Masti (2004 film)
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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Indra Kumar|
|Produced by||Ashok Thakeria|
|Written by||Milap Zaveri
|Music by||Anand Raj Anand|
|Edited by||Sanjay Sakla|
|Budget||₹5 crore (US$740,000)|
|Box office||₹26.75 crore (US$4.0 million)
Masti (English translation: Fun) is a 2004 Bollywood black comedy film directed by Indra Kumar, and starring Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Ritesh Deshmukh in the lead roles with Lara Dutta, Amrita Rao, Tara Sharma and Genelia D'Souza as female leads and Ajay Devgan in an important role. The film released IN 2004, and received positive response from critics, and also managed to do well at the box office, turning out to be a moderate success at the box office. Masti was also amongst the low number of Bollywood adult comedy movies at the time of its release.
Masti revolves around three bachelors, Meet (Vivek Oberoi), Prem (Aftab Shivdasani) and Amar (Ritesh Deshmukh). Their lives are good until they get married and their lives turn to hell. Meet marries Anchal (Amrita Rao) who is obsessively possessive about her husband. Prem marries Geeta (Tara Sharma) who is overly religious and thus their sex life suffers. Amar marries Bindiya (Genelia D'Souza) who is dominating and lives with her mother (Archana Puran Singh). The friends get together one night and try to think of a way to get away from their wives for some time and relive their fun bachelor days. The men set their sights on other women but eventually realize they have all been seeing the same girl, Monica (Lara Dutta). She blackmails them about revealing their affair to their wives for Rs.10 lakhs.
The terrified men arrive at Monica's car with all the money, only to find her dead. To not be accused, they try to hide her body, interrupted by police officer Sikander (Ajay Devgan) who begins to suspect, and then starts following, them. Thereafter, the trio goes to Monica's house for further investigation. Insp. Sikander traces the three who hide at Monica's verandah. Next morning, a mysterious man finds them and reveals that he killed Monica and demands ransom to cover the crime. The trio, guilt-ridden goes to their respective wives to apologise. But the very next day, the killer traces them and chases them in a car. Unknown to them, they shoot the killer and escape but end up in jail. After their wives show up, it is revealed that it was just a prank played on them and reveals Monica is alive and the killer turns to be a police officer. The men then apologise their wives and promise to never do "Masti" again.
- Ritesh Deshmukh as Amar Saxena
- Vivek Oberoi as Meet Mehta
- Aftab Shivdasani as Prem Chawla
- Genelia Deshmukh as Bindiya Saxena
- Tara Sharma as Geeta Chawla
- Lara Dutta as Monica Singh
- Ajay Devgn as Inspector Sikander
- Amrita Rao as Anchal Mehta
- Satish Shah as Dr. Kapadia
- Archana Puran Singh as Bindiya's mom
- Rakhi Sawant as Ms. Saxena
- Suresh Menon as Prem's co-worker
- Murli Sharma as a Eunuch at band stand
- Divya Palat
- Dinesh Lamba
- Shahbaz Khan as Killer/ Inspector/ Blackmailer
It did very well at the box office grossing around ₹26.75 crore (US$4.0 million) in India,and was a Hit at the box-office.
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A sequel named Grand Masti was released 9 years later on 13 September 2013. The film broke many box office records and was among the highest grossing films crossing 100 Crore mark worldwide. The film was given a "Super Hit" verdict after its theatrical run.
- Jha, Subhash K (10 April 2004). "Masti goes over the top with lewd jokes". The Times of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- "Masti at the box-office". Box Office India.