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Jhankaar Beats (2003)

Two copywriter brothers and their apprentice compete in a music contest.

Director:

Sujoy Ghosh

Writers:

Sujoy Ghosh (story and screenplay), Milap Zaveri (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Suri ... Deep
Rahul Bose ... Rishi
Juhi Chawla ... Shanti
Rinke Khanna ... Nicki
Riya Sen ... Preeti
Ikra Khatri Ikra Khatri ... Muskaan (as Ikraa Khatri)
Manmauji ... The Watchman
Goolistan Gandhi Goolistan Gandhi ... Mrs. Pinto
Raja Vaid Raja Vaid ... Vijay
Sangeeta Chauhan ... Neha
Hafiz Khan Hafiz Khan ... The Liftman
Dinyar Contractor ... Mr. Roy
Archana Puran Singh ... Ms. Voluptuous
Vijayendra Ghatge ... Mr. Kapoor
Shashikala ... Shanti's mother
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Storyline

The jobs of "Sholay" obsessed Deep and Rishi are on the line with their advertising firm if they do not come up with a one-liner for Mr. Roy's condoms. While Deep resides with his pregnant wife, Shanti, and a daughter, Muskaan; Rishi has separated from his wife, Nicki, and depends on Shanti for meals, apprehending a bitter divorce. When the time comes close to delivering her child, Shanti's mom moves in them temporarily, much to the chagrin of Deep. Shanti would like Nicki and Rishi to meet and patch-up their differences, however, Rishi knows that Nicki is having an affair with her attorney, and is not inclined in this direction. The main obsession for Deep and Rishi is Bollywood's music maestro, Rahul Dev Burman; and 'Jhankaar Beats' a contest they had competed to win in vain. With the deadline for Mr. Roy's one-liner closing in, Rishi gets an offer to work in America, jeopardizing any chance the group may have for competing in the upcoming 'Jhankaar Beats'. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Thodi masti, thodi yaari, thoda pyaar

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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$527,834
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Trivia

Sujoy Ghosh approached Twinkle Khanna for the film. She declined as she had quit films. She recommended her sister Rinke Khanna take the film. See more »

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Soundtracks

Sahi Hai Re
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal Dadlani
Performed by Udit Narayan
Courtesy of BMG Crescendo Music (India)
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Enjoyable light comedy
8 July 2003 | by suxenaSee all my reviews

The movie is about two guys (and later three) who are major RD Burman fans, and musicians themselves. The story is about how they keep on trying to win a particular music festival over the years, and in the background their changing lives.

The movie is unlike any other Bollywood movie I have seen. If I am forced to compare with another movie, then the closest would be Dil Chahta hai. Jhankar beats is a light, amazingly well edited and directed movie. A must see.


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