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||₹311 crore|
Golmaal Again (transl. Hotchpotch again) is a 2017 Hindi supernatural comedy film, directed and co-produced 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 film franchise. The film marks Devgn's tenth film collaboration with Rohit Shetty. The production of the film began in July 2016 and principal photography commenced in March 2017 in Mumbai. The film released on 20 October 2017.
The film broke several records upon its release. With a box office gross of over ₹3.11 billion, it was the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2017 and one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. It received mixed reviews from critics upon release.
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The story starts with Anna Matthew (Tabu) (Ena in pronunciation) explaining that she can see ghosts and spiritual spirits due to a special power given to her by God and believes she has been chosen to help ghosts and fulfill their last wishes so that their spirits can achieve salvation. The story continues with Anna narrating one such incident of her life.
The story revolves around Gopal (Ajay Devgn), Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), Laxman 1 (Shreyas Talpade) and Laxman 2 (Kunal Khemu), who are orphans living in an orphanage located in the picturesque Ooty, managed by the kind businessman Jamnadas (Uday Tikekar).
One night, Gopal, Madhav, Lucky and the two Laxmans find a baby girl at the gate of the orphanage. They name her Khushi and take care of her. The five boys also know Anna, who works in a library nearby. The boys are aware of Anna's power to see spirits from the other world. One day, Madhav pranks and scares the easily frightened Gopal in an empty bungalow, which leads to a fight between the two then young boys. Gopal gets punished and the five boys decide to leave the orphanage. Khushi is extremely upset with this as she is left behind. Khushi later gets adopted by a loving colonel and his wife.
Years later, Gopal and Laxman 1 are estranged from Madhav, Laxman 2 and Lucky. The five, however, are once again reunited when the news of Jamnadas's death comes and they are invited to an event to be held to honour him. They return to the orphanage after 25 years, finding that nothing much has changed. The five enter the old bungalow where Madhav had scared Gopal. There, they meet the colonel; they are also reunited with Anna Matthew, and Pappi (Johnny Lever), another orphan from the orphanage. They also meet with Damini (Parineeti Chopra) whom Anna introduces as the bunglow's caretaker. Anna reacts strangely when she sees the boys acknowledging Damini's presence.
At the special event for Jamnadas, businessman Vasu Reddy (Prakash Raj) reveals that the orphanage's kids will be shifted somewhere else, while the orphanage in Ooty will be demolished. Soon, one by one, the boys get possessed by a ghost that talks in Nana Patekar's voice. This scares Gopal, so Anna suggests they stay in Colonel's house.
Madhav, Laxman 2 and Lucky are also staying in the Colonel's house, as they are handed over the job of getting Gopal and Laxman 1 out of the house by Vasooli (Mukesh Tiwari) and Vasu Reddy. The five of them fight daily, exasperating Anna. The boys finally make amends after Lucky gets possessed. They push Gopal, who has fallen for Damini, to express his love to her. Just then, Pappi tells that the girl who they thought was Damini is actually dead and the real Damini is alive and is Pappi's girlfriend. Terrified, they try to flee but Anna stops them and reveals that the ghost is of none other than their own Khushi, their childhood friend.
Khushi then tells her tale that how she had met a young businessman, Nikhil (Neil Nitin Mukesh), and fell in love with him. Their marriage was fixed. One night, however, she witnesses Nikhil killing Jamnadas as Jamnadas confronted Nikhil about the latter's conspiracy of obtaining the orphanage in his name on the pretext of benefiting the orphans, and instead, demolishing the orphanage and building a construction site for his personal gain. Khushi then confronted Nikhil and threatens to go to the police and calls him a murderer. Nikhil then strangled Khushi to death. With Vasu Reddy's help, Nikhil proved Jamnadas and Khushi's death as accidents. Khushi came to Anna as a spirit, asking for help. Anna was surprised that the boys could see Khushi and took it as God's sign, which is why she brought the boys to the house to help her.
The boys plan to scare Vasu into confessing the truth but their plan is ruined when Nikhil returns and mocks that they don't have any evidence to prosecute him for the alleged crime. This infuriates Khushi, who brutally attacks Nikhil and almost kills him. Anna calms her down and Vasu Reddy convinces Nikhil to confess. In the end, the orphanage is saved and Khushi's spirit, now content, departs happily to heaven after bidding goodbye to the boys.
During the credits, the five dance with Khushi.
- Ajay Devgn as Gopal
- Parineeti Chopra as Khushi
- Arshad Warsi as Madhav
- Tushar Kapoor as Lucky
- Kunal Khemu as Laxman 2
- Shreyas Talpade as Laxman 1
- Tabu as Anna Matthew
- Neil Nitin Mukesh as Nikhil
- Johnny Lever as Pappi
- Prakash Raj as Vasu Reddy
- Mukesh Tiwari as Vasooli
- Sanjay Mishra as Babli
- Vrajesh Hirjee as Pandu
- Murali Sharma as Inspector Dande
- Vijay Patkar as Constable Gandhari
- Uday Tikekar as Jamnadas
- Sachin Khedekar as Colonel
- Ashwini Kalsekar as Damini
- Nana Patekar as himself; voice of 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. 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 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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