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Fraud Saiyaan
Fraud Saiyyan film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySourabh Shrivastava
Screenplay byAmal Donwaar
Sharad Tripathi
Produced byPrakash Jha
Disha Jha
Kanishk Gangwal
StarringArshad Warsi
Sara Loren
Flora Saini
Saurabh Shukla
Nivedita Tiwari
Peeyush Suhaney
CinematographyPrakash Kutty
Edited byNirav Soni
Music bySohail Sen
Tanishk Bagchi
Production
companies
Prakash Jha Productions
Drama King Entertainment
Release date
  • 18 January 2019 (2019-01-18)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office53 lakhs[1]

Fraud Saiyaan (transl. Fraud husband) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language romantic dark comedy drama film directed by Sourabh Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha, Disha Jha and Kanishk Gangwal. The film stars Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla and Sara Loren, and features Deepali Pansare, Flora Saini and Nivedita Tiwari in supporting roles.[2] Filming locations included Obedullaganj, Raisen, Bhopal and Mumbai. The soundtrack was composed by Sohail Sen, while Udai Prakash Singh handled the art direction. The film was released worldwide on 18 January 2019.[3]

Plot[edit]

Story revolves around Bhola Prasad tripathi (Arshad Warsi), a con man who marries rich ladies for his living.

Bhola is living a happy married life with Sunita (Deepali Pansare) and living at her expenses. One day, her tauji (Saurabh Shukla) was coming to Lucknow so she fix up the meeting of her husband to meet tauji at railway station.

It is shown that Bhola did not turn up to meet tauji at railway station, instead he has been running from local goons and happens to meet tauji in train. Both unknowingly meet with each other in the train, until Sunita send pics of Bhola to tauji on his mobile phone.

Once tauji recognises Bhola, he pursue him by keeping his identity hidden and came to know about all the scams of Bhola and his relationships with various ladies in different parts of the city. Tauji, who is a detective who is hired by the police to catch him, becomes his associate. When Bhola meets Payal (Sara Loren), who is shown as a widow, he plans to con her but eventually falls in love with her. He finally robs her on the wedding day but could not run away due to his feelings for her. He comes back only to find out that she is also a fraudster like him who marries rich men for money. They both escape but Bhola gets caught by the police. He gets bailed after a week by tauji and Payal, who plans of the next con but he ditches her also at last and takes away all the jewellery and cash.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Principal photography commenced in October 2014 and was completed by 20 December. Warsi's character has 13 wives in the film. Priyanka Mundada was the film's costume designer.[7]

Marketing and release[edit]

The film was released worldwide on 18 January 2019.

Reception[edit]

The film received negative reviews from critics. Writing for Daily News and Analysis, Meena Iyer rated it one and a half stars out of five and opined, "Don't bother with this farce, fraud or whatever in cinema's name you would like to refer to this one as".[8] Pallabi Dey Purkayastha of The Times of India rated the film one star out of five and concurred with Iyer, concluding, "Regardless of whether you enjoy con-man stories or you’re a fan of Arshad’s comedic talents, Fraud Saiyyan is not the kind of film that you should spend your time and effort on".[9]

Box office[edit]

The film collected 52 lakh nett in India in its opening week.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Fraud Saiyaan
Soundtrack album by
Released18 January 2019[11]
Recorded2018
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Length18:57
LanguageHindi
LabelTips Music
Sohail Sen chronology
Baazaar
(2018)
Fraud Saiyaan
(2019)
Romeo Akbar Walter
(2019)
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Simmba
(2018)
Fraud Saiyaan
(2019)
Luka Chuppi
(2019)

The music of the film has been composed by Sohail Sen and Kumaar has penned the lyrics. The song "Chamma Chamma" which featured Elli Avram, is a recreated song from 1998 film China Gate which originally featured Urmila Matondkar and was composed by Anu Malik.[4]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Chamma Chamma"Original by: Sameer Recreated by:Shabbir AhmedOriginal by: Anu Malik Recreated by: Tanishk BagchiNeha Kakkar, Romy, Arun, Ikka3:16
2."Ishq Ishq Tera"KumaarSohail SenAltamash Faridi5:35
3."Fraud Saiyaan"KumaarSohail SenShadab Faridi2:03
4."Mashoor Hazoor - E - Aala"KumaarSohail SenShahid Mallya3:34
5."Ladies Paan"KumaarSohail SenShahid Mallya, Mamta Sharma, Shadab Faridi4:29
Total length:18:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fraud Saiyaan Box Office Collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Fraud Saiyaan Trailer Goes Viral, Arshad Warsi is Just Brilliant". The HANS India. 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Elli AvRam steps into Urmila Matondkar's shoes for 'Chamma Chamma'". Mumbai Mirror. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Elli AvrRam steps into Urmila Matondkar s shoes for Chamma Chamma remake for Fraud Saiyaan". Mid-day.com. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Elli Avram recreate chamma-chamma". Bollywood Hungama.
  7. ^ "Arshad Warsi to have 13 wives". Bollywood Hungama.
  8. ^ "'Fraud Saiyaan' review: This is the worst fraud there is". Dnaindia.com. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Fraud Saiyaan Movie Review {1.0/5}: Critic Review of Fraud Saiyaan". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Fraud Saiyaan Box Office Collection - Fraud Saiyaan Film Collection - Box Office Till Now". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Fraud Saiyaan - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.

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