Garam Masala (2005 film)

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Garam Masala
GaramMasala movieposter.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPriyadarshan
Written byStory and Screenplay:
Neeraj Vora
Based onBoeing Boeing
by Priyadarshan
Produced byGanesh Jain
Ratan Jain
StarringAkshay Kumar
John Abraham
Paresh Rawal
Rimi Sen
Neha Dhupia
Daisy Bopanna
Neetu Chandra
Nargis Bagheri
Rajpal Yadav
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Arun Kumar
Music bySongs:
D. Imman
Distributed byVenus Records & Tapes
Release date
  • 3 November 2005 (2005-11-03)
Running time
142 minutes
Budgetest.₹170 million[1]
Box officeest.₹546.5 million[1]

Garam Masala (transl. 'Hot spices') is a 2005 Indian comedy film written and directed by Priyadarshan, featuring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen, Neha Dhupia and Rajpal Yadav. It was released during Diwali in 2005. Akshay Kumar received the Best Actor in a Comic Role award for his performance at the Filmfare Awards. With time, this film has gained a cult following and has been regarded as one of the best Bollywood films in the comic genre. It is a remake of Priyadarshan's own 1985 film Boeing Boeing which was a remake of 1965 film of the same name which in turn was based on the 1960 French play of the same name.[2][3][4][5][6] Kumar and Abraham's restaurant scene with Dhupia was adapted from another of Priyadarshan's own Malayalam films, Aram + Aram = Kinnaram.


The film starts off when two photographers Makarand "Mac" Dindayal Chatpatiya (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam "Sam" Salgaonkar (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 Mac tries to climb on the car which Anjali and Sam are in while being chased by the three women he was dating now that they realised the truth.


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
Released17 October 2005 (2005-10-17)
GenreFeature Film soundtrack
LabelVenus Records & Tapes
Pritam chronology
Garam Masala
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena

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.Background Score by D. Imman

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Pritam.

1."Ada (Quote From Amr Diab)"SameerSonu Nigam4:45
2."Chori Chori"SameerSukhwinder Singh, Hema Sardesai4:35
3."Kiss Me Baby"SameerAdnan Sami3:39
4."Falak Dekhun (Quote From Amr Diab)"Mayur PuriSonu Nigam5:10
5."Dil Samandar"SameerKK, Sunidhi Chauhan5:14
6."Chori Chori" (II)SameerLabh Janjua4:07
7."Falak Dekhun (Quote From Amr Diab)" (II)Mayur PuriUdit Narayan5:10
8."Ada" (Remix (Quote From Amr Diab)SameerSonu Nigam3:46
9."Kiss Me Baby" (Remix by DJ Akbar Sami)SameerAdnan Sami3:40

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.[7][better source needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Garam Masala". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 5 August 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
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  4. ^ "Thanda masala?". DNA. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Funny side up!". The Hindu. 21 September 2007.
  6. ^ "Kambakkht Ishq inspired by a Tamil movie?". Hindustan Times. 1 July 2009. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014.
  7. ^ S, Karthik. "Garam masala music lifted".

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