Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rohit Shetty|
|Produced by||Rohit Shetty|
|Screenplay by||Yunus Sajawal|
|Story by||Rohit Shetty|
Lijo George - DJ Chetas
|Cinematography||Jomon T. John|
|Edited by||Bunty Nagi|
|Distributed by||Reliance Entertainment|
|Box office||est.₹3.11 billion|
Golmaal Again (transl. Hotchpotch again) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language supernatural action comedy film co-produced and directed by Rohit Shetty, and written by Sajid-Farhad and Yunus Sajawal. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Shreyas Talpade, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Johnny Lever, Prakash Raj and Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead roles while Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Murali Sharma, Vijay Patkar, Uday Tikekar, Sachin Khedekar, Ashwini Kalsekar are featured in supporting roles and Nana Patekar makes a special appearance as himself.
Golmaal Again is the fourth installment of the Golmaal franchise. Production of the film began in July 2016. Chopra signed to play the female lead after Kareena Kapoor opted out of the film because of pregnancy. Principal photography took place from March to July 2017. Produced on a budget of ₹72 crore (US$10 million), the film was theatrically released on 20 October 2017.
Upon release, the film met with mixed critical reviews, but broke several box-office records earning over ₹1 billion (US$14 million) in just 3 days of collection. It grossed ₹311 crore (US$44 million) worldwide in its whole theatrical run to become one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2017. Golmaal Again ran for more than 50 days in theatres.
Gopal, Madhav, Lucky, Laxman 1 and Laxman 2 are orphans living in an Ooty-based orphanage managed by a businessman named Jamnadas. One night, the boys find a baby girl at their entrance and take her in, naming her Khushi. They take care of her and are also aware of a librarian Anna's ability to see ghosts and spirits. One day, when Madhav pranks and scares the timid Gopal in an empty bungalow, a fight ensues between the boys. Gopal gets punished, following which the five boys leave the orphanage. Khushi who is later adopted by a colonel and his wife. Years later, Gopal and Laxman 1 are reunited with Madhav, Laxman 2 and Lucky upon learning of Jamnadas' demise. Returning to the orphanage after 25 years, they meet colonel, Anna and Pappi, another orphan from the orphanage. Anna introduces Damini, a young woman, as the bungalow's caretaker.
At an event in the name of Jamnadas, businessman Vasu Reddy reveals the orphanage would be demolished and shifted elsewhere, following which the boys get possessed by a ghost one-by-one and talk in Nana Patekar's voice. This scares Gopal, who suggests him and Laxman 1 to shift to the colonel's house. Vasu Reddy and Vasooli assign the other three boys the task of getting Gopal and Laxman 1 out of the house. The five get into a fight, but later make amends after Lucky gets possessed. They push Gopal to confess his love for Damini, and while the two are talking, Pappi arrives and reveals the girl they thought was Damini is actually dead while the real Damini is his girlfriend. The boys are terrified and try to escape after Khushi confesses it herself. However, Anna stops them and explains the ghost is none other than their childhood friend Khushi.
A flashback narrated by Khushi explains how her lover Nikhil, a young businessman, killed Jamnadas in order to obtain the orphanage in his name and get it demolished for the construction of a site. Upon confronting him and threatening to go the police, Khushi was strangled to death by Nikhil. With the help of Vasu Reddy, he managed to prove the killings to be accidents. However, Khushi's spirit came for help to Anna, who was surprised the boys could see Khushi and eventually brought them to the house for helping Khushi. Back to present, Gopal thrashes the goons sent by Vasu Reddy while the rest of the boys, who wanted to stay away from the matter, get emotionally convinced to stay. They convince Gopal to stop chasing the goons and later manage to scare Vasu into confessing the truth, but Nikhil arrives one night and reveals there's no evidence to prove him guilty. This leads to a fight, during which Khushi attacks and nearly kills Nikhil but is calmed down by Anna, and Vasu convinces Nikhil to confess. With the orphanage saved, Khushi's relieved spirit departs to heaven after bidding goodbye to the boys and Anna.
- Ajay Devgn as Gopal Kumar Santoshi
- Tabu as Anna Matthew
- Parineeti Chopra as Khushi Bansal/fake Damini Jaisingh
- Arshad Warsi as Madhav Singh Ghai
- Tushar Kapoor as Lucky Gill
- Kunal Khemu as Laxman Sharma/2
- Shreyas Talpade as Laxman Prasad/1
- Neil Nitin Mukesh as Nikhil Singhal
- Johnny Lever as Pappi Bhai
- Prakash Raj as Vasu Reddy
- Mukesh Tiwari as Vasooli
- Sanjay Mishra as Babli
- Vrajesh Hirjee as Pandu
- Murali Sharma as Inspector Mukesh Dande
- Vijay Patkar as Constable Gandhari
- Uday Tikekar as Jamnadas Bansal
- Sachin Khedekar as Colonel Mansukh Desai
- Ashwini Kalsekar as Damini Jaisingh
- Nana Patekar as himself; voice of ghost
- Mohan Ram as a ghost
Among the previous cast of the Golmaal series, actors Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor and Kunal Khemu were included in this installment. However, Kareena Kapoor was replaced by Parineeti Chopra in November 2016 after the former declined the part owing to her pregnancy. In late January 2017, Tabu was signed in for a crucial role. In February 2017, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Prakash Raj were signed for the film.
On 18 October, the theme song "Itna Sannata Kyu Hai" was released.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Meena Iyer of The Times of India gave the film 3.5 stars and stated that the film is full of laughs with no substance. Raja Sen of NDTV gave the film 2 stars, stating that Golmaal Again is "a marginally better film than Golmaal 3 or Golmaal Returns" but felt the film was too long.
On its opening day, Golmaal Again grossed ₹30.10 crore net, one of the highest openings for a Bollywood film in 2017. The film collected ₹28.25 on the second day. The third day's collection was ₹28.5 crore. On the fourth day, the film collected ₹15.25 crore, taking the total collections to ₹102.85 crore. On the fifth day, the film collected ₹13.25 crore. The sixth day's collection of the film was ₹10.5 crore.
By the end of the first week, the film grossed ₹135 crore. The third week's gross was ₹197.4 crore. Golmaal Again grossed ₹200 crore after four weeks of its release in Indian box office. The film grossed US$3 million in its first weekend in overseas. The film grossed $160,000 in Nepal, and $400,000 in Pakistan in the first weekend. The worldwide collection of the film was ₹300 crore in its fourth week. Also it is the highest-grossing Indian film in Fiji. The film became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2017 Until Tiger Zinda Hai broke its record in 2017. Golmaal Again ran in cinemas for more than 50 days in India.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||6 October 2017|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Amaal Mallik chronology|
|S. Thaman chronology|
|Lijo George-DJ Chetas chronology|
|Singles from Golmaal Again|
The music of the film have been composed by Amaal Mallik, S. Thaman, Lijo George-DJ Chetas and Abhishek Arora while the lyrics of the film have been penned by Kumaar. The first track of the film titled as "Golmaal (Title Track)" sung by Brijesh Shandilya and Aditi Singh Sharma was released on 23 September 2017. The second track of the film "Neend Churai Meri" from the 1997 film Ishq has been recreated to "Maine Tujhko Dekha" for this film in the voices of Neeraj Shridhar and Sukriti Kakar and was released on 29 September 2017. The soundtrack was released on 6 October 2017 by T-Series.
All lyrics are written by Kumaar.
|1.||"Golmaal" (Title Track)||S. Thaman||Brijesh Shandilya, Aditi Singh Sharma||4:24|
|2.||"Maine Tujhko Dekha"||Amaal Mallik||Neeraj Shridhar, Sukriti Kakar||3:27|
|3.||"Itna Sannata Kyun Hai"||Lijo George - DJ Chetas||Amit Mishra, Aditi Singh Sharma||3:12|
|4.||"Hum Nahi Sudhrenge"||Amaal Mallik||Armaan Malik||5:03|
|5.||"Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate" (Lyrics by: Dev Kohli)||Abhishek Arora||Nikhil D'Souza, Anushka Manchanda||2:49|
20 October 2017 was announced as release date of the film, coinciding with Diwali.
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