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Bol Bachchan

Rated PG 106 min. 2012

Abbas (Abhishek Bachchan), who has a flair for bookkeeping and brawling, flees Delhi for the promise of a job with village Don Prithvi (Ajay Devgn). A religious faux pas causes him to hastily change his Muslim name to a Hindu one, to Abhishek Bachchan, the name of the actor playing him (Bollywood films practically invented meta). Shortly, he will be masquerading as twins, one with a moustache and one without. Bol Bachchan is rather sane for a Hindi comedy, perhaps, because the bones of the plot intentionally invoke the low-key 1979 classic Golmaal. If the moustache business hasn't registered, Golmaal appears as a play within the film, and the original is briefly shown on TV. Many of the laughs occur with Prithvi's scrambled English pronouncements ("Necessity is the mother of the Discovery Channel"), but the main appeal is Abhishek's double-role comic ease.

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Director: Rohit Shetty

Writer: Farhad, Yunus Sajawal and Sajid

Producer: Ajay Devgan and Dhillin Mehta

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai


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