Partner (2007 film)


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Partner is a Bollywood version of the hollywood movie Hitch, starring Salman Khan and Govinda. Salman is paired with Lara Dutta and Govinda with Katrina Kaif.


Prem (Salman Khan) is a Love Guru who solves out love problems of everyone. He meets Bhaskar Diwakar Chaudhary (Govinda) who comes to Prem for help in his love life. Bhaskar loves his boss Priya Jaisingh (Katrina Kaif) but unable to express his love to her as she is the daughter of a wealthy buisinessman. Prem initially refuses to help Bhaskar and goes to Thailand. Bhaskar follows him there and convinces him to help him.

After coming back from Thailand, Prem meets Naina (Lara Dutta) a photo journalist who was running from some gangsters led by Chhota Don, (who mimicks Shah Rukh Khan in Don (Rajpal Yadav)), Prem saves her and falls in love with her. Meanwhile he starts teaching Bhaskar how to impress Priya. But Bhaskar uses his own simplicity and non-sense acts to impress Priya. Priya finally falls in love with Bhaskar but does not disclose it to him.

Prem comes to know from Bhaskar that Priya is getting married to someone according to her father's will. They both come to Priya's wedding ceremony with Naina and Priya's father is convinced by Bhaskar's acts. Priya now gets ready to marry Bhaskar.

Meanwhile a spoiled brat named Neel comes to Prem for love help and he asks Prem to convince a girl for a one night stand. Prem gets angry with Neel and tells him that he does not help people who have such bad intentions. Neel somehow manages to get his one night stand and then ditches her, telling her the love guru gave him advice to do so. Unfortunately the girl turns out to be a friend of Naina's. Naina hates Prem for what he did to her friend and Naina started hating Prem and frames him and Bhaskar for ditching Priya.

At last Prem makes up with Naina and Bhaskar patches up with Priya and they get married. On the honeymoon night Bhaskar again asks Prem for help but this time they both get mingled with their respective wives.

Plot was taken Copied - DITO from Will Smith's 1995 movie Hitch

Heyy Babyy

Heyy Babyy

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Heyy Babyy is a Bollywood film starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani. It is the first full-length feature film directed by Sajid Khan. It released on August 24, 2007.


Three bachelors -- Aroush (Akshay Kumar), Tanmay (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Ali (Fardeen Khan) -- are having the time of their lives in Sydney. They flirt around, sleep around and have numerous 'gorgeous' conquests to their credit.

They suddenly find their dating and mating rituals irreparably destroyed when a dimpled little roommate lands up on their doorstep. Aroush, Tanmay and Ali know a thing or two about women, but when it comes to babies, they're total zeroes and this bouncing bundle of joy is anything but joyous. But then Angel works her charm and before long, the three lecherous bachelors have been transformed into loving, caring fathers. this film was an bollywood version of 3 men and a baby.

Guru (2007 film)


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Directed by

Mani Ratnam

Guru (Hindi: गुरू; Telugu:గురు; Tamil: குரு) is a 2007 Hindi film directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan and Mithun Chakraborty in pivotal roles. The movie also has Mallika Sherawat in a guest appearance. The movie was also dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. The film was released on January 12, 2007, and premièred in Toronto, Canada.


Directed by Mani Ratnam, who penned the story and screenplay while Vijay Krishna Acharya wrote the Hindi dialogues. Shooting for the film took place in Mumbai, Turkey and Badami, Melkote, Karnataka, as well as in Chennai, Pollachi,Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Adhirapilly in Kerala. The music is composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar. Cinematography for the film is handled by Rajiv Menon.[1] Guru has been described by Ratnam and others involved in the production as a film that is reflective of a man's desire for ambition and success, and how times have changed from the period immediately after the country's independence to the present. Some reports have speculated that the film is a biopic on the life of India's biggest petrochemicals tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. Like Guru, Ambani also had roots in Gujarat as the son of a schoolteacher, went abroad to work for the gas company Shell, and returned to India to import polyester. There are also differences between the two stories. Ratnam has described Guru as inspired by stories both past and present. Guru was an amazing story of a man who succeded in creating an empire.


In a small village of Idhar in Gujarat, a young man dreams of making it big some day. His father (Rajendra Gupta), the headmaster of the village school, tells him that dreams never come true. But Gurukant Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) never stopped dreaming.

Set in 1951, Guru tells the story of a ruthlessly ambitious villager who moves to Turkey first and Mumbai later with his wife Sujata (Aishwarya Rai) and brother-in-law Jignesh (Arya Babbar) to fulfill his dreams. "Guru" tells the story of Gurukant Desai.

In Mumbai, truth dawns upon Guru that the business world is a closed community ruled by a handful of rich and influential people who don't believe in giving opportunities to new players. Despite barriers, he starts a company called Shakti Trading and climbs the ladder of success at a furious pace.

Manik Dasgupta aka Nanaji (Mithun Chakraborty), who publishes a newspaper Swatantra, treats Guru as his son. But when he learns that Guru's means to make it big are not right, he along with the Editor of his newspaper, Shyam (Madhavan), decide to expose Guru's unjust ways.

Historical Similarities

In the film Abhishek Bachchan portrays Gurukant Desai, who resembles Dhirubhai Ambani, the owner of Reliance India. Dhirubhai traveled to Yemen in his early years to work; In the film, Gurubhai travels to Turkey to escape his father's criticism.

Historically, the media war waged against Dhirubhai Ambani was fought by Ramnath Goenka's newspaper The Indian Express. In the film, the paper is named the Swatantra Samachar, and is headed by Manik Das Gupta (Mithun Chakraborty). The reporter portrayed by Madhavan's Shyam Saxena resembles S. Gurumurthy.

Another image that resonates historically are the Contractors mentioned in the film, who closely resemble the Wadias. The younger Contractor shares similarities with Nusli Wadia.


The cast of Guru.

The cast of Guru.


Below is a vignette of each character in the film :

  • Gurukant Desai - Guru Kant Desai, simply called as Guru, belonged to a small village called Idhar situated in Gujarat. Coming from a humble background which comprising a headmaster father, he was always taught to be content with what one has got rather than aspiring for something that may not be achievable by any means, whether it is materialistic or non-materialistic. But Guru had different plans. He wanted it all. So whether it was dreams, house or a village to live in, Guru always dreamt of something bigger. And all this since he was confident that he had it in him to achieve that, especially with a belief that he was the one who would be writing his own destiny. And soon a simple villager was en route to be one of the biggest visionary ever.

  • Sujata - Sujata was at one point of time, hesitant to marry Guru but it was a matter of time when she fell in love with him after being together as a couple in a one-room chawl. Her relationship with him became so strong over the years that regardless of what others had to say about him, for her Guru was the one who stood for love. In the end, she was his pillar of strength, providing him utmost support and courage to face life.

  • Manikdas Gupta (Nanaji) - Nananji ran a newspaper called Swathantra and years back was pretty impressed with the kind of fire that he could feel within Guru. He knew that Guru was a young lad who had it in him to be successful and though his walk towards his destination seemed too fast, he attributed it to his young blood. He was warned about some of Guru's so-called evil ways but for Nananji, Guru was spotless until he realized the truth. And now he wanted to fight to bring it to fore for all to see. Even if it threatens to destroy Guru or even himself.

  • Shyam Saxena - The same realization that had struck Nanaji struck Shyam too who didn't really have much love lost for Guru due to the way he worked and wanted him to be punished for his unethical and materialistic ways and along with Nanaji, he began publishing exposé's on Guru, revealing the truth behind the success of his business. According to Shyam, Guru had flirted with the law and the lawmakers, doing anything and everything to enhance his business, even if it did cross the law.

  • Meenu - Meenu is a young woman who limped and could be seen on a wheelchair. From her childhood, she had been extremely attached to Guru. Although Nanaji and Shyam were always being critical of him, questioning his ways, for Meenu, he was the man to be respected and admired since he was the only one who never asked her about her handicap and loved her unconditonally.



Guru cover

The soundtrack was released in November 18, 2006. Guru, a musical by nature, has music composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics provided by Gulzar. Like many of Rahman's soundtracks, Guru comes with a variety of songs. The music and lyrics met popularity upon release. The songs vary in their musical style, from the Turkish inspired Mayya Mayya to the folk-ish Ek Lo Ek Muft and the love ballad, Tere Bina.

When out on a concert in Hong Kong, Rahman bought with him an accordion, which can be heard through out the whole soundtrack. The song Tere Bina is dedicated to the memory of Ustad Nusrat Ali Khan since it was his 10th death anniversary.[2] Rahman had also tuned Ay Hairathe to the lyrics of Hazrat Amir Khushroo Ay Sarbathe Aashiqui which Gulzar had modified. Rahman had also personally trained Lebanese singer Maryem Tollar to sing Mayya, a song which was born when Rahman went for the Hajj in Makkah, hearing a man near a river who kept on saying "mayya mayya mayya" (water in Arab). Intrigued by how Indian the word sounded, he told Gulzar to incorporate the word into the tune he had created while touring in Toronto, Canada. [2]

The soundtrack has proved a success, staying at the number one spot thirteen weeks after its release, despite receiving stiff competition from other albums released.[3].

The song Shauk Hai has been used in the movie, but was not released on the audio CD.

The soundtrack release of Guru also incorporated bonus tracks from Rahman's other albums Rang De Basanti, Lagaan, Kisna, Zubeidaa and Meenaxi.

Namastey London

Namastey London

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Namastey London (Hindi: नमस्ते लंदन, Urdu: نمستے لندن Namaste Landan) is a Bollywood film directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and set in London, England, United Kingdom. Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Nina Wadia, Upen Patel and Rishi Kapoor star in the film which was released on 23 March 2007.[1]


Jasmeet "Jazz" Malhotra (Katrina Kaif) is an Indian girl, brought up lovingly by her father Manmohan Malhotra (Rishi Kapoor). Jazz loves everything that is British - something her father, a very Indian man with very Indian values, does not approve of. And he's not alone. Parvez Khan (Javed Sheikh), Manmohan's best friend, has a son, Imran (Upen Patel), who also embraces Western culture. In fact, he lives with his British girlfriend, something Parvez simply cannot tolerate.

Jazz is forced to marry a local from India: Arjun Singh (Akshay Kumar), Punjabi farmer. When the couple come back to london, it turns out that they are not married under British law due to Jazz's deception to her father. Arjun Singh is crushed to find this out. Furthermore he realises that his beautiful bride still intends to marry her British boyfriend, thus being forced to watch as Jazz flirts with another man. However, Arjun won't give up without a fight and sets out to make his wife fall in love with him.


Box office

Namastey London opened to a good response and mainly picked up rhythm after the second and third day of its release, a major reason being India's exit out of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The film did extremely well in the northern parts of India especially in Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.[2] It also did well in Mumbai and in the first week of its release collected Rs. 7,35,75,657.[3] The film was received very well in other parts of the country. The success of the film ended a long spell of box office failures since the release of Guru in January 2007. The film went on to become a huge hit & grossed Rs. 48,37,00,000 making it one of the top hits of 2007.

The film was a huge hit overseas. It debuted at number 9 on the UK charts and similarly debuted within the top 20 in the United States and Australian charts. The film collected £ 238,841 in the first week of its release[4] As of July 27, 2007 the movie has grossed an estimated $31,973,311 USD in five territories which included the United States ($4,149,772), Australia ($197,148), India ($17,267,662), Malaysia ($15,285), and the United Kingdom ($9,021,782).


The reviews of the film are generally positive. Taran Adarsh of said Namastey London is addictive stuff. You watch it once, you wanna watch it again.[5]

On Katrina Kaif's performance he said she handles the complex part with remarkable ease. The pretty lass is only getting better with every film.[5] Akshay Kumar has received almost unanimous praise for his portrayal of Arjun Singh, with a critic saying Kumar certainly leaves his mark throughout the flick. One of the coolest performances of the star.[6] Adarsh said One of his finest performances so far, Namastey London also marks the coming of age of an actor who was often dubbed as an action hero or a funster. Akshay not only wins the heart of Katrina on screen, he’s sure to win the hearts of millions of moviegoers with a terrific portrayal in this film.[5] Rishi Kapoor received similar acclaim for his performance.

Some reviews have been average with a verdict of 2 out of 5 stars.[7][7] On the other hand, has given it 4 stars.[8]

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