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Dasvidaniya (2008)

A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die.

Director:

Shashant Shah

Writers:

Kailash Kher (lyrics), Arshad Sayed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinay Pathak ... Amar Kaul
Sarita Joshi ... Maa
Rajat Kapoor ... Rajiv Jhulka
Saurabh Shukla ... Dasgupta
Neha Dhupia ... Neha Banot
Joy Fernandes Joy Fernandes ... Savio
Manoylo Svitlana Manoylo Svitlana ... Tatanya
Gaurav Gera ... Vivek Kaul
Suchitra Pillai ... Suchi R. Jhulka
Purbi Joshi ... Garima
Brijendra Kala ... Shiraz
Ikhlaq Khan Ikhlaq Khan ... Dr. Kapadia
Sachin Khurana ... Varun
Chandan Bisht Chandan Bisht
Kishore Nandlaskar
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Storyline

37-year old Mumbai-based Amar Kaul lives a middle-classed lifestyle with his deaf and widowed mother, and is employed as an Accounts Manager with Suraj Pharmaceuticals. His boss, Dasgupta, who is always snacking, abuses him, and often makes him not only work late but also asks him to finish work at home. After going through a medical check-up for an upset stomach, he is told that he has third stage cancer and has only a few months to live. He then sets about to prepare a 10-item 'to do' list which include buying a car; visiting his friend, Dr. Rajiv Jhukla, in Russia; taking guitar lessons; confessing his true feelings to Neha Banot; as well a plan for getting back at Dasgupta. He does not know the shock and trauma that await him when he sets about to complete this final task - and the impact this news will have on his mother. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

The Best Goodbye Ever

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Russian

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

До свидания! See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$372,606
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Vinay Pathak's first productional venture. See more »

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References Kal ho naa ho (2003) See more »

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A story of a common man told in a very uncommon way
15 November 2008 | by shashiladhaSee all my reviews

(Same as in my own blog - shazl.blogspot) An excellent movie after a very very long time which wouldn't be forgotten very soon. A classy movie with sensational act from Vinay Pathak and other characters fitting in the slots perfectly. A story told with a very subtle tone but leaves a very deep impression upon your soul. A story which you can relate with as soon as it starts and you will try to carry it on even after coming out of the multiplex.

Dasvidaniya is a movie which will make you laugh and which will make you cry and most importantly, it will make you think. I have been thinking since 11:00 PM and I couldn't stop myself from writing this article so that people who are reading it don't miss this movie. Believe me, this movie will move you.

Although the concept is not very original and we have heard similar stories before but the presentation is completely of a new style. No over humorous dialogues, not very tearful scenes; but you will find yourself laughing your heart out at many places and you would fail to hold your tears at some.

I am dying to tell the story out here but then I would spoil the main attraction of the movie i.e. presentation. So go out and watch out the movie at the earliest otherwise you would land up hearing the story from one of your friends or in some article online. And for this movie, I can say that even if you go with over expectations, it will not fail you.

Till then, Dasvidaniya!!!


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