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De Taali (2008)

Paglu and Amu are childhood friends of Abhi and decide to save him from marrying the wrong girl. But then things go out of hand and it leads to chaotic and hilarious situations.

Director:

Eeshwar Nivas (as Eeshwar Niwas)

Writers:

Vishal Dadlani (lyrics), Ruchika Roy (associate screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aftab Shivdasani ... Abhishek 'Abhi' Agggarwal
Riteish Deshmukh ... Paresh 'Paglu' Gurudev (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
Ayesha Takia ... Amrita 'Amu'
Rimi Sen ... Kartika Rai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erina Andriana Erina Andriana ... Dancer in the song 'Maari Teetri' (as Erina)
Hrishitaa Bhatt ... Tania - No.28
Mukul Dev ... Sunil
Neha Dhupia ... Sara
Rasika Joshi ... Mrs. Moolchand Nahata
Anupam Kher ... Aggarwal
Pawan Malhotra ... Professor Mhatre
Sanjay Narvekar ... Nahata's son-in-law
Satish Shah
Saurabh Shukla ... Godbole - Landlord
Anjana Sukhani ... Anita - No.11
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Storyline

Paglu, Amu & Abhi live the lives of each other. They drink, eat & sleep together. Amu is a girl amongst the two guys, though Paglu & Abhi don't treat her like one. Paglu is the one who makes her realize about her feelings and helps her get her love. And Abhi is the rich, kind and classy guy who falls in love every time he meets a weird girl. Life however takes a serious fun turn when one of them falls in love with the other. And the one is sadly in love with some one else all together. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The film was previously titled " Jalsa". See more »

Goofs

When Amu punches Karthika outside the airport terminal, security viewing CCTV would have caught her in seconds, thus making impossible for the duo to kidnap Karthika. See more »

Connections

Remake of Saving Silverman (2001) See more »

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Tooti Phooti
Written by Vishal Dadlani
Composed by Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal Dadlani
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan and Krishnakumar Kunnath
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Surprisingly Better Than Expected
5 July 2008 | by thakkar1016See all my reviews

Before watching De Taali, I had absolutely expected the movie to be another lame one-liner comedy that would compare to the likes of flops such as Tom, Dick & Harry, and Krazzy 4, etc. However, what I received was something totally different.

The first 25 minutes or so of the movie drags poorly, presenting an overly optimistic and naive (and not to mention hackneyed & clichéd) view of the close friendship between the three main characters. This 25 minutes spell is also the driest of all comic events that occur throughout the movie. However, if you can get past this part, you are certainly in for a treat.

The movie only picks up after the poor start. The jokes get continuously better and funnier, and the situational comedy simply cannot be ignored. Some scenes are a pure laugh riot to those who enjoy clever and well-scripted comedy (as opposed to silly banter that most comedy movies these days are now filled with).

The story ties up nicely, though I have to say that the portrayal of the ending could have been a little better. There is nothing wrong with the conclusion reached, but rather the way they approached it following the climax. Of course, the story was somewhat predictable, but the director still managed to keep it fresh.

Acting was great as well. Some actors excelled, while others ranked merely above the line of mediocrity. For instance, Hritesh was excellent in his comic role. He truly has a knack for comedy. Ayesha, as always, portrays a sweet and innocent attitude such convincingly that you can't help but to be impressed by her. Rimi Sen, played her seductive role incredibly well, and keep note of her witty use of subtle facial expressions throughout the movie. Aftab didn't really stick out, but then again, his role was the most standard of all of them, and was also severely limited in the number of comic lines he spoke.

All in All, the movie was highly enjoyable, so long as you don't focus on the few flaws. Of course, the movie isn't perfect, there are many things that could have been done better, cinematography and editing-wise that would have improved the movie, but it still served as a great Time pass, at the least. In conclusion, A Unique movie with a not so unique story.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

INR80,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,818,022
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Dolby Digital

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