Thank You (2011 film)

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Thank You
Thank You Hindi Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anees Bazmee
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Twinkle Khanna
Written by Anees Bazmee
Nisar Akhtar
Ikram Akhtar
Starring Akshay Kumar
Bobby Deol
Suniel Shetty
Irrfan Khan
Sonam Kapoor
Celina Jaitly
Rimi Sen
Music by (Songs)
Pritam
(Score)
Sandeep Shirodkar
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by Steven H. Bernard
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Hari Om Productions
Release date
  • 8 April 2011 (2011-04-08)
Running time
137 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 580 million (US$8.1 million)[1]
Box office 1.08 billion (US$15 million)[2]

Thank You is a 2011 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by UTV Motion Pictures.[3][4][5] It features Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Rimi Sen and Celina Jaitly. The film was released on 8 April 2011. Thank You is about three married men trying to have some fun outside their marriage. Akshay Kumar plays a detective who specialises in extra-marital relationships.[6][7] Most of the scenes in this film were shot in Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario in Canada and Bangkok. Other Bollywood films which have focused around a similar concept are Shriman Shrimati, Masti, No Entry, Shaadi No. 1 and to a certain extent, Do Knot Disturb.

Plot summary[edit]

Raj (Bobby Deol), Yogi (Sunil Shetty) and Vikram (Irrfan Khan) are best friends and business partners who are married to Sanjana (Sonam Kapoor), Maya (Celina Jaitly), and Shivani (Rimi Sen) respectively. What their wives don't know is that their husbands cheat on them often with not one, but many women.

Maya hires Kishan (Akshay Kumar), a private detective, to check on Yogi. As the story unfolds Kishan learns that Sanjana and Shivani also have trouble in their marriage, as their husbands are attentive towards other women. Kishan decides to make a strategy to resolve all three relationships.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Sonam Kapoor replaced Katrina Kaif as the lead actress, since the director wanted to have a change with Akshay Kumar's love interest. The film was shot at different locations in Vancouver, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Bangkok. It was made on a budget of 500 million, while an additional amount of 80 million was spent on promotions.[1]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Through earning more than NRI 1 billion, Thank You opened to negative reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated the film with 2/5 Stars saying, "What could've been an honest take on dishonesty fails to leave a mark eventually".[8] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film one star and stated, "Badly scripted, shoddily photographed and embarrassingly performed, Thank You is one of those rare films that gets absolutely nothing right."[9] Anupama Chopra of NDTV gave one and a half stars and commented, "My brains were battered to pulp and my eardrums are still recovering from Pritam’s cacophonous sound-track."[10] Nikhat Kazmi of the Times of India awarded two and a half stars saying, "You have a film that can be an average weekend getaway. Nothing more, not even Mallika Sherawat's item number."[11]

Box office[edit]

Thank You had a below average opening of 50 million according to Box Office India.[12] It showed a 20% increase on Saturday, bringing the two-day total to 110 million nett.[13] The film grossed approximately 320 million by the end of the weekend[14] and 520 million nett by the end of its first week.[15] It raked in 112.5 million in its second week taking the total to 400 million net.[16] The film netted a total of 600 million in India taking its worldwide total 1.08 billion.[2] The film was declared average by BoxofficeIndia.com.[17] The film however managed to recover 90% of its cost through the sale of satellite, music and territorial rights.[1] The satellite and music rights were sold to Colors and T-Series respectively for a sum of 300 million.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Thank You
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Released 3 March 2011[18]
Genre Film soundtrack
Label T-Series

The film's soundtrack is composed by Pritam. Lyrics are penned by Kumaar, Ashish Pandit and Amitabh Bhattacharya. The song "Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo" is taken from old film Janbaaz. An additional song "Viah Di Raat (Khushiyan Da Mela)" was used in the film but has not been included in the soundtrack album.

The film score is composed by Sandeep Shirodkar.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo"Amitabh BhattacharyaMika Singh5:15
2."Razia"Ashish PanditMaster Saleem, Ritu Pathak4:54
3."Full Volume"KumaarNeeraj Shridhar, Richa Sharma, Suzanne D'Mello4:07
4."My Heart Is Beating"KumaarSonu Nigam3:54
5."Pyaar Mein"Amitabh BhattacharyaNeeraj Shridhar, Javed Ali4:37
6."Haan Har Gharein" Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal 
7."Khushiwon Di Mela" Shahid Mallya 
8."Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo - Remix"Amitabh BhattacharyaMika Singh4:39
9."Razia - Remix"Ashish PanditMaster Saleem, Ritu Pathak4:26
10."Full Volume - Remix"KumaarNeeraj Shridhar, Richa Sharma4:25
11."My Heart Is Beating - Remix"KumaarSonu Nigam4:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sharmistha Mukherjee (5 April 2011). "Screen cautiously prepares to wrestle cricket for attention". Business Standard. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "2011 Worldwide Figures: Twenty Films Cross 50 Crore". Box office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Bobby Deol in Anees Bazmee's next Thank You". Mid Day. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Salman, Asin to star in Anees Bazmee's next". Hindustan Times. 13 April 2010. Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Sonam is a workaholic". India Today. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Thank You is like No Entry but not a sequel: Anees Bazmee". Noyon Jyoti Parasara (Ticket Please News). Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  7. ^ Bindu Suresh Rai (24 March 2011). "Bollywood sets a wedding date in Dubai". Emirates 24/7. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  8. ^ Adarsh, Taran (8 April 2011). "Thank You: Movie Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  9. ^ Masand, Rajeev (9 April 2011). "Masand:'Thank You' is an awful film". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  10. ^ Chopra, Anupama (8 April 2011). "Review: Thank You". NDTV. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  11. ^ Kazmi, Nikhat (7 April 2011). "Thank You Movie Review". Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Thank You First Day Business". Boxofficeindia.com. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Saturday Update: Thank You Shows Growth". Boxofficeindia.com. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  14. ^ "Thank You First Weekend Business". Boxofficeindia.com. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  15. ^ "Teen Thay Bhai Non Starter Thank You Below The Mark First Week". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  16. ^ "Dum Maaro Dum Dull Opening Thank You Steady Second Week". Boxofficeindia.com. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  17. ^ "All India 2011 (Figures in INR Crore)". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  18. ^ "Thank You (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes.

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