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Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

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A small town pair become the legendary Bunty and Babli as caper after caper they turn the world on its head. Till they meet a very upset cop.

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Shaad Ali (as Shaad Ali Saigal)

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Aditya Chopra (story), Jaideep Sahni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abhishek Bachchan ... Rakesh Trivedi / Bunty
Rani Mukerji ... Vimmi Saluja / Babli
Amitabh Bachchan ... DCP Dashrath Singh
Kiran Juneja ... Vimmi's mother (as Kiran Juneja Sippy)
Lilliput Lilliput ... Pappu (as Liliput)
Pratima Kazmi ... Phool Sakhi
Prem Chopra ... SikhTruck Driver
Puneet Issar ... Vimmi's father
Raj Babbar ... Trivedi
Rajesh Vivek ... Protestor
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Special Appearance (song) (as Aishwarya Rai)
Rameshwari Rameshwari ... Mrs. Trivedi
Ranjeet ... Store owner
Ravi Baswani ... B.B.'s first victim
Sanjay Mishra ... Q. Q. Qureshi
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Storyline

Rakesh (Abhishek Bachchan) is a man of schemes, ideas, invention and restlessness. His small town begins to feel too small for his King size plans. In another part of India crinkle nosed small town girl, Vimmi (Rani Mukerji) doesn't want to become just another young marriageable girl. In her mind she is the "Miss India" that the world can't get enough of. So, they decide to fly the coup. Somewhere along their individual journeys, Rakesh and Vimmi meet. And in a moment of mistaken truth, the legend of Bunty and Babli are born. And the world gets turned on its head!. We follow the duo through caper after caper, in which they are spiritual gurus; bureaucrat and secretary, gangster and moll; business partners; hen pecked husband and pregnant wife, vagabonds and caught-in-a-downpour lovers.We watch them run rings around rajahs, power brokers, shaadi bandwallahs, millionaires, investors, leaders, ministers, elephants, explorers, hoteliers, chai boys and one very very upset policeman, DCP ... Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

Two people who wanted everything...and a third who only wanted them... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

B.N.B. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$435,767, 30 May 2005

Gross USA:

$942,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,370,142
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Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Saif Ali Khan and Aftab Shivdasani were considered for the role of Bunty at early scripting stages but strangley none of them were actually offered the role. See more »

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DCP Dashrath Singh: Tell me joke.... Non-veg.
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Referenced in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Maya's Amnesia (2005) See more »

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B n B
Written by BlaaZe
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by BlaaZe, Shankar Mahadevan and Loy Mendonsa
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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B&B worth a "Look-See"
14 October 2005 | by larubia90631See all my reviews

Let me preface my comments with this disclaimer, I am a nonIndian. Forgive my obvious ignorance and any misspellings, and proceed at your own risk.

I rented B&B from Netflix because I've seen KHAKEE with Bachchan. the father and Ash Rai, plus KUCH NAA KAHE WITH Bachchan, the son and, again, Ash Rai. The father is obviously an national Indian treasure as a wonderful, serious actor. The son is clearly a gifted comedian and maturing, sensitive actor. Ash Rai? She's one of a kind too, and she clearly knows how to pick 'em in her leading men. By the way, Ajay Devron, her leading man in Straight From the Heart, Raincoat, and as that nefarious terrorist in KHAKEE, is another example of her very good taste in who appears opposite her on screen.

B$B is delightful especially for Bachchan the son, who did great work here in various con man roles and in his interaction with his perky, little costar, Rani Munkerjee. Of course, the whole thing is a bit of fluff from beginning to end, and anyone who expects more, should leave as soon the first energetic musical number hits the screen.

The narration by Bachchan, the father and his eventual, inevitable appearance as the world-weary cop chasing these carefree, con kids is worth the wait. Of course, it is just like every other American cops 'n robber spoof that I've ever seen; nobody really gets hurt.

Now the surprise and joy for me was the so-called 'item number' in the bar with father, son, and their co-star from other recent movies, Ash Rai. The drunken banter (no, I don't speak Hindi and had to rely on the subtitles) and body language was very funny to me despite, or maybe because of, this obvious handicap. Their interactions with Ash prior to the dance number were perfectly timed comedy reactions too. The dance number itself ripped up the place and Ash looked as if she was having a lot of fun "flirting" with two of her favorite men. Now that's entertainment in my book, and in any language.

Go rent B&B, or, even better, buy the DVD and add it to your Bollywood collection. That's what I'm doing right after I finish this review. Thanks to both Bachchans, Ms. Munkerjee and Rai for sharing their talents with all of us.


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