Garam Masala (2005 film)

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Garam Masala
GaramMasala movieposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Ganesh Jain
Ashok Kotwani
Written by Priyadarshan
Neeraj Vora
Based on Boeing Boeing by Priyadarshan
Starring Akshay Kumar
John Abraham
Paresh Rawal
Rimi Sen
Neha Dhupia
Rajpal Yadav
Neetu Chandra
Daisy Bopanna
Nargis Bagheri
Music by Pritam
D. Imman (BGM)
Cinematography Tirru
Edited by N. Gopalakrishnan
Arun Kumar
Distributed by Venus Records & Tapes
Ashco Media Arts Pvt Ltd (Ankk Media Arts Pvt Ltd.)
Release date
  • 2 November 2005 (2005-11-02)
Running time
142 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget est.170 million (US$2.7 million)[1]
Box office est.546.5 million (US$8.5 million)[1]

Garam Masala (translation: Hot Spice) is a 2005 Indian comedy film directed by Priyadarshan featuring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Rimi Sen, Neha Dhupia, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav. It was released on Diwali of 2005. Akshay Kumar received the Best Actor in a Comic Role award for his performance at the Filmfare Awards. It is a remake of Priyadarshan's own Malayalam movie Boeing Boeing [2] and a famous hotel comedy sequence from his other Malayalam movie Aram + Aram = Kinnaram was reused in this movie.[3]


The film starts off when two photographers Makrand, aka Mac (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam, aka Sam (John Abraham) are doing a photo shoot. While Mac is shooting the models in exposing poses, his fiancée Anjali (Rimi Sen) leaves in disgust due to Mac's closeness to the models. Their boss calls them into his office and tells them that they are good-for-nothing photographers. He threatens to reduce their pay if they don't get some good pictures for the world photography competition to make his magazine Garam Masala famous.

Both Mac and Sam ask Maggie (Neha Dhupia), the boss's secretary, on a date on the same day, at the same restaurant at the same time. As all three meet up at the restaurant a pickpocket takes Mac's and Sam's wallets. After the meal, the competition to impress Maggie heightens thus evoking humorous events after which Sam and Mac leave Maggie to pay the bill.

Sam visits a famous photographer, praising him and asking for a few outstanding shots. These stolen shots help Sam to win the world photography competition. He gets promoted, is given ten percent of the prize money and has his pay doubled, whilst Mac receives a demotion to assistant. Sam flies off to the US to enjoy his holiday, leaving Mac fuming in Mauritius.

The chief editor persuades Mac to show up Sam by getting three women to be his fiancées, getting a very expensive flat and driving very expensive, imported cars. Following his promise, Mac gets a high-quality flat and gets access to three beautiful air hostesses. His driver, Babban (Rajpal Yadav), is his key to the high life. Not only does Babban get Mac access to the flat, he delivers very high-end cars to impress his fiancées. He drives Mac's cars and does all his services for a small amount of liquor every day. Lastly, Babban gets Mac a housekeeper, Mambo (Paresh Rawal), who has an attitude problem and doesn't care what goes on in his flat so long as his demands are met.

He has affairs with each of the three women—Deepti (Daisy Bopanna), Puja (Nargis Bagheri) and Sweety (Neetu Chandra)—and creates chaos. Sam returns from America, only to find his friend turned rival, playing around with three women at once. He tries to help his friend and tries out his own luck with the girls.

The story turns into mayhem when it's hard for the two boys to maintain the three girls simultaneously. Mac's original fiancée Anjali learns about Mac's acts, and it creates a bigger mess. When their cook Mambo leaves, they begin to realise their mistakes and Mac attempts reuniting with Anjali; in the end they escape with each other.


Box office[edit]

Made on a budget of 170 million, the film grossed 546.5 million in its theatrical run.[1]


Garam Masala
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Released 17 October 2005 (2005-10-17)
Genre Feature Film soundtrack
Length 40:06
Label Venus Records
Producer Pritam
Pritam chronology
Garam Masala
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
(2005)Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena2005

The music is composed by Pritam while the lyrics are penned by Sameer and Mayur Puri. All the remix songs are mixed by DJ Suketu.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Ada (Quote From Amr Diab)" Sameer Pritam Sonu Nigam 4:45
2. "Chori Chori" Sameer Pritam Sukhwinder Singh, Hema Sardesai 4:35
3. "Kiss Me Baby" Sameer Pritam Adnan Sami 3:39
4. "Falak Dekhun (Quote From Amr Diab)" Mayur Puri Pritam Sonu Nigam 5:10
5. "Dil Samandar" Sameer Pritam KK, Sunidhi Chauhan 5:14
6. "Chori Chori" (II) Sameer Pritam Labh Janjua 4:07
7. "Falak Dekhun (Quote From Amr Diab)" (II) Mayur Puri Pritam Udit Narayan 5:10
8. "Ada" (Remix (Quote From Amr Diab) Sameer Pritam Sonu Nigam 3:46
9. "Kiss Me Baby" (Remix by DJ Akbar Sami) Sameer Pritam Adnan Sami 3:40

Plagiarism allegations[edit]

The song "Ada" has been lifted from Middle Eastern artist Amr Diab's "Ana", The preludes/interludes of "Falak Dekhoon" from Amr Diab's "Wala Ala Balo" and the main tune from Amr Diab's Saddakny Khalas both from Diab's 2001 album Aktar Wahed, some parts of "Dil Samundar" lifted from Turkish pop star Tarkan's Kuzu Kuzu.[4][better source needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Garam Masala". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 August 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Thanda masala?". DNA. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ S, Karthik. "Garam masala music lifted". 

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