, Mangu takes a picture of Raj with Dolly and gives it to Kiran. Kiran gets suspicious but then Raj says that Dolly is not his girlfriend. He says that there are three people in the picture, Raj, Dolly and Govardhan (Ritesh Deshmukh). Raj tells Kiran that the guy, who came into the picture as he was walking by, is Dolly's boyfriend and tells Govardhan to live with Dolly for a couple of days so Kiran's suspicions will go away.
Govardhan gets really troubled when Dolly's ex-boyfriend Diesel (Sohail Khan) shows up and threatens Govardhan that, when he finds out who Dolly's boyfriend is, Diesel will beat him up. Meanwhile, Kiran has a detective (Ranvir Shorey) follow Dolly and Govardhan. The twist in the story comes when Kiran tells Raj that she is going to Puna to meet her mom, when she's actually making a plan with the detective to catch Dolly and Raj red-handed. As soon as Kiran leaves, Raj calls and books the presidential suite at a hotel for Dolly and him, just like Kiran expected. While Dolly and Raj are enjoying themselves, Kiran's detective starts his job. But he gets crushed by the window as he is trying to climb into Raj and Dolly's room. When Raj and Dolly notice, they call Govardhan to help get rid of the body because they think he is dead. Just as Govardhan shows up, so does Dolly's ex, Diesel. While trying to get rid of the body, Raj's ex-cook, Mangu, shows up (he is now working at the hotel).
The story takes a twist when they discover that the detective is alive. Lucky for them, he has lost him memory from the fall he suffered. Raj tells him he is John Matthews and he is married. Dolly tells him he is John Matthews and divorced. Govardhan tells him he is John Matthews, still a bachelor. Mangu tells him he is his friend and that he has a memory problem; under this pretense, he takes his watch and necklace saying that he forgot that Mangu actually gave it to him. Diesel runs into Govardhan and is about to beat him up when he tells him that Raj is her boyfriend. When Diesel runs into Raj, he tells him Govardhan is Dolly's boyfriend. Govardhan finds Dolly and tells her that instead of lying about love, she should be with the one who really loves her, Diesel. Dolly agrees and hugs Govardhan telling him he is a good guy. Unfortunately, Diesel mistakes the situation and starts to beat up Govardhan. Dolly saves Govardhan by telling Diesel that Govardhan convinced her to go back to him. Dolly leaves with Diesel.
Govardhan goes back to his sick mother in the hospital. (She is the one he did this all for. He needs money for her hospital bill and agreed to go along with everything Raj said.) He agrees to marry the woman of his mother's choice, Mala (Rituparna Sengupta) the nurse taking care of her. And Raj convinces Kiran that nothing is going on and they go home as well. In the midst of all this, the detective gets his memory back and goes to Kiran with the proof of her husband's infidelity. As he gets there, Kiran and Raj are about to leave for a second honeymoon. When the detective sees the love between Kiran and Raj, he loses hope and throws the camera with the proof of Raj and Dolly's affair. The camera lands on Kiran's foot, and she sees the pictures. The story ends with Raj crying and living all alone.
- Govinda as Raj Saxena
- Ritesh Deshmukh as Goverdhan
- Sushmita Sen as Kiran
- Lara Dutta as Dolly
- Sohail Khan as Diesel Bhai
- Ranvir Shorey as M.P. Nunnu / John Matthews
- Rajpal Yadav as Mangu
- Manoj Pahwa as Buntu
- Himani Shivpuri as Govardhan's Mom
- Ali Asgar as Bagga
- Satish Kaushik as Govardhan's Boss
- Rituparna Sengupta as Nurse Mala
The music for the album has been composed by the legendary music director duo Nadeem–Shravan, who made their comeback after their split in 2006. With popular songs like 'Bebo', 'mere naal', 'zulfein khol khaal ke' and 'beautiful woman', the album proved their versatility. The songs in this album were of very different taste than the previous albums of Nadeem-Shravan. The lyrics were penned by Sameer.
- "Zulfein Khol Khaal Me" - Sonu Nigam, Anuradha Sriram
- "O Meri Bebo, O Aaja Bebo" - Neeraj Shridhar, Anushka Manchanda
- "Do Not Disturb" - Anushka Manchanda
- "Dont Ever Leave Me" - Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan
- "Mere Naal Mere Naal Chal Soniye" - Shreya Ghoshal, K. K., Earl Dsouza
- "She Is A Beautiful Woman" - Sowmya Raoh, Neeraj Shridhar
The film received positive reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh rated it 3.5/5 and described it as one of David Dhawan's best works yet. However, the film opened to a poor response and grossed $213,525. Overall, a nett gross of ₹65 million, and also faced competition with Wake Up Sid which surpassed Do Knot Disturb completely. The film was rated a flop by Boxofficeindia.