Hungama (2003 film)

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Hungama
Hungama poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPriyadarshan
Produced byGanesh Jain
Pooja Galani
Vijay Galani
Screenplay byNeeraj Vora
Story byPriyadarshan
StarringAkshaye Khanna
Paresh Rawal
Aftab Shivdasani
Rimi Sen
Shakti Kapoor
Shoma Anand
Manoj Joshi
Rajpal Yadav
Upasana Singh
Music bySongs:
Nadeem-Shravan
Score
S. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyTirru
Production
company
Venus Records and Tapes
Distributed byVenus Movies
Release date
  • 1 August 2003 (2003-08-01)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget60 million[1]
Box office202 million[1]

Hungama (English: Mayhem) is a 2003 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and based on his 1984 Malayalam film Poochakkoru Mookkuthi. The film features Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, debutante Rimi Sen and Aftab Shivdasani. Made on a budget of ₹6 crore, Hungama grossed ₹20.2 crore worldwide.

Plot[edit]

Anjali (Rimi Sen) arrives in Mumbai looking for a job. She finds cheap lodging by feigning marriage to a stranger, Nandu,(Aftab Shivdasani) an aspiring musician. Jeetu (Akshaye Khanna) has just started his own electronics business. His friend Anil (Sanjay Narvekar) pretends to be Radheshyam Tiwari's son and conspires with Tiwari's servant Pandu to trick Kachara Seth (Shakti Kapoor) into a quick engagement with his daughter Madhuri. At the same time, millionaire businessman Radheshyam Tiwari (Paresh Rawal), who lives in a village with his wife Anjali Tiwari (Shoma Anand) moves to the city. With news of Tiwari's arrival, Pandu asks Anil to abscond.

Anjali goes to Tiwari's villa hoping for a job. At this point, Jeetu shows up at the villa to fix a stereo he sold to Tiwari. Seeing Anjali at the door, he mistakes her for Tiwari's daughter. Unable to land a job at the Tiwari's, Anjali later bumps into Jeetu when she responds to a vacancy at his store. Already trying to woo Anjali for assuming her to be Tiwari's daughter, Jeetu hires her readily. Afraid of losing the job, Anjali continues the pretense. Every day after work, Jeetu drops Anjali off at the Tiwari villa believing she lives there with Anjali exiting the villa after Jeetu leaves. With Jeetu often showing up at Tiwari's villa asking for Anjali and Mrs. Tiwari spotting the real Anjali frequently outside the villa, the Tiwaris become convinced that each is having an affair with the younger counterparts.

Nandu has begun to fall in love with room-mate Anjali. Also, Nandu's landlord's wife has fallen for him, and is after him about eloping with her. In a misunderstanding over the phone, Jeetu assumes Anjali loves him. Meanwhile, her village landlord's son Raja (Rajpal Yadav) arrives the but Nandu scares Raja away. Raja hides in the same lodge as Anil. Agitated by Anil absconding, Kachara Seth visits Tiwari for his daughter's wedding to Anil.

All the major characters start chasing after each other and end up in a warehouse, where a big melee follows. Ending the Hungama, Jeetu and Nandu confront Anjali and profess their love for her, forcing her to choose between them. The film ends with Anjali choosing Nandu and Jeetu wishing them the best.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Hungama
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2003
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length30:45
LabelVenus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt.Ltd
Nadeem–Shravan chronology
Qayamat: City Under Threat
(2003)
Hungama
(2003)
Footpath (2003 film)
(2003)

The music of Hungama was composed by Nadeem–Shravan & lyrics penned down by Sameer (lyricist). Songs Tera Dil & Hum Nahin were among popular hits at that time.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Pari Pari"Babul Supriyo04:48
2."Tera Dil"Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik04:51
3."Ishq Jab" (Female Version)Richa Sharma04:51
4."Hungama" (Title Song)Shaan02:09
5."Hum Nahin"Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik & Sonu Nigam05:57
6."Chain Aap Ko"Shaan & Sadhana Sargam5:00
7."Ishq Jab" (Male Version)Kumar Sanu04:51

Reception[edit]

The film grossed ₹20.2 crore worldwide, against a budget of ₹6 crore.[1]

Sequel[edit]

In November 2019, Priyadarshan announced Hungama 2 with Rawal, Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan Jaffrey and Pranitha Subhash in lead roles. The filming of it will start on 6 January 2020 in Mumbai. The film is scheduled to be released on 14 August 2020.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hungama - Movie - Box Office India". Box Office India. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Shilpa Shetty and Paresh Rawal are ready for a laugh riot with Meezan and Pranitha Subhash". India Today. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Shilpa Shetty replaces Shoma Anand opposite Paresh Rawal, Meezan joins the gang". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

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