Heyy Babyy

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Heyy Babyy
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySajid Khan
Written byStory:
Sajid Khan
Milap Milan Zaveri
Screenplay bySajid Khan
Milap Milan Zaveri
Renuka Kunzru
Produced bySajid Nadiadwala
StarringAkshay Kumar
Fardeen Khan
Riteish Deshmukh
Vidya Balan
Boman Irani
Juanna Sanghvi
Narrated byAkshay Kumar
CinematographyHimman Dhamija
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat
Music byShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 24 August 2007 (2007-08-24)
Running time
144 minutes
Budget36 crore
Box office83 crore[1]

Heyy Babyy is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language comedy film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Sajid Khan. It stars Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Vidya Balan, Juanna Sanghvi and Boman Irani.[2][3]

The core storyline of this film is loosely based on the Malayalam film Thoovalsparsham (1990) which is an adaptation of the American film Three Men and a Baby (1987), in turn based on the French film Three Men and a Cradle.[4]


Arush Mehra lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle in Sydney, Australia with roommates Tanmay Joglekar and Ali Haider. Arush works for a popular dance club, while Tanmay entertains children as 'Eddy Teddy', and Ali takes care of their apartment. He mostly watches cricket on the television and places bets on it. All three are womanizers and usually end up sleeping with different women. One day, they find a baby girl outside their door with a note instructing them to take care of her, since one of them is her father. The three men go to all the women they dated and slept with, but none claim the baby as theirs.

The men try to take care of the baby, but she becomes a huge pain. So, they drop her off at a house near a church. Then, they set off for a Christmas party. They are all thinking of the girl. A big rainstorm occurs, and the baby develops pneumonia after being left in the rain. The three men rush the baby to the hospital, realizing how much they love her, and regret their decisions. She recovers, and the three become changed men. They love her, pamper her, grow an attachment towards her and even apologize to all women they used. They name her Angel due to the miracle that she survived. One morning, a woman named Isha Sahni comes to take Angel back, claiming the baby to be her daughter. The guys are shocked as Arush tells them about his past.

One year ago, Arush traveled to Delhi to attend his cousin Arjun's wedding. There, he met Isha, who also resides in Australia. He put up a facade of being a guy with traditional Indian values, won her over and they spent the night together and have sex. Shortly after, Isha caught him in a compromising situation with Devika Sharma, Isha's friend, so the couple split up. It was not Arush's fault as Devika forced herself on top of him to have sex. Arush returned to Sydney and forgot about the incident.

The guys find it very difficult to live without Angel. Arush ends up challenging Isha to marry someone faithful within seven days who will accept Angel as a daughter. If she's unsuccessful, she will have to give Angel back to him. They sign a contract to finalize the deal. The men worry that they might lose the bet since Isha is beautiful and wealthy. Arush plans with Tanmay, Ali, and Bharat, who is Isha's father to keep Angel with him.

His first attempt involves Ali posing as a botany professor named Parimal Tripathi (inspired by Dharmendra's character from Chupke Chupke) who speaks very pure Hindi. Bharat is impressed by Parimal by this and Angel recognizes him as well. They manage to get through a few days of the week until one day Isha asks him about marriage the next day. After Isha says this, Ali talks to Arush and Tanmay who tells him to go to Disneyland where Ali gets Bharat attacked. He is stopped from further efforts by Tanmay in the 'Eddy Teddy' costume. Bharat decides that Tanmay is the right man for Isha. Tanmay, Arush, and Ali make plans to stop Isha from marrying someone else and tell the truth to Angel about their plans to convince her mother. As the contract is about to terminate, Isha somehow manages to find out the truth that she has been cheated by her father, Tanmay, Ali, and most of all Arush.

Isha goes with Angel to her private jet to go somewhere very far because she has lost the deal. As she is about to leave she is stopped by some cops because Ali and Tanmay called them. As they are arguing, Arush turns up showing Isha the contract and tearing it up indicating that Isha now has every right over Angel. But before the three men leave heartbroken, Arush says that a child needs a mother the most but it also needs a father. Just as they are about to leave, Angel says her first word "Dada" indicating she has developed an attachment to the men as well, but Isha takes her away in the airplane.

The three men are depressed as they assume that they may never see Angel again until they are surprised to see her on their doorstep. Isha finally realises that Angel needs her father too and the film ends with their marriage taking place, and Angel's photoshoot. During the wedding, Bharat's girlfriend crashes the wedding and questions Bharat about their relationship.[5][6]


Guest appearance in title song (in order of appearance)


Most of the shooting took place in Australia[7] while some in Filmistan Studio in Mumbai.

An Australian features in a promotional video which was not to be in the film. The girl band from Sydney are called the Girlband.[8]


Heyy Babyy
Studio album by
17 July 2007 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy chronology
Johnny Gaddaar
Heyy Babyy
Taare Zameen Par

The music is composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and lyrics are penned by Sameer.

1."Heyy Babyy"Neeraj Shridhar, Pervez Quadri, Raman Mahadevan4:39
2."Dholna"Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal4:01
3."Mast Kalandar"Rehan Khan, Master Saleem, Shankar Mahadevan5:48
4."Heyy Babyy"Akbar Sami, Girlband4:03
5."Jaane Bhi De"Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa3:56
6."Meri Duniya Tu Hi Re"Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan5:49
7."Dholna" (Love Is in the Air Remix)Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal4:22
8."Heyy Babyy" (The Big 'O' Remix)Neeraj Shridhar, Pervez Quadri, Raman Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa5:28
9."Jaane Bhi De" (Hiphop Hiccup Remix)Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa4:16
Total length:42:22


The album received favourable reviews from major critics. Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama in his four-star review, said that the album is a "must-buy": "The music score of Heyy Babyy is undoubtedly the best soundtrack of the year so far. Every track is a gem in its own way."[9] Sukanya Verma of Rediff described the album as "a peppy soundtrack".[10]

The album made its debut at No. 6 in the charts,[11] later climbed up to the top 5 and remained consistent in the middle of the charts.[12] According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 12,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's tenth highest-selling.[13]



Heyy Babyy opened to positive reviews, though many criticised the slow pace in the second half.

Taran Adarsh gave the film 4 out of 5 stars saying it "is an entertainer that has something for everyone". He praised the performances of the lead stars.[14] Critic Aparajita Ghosh gave 3 out 5 stars, saying "Heyy Babyy packs in enough masala and emotion to keep you entertained throughout its running time."[15] Noyon Jyoti Parasara of AOL India stated "Sajid Khan's debut is one movie you can go and watch and leave your brains behind. Go laugh aloud!"[16]

Box office[edit]

Heyy Babyy opened to packed houses in over 650 cinemas in India. The opening was at 90%+ and continued to do well in the days following.[17] It grossed 500 million (US$6.3 million) in India, $1.4 million in the US and £763,000 in the UK and was declared a "super-hit".[18]

It was a hit abroad, opening to a favorable response and taking the second biggest Hindi film opening in the UK after Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007).[19] Heyy Babyy debuted at number 10 and made £289,761 at a screen average of £4,765.[19]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Heyy Babyy Movie Review {3/5}: Critic Review of Heyy Babyy by Times of India", The Times of India, retrieved 23 July 2019
  3. ^ Heyy Babyy (2007), retrieved 23 July 2019
  4. ^ "FILM: '3 MEN AND CRADLE'". The New York Times. 25 April 1986. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  5. ^ superadmin (10 January 2017). "Heyy Babyy". Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  6. ^ "A really annoying Babyy". Rediff.com. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  7. ^ "indiafm.com". Shooting in Australia. Retrieved 17 January 2007.
  8. ^ "indiafm.com". Australian girl Band to sizzle in Hey Baby. Retrieved 6 May 2007.
  9. ^ "Heyy Babyy : Music Review by Joginder Tuteja". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Heyy Babyy music is peppy". Rediff.com. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Top Ten albums of the week". Bollywood Hungama. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2011.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Top Ten albums of the week". Bollywood Hungama. 1 October 2007. Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 24 June 2010.
  14. ^ "indiafm.com". Heyy Babyy reviews one. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  15. ^ "apunkachoice.com". Heyy Babyy reviews. Archived from the original on 12 September 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  16. ^ "CoolAge – College Life on the Go". Aol.in. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  17. ^ "indiafm.com". Heyy Babyy opens huge. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  18. ^ "Boxoffice". Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  19. ^ a b "indiafm.com". Heyy Babyy overseas report. Archived from the original on 24 June 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2007.

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