Golmaal (film series)

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Golmaal Film Series
Created byRohit Shetty
Original workGolmaal (2006)
Films and television

Golmaal is an Indian comedy film series directed by Rohit Shetty, with four installments to date, the first three produced by Dhilin Mehta, the fourth by Shetty and Sangeeta Ahir and the fifth which is a spin off is produced by Shetty with Bhushan Kumar. The first film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited released in 2006 and was followed by 3 direct sequels:Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal 3 (2010) and Golmaal Again (2017). All four films starred Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee and Mukesh Tiwari, with Shreyas Talpade, Ashwini Kalsekar and Sharman Joshi appearing in three and Kareena Kapoor and Kunal Khemu appearing in two.[1][2][3] The series also has a spin-off named Cirkus was released on 23 December 2022.

Golmaal is now the ninth-highest-grossing film series in Bollywood. The film series has been described as a screwball comedy franchise.[4][5]

An animated version of the film series named Golmaal Jr. was released for with three central characters: Madhav, Gopal and Lucky.[6]


Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Story Producer(s)
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited 14 July 2006 Rohit Shetty Neeraj Vora Ghar Ghar by Harsh Shivsharan Dhilin Mehta, Parag Sanghvi
Golmaal Returns 29 October 2008 Yunus Sajawal Pheka Pheki by Bipin Varti Dhilin Mehta
Golmaal 3 5 November 2010 Yours, Mine and Ours by Melville Shavelson
Golmaal Again 20 October 2017 Rohit Shetty Sangeeta Sachin Ahir, Rohit Shetty, Shivashish Sarkar

Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)[edit]

Friends Gopal, Lucky, Madhav and Laxman often dupe gullible people out of their money. Hilarity ensues when they target an elderly couple and simultaneously try wooing their beautiful neighbour.

Golmaal Returns (2008)[edit]

Gopal, who lives with his wife, Ekta, gets stuck in a yacht for a night after he saves an attractive young woman. Ekta suspects him of having an affair and decides to uncover the truth.

Golmaal 3 (2010)[edit]

Cupid strikes when Pritam, a single father, comes across his college sweetheart, Geeta, in Goa. However, when their respective children go at war with each other, the two find it difficult to reunite.

Golmaal Again (2017)[edit]

Five orphan men return to the orphanage they grew up in to attend their mentor's funeral. However, they encounter the ghost of their childhood friend, Khushi, and help her attain salvation.

Cirkus (2022)[edit]

A scientist separate two sets of identical twins to find the conflict b/w nature Vs nurture. However, years later the twins come close and creates confusion.

It was revealed in the upcoming film Cirkus trailer released in December 2022, that film is set in 1960's and it would be a prequel to the fourth film of Golmaal series. In the trailer five kids was standing in front of "Jamnadas Orphanage" and telling their names - Gopal, Madhav and Laxman (2 kids), while the fifth kid is mute and trying to tell his name is Lucky.[7][8][9][10] But the film failed massively at the box-office.

Golmaal Phir Se (2024)[edit]

After the release of the fourth installment, director Shetty is interested in the fifth part of the franchise.[11] He said, after getting a right script there will definitely be another installment.[12][13] Actor Ajay Devgn also shows interest to return to next part.[14] It is also reported that Kareena Kapoor might return for the next installment.[15] After the release of the "Aankh Marey" music video from Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan's Simmba, speculations of a fifth installment of the Golmaal franchise further strengthened. In the video, the four main actors, including Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor, are seen at the end of the holding up their hands to denote the number "5." Finally, on November 7, 2021, Rohit announced that the fifth film of Golmaal series will be called Phir Golmaal. He also announced on that same day that it will be about Gopal, Madhav, Laxman, Lucky, Vijay Saxena, Saanjh Batra Saxena and their new friend, who is named Vasooli solving a case of them being accused of a murder as they keep on getting into trouble while solving it.

Cast and characters[edit]

This table lists the main characters who appear in the Golmaal Franchise.

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This section includes characters who have appeared in two or more installments in the series.

  • An empty, dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film.
  •  C indicates a cameo role.
  •  V indicates a voice-only role.
  •  Y indicates a younger version of the character.
Actor Film
Fun Unlimited

Golmaal Returns
Golmaal 3
Golmaal Again
Ajay Devgn Gopal
Tusshar Kapoor Lucky
Arshad Warsi Madhav
Sharman Joshi Laxman Prasad
Shreyas Talpade Laxman
Kunal Khemu Laxman
Sanjay Mishra Bubbly Subodh Mehra Dagga Bubbly
Mukesh Tiwari Vasooli
Vrajesh Hirjee Pandurang Anthony Gonsalves Teja Pandurang
Ashwini Kalsekar Munni Chintu Damini
Murali Sharma M.D. Sawant Inspector Dhande
Johnny Lever Puppy
Siddarth Jadhav Sattu Supari
Paresh Rawal Somnath
Rimi Sen Nirali
Sushmita Mukherjee Mangala
Manoj Joshi Harishchandra 'HaRaMi' Ramchandra Mirchandani
Kareena Kapoor Ekta Divya "Dabbo" Kalamkar
Amrita Arora Esha
Celina Jaitley Meera Mena
Anjana Sukhani Daisy Paschisia
Vijay Patkar Constable Gandhari
Mithun Chakraborty Pritam "Pappu"
Ratna Pathak Shah Geeta "Guddi" Patnaik
Parineeti Chopra Khushi Bansal
Neil Nitin Mukesh Nikhil
Tabu Anna Mathew
Prakash Raj Vasu Reddy
Sachin Khedekar Colonel Chouhan
Nana Patekar GhostV
Uday Tikekar Joy Jamnadas

Additional crew and production details[edit]

Occupation Film
Fun Unlimited

Golmaal Returns
Golmaal 3
Golmaal Again
Director Rohit Shetty
Producer(s) Dhillin Mehta Rohit Shetty
Sangeeta Ahir
Rohit ShettyBhushan Kumar
Screenplay Neeraj Vora Yunus Sajawal
Story Sajid-Farhad Rohit Shetty
Composer(s) Vishal–Shekhar Pritam
Ashish Pandit
Pritam Amaal Mallik
S. Thaman
Lijo George-DJ Chetas
Abhishek Arora
Background Score Sanjoy Chowdhury Amar Mohile
Director of photography Aseem Bajaj Natarajan Subramaniam Dudley Jomon T. John
Editor(s) Steven H. Bernard Bunty Nagi
Production Companies Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
K Sera Sera Private Limited
Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd Rohit Shetty Pictures, Mangal Murti Films, Reliance Entertainment
Distributing Companies Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
Eros International
Shemaroo Entertainment Eros International Reliance Entertainment
Running Time 150 minutes 135 minutes 140 minutes 152 minutes 139 minutes

Release and revenue[edit]

Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
Golmaal Returns
Golmaal 3
Golmaal Again
Budget ₹15 crore[16] ₹35 crore[17] ₹50 crore[18] ₹80 crore[19] ₹150 crore[20]
Domestic gross ₹41.49 crore ₹70.89 crore ₹149.12 crore ₹264.89 crore ₹38.21 crore
Overseas gross ₹9.18 crore ₹14.91 crore ₹37.86 crore ₹59.09 crore ₹1.88 crore
Total gross ₹46.72 crore ₹80 crore ₹169.56 crore ₹311.04 crore ₹58.24 crore
Franchise gross 664.58 crore (US$83 million)

Animated series[edit]

An animated series Golmaal Jr. based on the characters from film series premiered on Sonic Nickelodeon on 13 May 2019.[21][22]


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