No Entry

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No Entry
No Entry poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnees Bazmee
Written byAnees Bazmee
Based onCharlie Chaplin (Tamil)
Produced byBoney Kapoor
StarringSalman Khan
Anil Kapoor
Fardeen Khan
Bipasha Basu
Esha Deol
Lara Dutta
Celina Jaitly
CinematographyAshok Mehta,
Arvind Soni
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Music bySoundtrack:
Anu Malik
Background Score:
Salim–Sulaiman
Production
companies
SK Film Entertainment
Sahara One Motion Pictures
Distributed byK Sera Sera
Release date
  • 26 August 2005 (2005-08-26)
Running time
161 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

No Entry is an 2005 Indian Hindi-language comedy film written and directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Boney Kapoor. The film stars an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Esha Deol and Celina Jaitly with Sameera Reddy in a cameo appearance. Soundtrack of the film is composed by Anu Malik. No Entry released theatrically on 26 August 2005 on a budget of ₹200 million; it was the highest-grossing film of 2005 with a worldwide total of around ₹798.5 million. It is an official remake of the 2002 Tamil film Charlie Chaplin.

On 27 December 2021, Salman Khan confirmed that its spiritual sequel No Entry Mein Entry is in the works.

Plot[edit]

Kishan, a wealthy print-media owner is married to the suspicious-minded Kajal, who thinks he is having an affair with another woman, though he is faithful to her and never wills to betray her anyway. His friend Prem, a rich businessman has the opposite situation has many affairs with other girls, even though he is married to Pooja, who is very trusting. Kishan's employee, Shekhar, accidentally falls in love with Sanjana, who hates lies and doesn't tolerate other women in a man's life.

As Kishan takes Prem's photos with his girlfriend and threatens to inform Pooja, Prem sends Bobby, a call girl to seduce Kishan. The plan is that he'll fall into Prem's trap. Kishan plans to meet Bobby at his home while Kajal travels to Ajmer. As her passport is left at home, she returns and finds Bobby with Kishan in their outhouse, which they'd given Shekhar to live in. Kishan tells her that Bobby is Shekhar's wife; Sanjana, set to marry Shekhar, thinks Bobby is Kishan's wife.

Prem, in order to save his friends' marriages, tells Sanjana and Kajal that Bobby is Kishan's second wife. It becomes a bundle of confusion, arguments and comedy when all the various couples meet together. The truth is eventually told through many comedic encounters, and eventually Kishan, Prem and Shekhar seemingly turn over a new leaf. It is hinted at the film end, however, that the three friends haven't fully turned over a new leaf with the entrance of Sameera Reddy in a cameo.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

During the production of No Entry, speculations arose that it would be a remake of the film Masti (2004). The comparisons were made due to both films revolving around the same subject of extra-marital affairs. However, producer Boney Kapoor strongly denied the similarities and clarified that No Entry would be a remake of the Tamil movie titled Charlie Chaplin (2002). Kapoor also stressed that he would never endorse innuendo-based films such as Masti.[1]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

It was a big success, grossing 97.64 crore worldwide.[2] The film topped the Chennai box office on its opening weekend.[3]

Critical pesponse[edit]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5, and stated "No Entry is a joyride that is bound to click with the masses in a big way. At the box-office, No Entry has all it takes to prove a success story on account of its massive star cast and excellent comedy it has to offer. Go have fun!"[4] India Today stated, "The movie is mostly about suspicious, nagging wives, extramarital affairs and lots of semi-clad, sexy bodies cavorting in foreign locations."[5] Patsy N of Rediff.com stated, "If we can watch men sleeping around, and laugh about them, why can't we do the same with movies about woman having extramarital affairs?"[6]

Jaspreet Pandohar of BBC gave the film 2 out of 5 stars and stated "After tackling a romance and thriller, writer/director Anees Bazmee tries his hand at comedy with No Entry, a caper jammed-packed with Bollywood stars. Great gags sadly deteriorate into a series of stinky slapstick scenes you'll wish had never entered your life."[7] Marc Savlov of Austin Chronicle gave the film 3.5 out of 5 stars, and stated "Writer-turned-director Bazmee has crafted a relatively smart and snarky war of the sexes minus the sex but with plenty of juicily hammy performances and enough outrageous one-liners, sight gags, and mistaken-identity yuks."[8] Ekanshu Khera of Planet Bollywood gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5, and stated "Well-etched characters, hysterical situations, showcase of stars, witty dialogues, striking cinematography and scenic locales are some of the moments that stand out."[9]

Awards Category Nominees Results
Filmfare Awards Best Film Boney Kapoor Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Bipasha Basu
Best Comedian Anil Kapoor
Salman Khan
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Film Boney Kapoor, Surinder Kapoor, S.K. Films Enterprises, Sahara One Motion Pictures Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lara Dutta
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actor Anil Kapoor Nominated

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of the film was composed by Anu Malik. Lyrics were written by Sameer.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."No Entry / Ishq Ki Galli Mein"Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinoy6:08
2."Just Love Me / Main Akela"Sonu Nigam4:41
3."Ishq Mein"K.K., Alisha Chinoy5:36
4."Why Why / Dil Chura Ke"Alisha Chinoy5:24
5."Hot Hot / Kalyug Ki Laila"Sunidhi Chauhan, Alisha Chinoy, Vasundhara Das5:55
6."Kahan Ho Tum"Kumar Sanu & Udit Narayan5:43
7."Dil Paagal Hai"Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik & K.K.4:51
8."Mera Jaisa Koi Nahin"Alisha Chinoy, Sunidhi Chauhan5:10

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Sequel[edit]

Since 2008, a sequel of No Entry is in reports. In August 2020 while confirming the sequel, director Anees Bazmee informed that the script is ready and Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan and Fardeen Khan will return and play triple roles with Rashmika Mandanna, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, Tamannaah Bhatia, Daisy Shah, Shehnaaz Gill, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nora Fatehi, Mouni Roy & Parineeti Chopra. Salman also confirmed in December 2021 that he will soon begin work on the film. The sequel titled No Entry Mein Entry will be produced by Boney Kapoor, Zee Studios, Salman Khan, T-Series and Murad Khetani and is expected to release on Diwali 2023.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Entry is no remake of Masti". Bollywood Hungama. 6 October 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Chennai Box Office - sify.com". 9 September 2017. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  4. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "No Entry Review 3.5/5 | No Entry Movie Review | No Entry 2005 Public Review | Film Review". Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  5. ^ Anupama Chopra (12 September 2005). "Movie review: 'No Entry' starring Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu". India Today. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  6. ^ "No Entry is a fun film". rediff.com. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  7. ^ "BBC - Movies - review - No Entry". BBC. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Movie Review: No Entry". austinchronicle.com. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  9. ^ "No Entry - movie review by Ekanshu Khera - Planet Bollywood". planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

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