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s a 2008 Bollywood comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty. The film is a sequel to the 2006 film, Golmaal: Fun Unlimited with Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor and Arshad Warsi reprising their roles and Shreyas Talpade taking on the role originally played by Sharman Joshi. Kareena Kapoor, Anjana Sukhani, Amrita Arora and Celina Jaitley are new additions to the cast. Produced by Dhillin Mehta under Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision LTD, the film released on 29 October 2008 and received a mixed response from critics. However managed to do very well at the box office, and therefore a sequel was produced under the title of Golmaal 3, released on 5 November 2010.
Gopal (Ajay Devgn), who lives with his soap-drama-watching-wife Ekta (Kareena Kapoor), sister Esha (Amrita Arora) and a mute brother-in-law Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), gets stuck in a yacht one night after he saves an attractive young woman Meera (Celina Jaitley) from some dreaded goons, while on his way back home from the office. Due to the circumstances, both of them stay back on the yacht.
When he arrives home the next day, his over suspicious wife Ekta, suspects him of flirting around with his female employees and having an affair with unknown woman. Knowing how difficult it is to convince her the incident that actually took place the previous night, he invents a story about spending the night with a fictitious friend named Anthony Gonsalves. Ekta becomes suspicious and does not believe his story as she knows that he never had a friend by that name, and hence, she decides to write to Anthony to come and visit her for satisfaction and to confirm Gopal was telling the truth.
Gopal then convinces one of his juniors, Laxman Prasad (Shreyas Talpade) ― who is Meera's boyfriend, which is not known to Gopal ― to pretend to be Anthony, and meet and convince Ekta that he was indeed telling the truth, in return for a job. Laxman agrees to do so, and everything goes according to plan until the address on which Ekta had written a letter to Anthony turns out to be real. Meanwhile, Gopal finds out that a dead body was found at the same location where he saved Meera from the goons. Investigating Officer Madhav (Arshad Warsi), who also happens to be Esha’s boyfriend, does not get along with Gopal. He finds out that Gopal was missing from his home that very night and that the dead person was Gopal's colleague and Gopal had threatened to kill him over a spat. Madhav also finds out that Lakshman is not the real Anthony. He asks Gopal to get Meera to the police station to prove that Gopal had been with her, not murdering his employee. In panic, his friends hire a woman called Munni (Ashwini Kalsekar) who needs money to get her boyfriend Vasuli (Mukesh Tiwari) out of jail. But Munni is kidnapped by the murderer.
In a rage, Vasuli comes to Meera's house, where Laxman and Lucky learn the woman was none other than Meera whom which Gopal had saved from the goons that night. After an initial shock, they decide to go to the police station. However, Vasuli kidnaps Meera in anger, and they follow him, along with Madhav, Esha and Ekta in tow. Gopal learns that this was a plot concocted by his employer, Sawant (Murali Sharma) to frame him for the murder. The drama grows, as everyone attempts suicide, much to Sawant's anger. Finally, Sawant goes crazy and kills himself. Ekta and Gopal get back together in the end.
Lucky meanwhile marries the daughter of the president of Gopal's company, and becomes the new boss, giving a shock to the others. Gopal and Lakshman are the junior bosses while Madhav is a 24 hour guard for Lucky.
Ajay Devgn as Gopal Kumar Santoshi
Arshad Warsi as Madhav
Kareena Kapoor as Ekta
Tusshar Kapoor as Lucky
Shreyas Talpade as Laxman Prasad Apte / Anthony Gonsalves
Amrita Arora as Esha
Celina Jaitley as Meera
Anjana Sukhani as Daisy Pachisia
Mukesh Tiwari as Vasuli
Ashwini Kalsekar as Munni / Meera
Murali Sharma as Sawant (MD of Golden Fisheries)
Sharat Saxena as Babloo Pachisia (Owner of Golden Fisheries)
Vrajesh Hirjee as Anthony Gonsalves / Atmaram
Rakhee Tandon as Julie Gonsalves
Sanjay Mishra as Subodh Mehra
Shereveer Vakil as the Killer
Robin Bhatt as Gopal's neighbour
Upasana Singh as Lucky's customer
Siddarth Jadhav as Lucky's Assistant
Ashish R Mohan as Hiren
Ajay Devgn paired opposite Kareena Kapoor. Amongst the rest of the multi-starrer cast, actress Amrita Arora whilst Celina Jaitley and Anjana Sukhani opposite Shreyas Talpade and Tusshar Kapoor respectively.
Originally expected to commence shooting for the film in Dubai on a forty day schedule, the cast shot for the film in Goa on a twenty day schedule. Shooting later continued in places like the Filmistan Studios in Mumbai, South Africa and Bangkok.
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Released 19 September 2008
Genre Film soundtrack
Producer Dhillin Mehta
(2008) Golmaal Returns
The soundtrack was released on 19 September 2008 by director Rohit Shetty and actors Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor & Shreyas Talpade on the musical show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. While the film's soundtrack contains six new songs composed by Pritam for the sequel, the album also consists of songs from the first film. Lyrics have been penned by Sameer.
Joginder Tuteja from IndiaFM gave the film's soundtrack 3 out of 5 stars and noted, that "Golmaal Returns is yet another winner from Pritam and guest composer Ashish Pandit who delivers what is expected from a soundtrack for a film belonging to action-comedy genre. No one attempts to do anything exceptional or different from routine but walk the path which has been successful in the months gone by. The music may not go the Race (2008) way but does well enough to ensure immense awareness about the film due to its fast paced approach."
Track # Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 "Tha Kar Ke" Neeraj Shridhar, Anwesha Datta Gupta, Akriti Kakkar, Earl, Indie 4:24 Composed by Ashish Pandit
2 "Vacancy" Neeraj Shridhar, Benny Dayal, Suhail Kaul, Suzanne D'Mello 5:04
3 "Tu Saala" Anushka Manchanda 3:27
4 "Meow" Monali Thakur, Suzanne D'Mello 4:24
5 "Meow (English version)" Suzanne D'Mello 4:22
6 "Vacancy (Kilogram Mix)" Neeraj Shridhar, Benny Dayal, Suhail Kaul, Suzanne D'Mello 4:49
7 "Tha Kar Ke (Remix)" Neeraj Shridhar, Anwesha Datta Gupta, Akriti Kakkar, Earl, Indie 4:26
8 "Meow (Remix)" Monali Thakur, Suzanne D'Mello 4:54
9 "Tu Saala (Remix)" Anushka Manchanda 2:46
The film received mixed reviews from critics upon release, unlike its predecessor which was loaded with a positive reception. It mostly received negative reviews, though made an excellent budget of Rs.30 crore at the box office. Golmaal Returns grossed a huge Rs 120 millions in the first five days, surpassing Om Shanti Om. In the Mumbai circuit, the B+C centres had never seen collections like the film ever before. In the first week, its collection from box-office worldwide stood at Rs 72 crores. The film was declared a Hit by Box office India.
The film was released on DVD on 10 December 2008. The release included a single disc edition with the film and special features being the making of the film, and three songs: "Golmaal Remix", "Meeoow", and "Tu Saala". On the Moser Baer release, it is one disc plus a bonus disc of Golmaal starring Ajay Devgn, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal.
In 2008, Shakuntala Bhatia, wife of director Rajendra Bhatia filed a complaint against Shree Asthavinayak Cine Vision Ltd., accusing them of directly copying the story of her husband's film Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973).
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^ "Sanju on a fun-raising drive". Cast shoot for film in Goa. Retrieved 2007-12-08.
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^ "Kareena grooves in Bangkok". GR cast shoot for promotional video in Bangkok. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
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^ Copyright violation charge for Golmaal ReturnsDirected by Rohit Shetty
Produced by Dhillin Mehta
Written by Sajid - Farhad
Screenplay by Yunus Sajawal
Starring Ajay Devgn
Music by Pritam
Cinematography Natarajan Subramaniam
Editing by Steven H. Bernard
Distributed by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
29 October 2008
Budget 24 crore (US$4.37 million)
Box office 83.20 crore (US$15.14 million)